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Basically my stock alloys are corroded like crazy and look just plain terrible. I don't need anything fancy, just something that's new and ideally not all that expensive. I have a 2003 3.4L 4x4 xtra cab with stock 16" wheels on it if it matters. I saw the 'sizing chart' thread, but it's a bit dated and most of the stuff listed shows 'no longer available' when I search. I have almost new Cooper 265/70-16 tires on there, so I need something that can use the same tires. Thanks in advance if anyone has advice!

What about these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Summit-Racing-85-Black-Steel-8-Series-Wheel-16-x8-6x5-5-BC-/370618710895?hash=item564a98bb6f&item=370618710895&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_1688wt_1163

This thread:
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=186318

Suggests they might fit, but not sure if they would fit my current tires, which is very important since I don't want to go spend another $600 on tires.

Black wouldn't be my first choice, but it beats rotted stock ones I've got on there now.
 

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Go with a 16x8 steel wheel
 

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Go with a 16x8 steel wheel
Yeah maybe I'll go with the summits. I don't really like ALL black though, so maybe a chrome center cap and lugs would help break it up a bit. How do they hold up to rust? I live in NY.

Also will a 16x8 with 4" of backspacing stick out? And I need it to fit my stock tires, not sure if that is possible since these tires are on the stock 16x7 right now...
 

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you can buy oem alloys for cheap...
they are listed often in the classifieds here.

If you have interest for steel wheels...
and possibly moving up in tire size in the future...
I'd recommend the Wheeler's type "B" steel wheels for the best fitment and caliper clearance
(works well with the tundra brake caliper upgrade)

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm

Wheeler's has a good business reputation...
and supporting the sponsor's here...
makes you more kool in my book :)
 

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you can buy oem alloys for cheap...
they are listed often in the classifieds here.

If you have interest for steel wheels...
and possibly moving up in tire size in the future...
I'd recommend the Wheeler's type "B" steel wheels for the best fitment and caliper clearance
(works well with the tundra brake caliper upgrade)

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm

Wheeler's has a good business reputation...
and supporting the sponsor's here...
makes you more kool in my book :)
So do I have to change tire size to use the 16x8 wheels? I just spent $600 on tires not long ago and have plenty of life left, so I'm not getting anything that requires new tires. Just trying to sort this out. I was eyeing stock wheels too. Wonder if the 2nd gen wheels will fit.
 

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Looks like discounttiredirect has some alloy mb razor wheels right now for pretty cheap. Might consider those.
 

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So do I have to change tire size to use the 16x8 wheels?
No, 265's are on the cusp for an 8" width wheel.
Nothing smaller mind you tho'

Wonder if the 2nd gen wheels will fit.
They'd likely rub the frame a full steering lock, as well as the UCA
So I'll say... not a good idea.

1st gen oem BS'ing is 4.5"
2nd gen oem BS'ing is 5.25"

The higher the # the more inboard the wheel mounts.
The lower the # the more outboard the wheel mounts.

A 4" back spaced wheel would offer the best options
as well as fitting a 265 (32") on up to a 285 (33")

Having the ability to move up in tire size...
is worthy of the investment of the proper wheels.

If you have no intention of ever moving up in tire size...
I'd just stick with the oem wheels and that back spacing.

You can purchase a set of used stock/oem alloys for $150. - $200.
^ and that's as cheap as it gets.
 

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You can purchase a set of used stock/oem alloys for $150. - $200.
^ and that's as cheap as it gets.
If I could find them for that price in good shape I'd bite. I'll keep my eyes out, but usually if they're not local shipping pushes them over that price.
 

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Steel wheels suck, they are heavy ass pigs.

i would get some 16x8 alloys and call it good.
 

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I have 4 stock alloys. 100 bucks plus ship. pm me if interested. they are painted black.
 

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I have 4 stock alloys. 100 bucks plus ship. pm me if interested. they are painted black.
Thanks PM sent

mentioned in another post, i'm between an F-150 and a Tacoma, what do tires run, on average size and probably somethin in the 70K range, high mileage.
I'd go on tire rack, enter the vehicle info and see what's out there. I paid around $600 including tax and install for 4 decent cooper tires. It also depends greatly if you have 15 or 16" wheels since both were available on tacomas.
 
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