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does anyone know if these will fit. I want some Black 8 round holes. THese are American racing series 3981 Mojave. Why don't the classic II's come in black? Or the Rock crawler 97 fit. Any other 15x8 black wheels that might fit? I'm getting upset

 

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I liked the ones AR teflon ones cause their flat black, and I think they just started making them in that size (15x8) just dunno if they fit. Wheelers are my last resort.
 

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Find you a local place that will test fit them for you. Around here, Tire Discounters will test fit wheels for you. That's probably going to be the only way you're going to definitely find out. The wheeler's will fit, and so will the US Wheel 84, but you're not looking for the 'D' style hole.
 

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renzo626 said:
does anyone know if these will fit. I want some Black 8 round holes. THese are American racing series 3981 Mojave. Why don't the classic II's come in black? Or the Rock crawler 97 fit. Any other 15x8 black wheels that might fit? I'm getting upset
Go to your 4wpw or give them a call-
Tell them you want to order series 87
PCW 87-5883
Tell them that you spoke with the Manufacturer (Pro Comp)

I spoke with Kim from Pro Comp Wheels Division and those are the instructions she gave me
 

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AK98Taco said:
This should be obvious... just paint them! It's not hard, and you can use gloss black, semi-flat, or flat paint.

These are 15x10 Classic IIs, painted gunmetal, but could easily be flat black: http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/155437/wallobstacle3.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/155437/side33.jpg
I really like the look of that, you have me thinking of doing it to mine, I'm not into the bling bling, I actually think the black is better looking. You can tell by the way my Classic II's are so dull...I go muddin absolutly too much to care about the polished look. What did you use to paint them? And did you do have to do it with the tire off or you think I can swing it with the tires already mounted?
 

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Do all the us wheels series 84 have the red line on the rim of the wheel? I also tried searching but couldn't find a pic of those pro comp ones that get special ordered (the pro comp 87's). But no one could deny that those teflon AR ones pictured above don't look sick. According to their site they offer them in 15x8 and in 3.75 BS but just don't know if they would fit, or who has them. I think they are pricey though. I kind of don't want to paint them myself (drip drip you know). so the search continues.....
 

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here is something i just noticed... the logo on the 16 wheeler rims...


And the logo on the ebay rims....


Same thing... of course they are different sizes so maybe those 15's wont work... Dunno just thought I would see. Those black 16 x 8 on the wheeler site are sick :D
 

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not sure if this was covered... but...

The pics you posted are of 2 different types of wheels.

They are both "extreme alloys", however, the top pic (polished) is an aluminum wheel, and the lower (black) is a steel wheel... similar to the series 97 or something like that. The wheeler's black alloys are the same as the polished -- except powder coated black.

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turbo4door said:
They've got 15x8s, look at the link I posted ;)

They aint all bling blang :p

They have the 15x8s, but not in stock for about another 6 weeks. I know because I got the last four yesterday morning.
 

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renzo626 said:
I liked the ones AR teflon ones cause their flat black, and I think they just started making them in that size (15x8) just dunno if they fit. Wheelers are my last resort.

After a fairly exhaustive search for black 15x8s that would fit my 02 D-Cab without any rubbing, I finally settled on Wheelers even though I prefer the 8-hole to the 7-hole look. The Wheelers 15x8 wheels are made in batches as a special order item by Pro Comp. What I was told is that they take the inner from one manufacturer, mate it to an outer from another, and that's why they will fit a Taco. I don't really understand why there aren't more choices out there in black 15x8s for Tacomas. It would seem to me that if a company offered something in chrome polish, they could also offer it in black, so it is probably just a lack of demand.

I think (but have no personal experience) that the teflon ones would scratch fairly easily, even if they did fit. And as someone else said, you could just paint wheels black too, but again, they will scratch easily too. Or your could just find something that rubs just a little and LIGHTLY file down the rub spot on your brakes. Or you could just settle for Wheelers.

One other thing about the Wheelers black steelies--they used to offer them with 3.75" of backspacing, but people were complaining that that was causing a lot of tires (esp. the 12.5" wide ones or tires with exposed lugs on the sidewalls) to stick out past the fender flares. Apparently, this was drawing a lot of attention from the neighborhood constables! Now the least amount of backspacing you can get is 4", and this seems to have solved the "day-in-court" problem people were experiencing.

So, depending on your setup, you not only have to worry about fitment, but also available backspacing.
 

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I did not paint them myself. I bought them from a friend who painted them. He used Duplicolor Wheel Paint in gunmetal. I think he did it with the wheel off, but I painted my factory alloys while they were mounted in tires. If you mask the tire off it should be fine.
 

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BigBro,

you just gave me terrible news, but I refuse to give up. I'll find some black 15x8 8 holes somewhere, and when I do I'll let everyone know. Like I said I can't paint for crap, so I might go with some MT Classic II and get them powdercoated somewhere if I have to. Will that cost a lot? I can't believe I'm even asking but it's come down to it. I refuse to put anything less than 3.75 BS. I just don't want to settle.

So do the us wheels series 84 have the red line on the rim of the wheel, can you remove it?

The picture just above is for the rockcrawler 97's, wont's fit, that was my first choice.
 

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How do the wheelers steel wheels hold up to salty environments such as northeast winters
 

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AK98Taco said:
I did not paint them myself. I bought them from a friend who painted them. He used Duplicolor Wheel Paint in gunmetal. I think he did it with the wheel off, but I painted my factory alloys while they were mounted in tires. If you mask the tire off it should be fine.
Thanks...I'm thinking hard about doing this as soon as the weather warms up...I have time to decide.
 
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