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Old 06-01-16, 07:11 AM
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Nice looking wheels... What SpiderTrax spacers size did you use on your GX460?
Their 1.25" hub centric 6lug. I don't believe they make many options other than black (new) or blue ano finish. I installed them two years back and they've been good. Had some on our old Sequoia, my last 100 series and currently on my wife's 15 4Runner Trail.
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Old 06-01-16, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Hammer208S View Post
Wow SurfaceGuy, those look like they were designed for the GX. I love that look. What brand and model of wheel are those?
Thanks, that's the look I was trying for..
They are same design as stock only bigger. Got them from wheel genius - can find online or on eBay. Crazy fast shipping for free..
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Old 06-01-16, 12:58 PM
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I was looking at the Wheel Genius wheels (and even mentioned them in the beginning of this thread) but have since found many reports online of OEM-style wheels from China having poor quality issues resulting in cracking. They will look great in person and function fine but over time will develop stress cracks in the metal possibly leading to catastrophic failure. I'm not sure where Wheel Genius sources their OEM-style wheels but I now don't think I would trust any wheels manufactured in China.
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Old 06-01-16, 02:44 PM
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The majority or 90% of aftermarket rims are manufactured in China!
The ones made in USA does not look good and the ones from Japan
and Russia are too expensive.
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Old 06-20-16, 10:10 PM
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Plastic center cap did not fit, so job is incomplete. 20" forged mono block wheels, 9.5" wide, and +25 offset




I am searching for a center cap that will fit and match this color.

I have No idea who made this wheel but My setup is 285/50/20 - Pirelli Scorpion STR
I finally found the center hub that fits. I just need to paint them grey.





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Old 06-21-16, 07:07 PM
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Do your 275/55/20's rub at all? I am looking to get 18's or 20's. My worry with 20's is ride quality, but if 275/55/20's will fit without rubbing at all, then you really aren't compromising much sidewall to get better looking 20's. (159mm on 265/60/18's vs 151.25mm on 275/55/20's if I am doing my math right).
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Originally Posted by neelnaik View Post
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Do your 275/55/20's rub at all? I am looking to get 18's or 20's. My worry with 20's is ride quality, but if 275/55/20's will fit without rubbing at all, then you really aren't compromising much sidewall to get better looking 20's. (159mm on 265/60/18's vs 151.25mm on 275/55/20's if I am doing my math right).
i would be worried about the increase in tire size messing up everything else, including mpg, speedometer, PCS and not to mention increase wear and strain on suspension. It has been done, but just stuff to keep in mind
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Old 06-21-16, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by T4Fun View Post
i would be worried about the increase in tire size messing up everything else, including mpg, speedometer, PCS and not to mention increase wear and strain on suspension. It has been done, but just stuff to keep in mind
He's right! As for my GX, the factory tire/wheel setup was not stable on winding roads above 75mph. Before the wheel swap, I had to anticipate the kind of road in front of me and adjust the shocks firmness to the max, to feel some stability because the steering response felt just too loose/light on curvy downhills. Now with my 20" and 285 wide tires, I can keep the ride setting to the minimum (softest) and I take Tejon pass downhill like how I drive my GS on the same road, but with my GX without that tippy kind of scary feeling going down at 80mph.
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Originally Posted by LXGXSAM1 View Post
He's right! As for my GX, the factory tire/wheel setup was not stable on winding roads above 75mph. Before the wheel swap, I had to anticipate the kind of road in front of me and adjust the shocks firmness to the max, to feel some stability because the steering response felt just too loose/light on curvy downhills. Now with my 20" and 285 wide tires, I can keep the ride setting to the minimum (softest) and I take Tejon pass downhill like how I drive my GS on the same road, but with my GX without that tippy kind of scary feeling going down at 80mph.
Just curious, did you maintain your overall diameter or did it actually go up with the increase to 20's?
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Originally Posted by daman7676 View Post
Just curious, did you maintain your overall diameter or did it actually go up with the increase to 20's?
diameter cannot be maintained exactly and it increases.
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Originally Posted by T4Fun View Post
diameter cannot be maintained exactly and it increases.
Yes, I agree.
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As of right now, I'm leaning towards 20's. For those that have them, do 285/50/20's fit under the vehicle okay (spare tire)?

What are your thoughts on tires?

Would A/T tires be too harsh (Nitto Terra Grappler G2)?
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Pondered a while on this one. Finally found some we like. This is my wife's GX with 20" x 9 / 0mm offset Ultra Baron wheels powder coated pearl white to match and Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tires (265/50/20). It has such a different feel on the road now. Much better...
I experienced some rubbing but easily fixed it with a heat gun.

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Old 08-28-16, 04:57 PM
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I like wheels that have the same car color in the wheel. Pure white wheels may affect my OCD

Oh, never mind, I detail my GX every 2 days.

Keep those white wheels clean
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Old 08-30-16, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LXGXSAM1 View Post
I finally found the center hub that fits. I just need to paint them grey.





I actually like them without the center cap
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