Buying New Wheels For Your Toyota Car or Truck
A new set of wheels is like a facelift for your Toyota car or truck. Whether you’re looking for chrome spinners or prefer the more traditional look of alloy rims, there are plenty of Toyota wheels and discount Toyota OEM parts available at Discount Parts Monster.
Measuring Your Wheels
Proper sizing is essential when choosing new Toyota wheels. Even if you’re looking to size up or down on your next set of rims, it’s important to measure the size of your current wheels to know how much room you have to work with. This is also helpful if you are going to be choosing new tires to go along with your new wheels.
Measuring Bolt Pattern
The wheel bolt pattern is also key to ensure you are buying the right kind of wheels for your Toyota. First, count the number of bolts (also called lugs) on the wheel. Usually, it’s four or five but some vehicles have more. That’s the first number in the bolt pattern. Let’s say your Tacoma wheel has five bolts in this example.
Another key step before purchasing new Toyota wheels is determining the offset of your vehicle. The offset of a wheel indicates where most of the weight from the vehicle sits. There are three choices here — a positive offset, negative offset or zero offset.
This an area where you’ve got some wiggle room. The center bore of a wheel is the large center circle between the lugs. You can locate this on the back of the wheel. Measure the diameter of the center bore to determine the size.