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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

I had them on my FJ, before trading it last week on a 2017 4Runner TRD Pro. I liked the look of them.

The one thing I noted, was that the TRD Pro Wheels are 7 inches wide instead of 7.5 inches wide like the stock FJ wheels and I did not change the tires. After mounting them, the tire installer had trouble balancing the tires and I had a mild wheel wobble (Which lots of people complain about with FJs). Luckily the wheel wobble was not serious, but it is something that if I would have known about, I would have either gotten new tires or different rims.
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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

Go for it! I too hated the 2014 wheels and loved the TRD Pro's but for me it has to be 16" since the tyres for the 17" are £100 more each for the same tire! So I went with the TT black six spokes.

Those FNFx wheels look great, I don't think I'd have realised they weren't the TRD's there is also this.

http://www.visionwheel.com/wheel/14044/4452/

which a couple of members here run.
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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

Don't do it.

I bought these wheels for my non TRD FJ, here's what happened after I installed them:

I sprung an oil leak
Lost a cowl panel
Collected a rock chip...had to replace the windshield
UCA Uniball started to squeak intermittently
One of my driving lights in the front developed a droop.
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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

Got a set of 5 put on last year and love em. Technically when they debuted the wheel at SEMA, they were on an FJ. We had em first, they just don't make our trucks anymore I also developed similar problems to what @mikey experienced but a flush and fill of the blinker fluid fixed all that
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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

Looks great, that's the same color as my FJ, so it's awesome to see the final product.
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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

I think they look good. My only problem with that wheel is that there are a million nooks/crannies on that and strike me as difficult to wash and dry - hence I prefer a wheel that is simpler and easy to clean.
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Re: TRD Pro wheels on non-TRD Pro FJ Cruiser - yea or nay?

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I think they look good. My only problem with that wheel is that there are a million nooks/crannies on that and strike me as difficult to wash and dry - hence I prefer a wheel that is simpler and easy to clean.
LOL, don't buy an expedition roof rack then! What a pain it is to wash and dry the roof/rack!



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LOL, don't buy an expedition roof rack then! What a pain it is to wash and dry the roof/rack!



Sorry, didn't mean to hi-jack this thread!
Tell me about it. I have a Prinsu Rack (Nice frontrunner rack on your FJ). FJ is a big vehicle with lots of washing (I hand wash) and the more stuff you add that is difficult to wash can significantly increase time. Big difference here in Colorado is that any driving during winter and your wheels (and everything else) get absolutely coated with salt spray and mag chloride over an over again. Taking it to a spray car wash wont get this stuff off (mag chloride), so you literally have to use a rag or cloth to wash down all surfaces on wheels, etc.

You probably dont have that problem in most of AZ, so seems like a ridiculous consideration. Anybody in the Rocky Mountains and midwest should take it into consideration.
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