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Have a 2017 Platinum 350 6.7 in black. Sold stock wheels and rims. Looking to buy toyo at3 and some black rims. Need the 3750 capacity for the toyhauler. What have you guys bought and are you happy with in? No lift, just stock everything.
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OK, two points I absolutely KNOW I'll get jumped on for, but here goes.

1. The truth is that "rims" are actually just one part of the wheel. It is the outer edge of the wheel which holds the tire. It is the outer circular design and surrounds the decorative area of the wheel's hub and spokes. The tire's edges actually lay against the rim, specifically the tire bead.

2. I guess I'm the only guy in the world that finds black wheels, well, just ugly. What happened to the beautiful polished alloy wheels that look great on literally everything?

I honestly feel that a group of auto execs got together and said "hey guys, if we can equip vehicles with black wheels that we can produce waaaay cheaper than alloy wheels, and at the same time convince our buyers that they are really good looking, we can add to the bottom-line in a big way!"

I guess if it worked for Christian Louboutin painting the soles of women's shoes red, then charging over a grand a pair for them, why couldn't such a scheme work in the auto industry . . . and by golly, it has!

Tell me I'm not the only person alive that has an aversion to black wheels . . . or am I??


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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

OK, two points I absolutely KNOW I'll get jumped on for, but here goes.

1. The truth is that "rims" are actually just one part of the wheel. It is the outer edge of the wheel which holds the tire. It is the outer circular design and surrounds the decorative area of the wheel's hub and spokes. The tire's edges actually lay against the rim, specifically the tire bead.

2. I guess I'm the only guy in the world that finds black wheels, well, just ugly. What happened to the beautiful polished alloy wheels that look great on literally everything?

I honestly feel that a group of auto execs got together and said "hey guys, if we can equip vehicles with black wheels that we can produce waaaay cheaper than alloy wheels, and at the same time convince our buyers that they are really good looking, we can add to the bottom-line in a big way!"

I guess if it worked for Christian Louboutin painting the soles of women's shoes red, then charging over a grand a pair for them, why couldn't such a scheme work in the auto industry . . . and by golly, it has!

Tell me I'm not the only person alive that has an aversion to black wheels . . . or am I??


Regarding Black Rims - I have a work vehicle, Ford Explorer - has factory chrome wheels but I have winter tires on black wheels, easier to swap and they are different size. Anyway, I love the look of the black wheels on the white explorer all winter, then I go back to the chrome wheels in the summer and it looks like every other white explorer... I'm good with black wheels - but it does depend on the vehicle. Don't knock it till you try it...

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walker111 wrote:

Have a 2017 Platinum 350 6.7 in black. Sold stock wheels and rims. Looking to buy toyo at3 and some black rims. Need the 3750 capacity for the toyhauler. What have you guys bought and are you happy with in? No lift, just stock everything.
Thanks


It is generally accepted and posted load ratings, most 8 lug aftermarket wheels have a 3500-3600lb rated capacity. (of course there are exceptions)

The common upgrade for load carrying is Method NV HD wheels. They have a 4500lb load rating.
There are a couple other more obscure or less popular brands, but Method NV HDs seem like the go to wheel for many who want a greater wheel rating.


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Thank you Grit Dog for that.

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Thermoguy, I'm with you...I rarely correct people speech ,but the rim thing really bugs me.Black wheels just look dirty all the time....think it must be an old guy thing!??

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:



2. I guess I'm the only guy in the world that finds black wheels, well, just ugly. What happened to the beautiful polished alloy wheels that look great on literally everything?

I honestly feel that a group of auto execs got together and said "hey guys, if we can equip vehicles with black wheels that we can produce waaaay cheaper than alloy wheels, and at the same time convince our buyers that they are really good looking, we can add to the bottom-line in a big way!"

I guess if it worked for Christian Louboutin painting the soles of women's shoes red, then charging over a grand a pair for them, why couldn't such a scheme work in the auto industry . . . and by golly, it has!

Tell me I'm not the only person alive that has an aversion to black wheels . . . or am I??


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Keep this in mind when ordering aftermarket rims. I ordered some rims for a dually that I owned recently. The rear rims were only rated for 60 psi and not 80 psi. The weight rating of the rims was high enough, but it changed the weight capacity of the tires when running 60 psi. I was still good for what I was towing, but if you are towing a great deal of weight, you need to do some homework.


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Yes the homework is big for me. I have my tires ordered and now have 6 weeks give or take to find my WHEELS!!!!
I inquired knowing I like the 3750 rating in my stock tires. That is taken care of with the toyp at3. Now I need the wheels to have 80 psi capacity.
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Method has several rated over 4000lb


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