Dave Upgraded to American Racing Wheels for His Toyota Tundra

September 23rd, 2010 by admin

mojave wheel, american racing, alloy wheelsChoosing the wheel that’s right for you is not easy. There are so many options and I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel, so to keep this short I chose American Racing Mojave Teflon wheels. They are black wheels and, in my opinion, they are the best thing since sliced bread. No cleaning is required and on my Toyota Tundra truck they fit the 17×8 6-5.5 bolt pattern perfectly with 4.5 backspacing that makes my BFG 285/70/17 tires fit straight with the outer flares. Plus, the 4.5 backspacing keeps the tires from hitting the upper control arm.

Changing wheels is something we all do and some even have several sets for different seasonal and terrain use. But in order to make these changes, you need a good set of lug nuts to fit your vehicle. The Toyota Tundra uses a 12mm 1.50 lug nut and the wheels I’m running require the lugs to be inset, leaving only the tip of the lug exposed.

I tried to cut corners and use my factory lug nuts – big mistake. The inside of my American Racing Teflon wheels got scratched thanks to the socket the dealership used when they did my annual maintenance service. After that ordeal, I purchased a set of Pro Comp splined lug nuts that use a thin wall socket key that keeps your wheels safe from scratches and thieves thanks to the splines on the lugs that require a special key for removal.

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