Black Rhino Shogun Wheels Review

Black Rhino Midnight Blue Shogan Wheels Wrapped In RBP Repulsor MT Tires

High Quality Midnight Blue 16″ & 17″ Wheels For Toyota Tacoma

Wheels are probably one of the most drastic ways to customize your truck. The stance, color and look dramatically impact the overall appearance and performance.

With a plentiful brands out there to choose from, it’s likely you’ve heard of Black Rhino. Dedicated to providing high-quality and diverse options, they’re a top name in the industry. They also donate a portion of their sales to Rhino conservation efforts to keep the beautiful animal from extinction… how cool is that?

Today, we’re going to take a detailed look at one of their newer wheels, the Shogun! With inspiration from modern street cars, this wheel has an offroad touch that I think suits the Tacoma extremely well.

This bolt pattern will fit several different Toyota & Lexus trucks. Check your fitment.

Find It Online

  • Black Rhino Shogun Midnight Blue 16×8 (6×139.7, -10mm Offset): Check Price

Specifications

16" Midnight Blue Shogun Wheels From Black Rhino

The Shogun wheel has some unique features that we’ll dive into later, but for now, let’s discuss all the options available.

Wheel Spec Tested:

  • Finish: Gloss Midnight Blue
  • Size: 16×8
  • Offset: -10mm
  • Backspace: 4.11″
  • Bolt Pattern: 6×139.7
  • Weight: 21.27 LBS/each

Available Options & Specifications:

  • Finishes: Gloss Midnight Blue, Matte Black, Hyper Silver
  • Sizes: 16×8, 17.8.5, 17×9
  • Offsets: -10mm, -38mm, 20mm
  • Backspaces: 3.50″, 4.11″, 4.36″, 5.54″
  • Bolt Patterns: 5×127, 6×139.7
  • Bores: 66.06, 66.90, 71.50 106.10
  • Weight: 21-24.50 LBS/each
  • Load: 2500 LBS/each
  • Lip: 1.44″ – 1.50″

Mounting & Balancing

Black Rhino Wheel Unboxing

As expected, there were no issues with mounting and balancing these on my truck. Since I had plenty of tread left on my RBP Repulsor MT RX tires, I decided to transfer them over from my previous wheel setup. The powder coat survived the tire machine with no damage. I got a 5th wheel as a spare which was mounted in the stock location under the bed, and even with a 285/75/16 M/T tire, I had no issues fitting it.

So far, so good! 2000 miles and counting with no vibrations or problems.

Initial Thoughts

Black Rhino Shogun Midnight Blue 16x8

The Shogun wheel is Black Rhino’s newer addition to the Flow Formed family. What is Flow Form you ask?

Per Black Rhino:

The rim of the wheels is forged at high pressure while the wheel is spun at high speed. This alters the molecular structure and enhances the strength of the alloy.

Essentially, it’s a way to produce a wheel that’s lighter and stronger than less expensive cast variants such as most OEM wheels. They’re a good middle-ground if you don’t want to shell out the cash for fully forged wheels (the lightest and most expensive).

I’ve really been digging the style of these wheels; the deep dish, fewer spokes, and a big lip all make for an aggressive stance and modern look that has started to become more popular on Tacomas.

These wheels haven’t let me down once, from long road trips on the pavement and dirt to hard hits (both intentionally and unintentionally). They’ve performed great and I don’t see that changing anytime soon!

Design & Aesthetics

White 3rd Gen Tacoma With Blue Black Rhino Shogun Wheels

The Shogun, as mentioned previously, is a unique modern street-like design that is starting to become more popular in the offroad scene. With only a handful of companies producing a 6-spoke wheel, it really stands out as compared to the traditional “rugged & robust” look. The simple and functional style that these provide on the Tacoma makes me wonder why I never tried something similar earlier.

My Top Features

Midnight Blue Wheels For Toyota Tacoma

I’m sure you’re curious as to why I chose this wheel and why you should too. Maybe it was the color and style? Maybe it was the price? Well, yes to all, BUT there are a couple of key features that won me over.

Available 16″ Size

16" Midnight Blue Wheels From Black Rhino Flow Form Line

While this can be a heavily debated topic in the Tacoma world, I love this wheel because it’s offered in a 16″ diameter. The stock Tacoma (TRD Offroad) wheels are 16″ and I wanted to stay with that size. Furthermore, with a 16″ wheel, you get more tire sidewall. On my truck, I’m running a 285 (33″) tire and there’s a noticeable difference between 16″ and 17″ tires. More sidewall means more room to play when you’re out wheeling!

The best part about the Shogun is that you’re not limited to 16″ either, as they’re offered in 17″ as well.

Negative Offset

Black Rhino Shogun Wheel Fitment & Stance On 3rd Gen Tacoma

Negative offset, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is where the hub of the wheel is further recessed into the rim. This adds more “poke” to the wheel, making it stick further out from your vehicle. Tacoma (and most truck) enthusiasts love that negative offset as it gives the truck an aggressive look. It can also help your tires clear the UCA.

The Shogun comes in multiple negative and positive offset options allowing you to choose what you like best. In the 16″, they offer a -10mm offset which is an incredibly hard combination to find in a Tacoma bolt pattern (without adding a spacer).

Color, Weight & Price

Black Rhino Shogun Midnight Blue Wheels

Color: Black Rhino offers these in a few colors:

  • Matte Black
  • Silver
  • Midnight Blue

I fell in love with the midnight blue due to its uniqueness. In the shade, it looks black but get it in the sunlight, and it sparkles like no other. This is a true sleeper color that I think really compliments my white truck.

Weight: Weight is a common problem with wheels, as adding a few extra pounds of unsprung mass can start to add up. I was excited to see that this wheel in the 16″ size weighs in at 21 LBS each. Compared to the last brand I was running (Method) which weighed 27 LBS each, these are super light. Between five wheels, I shed 30 LBS in total!

Price: At $236 dollars per wheel, these compete with other top wheel brands in affordability. Five wheels came in at $1,180 which is a hard price to beat!

Final Thoughts

Black Rhino Shogun Midnight Blue On White Tacoma Overland Build

As I’m sure you were able to tell, I’m very stoked to run this setup. Black Rhino really did knock it out of the park with these wheels and I couldn’t be happier with them. For all the reasons mentioned above, I think they are a great option for those out there looking to add some modern style and functionality to their build!

I’m excited to keep repping and taking photos, so be sure to be on the lookout for more awesome content.

Happy Trails!

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Corey
Corey
1 month ago

Great write up! However, there are plenty of options for 16” wheels with -10mm offset for Tacomas these days

Last edited 1 month ago by Corey
Scout
1 month ago
Reply to  Corey

Yeah, there definitely are a good amount of options. Good-looking ones? Not so many lol. But that’s my personal opinion to an extent, haha. Did the article mention 16″ wheels being hard to find? Trying to find that in the text. Or are you just saying in general they are available?

Corey
Corey
1 month ago

The article says they are incredibly hard to find. Black Rhino, Nomad, and SCS all offer multiple 16” options with negative offsets. They are not as common as 17” wheels, sure, but definitely not “incredibly” hard to find.

Last edited 1 month ago by Corey
Sean
Sean
28 days ago
Reply to  Corey

Hey Corey!

You’re absolutely right, definitely options out there for 16″ wheels with offsets but not a ton with the color, style and price point making them a little more of a novelty! These have checked a lot of the boxes compared to other options out there.

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