Community Poll: 5 Unique Wheel & Tire Setups

Super White Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road with SCS Wheels & Cooper STT Pro Tires

We Asked 5 Tacoma Owners About Wheels & Tire Setups

Welcome back to another community poll. This is a column interview Q&A with independent owner-submitted feedback from the overland community – centered around one topic. Each owner has thoroughly tested their products through off-roading or overlanding and gives us their honest opinion review of their set-up.

The builds in this week’s lineup feature OEM+ style setups. None of these are over the top preventing them from being a great daily. When you are in the market for wheels and tires, that is something to consider. Some think, “Oh I’ll just throw 35’s on it”. This is a snowball effect that culminates in a suspension lift, body mount chop, bumper trimming, and fender liner removal.

1. Joseph Stephens: Summit/Mickey Thompson

Quicksand Tacoma with Summit Sierra Machined Wheels, Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T, C4 Fabrication Overland Bumper, Baja Design S8 & Prinsu Rack

SETUP:

WHEELS

  • Summit Off-Road Wheels – Sierra
  • Machined Silver
  • 17X9.0 -25

TIRES

  • Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T
  • 295/70/17 – E Load
  • Price: ~$325

Q&A – What Do You Like Best About Your Setup?

This setup has been by far my favorite setup to date, solely based on the brands that I use. Quality is at an all-time high. From the beautiful machined wheels to the tires and their amazing beefy mud-terrain look, yet perform like an actual all-terrain tire! The road noise on these things is nonexistent, almost silent honestly.

The machined silver wheels were an absolute must for the rig! The Sierra is actually my favorite wheel on the market right now! All of Summit Off-Roads Wheels are fire! The Sierra machined silver is ahead of the curve, a beautiful deep wheel with an amazing offset. The stance on these things is mean! I absolutely love this setup!

2. James Nieva: Advan Racing/Yokohama

Voodoo Blue 3rd Gen Tacoma with Advan Racing Wheels, Yokohama Geolandar MT G003 Tires, Prinsu Rack

SETUP:

WHEELS

  • Advan Racing RG-D2
  • Umber Bronze
  • 17X8.5 -10

TIRES

  • Yokohama Geolandar MT G003
  • 295/70/17 – E Load
  • Price: ~$245

Q&A – What Do You Like Best About Your Setup?

I’ve always wanted to get JDM Wheels, Advans in particular. The reason is because of the research and strength that’s behind the name. Almost every Tacoma around here had black wheels and I didn’t want my truck to look like everyone else’s. The Advan RG-D2 in Umber Bronze Color was the perfect candidate to match the Voodoo Blue Taco.
The best part is the combination of its convex and concave characteristics providing an aggressive look at different angles and some “poke” with the -10 offset. Wrapped in Yokohama Geolandar MT G003, with its aggressive tread, it’s comfortable and pretty quiet on-road but will also do its job off-road.

3. JG Goley: RRW/Toyo

Cement Tacoma, Relations Race Wheels, RRH-7, Toyo Open Country M/T

SETUP:

WHEELS

  • Relations Race Wheels RR7-H
  • Matte Bronze
  • 17X8.5 -12

TIRES

  • Toyo Open Country M/T
  • 295/70/17 – E Load
  • Price: ~$340

Q&A – What Do You Like Best About Your Setup?

Sometimes you are forced to choose either form or function when building out your overland rig. With this setup, I get both.

Relation Race Wheels makes the best wheel on the market. Period. And in my opinion, the RR7 is their flagship model. The details of these works of art just never stop. Those sharp corners at the hub, that inner angled edge, the divots on the perimeter, that aggressive outer lip… sheesh, it’s just all so perfect. Throw a blanket of deep bronze over all that and it stops me in my tracks every, single, time. Also, the versatility couldn’t be better with the hybrid design which allows you to run it as a street wheel or as a true bead lock. I went with a -12 offset on these, giving me a perfect stance with enough poke for that aggressive look.

The only thing that could make the RR7s look even better is to wrap them in the Toyo Open Country M/Ts. That sidewall and tread pattern couldn’t be beefier. The tires chew up every pebble and boulder I encounter on the rocky terrain of my local trails. I see lots of sharp rocks, but with the Load-E rating, I don’t have to be concerned about punctures. These things are beasts!

4. Jon Gangloff: VTX/Nitto

Voodoo Blue 3rd Gen Long Bed Tacoma with Bronze VTX Rogue Wheels & Nitto Ridge Grapplers

SETUP:

WHEELS

  • VTX Rogue SL
  • Satin Bronze
  • 17X8.5 – 10

TIRES

  • Nitto Ridge Grapplers
  • 285/70/17 – E Load
  • Price: ~$245

Q&A – What Do You Like Best About Your Setup?

I love how quiet these tries are from Nitto. They are a hybrid of MT tires and AT tires blended into perfection to somehow make one of the quietest off-road tires I’ve ever heard. The satin bronze VTX wheels pop against the bold Voodoo Blue color that my Tacoma has. I wanted to be different with this build and not just throw black wheels against this and be done with it. The -10 offset just barely pushes the tire outside the wheel wells and the tires aren’t overly big for the Tacoma to struggle with.  I am super pumped about how it came out.

5. Joshua Evangelista: SCS/Cooper

Lifted Super White 3rd Gen Tacoma with TRD Pro Grille Stickers & Baja Designs LED Fog Light Kit

SETUP:

WHEELS

  • Stealth Custom Series – Ray 10
  • Brushed Copper
  • 17X9 -38

TIRES

  • Cooper STT Pro
  • 295/70/17 – E Load
  • Price: ~$325

Q&A – What Do You Like Best About Your Setup?

I wanted something that could resemble OEM as close as possible but with slightly added utility. The aesthetic of the wheels gave me a retro-esque nod to the trucks that came before. The suspension setup allowed me to have a comfortable time off-road while achieving the stance I desired. It’s great to have a daily driver that can be ready for adventure at a moment’s notice.

Final Thoughts

As you see, aftermarket wheels and tires completely change the look and function of a Toyota Tacoma. We hope this compilation of trucks was enough to give you an idea of what kind of setup you would like to have on your Tacoma moving forward.

Each week, we will be choosing a different topic. Some weeks it will be very generic like Front Bumper Set-Ups and other weeks, we will get more specific like Suspension Setups. Regardless, everyone with a Tacoma can submit their truck to be featured here on Trail Tacoma.

If you want to be featured for Taco Tuesday on 12/28, submit your build through TrailTacoma.com/Feature. Next week’s Taco Tuesday will cover White Tacomas. We’re looking for awesome rigs to showcase. If this is you and you love your setup, send in your rig and details because we want to see it.

Thanks for reading guys. I’ll see you next week!

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ETactics
ETactics
1 month ago

How are they getting these wheel and tire set ups to balance? From my experience aftermarket wheels bring heavy vibrations around 50+ mph. Has any of these Tacomas had issues with balancing?

Pgrimlock
Pgrimlock
1 year ago

Do the tires rub in the front and if so what did you have to do to stop the rubbing. Thanks

Antonio
Antonio
5 days ago
Reply to  Pgrimlock

you have to cut your front bumper from the sides

pgrimlock
pgrimlock
1 year ago

What suspension setup is on JOSHUA EVANGELISTA’s truck?

Ty
Ty
2 years ago

Summit and RRW have really stepped up their game and are passing up the likes of Method and SCS wheels IMO! I notice most people running 33s (295) which I love as it looks really aggressive without the headaches of chopping and re-gearing for 35s. I think the brushed silver is the next hot wheel finish, and I ordered Summit Dakars in that finish.

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