Company Highlight: Relations Race Wheels (RRW)

Lifted Super White 3rd Gen Tacoma with Relations Race Wheels RR6-H (Hybrid Beadlock)

High Quality Off-Road Wheels For Several Toyota & Lexus Models

As you may already know, at Trail Tacoma, we cover the latest and greatest products, installs, reviews, epic off-road trip reports and more. This is our first company highlight, and hopefully, the first of many.

We are beyond stoked to present to you Relations Race Wheels, a company with serious attention to detail and a level of execution that is almost unmatched.


RRW was started in 2016 with a strong commitment to creating incredible wheels for consumer trucks.

The owner, Jack, always believed that truck wheels were bulky and that many of them didn’t match or flow well with truck designs. Many of the options were too plain, or simply unnecessary. This mentality and a ton of hard work helped Relations to grow quickly.

Keys to Success

Jack and his team have three main things in mind when developing a new wheel.

  • Wheels must look clean, sleek, simple and unique
    • Wheels are designed for months at a time to achieve the best aesthetics possible
    • Effect of proper development create a timeless design
  • Wheels must save as much weight as possible
    • Less unsprung weight = better braking, acceleration, fuel efficiency
  • Wheels are tested to strict standards and load ratings
    • Rigorous FEA testing during design
    • Tooled wheel prototypes are tested to FIA/JWL standards
    • Final stage is real-life testing by the company, ambassadors and loyal customers

Strength, Weight Savings & Paint Finishes

The technical aspects include design optimization to shave off excess weight without lowering the load rating and building a weak wheel. Upgrading to a set of Relations wheels provides huge advantages when calculating weight on all four corners.

RRW wheels are built with a 2500lb load rating (midsize and 1/2 tons) and 3650lb (3/4 ton and 1-tons). And these ratings have been tested time and time again. These guys do not skimp on cost in production by saving raw materials, they do it right.

On top of all of this, Relations believes that they have one of the highest quality paint finishes for wheels on the market. Huge for longevity and corrosion prevention.

By 2019, it was time to add a design and manufacturing department. With the aid of 3D scanning technology and Solidworks modeling software, the team learned ins and outs of the need for rock sliders and winch bumpers. The rock slider design was perfected first, made to be just as strong as the weld-on sliders. DOM tubing is the steel of choice for these and standard for all products. Read DOM vs. HREW here. A lot more armor and other steel products are currently in development. So much more to come.

Distinctive Choices

One of the things RRW is most happy to carry is the hybrid wheel line. These allow customers to run several different protection ring and beadlock options. This versatile design gives the customer more flexibility, having to spend less money upfront, and upgrade when ready.

No Compromise

Relations promises to NEVER develop a product that compromises on performance. They intentionally steer clear of low-quality materials and over-sized wheels that can negatively impact the vehicle. Many of the companies on the market, as you may know, use cheap materials and sacrifice function to make a buck.

Quality Over Quantity

All of the RRW products are influenced by a drive to produce simple, rugged and functional products. Quality, not quantity, is a strong focus. The team consists of a small group of individuals who love the outdoors and are looking to break the industry molds. The company offers products across several makes and models, so chances are, that your off-road/overland vehicle of choice can be outfitted at Relations. See their website for a complete lineup.

What’s Future Hold?

They will still continue to design and innovate products that would enhance the off-road performance and capabilities of trucks like the Tacoma.

Additionally, this year will be highlighted by the release of their new 1-piece monoblock forged wheel, which now includes the hybrid options in the forged configuration. The strength and quality will be unparalleled, perfect for those looking for the equivalent of an aircraft-grade aluminum offering.

They are dedicated to releasing products that not only look great but also outperform the other options available on the market.

We are happy to introduce such an amazing company!

Check out their lineup for the Tacoma below.

Wheel Options

Off-Road & Overland Built 3rd Gen Tacoma with Relations Race Wheels RR6-H Wheels

Relations offers more than 5+ different wheel models for the Tacoma.

We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below.


Lifted 3rd Gen Tacoma with Relations Race Wheels RR2-S Wheels


TRD Off-Road 3rd Gen Tacoma with RRW RR2-V Wheels


TRD Pro 3rd Gen Tacoma with Aftermarket Wheels - Relations Race Wheels RR5-S


Overland & Off-Road Built 3rd Gen Tacoma with Relation Race Wheels RR5-V


Aftermarket 17" Aluminum Wheels for 3rd Gen Tacoma - Relations Race Wheels RR6-H

More Than Wheels

3rd Gen Tacoma with Relations Race Wheels Bolt-On DOM Rock Sliders & RR6-H Wheels

**2024 Update**

RRW has shifted focuses over the years. While they will always make wheels, most of the following items are discontinued. Instead, they have shifted focus to other items like billet UCAs.

RRW might have started out making wheels, but they have since expanded their product lines.

They use the latest in CAD design software to produce a large array of products for the off-road market. This includes bumpers, rock sliders, skid plates, hidden winch mounting plates and they’ve even branched into leather seat covers. Some of their options even include DIY kits if you’re up for welding your own armor.

While Relations continues to innovate, we’re incredibly excited to see what’s in the works. Suffice it to say, this is one company you don’t want to overlook. We genuinely believe RRW is going to be one of THE companies to beat.

Let’s run through some of their other offerings.


Lifted 3rd Gen Tacoma with Relations Race Wheels (RRW) Low-Profile, Slim Stealth Winch Bumper

RRW offers a stealth bumper, which is a type of the very popular low-profile, slim bumper design that you’ve likely seen on social media. Like all of their metal options, they only use American-made steel.

These bumpers are created to have a sleek look without the excess added weight. The stealth front bumper also increases approach angle and clearance. With room for a dual row LED bar and a winch, this bumper has it all.

In addition, an easy install and the option to customize make this bumper great for even those who are new to modifying their trucks.

Rock Sliders

Relations Race Wheels Bolt-On, DOM V1 Rock Sliders with Satin Black Powder Coat

RRW continues to impress with its slider lineup. These bolt-on sliders, with standard DOM tubing, offer serious protection and style.

The sliders feature a standard kickout with step plate, an optional durable satin black powder coat, big reinforced gussets and they require absolutely no drilling. These things are beefy! You can be rest assured that you’ll hit the trail, not only in style but also with the peace of mind that these sliders will be there in case you get up close and personal with tough obstacles.


Relations Race Wheels (RRW) - Soft Shackles for Recovery

RRW only has a few accessories available at the moment.

Most notably, they offer 3 different sizes of soft shackles. There are also spline drive lugs nuts and replacement bolts for their rock rings. Of course, you can purchase missing/lost components as well.

As with the rest of their lineup, we imagine Relations is planning to expand this category as well.

What Do I Run?

3rd Gen Tacoma with 34" Toyo Open Country R/T and RRW RR6-H Wheels

We believe in RRW products so much that both my personal truck and official test build for our site run the above-mentioned RR6-H wheels (paired with some 285/75/17 Toyo Open Country R/Ts) and their DOM Bolt-On Rock Sliders.

As soon as I had the wheels, tires and sliders on the truck and barely a week after install, I was beating on them in the mountains near Denver. I have to say, I’m impressed. The optional rock rings did an exceptional job and the rock sliders saved my doors and rocker panels more than once.

I’m stoked for what the future holds and I hope to have the opportunity to test out their other wheel options. Especially the forged choices. Those are beyond rad!

Check out our RR6-H review here.

These hybrid wheels are a very important product to the team at Relations.

Final Thoughts

3rd Gen Tacoma with Relations Race Wheels RR6-H

The off-road market for Toyotas has grown rapidly over the past decade. Companies are popping up all over the place, and to stand out and be the best, you need to think outside the box. Relations Race Wheels is a company that pushes the envelope and has some serious attention to detail.

We are also happy to see that their product offering has branched into other categories outside of just wheels. As with the wheels, RRW’s armor and other product offerings continue their record of strength and reliability. Having spoken directly with the team at Relations, we know that they have got a TON of stuff brewing and we can vouch for their attentiveness and easy communication.

We can’t wait for what else is in research and development! Keep an eye on these guys.

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Todd Goetsch
Todd Goetsch
2 years ago

Can you please tell me what lift is on this truck? No rubbing? What offset? This truck is perfect, love the wheel and tire combo. Todd from California

D to the P
D to the P
2 years ago

Konrad, do you have any insight into then RRW will have their new RRH-6’s or RRH-7’s back in stock?

Also, what rear bumper are you running on the white Tacoma?

Last edited 2 years ago by D to the P
D to the P
D to the P
2 years ago

Appreciate the response! My finger is on the trigger to order my own RR7-h’s. Can you ask your buddy what they are telling him about ship time for his order?

Love the C4 parts. I wish they made them for full-size Chevy’s. I need bumpers, skids, roof racks, and sliders.

Kelcey Tyler
3 years ago

Konrad, Great article once again! I liked it so much I went ahead and purchased the V3 sliders with the kickoff and step plate, and the stealth slim bumper on black Friday and the bumper already showed up on my door step today. Just waiting on the sliders. My only problem. Is im looking for some kind of guide or instructions on installation of the bumper and had no luck. I may just bring it to one of thenlocal shops and have them install it. I would like to do it myself but I’m unsure where and how much exactly… Read more »

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