The off-road track presents a lot of hazards and dangers that may cause a lot of damages to ordinary vehicles. Good thing, the Toyota Tacoma is not one of those ordinary vehicles. A true off-road vehicle, the Toyota Tacoma is equipped with parts that were designed to outlast all the hazards that the off-road track may present. This, however, does not mean that the various Tacoma parts are not susceptible to damage. In fact, they are, and some parts are particularly more susceptible than the others. Among the parts more prone to damage are the Toyota Tacoma rims because they are located closer to the ground.
Rim is another word for wheel and refers to the circular disk or ring on which the tire rides. Strictly, though, the term "rim" only refers to the edge of the wheel where the tire is fitted while "wheel" refers to the rim, spokes and the wheel center as a whole unit. On many auto parts sources, though, the two terms are used interchangeably to refer to the whole wheel. After all, these parts sources rarely sell individual parts of the wheel separately.
The Toyota Tacoma comes with four wheels, just as other automobile are. Standard on most Toyota Tacoma models are 15 inches and 16 inches styled steel wheels, although upper trim Toyota Tacoma models would usually come equipped with 16 inches and 17 inches alloy wheels. Larger alloy wheels, up to 18 inches, are also available as optional equipments for most Toyota Tacoma models or as standard equipments for certain Toyota Tacoma option packages.
Aside from the factory Toyota Tacoma wheels that comes as standard equipments or dealer installed options, there are also custom and replacement Tacoma rims that you can make use of whenever the original wheels of your Tacoma gets damaged. These custom rims are available in a variety of styles, materials, finishes and sizes. Some of these wheels may come bare while others may come painted, clear-coated, polished or chromed. With these custom and replacement Toyota Tacoma rims, you can make your pickup truck look more aggressive and perform better.