How to Install TRD Wheels on a 4Runner

Are you a 4Runner owner who’s looking to improve your off-road experience? We highly recommend upgrading to TRD wheels. It’s something you can do at home, and this guide will show you how.

Why Upgrade to TRD Wheels?

TRD Wheels

Outfitting your 4Runner with a set of TRD wheels will drastically improve your vehicle's ride quality, maneuverability, braking performance, and more. It’s because a brand new set of TRD wheels:

  • Reduces the unsprung weight on your vehicle, which improves its ride and handling
  • Absorbs and dissipates heat better, which helps keep the brakes cool and lessens fade
  • Reduces the weight gain caused by bigger tires, which in turn helps keep fuel consumption down

To read more about how beneficial it is to have a set of TRD wheels on your 4Runner, check out this article: Why You Should Upgrade Your 4Runner’s Wheels to TRD Alloys

TRD Wheel Installation Instructions

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First, you need a set of TRD wheels. There are many knock-offs floating around the internet, so be careful about who you order your wheels from. If you’re looking for a set of genuine OEM TRD wheels at discounted prices, look no further than Toyota Parts Center. We carry real TRD wheels for 4Runners at great prices.

Once the new TRD wheels come in, you need to get your tires installed on them. Any reputable shop will remove the tires from your old wheels and then put them on your new TRD wheels, as long as your tires are in good shape.

Here’s a basic overview of how to install TRD wheels on your 4Runner:

  1. Lift your 4Runner.
  2. If reusing your tires, mark the position of each tire on the inward-facing sidewall. Then you’ll know which tire goes where when you put them back on the 4Runner. For example, FR for front right, RR for rear right, etc.
  3. Remove the lugs from each OEM wheel, and then pull all of the wheels off of the vehicle.
  4. If you see any corrosion on the mounting surface behind any of the wheels, clean it up with a wire brush.
  5. Take the wheels and tires to a tire shop and have the new wheels mounted and balanced.
  6. Put each wheel back on the vehicle. Be sure to pay attention to the marks you made in the beginning to make sure that the wheels are installed in the right places.
  7. With a torque wrench, tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern on each wheel. Be sure to follow the torque specs in the owner’s manual.

If you have any questions about installing TRD wheels on your 4Runner, you’re welcome to contact us for assistance.

Written by Jason Lancaster