Toyota Racing Development (TRD for short) wheels are really popular among Toyota off-road and performance driving enthusiasts. They’re a premium upgrade if you want to enhance your vehicle’s performance and looks.
This guide has all the information you need about upgrading to TRD wheels and maintaining them.
Why You Should Upgrade to Alloy Wheels
One of the best ways to enhance your Toyota’s off-road performance is to upgrade to alloy wheels. OEM steel wheels are great for daily driving, but they’re not so great for off-road performance. If you have a 4Runner, upgrading to TRD alloys drastically improves your vehicle’s performance for the reasons listed here.
Check out this article for a thorough comparison between steel wheels and TRD alloys.
How to Install TRD Wheels
The proper way to upgrade to TRD wheels is outlined in this step-by-step guide. Keep in mind that it’s based on the 4Runner, but it’s still general enough to follow with any Toyota model. In a nutshell, you’d have to remove the tires from the old wheels, put the tires on the new wheels, and then put the new wheels on your Toyota.
How to Clean and Repair Your TRD Wheels
Keep your TRD alloys in tip-top shape by following this guide on cleaning and repairing them. Cleaning your alloys is a pretty straightforward process that involves rinsing and scrubbing them. If your TRD wheels are scratched up, there are three different ways to repair them:
- Refinish the whole wheel
- Use an alloy wheel repair kit
- Replace the wheel
Read more about each option in the guide to determine which one works best for you.
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