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Which Wheels/Rims Fit the Tundra Brake Upgrade (13WL 231mm rotors) on a Tacoma? (or 3rd gen 4Runner)

So, you want to upgrade the braking on your 1st gen Tacoma (or 4Runner), and you're wondering which wheels will fit the larger calipers and rotors? Hopefully, over time, this page can become a comprehensive list of wheels that generally work.

What's the Issue?

The only reason this page is necessary is that some early 1st gen Tacoma's (pre-2001) shipped from the factory with 15" wheels. 3rd gen 4Runners always had 16" rims, but not all of them fit the larger calipers. Tundra's on the other hand always shipped with 16" or larger rims that obviously fit the larger Tundra 13WL calipers.

Slightly complicating the situation, many 16" rims will fit, but not all. Confusion ensues.

Wheel Fitment

Updated June 28, 2022.

The fitment of the following wheels has been confirmed by the community. I should note that Fits: Yes simply means that the larger caliper clears without a spacer. It may still be that spacers are beneficial for other reasons - like tire rub on the frame when turning. If you have a wheel that you can confirm fitment (or non-fitment) of, please let me know and I'll add it to the list.

Additionally, if you'd like to test an unlisted wheel that you already have, prior to purchasing Tundra brake parts, you can follow these instructions to print a template that will indicate fitment.

Brand Wheel Size Backspacing Spacer Req. Photo Source Notes
American Racing AR172 Baja 16x8 3.5 1" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
American Racing AR172 Baja 17x9 4.5 1" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
American Racing AR23 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
American Racing Victor 16x8 No [source] Fits: Yes
Cragar Soft 8 16x7 4 N/A [source] Fits: No
Cragar Soft 8 16x8 5 N/A [source] Fits: No
Fast Wheels Detour (F236-1680-73BT+00C871) 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
https://adventuretaco.com/guide/which-wheels-fit-the-tundra-brake-upgrade-on-a-tacoma/#comment-1979
FN Five Star 16x8 3.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
FN König Countersteer Type-X 17x8 4.1 No [source] Fits: Yes
HELO HE878 16x9 4.53 No [source] Fits: Yes
Ion Alloy 171 18x9 5 .125" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Wheel spokes are within 1/16" of caliper with no spacers
* 1/8" or 1/4" spacer strongly recommended
Jaos Excel Pro II 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Level 8 MK6 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Level 8 MK6 16x8 4.1 No [source] Fits: Yes
Level 8 Strike 6 16x8.5 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Method 304 Double Standard 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Method 306 Mesh 16x9 No [source] Fits: Yes
Method 311 Vex 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Thanks to IG: @silverfoxtaco
Method 315 Standard 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Thanks to Matt.
Mickey Thompson MT Classic No [source] Fits: Yes
Mickey Thompson MT Classic II No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 1059 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 1069 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 7069 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 7089 17 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 8023 16x8 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 8069 17 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 8069 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp 35 Series Predator - 2635 17x8.5 4.75 No [source] Fits: Yes
Pro Comp Series 252 Street Lock 16x10 4 1.25" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
Pro Comp Xtreme Rock Crawler Series 97 Steel 17x9 3.5 .25" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
Pro-Comp 7005 17 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Raceline 935 Defender 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Raceline Rockcrushers 16x10 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Raceline Rockcrushers 16x8 3.71 No [source] Fits: Yes
Relations Race Wheels RR4 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Stealth Custom Series BR6 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
* All SCS wheels fit
Stealth Custom Series F5 16x8 3.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* All SCS wheels fit
Stealth Custom Series F5 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* All SCS wheels fit
Stealth Custom Series Ray10 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
* All SCS wheels fit
Stealth Custom Series SR8 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
* All SCS wheels fit
Stealth Custom Series Stealth 6 16x8 3.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* All SCS wheels fit
Toyota 4Runner 3G 01-02 5-spoke Flower 16x7 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota 4Runner 3G 5-star 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota 4Runner 3G 6-spoke steel 16x7 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota 4Runner 3G Double 3-spoke 16x7 4.5 1.25" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
Toyota 4Runner 4G 6-spoke 17 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota 4Runner 4G Trail 16x7 4.59 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota 4Runner 5G 6-spoke 17x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota FJ 5-spoke 16x7 4.59 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota FJ 5-spoke Unknown Yes [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit, exact size unknown
Toyota FJ 6-spoke 17 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota FJ TRD 6-spoke 16 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota FJ TRD Beadlock 16x7.5 4.6 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Tight fit
* Stick on wheel weights will hit caliper
* AKA Tacoma 2G TRD Beadlock
Toyota Land Cruiser 93-94 FZJ 80 Acorn Lugs 16x8 4.5 .5" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
* Easily confused with "Land Cruiser FZJ 80"
Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ 80 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Easily confused with "Land Cruiser 93-94 FZJ 80 Acorn Lugs"
Toyota Sequoia Double 5-spoke 17x7.5 4.85 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota Tacoma 1G Flower 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Also used as 1G Tundra OEM wheel
Toyota Tacoma 1G Snowflake 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota Tacoma 1G Steel Spare 16x7 4.625 No [source] Fits: Yes
* all holes in wheel are round
* (P/N: 42601-0C010)
Toyota Tacoma 2G Snowflake 16x7 5.375 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Wheel fits without spacer, but 285/75R16 tires hit UCA
* 1" spacer required for tire clearance
Toyota Tacoma 2G Steel 5-spoke 16x7 5.375 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Wheel fits without spacer, but 285/75R16 tires hit UCA
* 1" spacer required for tire clearance
Toyota Tacoma 2G Steel Spare 16x7 5.375 N/A [source] Fits: No
* one oval hole in wheel
Toyota Tacoma 2G TRD Beadlock 16x7.5 4.6 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Tight fit
* Stick on wheel weights will hit caliper
* AKA FJ TRD Beadlock
Toyota Tacoma 3G Honeycomb 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota Tacoma 3G TRD 16x7 5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota TRD Ivan Stewart 16x8 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota TRD Pro 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota TRD Pro 17x7 4.16 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Gray: PTR20-35110-GR
*Black: PTR20-35110-BK
Toyota TRD Pro 2020 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Toyota Tundra 1G 04-06 5-spoke 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* 42611-AF110
Toyota Tundra 1G Flower 16x7 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Also used as 1G Tacoma OEM wheel
Toyota Tundra 1G Steel Double 3-spoke 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
Ultra Motorsports Type 164 16x8 4.25 1.25" [source] Fits: Spacer Required
* Spacer required to fit
Vision 375 Warrior 16x8 No [source] Fits: Yes
Vision 398 MANX 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
* Various finishes
Vision 85 Soft 8 (85H6883NS) 16x8 4 N/A [source] Fits: No
* May fit with spacer; not verified
Volk TE37x 16x8 4.5 No [source] Fits: Yes
VTX Wheels Classic 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
Weld Racing Renegade Unknown No [source] Fits: Yes
Weld Racing Sidewinder 16x8 No [source] Fits: Yes
Wheelers Type B 16x8 4 No [source] Fits: Yes
XD Addict 17x9 5.71 No [source] Fits: No
* Wheel spokes are within 1/16" of caliper with no spacers
* 1/8" or 1/4" spacer strongly recommended

Checking 13WL Fitment Using a Printable Template

If the wheel you'd like to use with Tundra 13WL calipers is not listed on this page, you can use the instructions below to check fitment. Please report back your findings. And thanks to @mechanicjon for coming up with the templates in the first place!

  1. Print out the appropriate template on a sheet of 8.5"x11" paper. [13WL fitment template] [13WL w/1.25" spacer fitment template]
  2. Glue the template to a piece of cardboard larger than the template itself.
  3. Cut out the template/cardboard along the outline.
  4. Place the template inside the wheel, aligning it with the center bore as shown below. If the template does not touch the wheel except at the center bore, Tundra 13WL calipers should fit.

 

29 Comments

  1. Bernard Bove IV
    Bernard Bove IV December 8, 2020

    Hey,
    My truck came stock with the 15" rims. I have 1.5" spacers on to prevent frame rub after my lift and 33" tires using the template on the spacers on my tire would be a way to check the fit? Has anyone tested this yet? Or will they be to shallow.

    Thank you

    • turbodb
      turbodb December 8, 2020

      You can definitely try the templates, but my suspicion is that you'll find they don't fit with 15" wheels, since they don't fit even with some 16" wheels. A better bet (the way a lot of folks go) is to buy some 16" (or 17") wheels on craigslist or marketplace, and then sell yours the same place, once you've swapped.

      • Bernard Bove IV
        Bernard Bove IV December 8, 2020

        Ya, I’m pretty sure you’re correct. Found a couple more forum posts after I posted this. Going to have to wait on the upgrade as I just bought 5 tires... Thanks for the response.

  2. Scott
    Scott January 2, 2021

    Dan,

    Thanks again for the great write up on Tundra Brake Upgrade. I finished mine and am very pleased. I also ended up installing a new master cylinder and getting a professional vacuum brake bleed. Brakes are now awesome!

    I did your line kit plus the Amazon Callahan CCK11988 FRONT Powder Coated Red [2] Calipers + [2] Rotors + Quiet Low Dust [4] Ceramic Pads Performance Kit.

    For your chart, I have HELO H878 16x9 from TireRack, and everything fits and clears this rim.

    null

    • turbodb
      turbodb January 2, 2021

      Awesome, great to hear Scott!

  3. chris scheibe
    chris scheibe February 11, 2021

    Can I upgrade my brakes and continue using my '99 Tacoma's 15 " OEM wheels?

    • turbodb
      turbodb February 11, 2021

      Hey Chris, No you cannot use 15" wheels with upgraded brakes - at least not with Tundra 13WL or 13WE calipers (and the associated other components).

  4. Brendan Huynh
    Brendan Huynh April 25, 2021

    Hope you're doing well. I just did the brake upgrade last night, bedded them in and everything. I promised I would report back with the steel wheel and whether or not it would fit after the upgrade. I am running 285/75R16 Yokohama Geolander G003 MT, and the news is mixed. The wheel clears the caliper without issue, but the tires rub on the upper control arm due to the greater-than-stock backspacing. Fortunately, I think if there was a spacer, it would most definitely work. It just hits the upper control arm, making it hard to tighten the lug nuts and get it to spin freely. A narrower tire (like 285/55R16) or stock size 31x10.5" tire would likely fit without any rubbing.

    Please see the photos below of what I mean. Hopefully they help!

  5. Sa vang
    Sa vang June 16, 2021

    Will it clear the enkie rpt1 16x7 0 offset

    • turbodb
      turbodb June 16, 2021

      Hi Sa, I don't know if it'll clear that wheel, but if you head over to the Printable Template section, you can print the template and see if it will fit. If they do fit and you end up installing the Tundra brakes, let me know and I'll post it up with credit to you.

      Edit: and, as far as I can see, there's no 16x7 version of that wheel (at least anymore on Enkel's web site. There's only a 16x8.

  6. Derek
    Derek July 17, 2021

    Just letting you know about another wheel that will fit with the 13WL Tundra brakes. The wheels I run are Method Racing and the model is the Vex design. Size is 16x8 with 4.5 backspacing. I think I may have installed the brake lines upside down, 'cause it was difficult getting my torque wrench and socket on the top caliper bolts without bending the lines out of the way. -Derek (IG @silverfoxtaco)

    • turbodb
      turbodb August 23, 2021

      Awesome! Updated the list, thanks!

  7. Erick Arias
    Erick Arias February 6, 2022

    New wheel to report. Pro Comp Series 252 Street Lock, 16×10 Wheel, 4 inch backspacing. with 6 on 5.5 Bolt Pattern - Gloss Black 252-6183.

    Requires 1.25" spacers to clear the 13WL calipers.

  8. Thavi S
    Thavi S February 10, 2022

    VISION SOFT 8 16X8 -12 DOES NOT FIT ON 13WL CALIPERS . IT RUBS REALLY BAD, WILL NEED AT LEAST 1/4 SPACERS TO CLEAR, WITH EXTENDED STUDS.

    • turbodb
      turbodb February 10, 2022

      Thanks Thavi! I'd be happy to update the list with this info, but I need just a bit more. Can you provide a link to the Vision Soft 8 16x8 wheels that you tried to install? I see there are a few different versions of them, and I want to make sure I link to correct ones.

      • Thavi
        Thavi February 10, 2022

        VISION SOFT 8 16X8 -12 BS 4.00
        https://www.visionwheel.com/wheel/5213/VisionHDTruck/Trailer/85%20Soft%208?finishID=9

        I finally gathered all the parts to do the TBU. I removed the s13wm caliper to the side to test fit the 13WL with rotor on without removing the brake line. (after cutting the plate).

        Upon installing the wheel back on, I wasn't able to fasten the lug nut all the way since it was hitting pretty good. I believe 1/4 spacers will clear it, but I'm not a fan of spacers. I may need to find a new set of wheels so I can run it without spacers. Not a fan of grinding down anything either. Hope this helps for anyone else with the same wheels.

        • turbodb
          turbodb February 11, 2022

          Thanks Thavi, I've updated my list and will publish the update with a few others in the next week or two. Thanks for reporting the wheels as not fitting and I hope you find one that fits!

  9. Corey Potter
    Corey Potter February 12, 2022

    I’m using aftermarket 16” with the 231 TBU.

  10. Gabriella Griffin
    Gabriella Griffin May 5, 2022

    Has anyone used MTS time attack? 16x8

  11. Matt
    Matt June 14, 2022

    Here you go bud... Thanks for adding my truck.

    • Wheels are 16x8 Method MR315 Gold wheel rim 6x139.7 +0 offset. No spacers. Zero rub. Manual hubs.
    • Tires are Yokohama Geolander LT/255/85/16

  12. Aaron
    Aaron June 22, 2022

    Looking to do the TBU on my 99 T4R Ltd. Wondering, what's the minimum clearance I can safely get away with?

    The cutout had about 2-3mm or so of wiggle room the wheel bore. Depending on which side I aligned the cut-out's bore tab, my rim wall clearance ranged anywhere from 1-4 mm. The wall gap was difficult to gauge visually, but the cut-out didn't make contact on rim wall.

    I'm not sure how precise the non-spacer cut-out template is or if there's an accuracy loss during printing, but I printed the template at 100% scale and cut it out right on the redline. I tested it on my winter rims (Tacoma steel six spoke, on the back it says: T 16x7J DOT TOPY 921 02 3.5). I'd attach photos but not sure how to do so on this comment thread.

    At worst, is 1mm of clearance enough? If not, would you recommend shaving the wheels, getting a 0.25" or smaller spacer, or going with the 199mm calipers?

    • turbodb
      turbodb June 22, 2022

      Hey Aaron, 1mm seems like pretty close tolerance; I'd be happier with 2-3mm or so. If you can send me a photo of the wheel - adventuretaco@outlook.com - that'd be great. I'm not familiar with the Tacoma steel 6-spoke, but I may just call it something else. A photo with the template in place as well would be cool.

      • Aaron
        Aaron June 22, 2022

        Sent! Yah I'm not sure if it's a OG tacoma wheel, got it second hand. Looks kinda like the Tacoma 2G Steel 5-spoke rim from the table above but with 6 spokes instead of 5.

        • turbodb
          turbodb August 2, 2022

          Hey Aaron, I know this is a bit dated now and that we've already had a bunch of emails back and forth to get your questions answered, but for other folks who might read this in the future, I just realized that the wheels you have (Tacoma steel six spoke, on the back it says: T 16x7J DOT TOPY 921 02 3.5) are in the list above as "4Runner 3G 6-spoke steel."

          • Aaron
            Aaron August 9, 2022

            Oooh that's great to know. I just got the upgrade done recently for a big road trip and can confirm that it does indeed fit. The 6 spoke are my winter rims so don't have'em on right now, but gave the mechanic one of them and he did a fit test. He forgot to take a photo though :/

            Abs seems to be working great or at least the same and no squishy break pedals! My 4 runner and roof rack was packed completely with camping gear, food, water and 5 guys! So much weight that the car looked like it was squatting down for a poo like a dog haha. Despite that brakes felt very solid through mountain passes, no more wobbling rotors at the end of a long downhill, good responsiveness, and stability. 10/10 would get again.

            Thanks a lot for all the help turbodb!

  13. John Canaday Jr.
    John Canaday Jr. June 28, 2022

    Here's another wheel that works. Vision 398 MANX 16x8, 4.5" backspacing (0mm offset). No spacer required and clears 13WL caliper.

    Originally posted here.

  14. Codey
    Codey August 3, 2022

    Happy to announce Vision 353 16x8 (0mm offset) turbine wheels clear the 13WL properly without spacers

    • turbodb
      turbodb August 3, 2022

      Awesome, thanks Codey! Do you have a few photos you can send via email (adventuretaco@outlook.com)? I'd love to add them to the list!

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