Company Spotlight: RRW (Relations Race Wheels)
Introducing RRW Off-Road – Relations Race Wheels: Strong Well Built Rims & More
This is our first “Company Spotlight” and we couldn’t be more stoked to introduce such a dynamic brand to the 4Runner community.
Relations Race Wheels (commonly known as RRW) is a company that specializes in wheels and is slowly introducing aftermarket armor parts for the 5th Gen 4Runner, Tacoma, Subaru platforms and many others.
The Relations Race Wheels (RRW) vision is very inline with Trail4R and our outlook on how we shop for, talk about, and review products.
We believe in not only enhancing the look and function of your truck…. our designs are inspired by simplicity, ruggedness and, most importantly, functionality. – Relations Race Wheels (RRW)
More Quality Product Options to Choose from
Like most of us, RRW has a passion for the outdoors and a general passion for running high-quality products.
What’s rad about RRW is that they are producing more than just off-road wheels.
Producing multiple lines of armor, including bumpers, rock sliders, winch mounting plates, and even custom TRD(ish) leather seat covers. RRW is scratching the surface of what I expect to be one exceptionally special brand to look at in 2019-2020 and beyond.
Not just in Toyota 4Runner world but other Toyota platforms including the Tacoma, Tundra, and other overland platforms alike.
When we reached out to RRW, we were welcomed with a really cool team of guys that genuinely love to talk about Toyota products, similar to a vibe you will get from Metal Tech 4×4.
Needless to say, we moved forward on a set of wheels from RRW and those will be going on our 2016 MGM Trail Edition Premium.
Relations Race Wheels (RRW) – The Actual Wheels
For our newest 4Runner in the family, we grabbed a set of the RR5-S 17X8.5 (6X5.5 | 6X139.7) Hub-Centric wheels with 0 offset. If you are looking push your wheel outside the well a bit more, they do offer this wheel in a -12 offset and other wheel options up to -25 offset.
The wheels we bought (RR5-S) are the same design as the RR5-V without the faux beadlocks.
We wanted to go with a lightweight wheel with a minimal offset due to the purpose of our build. We have run a few different -offsets on our other 4Runners but we wanted to find a setup that would answer the most common question amongst 4Runner drivers.
Common questions we hear:
Does the following setup cause rubbing and if so where?
- 33″ tires (285/70R17) = 32.7″
- 0 to -6 offset
- 17″ X the desirable 8.5 wheel width
- Minimal lift kit (2″- 3″)
Here is what we are running:
- Wheels: RR5-S
- Size: 17X8.5
- Offset: 0
- Bolt Pattern: 6×139.7 / 6×5.5
- Center bore: 106.1 mm (hub-centric for Toyota trucks)
- Backspacing: 4.75″
We have Treadwright LT | MT GUARD DOG 285/70R17 pairing these wheels so we are stoked to see how this setup turns out. We wanted a budget-friendly tire while still maintaining an aggressive tread pattern.
And, after running BFG KO2s, Toyo Open Country Xtremes, and Nitto Trail Grapplers, I was curious to see how these stacked up.
We have seen lots of reviews on other “top brands” but no in-depth reviews on a remolded tire.
Other Parts to come (Rock Sliders) for 5th Gen
After talking with Relations Race Wheels rep; Kevin, we learned that there is much to come for the 5th Gen 4Runner.
Everything from Rock Sliders to stunning seat covers, we are pretty excited to see what else RRW is looking to build for our platform.
Based on their current wheel section, and current rock sliders offered for the 5th Gen, we expect nothing short of the best coming from a company with a proven track record.
What they have to say about their rock sliders
We take care to include details like the reinforced triangular support gussets that provide more rigidity between the mounting plate and each extension. Our sliders not only protect your truck, they can also be lifted at any point with a hi-lift jack, serve as a door ding deterrent, and an easy step into the bed.
RRW sliders are 100% made in the USA with options for KDSS and non-KDSS 4Runners.
We are potentially looking at their rock sliders for our second 4Runner.
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