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Relations Race Wheels – RR5-S 17X8.5 Wheels

Updated 8/29/19 / Read Time: 5 mins

Gunmetal RR5-S Wheels on MGM 4Runner

Relations Race Wheels (RRW) – RR5-S 17X8.5 (6X5.5 | 6X139.7)

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 and wrapped those in a set of 285/70R17 Guard Dog TreadWrights.

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.

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What is RR5-S?

Modeling after our best selling and most popular RR5-V beadlock, RRW’s brand new RR5-S is an updated take on the design that gives the illusion of smoother lines and more cohesiveness between the wheel and the tire. The RR5-S is now available in Matte Black, Matte Bronze and Matte Gunmetal and a 0 or -12 offset.

Faux Beadlock Wheels?

Gunmetal RR5-S Wheels on MGM 4Runner

Relations Race Wheels offers a few different models of their wheels in this pattern.

They have a couple of different color options and then you can choose between the faux beadlocks or no faux beadlocks.

If you are looking for a set of their wheels, odds are they have an option either with or without the beadlock look. That is rare. Usually, companies make it with or without the beadlock look.

  • RR5-S = without beadlocks
  • RR5-V = with beadlocks

RR5-S Wheel Specs

  • Size: 17×8.5
  • Weight: 22lbs per wheel
  • Offset: 0 offset and -12 offset
  • Backspacing: 4.75″
  • Bolt Pattern: 6×139.7 / 6×5.5
  • Center bore: 106.1 mm (hub-centric for Toyota trucks)
  • Load Rating: 2500 lbs
  • Compatible with TPMS

There are many great characteristics of the RRW wheel lineup but I wanted to touch on a few of the most important ones.

Weight and width.

Gunmetal RR5-S Wheels on MGM 4Runner

Sitting at 22lbs per tire, the RRW wheels are lighter than the industry known TRD SEMA wheels at 25lbs. They’re 8.5″ width also makes them wider than the TRD wheels at 7″.

If you are running a smaller tire (265 0r 275), you should be fine with a smaller wheel. If however, you are looking to run larger tires (285 or 295+), then a wider wheel is recommended.

For my needs, RRW wheels have the perfect width and feature a great weight. Most off-road wheels are in the 23-26lbs range.

Sitting at only 22lbs, these RRW wheels are pretty light.

Offset & Backspace

Gunmetal RR5-S Wheels on MGM 4Runner

Both backspace and offset affect how much you are pushing your wheel out of the well, getting that aggressive stance and helping to mitigate lift changes.

When you lift your truck, the shocks get taller which forces the control arms to pull the wheel hub assembly inside the wheel well. Less backspace and lower offset push your wheel out of the well further. To help me understand the difference between backspace and offset, I usually reference this guide.

If you want to push your wheels outside the wheel well and get a more aggressive stance, then wheels with -offset or wheel spacers are what you want.

Most of us install these common wheel spacers which are measured at 1.25″ which means they push wheels outside 1.25″.

Offset Options

  • -0mm offset = almost flush with fender flares
  • -12mm offset = .47″
  • -25mm offset = .98″
  • -31mm offset = 1.25″ Wheel Spacers

Backspace and offset do the same thing as wheels spacers, it’s just built into the wheel.

Two Options for Offset (-0mm & -12mm)

Relations Race Wheels (RR5-S) Gunmetal on MGM 4Runner

Featuring two options for an offset on this design (RR5-S and RR5-V), this wheel is a great option for our 4Runners, Tacomas and Tundras. RRW makes this wheel in a 0, and -12 offset option. They even make other models in a -25 offset, which is huge.

The 4.0″ – 5.0″ backspace is somewhat standard around town with off-road wheels. Again, the smaller the backspace, the more your wheel is being pushed out. RRW backspace is 4.5 which is right in the middle. Good backspacing.

We chose 0 offset because I originally planned on keeping this truck as close to stock as possible. BUT, looking back I might have decided to go with -12 offset or even another design to get the -25 offset. It’s nice when the offset is built into the wheel and you don’t need to buy spacers to push the wheels out.

If we do decide to lift this 4Runner up 3″+ we will buy some wheel spacers.

Final Thoughts?

#1 Relation Race Wheels 6x139.7 Wheels

Their wheels are also hub-centric which is nice. Hub-centric wheels are where the center hole of the wheels is the actual center bore of the wheel. This is pretty standard on most wheels these days.

If you are looking for a good off-road wheel, RRW makes some good options. Not only are their designs pretty fire, but their specs are also on point as well.

Looking for some Relations Race Wheels Inspiration? Here are some additional shots of other Tacomas and 4Runners. RRW really does make some killer wheels. I am stoked we went this route.

RR2-V 17X8.5 on MGM 4Runner

RR2-V 17X8.5 on MGM 4Runner

Gunmetal RR5-S on Cement Tacoma

Gun Metal RR5-S on Cement Tacoma

Gold RR5-V on White Tacoma

Gold RR5-V on White Tacoma

Matte Bronze RR4-V on Cement Tacoma

Matte Bronze RR4-V on Cement Tacoma 

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Jeff Mangels
Jeff Mangels
October 18, 2020 8:00 pm

Hey Brenan,
I’m picking up my first 4Runner this week and absolutely love these wheels. In the pictures of your MGM in this article, is it lifted? Trying to get a feel for fitment/look on a stock 4Runner.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed browsing the trail4runner website and educating myself. Keep up the great work!

June 10, 2020 2:33 am

the RR5-V model does it have the function to lock with the tyre ?. or is it just the beadlock LOOK ?…

Wylie Clare
Wylie Clare
April 16, 2020 10:04 pm

Hi Brenan , i bought these wheels with the -12 offset, i have an icon stage 2 lift 2.5 ” in front and 2″ in back, do you think i will need a BMC to rock 285 /70 ko2s because of the offset? thanks for all the info you share with the community

January 19, 2020 3:56 pm

I’ve got a 2018 trd pro with a 2/1.5 Cornfed spacer level kit installed. Really considering a new set of these wheels to be able to run a larger tire than stock 265 nittos. 285/70 would be the goal but wondering if I would need a body mount chop or any serious trimming based on your experience!

December 3, 2019 6:21 am

Beware of their lead times and communication issues as well. I ordered sliders on August 16th, which on their website states 10-12 week lead time – expected for a custom fab item. As of 12/03 they still cannot and will not give me a completion date. Attempted to cancel the order but they are being very resistant and not giving me any updates or definite completion date. I am probably going to have to file a fraud charge on my credit card since I cannot get them to refund either.

November 27, 2019 4:03 pm

Can you confirm the weight of these wheels? Their website says 28lbs…confused because I really want them to be 22lbs like you say. Thanks!

November 27, 2019 7:38 pm

What is your opinion on the -12 offset version of this wheel? I really wanted the 0 offset but they’re sold out. Thanks!

November 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Is there more of a chance for rubbing with -12, alignment issues, etc. I’m not doing a crazy build…just mild. Thanks

September 17, 2019 7:47 am

Buyer beware. I purchased a set of RRW and the hub bore had a manufacturing defect and would not fit over the front hub dust caps. RRW would not send me new wheels, and I was forced to run Spidertrax spacers to resolve the problem. Not pleased.

Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner
August 18, 2019 9:37 am

How much lift do you have for 285 to fit?

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