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Toyota Tacoma Build: Black Rhino Warlord Wheels Are Awesome

Black Rhino Warlords

I went with Black Rhino Warlord Wheels as my first big mod I did to the taco: replacing it’s shoes (and legs, or ankles, or whatever you want to make a metaphor with).

Everything was based around these wheels: The Black Rhino Warlord Wheels. I wanted wheels that were different from most trucks I have seen. Something that stood out, looked badass AF, and possibly look even more rad when dirty. As bonus points, the color sheen actually matches the Quicksand from certain angles.

I also was in a big debate about whether to go all black. It’s classic. It’s gnar gnar, but everyone else is already doing it. I admit I was nervous because I had never seen these wheels in person – only online, but I hopped on the phone with and drilled them about it! They were super helpful and I highly recommend going through them for your wheels!

The Wheels

For sizing, I went with the WARLORD 17X9 6X5.5 with -12MM offset in the MATTE BLACK WITH MACHINED DARK TINT LIP. this would step up my original wheel size from 16″ to 17″ giving me just a bit more clearance.

The Rubber

BF Goodrich 285/70R17 Tire, All-Terrain T/A KO2. I kept is as standard as possible. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. These tires are tried and true, look aggressive and have a pretty good tread life.

The Lift

Bilstein B8 6112 Suspension Leveling Kit in the front and a set of Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorbers in the back on top of spacers. Just enough to level the Taco out and give me some more clearance. I will most likely be adding some leafs to the back because it sags under any type of weight, and I want to make sure the truck stays level when driving. This will also help to avoid that front-end duck down when braking hard.

Black Rhino Wheels supports – very cool

Important Side Note about Black Rhino Wheels

Black Rhino Wheels was borne of a South African heritage, and is named after the tough and mighty Black Rhino, an icon of the African bush. Black Rhino Wheels is passionate about supporting conservation efforts that will help to protect the Rhino from extinction. They have donated over $60,000 to rhino conservation so far and formed a new partnership with and we donate a portion of our sales to them every quarter. You can find out more about their important and effective work here.

From the BR Site:

The new Black Rhino Warlord truck rims live up to that aggressive name in more ways than one. Start with the eight brawny spokes, bifurcated as they reach the thick, detailed lip. It’s a beefy, take-no-prisoners design, entirely in keeping with the spirit of stock and lifted trucks prepped for off highway gambols.

Black Rhino Warlords may look better the dirtier they get
Black Rhino Warlords may look better the dirtier they get

Warload off-road wheels are aggressively sized, too, from 17×8, 17×9, 18×8, 18×9, and 20×9, all with oversized lips to provide a sturdy bead seat for the big fat tires offroaders prefer. Warlord truck wheels are available in 5, 6 and 8-lug bolt patterns, including5x110, 5×114, 6×120, 5×120 for the VW Amarok and the newer 6×130 pattern for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and 8×180 for bigger GMC trucks. Offsets range from -23mm to +12mm, and there are versions available for Sprinter vans and CUVs.

Black Rhino Warlord on Toyota Tacoma

Warlord wheels are available in a striking matte gunmetal finish and in matte black with a machined dark-tint lip. Like all Black Rhino wheels, Warlord off-road rims are engineered for strength, durability and long-lasting good looks.