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Swapping 20" wheels for 17"

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Checook, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Jan 15, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    My mother loved my 15 4Runner so much she got the same year, same color but in Limited. She loves it and looks for reasons to drive. The only thing she does not like is the 20" wheels. Will she have any issues if she finds someone to direct swap with a pair of 4runner 17" wheels and tires?

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  2. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:09 AM
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    Nope, no issues. They will swap just fine.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    Doing a direct swap she’ll probably have to have the TPMS sensors reprogrammed to her vehicle.
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2019 at 11:13 PM
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    A possibility. I don't think she would mind the charge for that.
     
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    That would be the closest thing to an “issue” with swapping. Physically it’s fine, th lugs will fit, the overall tire diameter is the same, everything bolts on and functions correctly, it’s just the electronic pressure sensors that would need to be adapted to the vehicle via scan tool.
     
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    All you need to have them do is take the sensors of of the 20" wheels and put them in the 17" wheels. They will fit fine. You will NOT need new sensors nor wheel nuts.
    There are not that many options for the 20" tires -- Michelin now is making the Defender tire in that size -- but there are a ton of choices for the 17" size. IMG_2155.jpg IMG_2157.jpg
     
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    I got the impression he was going to find someone to try to do a direct swap with, as in they take his wheels and tires and he take theirs. If he’s buying new wheels/tires to replace the 20’s definitely just swap the sensors from the old wheels to the new wheels, but if your swappingnwith another person it’s probably easier to just reprogram the sensors than trying to arrange 2 vehicle to go in at the same time to get 8 tires broken down to physically swap them back the vehicle they originally came on.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    I've tried that route before and it may not work. Sometimes the limited and the SR5 may used different sensors. If it will work, great. Every time I've swapped out rims Discount Tire took the sensors from the original wheels.

    Not saying that you can't try it, just be prepared to not have a direct swap.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    How much better is the ride with the 17 inch wheels?
     
  10. Feb 4, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    Is there a TPMS relearn tool that's affordable for Toyota. I'm coming out of a Chevy Colorado and had bought 1 for like $75, saved me a lot of $ as I swapped wheels and tires a cple times. Literally takes 30 seconds per tire. just point and hit the button listen for a honk and move to next wheel, so simple, it sucks that dealers and some tire shops charge so much to do it, should be a simple provided service instead of a $ maker.
     

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