FJ Cruiser New Wheel Fitment Check

With any aftermarket wheels a fitment check is critical prior to mounting the tires. In most cases you will be able to return the wheels if they do not clear the brakes and other components. It is with this in mind that Jacked the left front om my Toyota FJ Cruiser up and removed the stock wheel.

The Mickey Thompson Sidebiter (#179412) is made to fit the FJ so I did not expect any problems but I was checking just to be sure.

As shown in the photos there plenty of clearance from both the caliper and  spindle.

I did learn that factory alloy lug nuts do not fit so I will be purchasing a set of locking nuts prior to mounting the wheels next week.

The wheels look good and I can’t wait to get them on the FJ.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  3 comments for “FJ Cruiser New Wheel Fitment Check

  1. dale durham
    May 12, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Sweet Wheels!

  2. paul manns
    September 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Have you been happy with your Sidebiter wheels? What lugs did you end up using?

    • October 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

      They have held up well.

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