It looks like it.
A perusal through a nearby Smith’s, our area’s Kroger affiliate, uncovered some brand new 9-packs, and there were a few things of note. Some new colors, some new exclusives, but of most interest was this:
Not, not the awesome 240Z above, but the yellowish/orange-ish Mega Duty. Has anyone seen those rims before? We sure haven’t. It looks like some new wheels, and they are most welcome.
Until now, we have had two plastic wheel options. These outdated and way-too-goofy wheels:
And these more modern wheels:
The more modern off-road wheel is very nice, but it doesn’t look good on everything. On the Tundra casting, absolutely, but on a more vintage pickup like the ’87 Toyota? Not so much.
It looks like these new wheels will be a happy medium:
More realistic than the old wheel, and not as modern as the new. We anticipate we will see these on a lot of new models in the coming months. It looks like the Mega Duty gets to show them off first…