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Old 11-28-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Steel vs aluminum

Looking at the black rocks. Anywhere from 50 - 100$ difference on price. Is the weight issue worth the money. 15lbs a wheel. 909 vs 997. Thanks. G

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Looking at the black rocks. Anywhere from 50 - 100$ difference on price. Is the weight issue worth the money. 15lbs a wheel. 909 vs 997. Thanks. G
The price, weight, and FITMENT. 15" steelies with correct backspacing MAY need trimming for fitment whereas a 15" aluminum with correct backspacing does not need any trimming of calipers.

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Old 11-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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You won't have any problems with the bigger sizes. With the weight issue. An additional 10lbs compared to ur stock tires will be equivalent to 100lbs in load. Try to stay light.
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steel..strength. aluminum..looks..
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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Steel bends, aluminum breaks. The force it takes to break a good alloy wheel would bend the crap out of a steel one.

I did my time/years dealing with steel wheel balance and wobble issues.

Alloy has been worth every penny of the small cost increase.

If your plans include off roading at lower tire pressures, alloy may actually save money if you have to pay for rebalancing, which will happen quite often with steel wheels.
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Best to jump on those Black Rock 909s real fast. They are out of production.

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