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Old 07-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Should I sell wheels

So I'm torn. I've got these MotoMetal wheels with Kelly TSR tires that are really nice. But they are really loud at speed, are wobly over 65, and I rarely off road.

Part of me wants to sell them to put the money into things I'd get more use out of. Or I was thinking of waiting until they wore out and then I would get less aggressive tires that might be quieter and ride better.

How much do you guys think they are worth? I've got five of them and they have about 12,000 miles on them. They still look new. 285/70/17


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Old 07-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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I have the same wheels on my JKU with Duratrac 315/70/17s. They're not loud at all. They ride great as well.

If you like the wheels, keep them and replace the tires. Otherwise, sell both. I don't have a clue what they're worth, but you can check the For Sale section or Craigslist for ideas.

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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I've got 35k on my Kelly TSRs with no noise issue at any speed. It looks like they'll go another 35k at least from the thread depth gauge. They have performed well in all road/weather/surface conditions in the PNW from 20 below to well over 120F. They work well in heavy rain, which our monsoon season can dump on us for months and months. Other than picking up certain size driveway rock, I'm surprised how well they have functioned for me.

I'm running the 285/65R18 with OEM rims so yours won't fit my rims otherwise we could haggle a bit.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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.... But they are really loud at speed, are wobly over 65, ...

...How much do you guys think they are worth? ...
"Really loud at speed" is probably subjective in this case. Loud to you may not be loud to JeeperJake for instance. Certainly you can address that by switching to a less aggressive tread pattern (all terrain) I run the BFG All Terrain and I think they're relatively quiet. The real concern that I would have is the wobbly-ness over 65. That could obviously be affecting your handling and make it dangerous to drive. It's usually not just one thing that causes this, but maybe a combination of several small things.

Assuming that your alignment is good, and the wheels are balanced, steering components not worn out...

- Check your tire pressure, most people run anywhere from 29-32 psi, any more than that tends to make them feel twitchy.

- Also, your wheels are not hub centric, so it's imperative that they are torqued down correctly. You may want to consider hub rings if you keep the wheels.

Worth? Who knows, but substantially less than what you paid, I'm sure. I don't know what you mean by selling them and using the money to put into things you'd get more use out of... but my guess is your not going to get nearly enough when you consider what you paid originally, and what you will be able to buy with the proceeds.

Air for the tires, and elbow grease for the lug nuts are free. And you might get lucky and alleviate most of the issues.

My $.02 is you've got some heavy tires that are probably hard to balance, combined with wheels that don't fit properly.

*standing on soapbox* I've been there. Cool wheels aren't very cool when they don't fit right. They make your vehicle drive and handle poorly. Personally, I'd never consider an aftermarket wheel that isn't hub centric. At the very least, get some METAL hub rings to make them fit, don't waste time with the plastic ones.
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