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Old 11-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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Steel Wheels and Alloy Wheels

I just purchased a 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler Sport (Dozer) with the stock steel wheels.
My question is , is there a measurable mpg difference between my steel wheels and alloys of the same size? Will my gas mileage increase with the lighter alloy wheels?

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Old 11-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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If you're like most of us, if you move from the stock steel wheels to something different, then the tires will probably be larger and there goes any saving you might have incurred with an alloy wheel!

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yeah, im with Mr. Mac, if you've got the self control to drop the money on new wheels and not stuff some more rubber under the fenders, you are a better man than I. haha
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My question is , is there a measurable mpg difference between my steel wheels and alloys of the same size? Will my gas mileage increase with the lighter alloy wheels?
Yes.

Steel wheels = Heavier and worse mileage per gallon, but less expensive and can be repaired with a hammer if they are bent in the middle of nowhere.

Alloy wheels = Lighter and better gas mileage, but more expensive and cannot be repaired if bent.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #5
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2012 Wrangler Sport Aluminum stock wheels/tires weigh 60.5 lbs. each. 2012 Wrangler Rubicon stock wheels/tires weigh 72.0 lbs. each.
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