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Old 05-30-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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New wheel suggestions

I've already got new 31's and I'm wanting to get new wheels. I've thought about pro comp but I'm not sure what would look best on my jeeps tan color. I'm open to any advice or suggestions
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
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What is wrong with the stock wheels? If you must change wheels make sure you go with aluminium instead of steel

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Old 05-30-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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I think black wheels would look good. Definitely aluminum/alloy over steel
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Never miss an opportunity to promote anti-chrome and anti-all black. Though I don't have them, I'm a fan of the Black Rock Viper (but my wife likes my current wheels):

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Old 06-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #5
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I like that wheel also, like you I am tired of seeing black wheels on everything these days.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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Personally I actually like the stock style alot and sometimes wish I had stock rims. You should just paint your stock rims black with some tan detailing
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Definitely aluminum/alloy over steel
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:09 PM   #8
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Personally I actually like the stock style alot and sometimes wish I had stock rims. You should just paint your stock rims black with some tan detailing
You didn't wanna sell me yours? Haha I just saw your thread
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You didn't wanna sell me yours? Haha I just saw your thread
Well I didn't want to muck up your thread. I'm taking offers if you are interested.

Personally I'm a fan of stock Jeep rims so I was giving my opinion rather than trying to get you to buy my set for sale.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #10
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What's with the hate for the steelies? They're cheap, can be fixed, and withstand a lot of abuse on the rocks. The only downside IMO is they're heavier but the benefits far outweigh that. Anyway, Cragar Soft8s can be scored for ~ $60/piece, and are what I happily run. Blacked out wheels would look great against that khaki-colored Jeep.
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What's with the hate for the steelies? They're cheap, can be fixed, and withstand a lot of abuse on the rocks. The only downside IMO is they're heavier but the benefits far outweigh that. Anyway, Cragar Soft8s can be scored for ~ $60/piece, and are what I happily run. Blacked out wheels would look great against that khaki-colored Jeep.
Main reason people tend to recommend aluminum over steel is 1. Like you said steel is way heavier and 2. Steel rims are more difficult to balance with tires and also make your ride a little rougher.

However, it does depend on the make of the rims sometimes
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You should also consider your wheeling style and trail type. From what I've researched, steel wheels are typically the preference of more hardcore wheelers since, if the wheel is bent, you can typically bend it back with a BFH on the trail. Whereas with aluminum, it can supposedly crack if you try to bend it back.

I run 35s on my steel wheels and tire shops have never had an issue balancing my tires. As with most things, there are pros and cons to each type.
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Well I didn't want to muck up your thread. I'm taking offers if you are interested. Personally I'm a fan of stock Jeep rims so I was giving my opinion rather than trying to get you to buy my set for sale.
Yeah thanks for the advice, I really just wanted a better look in the first place, so painting them would be a lot cheaper. I'll probably end up doing that
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Well if you want to figure out how your rims look a different color, you can try plasti dip. It's cheap, reliable, and can easily be taken off if you don't like it.
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You should also consider your wheeling style and trail type. From what I've researched, steel wheels are typically the preference of more hardcore wheelers since, if the wheel is bent, you can typically bend it back with a BFH on the trail. Whereas with aluminum, it can supposedly crack if you try to bend it back.

I run 35s on my steel wheels and tire shops have never had an issue balancing my tires. As with most things, there are pros and cons to each type.
I would disagree. Most of your hardcore wheelers, especially if they're on rocks, are not running steel wheels.

To OP get whatever float your boat.
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