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Old 12-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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New Wheels

I'm gonna get new black wheels for my jeep and was looking for people's opinion on steel or alloy, etc.?

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Old 12-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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It really comes down to how much you want to spend and what you want the wheels for. Steel wheels are cheap and you can beat them up in fairly good conscience. Alloy wheels are generally lighter. Steel has a higher yield strength than alloy when compared directly, but alloy wheels are structured differently, so strength is hard to compare. I have some method race wheels alloys and I love them.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Not all alloy wheels are created equal and higher quality is generally more expensive

Any alloy costs more then budget steel

Alloy usually looks better and has more styles available

Alloy is usually somewhat lighter

Steel is thinner so if you were in my situation with cj rear rotors on a warn full floater kit with studs just a little short of the desired at least 10 full threads on 1/2 20 lugs the steel negates the need for extended lugs which are a pain

So overall I like the 50 to 60 dollar each steel with 5th thrown in free steel from quadratec over my centerline alloys but keep both for increased tire change options
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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Awesome, just what I was looking for. Thanks
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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Backspacing is a consideration also. When I was looking at alloy rims everything I found was made for wider tires, with close to 4" of backspace compared to the 5.5" on the stock rims. If you want to stay close to stock you might have to get some steel rims.
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