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Old 11-05-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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Reg Steel Rims or Black Steel Rims

I have a little dilemma I am in need of new rims for my jeep. I have a dark patriot blue 03 wrangler with a kaki hard top. I am on the fence about which wheels would look best on my jeep. Its either the Black steel Craigar rims or (CRAGAR Wheels 3425712 - CRAGAR Series 342 Black "D" Window Wheel for Jeep® Vehicles with 5x4.5 Bolt Pattern - Quadratec) or Reg Steel Craigar Rims (CRAGAR Wheels 3205712 - CRAGAR Series 320 Quick Trick I Steel Wheel for Jeep® Vehicles with 5x4.5 Bolt Pattern - Quadratec)..

I would love to see some pics of both kinds of rims on your jeep to help me make my decision..

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Old 11-05-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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When I bought my jeep it had some regular steel rims. My jeep is red and black and I'm seriously thinking of getting rid of all the chrome and silver colored stuff and replacing it with black rims, grill inserts, bezels and rocker panels. I just think it would look better.

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FWIW, I ran two sets of steel wheels. 15x8 and 16x8.

What I did like: the blacked out look, the cheap price of the wheels.
What I didn't like: the tolerance of manufacturing and weight. The later resulted in an overly difficult time getting them balanced and not causing wobbles.

the runout of the steel wheels is much worse, usually two or three times that of an alloy wheel. thats because steelies start out as sheet metal and are welded together, but alloys are machined from a solid piece.
on top of that, the 16x8 steelies were 21 lbs heavier each vs my current 15x8 Procomp alloys. thats 105 lbs total savings, including the spare.

That 21 lbs per wheel really makes a difference in ease of balancing and keeping wobbles away. If you like the black look, go for black alloys.
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Might not help you much since its orange, but here's mine.
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