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Old 12-25-2008, 01:19 PM   #31
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I'm going back to aluminum from soft 8s. Not because I wheel hard enough to bend rims, but mostly for the weight savings and being sure the rims are really round. I see some aluminum rims for as low as $75. Not to steal the thread, but are these $75 Rebel Racing black aluminum rims worth considering? They are sold through BuyWheelsToday.com

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Old 12-25-2008, 07:53 PM   #32
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You know... I've seen a couple of different styles of wheeling. For MY style of wheeling, the steelies are fine. I've only wheeled with Unlimited and tiny. And at the end of the day, and when you can look down the mountain and say; "Damn, I made it without destroying my rig", It's worth it. I've also seen others throw their shit at the rocks and try to keep going amidst the sound of crinkling steel (that was the vision I got from Jerry's photo). Why bend it if you don't have too?

To each his own! I know you can crawl some serious rocks with steelies. Hell, tiny hit a rock (by accident) so hard once on the passenger side that she bent the plate part of her rock rail but, only scraped her steel rim. I also know that steelies are cheaper than aluminum rims. I can replace three of my steelies for the price of one aluminum rim. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm kinda on a budget. And if I were to buy a nice set of aluminum rims, I'm gonna leave them in the garage when I wheel.

But, why not wheel light enough NOT to have to replace parts? Have a good spotter, chose a wise path and apply that high school math you thought you'd never use again.

But the real question here was what you think "LOOKS" best, not "what can I hammer against the rocks and still drive?".
well put my man. i agree about the wheeling style. i can go through stuff without damaging my junk where other people will. i look at wheeling as a thinking man's game. not point and shoot, which is a direction some wheeling has taken. especially competition.

back to topic, i do think aluminum wheels look better, but the poster's question was stock aluminum, or soft 8. i voted soft 8.

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Old 12-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #33
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i bent both sets of aluminums(outlaws and m/t classiscs) ive had so far and both sets of plain old steelies(soft 8s and ar 767s). i have never cracked either kind. my rockathon steel beadlocks are yet to bend or dent in any way so i guess if you are going for strong then steel beadlocks are fine......i sure like the aluminum ones but they are to expensive and the cost does not outweigh the gain because i go most everywhere the buggies do that have em.....for this case i would go for the soft 8s b/c the backspacing will give you a wider stance and better look compared to the stock backspacing
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:23 AM   #34
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You guys are fighting pretty hard over sub $50 steal wheels and $100 aluminum wheels.

If you like black wheels, buy black steel wheels, if you like aluminum wheels, buy aluminum wheels.

If you want wheels that weigh less, buy aluminum.

A wheel is just about the cheapest thing your going to buy for your Jeep, if you kill one or two wheels a year beating the hell out of your Jeep then it was worth it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:31 AM   #35
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You guys are fighting pretty hard over sub $50 steal wheels and $100 aluminum wheels.

If you like black wheels, buy black steel wheels, if you like aluminum wheels, buy aluminum wheels.

If you want wheels that weigh less, buy aluminum.

A wheel is just about the cheapest thing your going to buy for your Jeep, if you kill one or two wheels a year beating the hell out of your Jeep then it was worth it.
if you buy beadlocks then you are wrong.....aluminum beadlocks are about 300% more then steel ones and for the every day trail rider are essentially no gain.....ive got $1000 in my steel beadlock wheels and the sam breed in aluminum would have been $2000(for the cheapos).....there is a similar relationship between regular wheels......unless u r rockin a 4 banger there is no reason to wast the money on aluminum wheels b/c you gain nuthing more than a loss of about 10lbs per wheel...if anybody wants to argue that i would be more than willing to see if you aluminum wheeled jeep would out wheel miine...and ill let you drive mine to prove that its not the driver

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