Originally Posted by ccain
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.