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Old 01-12-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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wheels.. alloy or steel? pics please

thinking of getting wheels. but if it were up to me i would keep the stock wheels but i want them black and with a bit more back spacing..

what is good 3.75 or 4? pics would be nice..

lastly any major difference between alloy and steel in weight and balancing wise?

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Old 01-12-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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I love the stockers keep them and powercoat them!

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Old 01-13-2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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Yea, second that, otherwise go with a cheap set of steelies and rattle can them as needed. As for alloy, if you plan on offroading around rocks and such you want 'hot forged' alloys, they can be beat back into shape like a steel wheel without breaking, the normal cast or machined alloys can't, well, mostly, sometimes you get lucky and can beat them back w/o breaking them. I just did a jeep 5 hole outlaw that had a slight bend in it, I got lucky but the wheel was trashed if I could not bend it back. Like I said, I got lucky, two other times I did not. Mickey Thompson makes hot forged but they are a bit pricey.
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3.75 or 4 is fine it doesnt really matter unless you get like 14.5 in winde tires, just get whatever they ahve int eh hweel you want
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Hwat stock hweels doy ou ahve? I think t eh stock hweel wouldl ook sweet int eh podwercoat
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:17 AM   #6
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Black Steelies all the way! They're cheap and look good...

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Old 01-13-2008, 01:24 AM   #7
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How about these rims?


Only problem is 1 knock off got knocked off.
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:57 AM   #8
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There is no comparison.

Alloys > Steelies

Cmoore on another forum said it best when comparing cheesy steel wheels to Alloys.
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There are only 3 pro's to running black steelies.

1. Less likely to be stolen (only if they want your tires)
2. Having to beat your rim back into shape with a hammer so it will hold air really amuses your friends (ask me how I know this)
3. non-jeepers think you're hardcore when you park at the mall
An alloy will look better, balance better, take more punishment without bending, are lighter and look better.
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Black Pro Comp Steelies with 3.75 back spacing
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:43 AM   #10
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Alloy all the way.
Why do you think all the best beadlock wheels are made of aluminum?

I like my Eagle's.
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i´ve got some wheels you don´t know in the US. they´re from a french company...

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Black Pro Comp Steelies with 3.75 back spacing

i like how these look, any balance/ vibration issues?
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The key for my choice is funds available. I have to buy five rims and five tires for $1000. So thats $150 per tire leaving only $50 per wheel hence... steelies.
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alloy for sure.

i've had steelies and now alloys and alloys are better by far.

way lighter and they look way better. well worth the extra coin.




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Hey BPOWA No problems with balance or vibration. My Good Year dealer balances them and rotates them for free at every oil change for me.
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Oh,black jeep is great!I love it !Very cool!Nice pics!
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:42 PM   #17
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i hade a set of black steelies on bfg's AT on 33's but spend the extra for alloy's i love my eagles
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I really like the look of the black steelies, but not enough to give up my Eagles.



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I will always advocate alloy wheels over steelies after owning a set of black steel wheels.

I've had a few different allow wheels as well to base my opinions.

alloy









and the set on the wifes jeep.

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Old 01-14-2008, 12:16 AM   #20
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hey everybody what about chrome steelies like the procomp 88s?
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they are steel.


Alloy > Steel.
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Alloy > Steel.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Steel > Alloy $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:33 AM   #23
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I try to not let that hold me back.

I could have had a complete set of steel beadlocks for less than the cost of 1 of my wheels. I still chose the alloy.
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lol if that was me i'd feel my heart bleed when i scratch them lol
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:44 AM   #25
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The Hutchinsons were even more expensive and I scratched the piss out of those. I'd rather scratch an expensive wheel than bend a cheap one.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:27 AM   #26
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I want to do this to mine:

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those look sweet ^^

even when they aren't powdercoated those are some sharp looking wheels
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:56 PM   #28
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I saw those on ebay however their backspacing was bad

15 x 8" / 50mm offset replica.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:23 PM   #29
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I have these wheels now so I am go to get them powder coated then get some 1" spacers to fix the off set problem. I have 12.50 wid tires so they rub a little.
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what bs are yours?

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