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01-15-2008 01:14 PM
ygohome when I eventually go with beadlocks I'll get a high quality set like the walker evans. They are of course aluminum.

until then I'm happy with my steel wheels. They work and are strong with a welded on rock ring and I don't care if they get scratched so why should I change. I just won't go below 8 psi until I get the bling
01-15-2008 01:12 AM
cavediverjc I noticed that too.....good eye.

01-14-2008 07:36 PM
Brian V ^^^ One soft door, one hard door??????
01-14-2008 06:17 PM
ChilliRed I like alloy too


01-14-2008 06:14 PM
sgnellett
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
lol if that was me i'd feel my heart bleed when i scratch them lol
If you've looked at Mr. C's rig, that obviously aint a big issue! His rig is like Chuck Norris, scratches are afraid of it!

As for my $.02 worth, I spend enough of my time on the highway that I'm far more likely to damage a wheel there than off road, so I stick w/ steelies, cuz I've broken a few too many aluminum wheels hopping over curbs, potholes, etc, and not just in my Jeeps Well, that and the fact that I'm a cheap bastard!
01-14-2008 06:07 PM
Triple88a how about chromed lip also?
01-14-2008 06:06 PM
sgnellett
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Originally Posted by debruins View Post
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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Originally Posted by orange05tj View Post
Hwat stock hweels doy ou ahve? I think t eh stock hweel wouldl ook sweet int eh podwercoat
Please, don't encourage him!
01-14-2008 06:02 PM
Triple88a what bs are yours?
01-14-2008 05:23 PM
Chad P 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.
01-14-2008 04:56 PM
Triple88a I saw those on ebay however their backspacing was bad

15 x 8" / 50mm offset replica.
01-14-2008 09:36 AM
mrbigjeep those look sweet ^^

even when they aren't powdercoated those are some sharp looking wheels
01-14-2008 08:27 AM
Chad P I want to do this to mine:

01-13-2008 11:44 PM
MR.CLIFFORD 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.
01-13-2008 11:41 PM
Triple88a lol if that was me i'd feel my heart bleed when i scratch them lol
01-13-2008 11:33 PM
MR.CLIFFORD 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.
01-13-2008 11:27 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
Alloy > Steel.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Steel > Alloy $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
01-13-2008 11:19 PM
MR.CLIFFORD they are steel.


Alloy > Steel.
01-13-2008 11:16 PM
Triple88a hey everybody what about chrome steelies like the procomp 88s?
01-13-2008 10:57 PM
MR.CLIFFORD 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.

01-13-2008 10:49 PM
cavediverjc I really like the look of the black steelies, but not enough to give up my Eagles.



01-13-2008 10:42 PM
solo97tj 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
01-13-2008 09:13 PM
steve1 Oh,black jeep is great!I love it !Very cool!Nice pics!
01-13-2008 12:28 PM
iamagolfspaz 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.
01-13-2008 12:10 PM
mrbigjeep 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.




01-13-2008 07:15 AM
Walkeraviator 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.
01-13-2008 03:12 AM
bpowa
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Originally Posted by iamagolfspaz View Post
Black Pro Comp Steelies with 3.75 back spacing

i like how these look, any balance/ vibration issues?
01-13-2008 02:50 AM
nicolas-eric i´ve got some wheels you don´t know in the US. they´re from a french company...

01-13-2008 02:43 AM
AzTJ Alloy all the way.
Why do you think all the best beadlock wheels are made of aluminum?

I like my Eagle's.
01-13-2008 01:52 AM
iamagolfspaz Black Pro Comp Steelies with 3.75 back spacing
01-13-2008 12:57 AM
Scoob 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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