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01-15-2008 02:14 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 02:12 AM
cavediverjc I noticed that too.....good eye.

01-14-2008 08:36 PM
Brian V ^^^ One soft door, one hard door??????
01-14-2008 07:17 PM
ChilliRed I like alloy too

01-14-2008 07:14 PM
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 07:07 PM
Triple88a how about chromed lip also?
01-14-2008 07:06 PM
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
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 07:02 PM
Triple88a what bs are yours?
01-14-2008 06:23 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 05:56 PM
Triple88a I saw those on ebay however their backspacing was bad

15 x 8" / 50mm offset replica.
01-14-2008 10:36 AM
mrbigjeep those look sweet ^^

even when they aren't powdercoated those are some sharp looking wheels
01-14-2008 09:27 AM
Chad P I want to do this to mine:

01-14-2008 12:44 AM
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.
01-14-2008 12:41 AM
Triple88a lol if that was me i'd feel my heart bleed when i scratch them lol
01-14-2008 12:33 AM
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.
01-14-2008 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD View Post
Alloy > Steel.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Steel > Alloy $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
01-14-2008 12:19 AM
MR.CLIFFORD they are steel.

Alloy > Steel.
01-14-2008 12:16 AM
Triple88a hey everybody what about chrome steelies like the procomp 88s?
01-13-2008 11:57 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.


and the set on the wifes jeep.

01-13-2008 11:49 PM
cavediverjc I really like the look of the black steelies, but not enough to give up my Eagles.

01-13-2008 11:42 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 10:13 PM
steve1 Oh,black jeep is great!I love it !Very cool!Nice pics!
01-13-2008 01:28 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 01:10 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 08:15 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 04:12 AM
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 03:50 AM
nicolas-eric i´ve got some wheels you don´t know in the US. they´re from a french company...

01-13-2008 03:43 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 02:52 AM
iamagolfspaz Black Pro Comp Steelies with 3.75 back spacing
01-13-2008 01:57 AM
Scoob There is no comparison.

Alloys > Steelies

Cmoore on another forum said it best when comparing cheesy steel wheels to Alloys.
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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