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Old 04-16-2014, 01:53 PM
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Teflon Wheels

I just got a 2014 Jeep (OM edition) and of course the first thing i want are 35's.....goes without saying of course.

So I'm shopping on line and i saw Teflon finished wheels. Other then the kind of cool grey coloring.....what makes them different then just painted rims?

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They'll probably be easier to clean, at least until the Teflon coating is scratched off...which isn't hard to do on other surfaces, so I can't imagine it would last long on wheels.

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Yeah, I never thought about the longevity of the surface. I was sort of scratching my head as to....why. LoL.
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If someone throws eggs at you, they won't stick to the wheels...and in a pinch, you might be able to cook in them.

Actually, they are supposed to be easier to clean...dirt and mud supposedly drip right off like the bacon sliding out of your frying pan. However, I've also seen Teflon-coated wheels that looked horrible after a single season...scratched and with very little of the Teflon coating left. I don't know about the more modern Teflon, but I'd be willing to bet that powdercoating or paint is more durable. But maybe that has changed. AEV makes some nice wheels with "cool grey coloring"...they call it argent.
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I just put a set of American Racing AXT Teflon coated wheels on my 2011. I got them used. According to the guy selling them, they only had 1000 miles on them, but seeing the tire wear I question that number. I've hosed some mud off them a couple times, but I can't see a huge difference when using a pressure washer.

It seems like it would be pretty easy for them to get beat up. There's a little scratching inside the pocket where the lug nut sits, and they were put on and torqued by hand, no impact gun.

Sadly, it'll take a few seasons before I can really speak to the durability of the coating, but I do like the way they look now.
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I have had the American Racing ATX wheels that are Teflon coated for about 8 months. I would say there is a slight difference with the dirt & mud coming off easier than non-Teflon coated wheels. I wouldn't expect any earth shattering difference between the two and so far the coating has held up well for me. I do more rock crawling than mud crawling though.
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I've got the ATX Ledge wheels, and they pretty much shed any crap that would normally stick to wheels. I've had em for 2 years, and there's been no peeling or fading, so far. Here in WI they use salt on the roads in winter, and they've been fine. Snow doesn't stick to em, and the mud up here doesn't, either, unless I really bury em in a swamp. Even then, a spray from the hose cleans em off easily.

I bought mine with no thought whatsoever to the teflon aspect, but after running them for awhile I'd have to say, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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If someone throws eggs at you, they won't stick to the wheels...and in a pinch, you might be able to cook in them.
I make a killer omelet, but haven't ever done so on my wheels.

Yet.

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