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Old 11-18-2015, 04:28 AM
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AEV vs fuel

Good morning, I recently had a 2.5 lift installed and was wondering if there is a difference between the AEV Pintler and the fuel krank in 17" as far as quality? I see the Pintler is 8.5" and the fuel is 9" is there a benefit to either? I would be running 35" goodyears. I also welcome what you guys think would look nicer on a 15 Sahara firecracker red. Do you think the argent color would look good, I haven't seen it in person? I like the way the jeeps look with a little wider stance, would there be a big difference between 8.5 and 9"? Thanks all.

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I really like AEV wheels - the rim width is minor, both will hold 35s in reasonable width just fine.

Black tires on black wheels can lose the detail - may as well just black steelies... I like the look of the gray, personally.

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AEV have a protected valve stem, which is something interested for anyone who has knocked one off.
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The Pintler comes with an inner and outer weight lip as well. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage depending on use. Having a weight lip allows a true dynamic balance which can be a benefit for over-sized hard-to-balance tires. However, there are a few examples floating around the net of Pintlers that had a piece of their weight lips broken off in the rocks.
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I had planned on getting the AEV Pintlers until I saw the Fuel Trophy in person. Both wheels are 8.5" wide so fitment isn't an issue. Anthracite ring and black centers. Mmmm.
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For the price, there should be a removeable rock ring on the Trophy.
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I went with Fuel Octane rims, the AEV just look to "stock" for my taste. If I buy a aftermarket rim I want 1 that will look more aggressive.
Fuel has a bunch of awesome looking rims IMO, I actually had a hard time deciding on what style to go with.
No AEV rim looks as good as this

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I had a set of Pintlers and while I think they look great they are as was mentioned not great off roading rims. the lip breaks off in chunks in the rocks. I just bought a set of aev saltas from Jimmyw on this site and they are sweet. to me they are the best looking rim out there and they have a much more robust bead than the Pintlers. the tire shop was uber impressed at how little weight they took to balance for 35's the most weight was 2.5 oz and the least was 3/4ounce.
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im partial to the AEV salt's but your fuels look great.
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I'm not a big fan of Fuel after having Fuel Mavericks. Yes they do look great, but the plastic centerpiece covered up the 10 mounting holes (I should've purchased one with just 5). It was a pita to install the wheel to tire carrier by yourself trying to determine which of the 10 holes will align properly. Also, a few of their products have the valve stems in between the spokes which sucks if you air down/up.

Other than that, they do offer nice wheels. I'd be cautious of purchasing wheels that have valve stems in between the spokes, and if there are more than 5 mounting holes. The mounting holes were my fault for not checking, but the valve stems in between the spokes?... my fault for not researching.
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I went with the Fuel Trophy, really like them so far, it's been a few months, and no issues.
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