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Old 05-13-2018, 06:21 PM
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Wheel causing brake fade?

I really like the Black Rhino Armory wheel (Armory Truck Rims by Black Rhino) my but the concern is that because that wheel has no outside venting that I might get brake fade while off-roading or mountain driving due to heat. Anyone know if this could be an issue or not, or is the inside venting enough?

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I'll weigh in since no one has responded. I do not think you will have any problem with overheating your brakes due to the wheels. The older steel wheels cars used to be equipped with, including high performance/sports cars had no or virtually no venting. An aluminum wheel, even with no venting is a heat sink. The heat from the brake rotors is transferred to the wheel and dissipated into the air. A wheel with slots/openings may be a little more efficient but as long as you are not driving the Jeep like a sports car on twisty mountain roads should not be an issue. The aluminum wheel is going to pull the heat away faster than steel would.

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Jeeps have a LOT of open space around the wheels, I doubt solid wheels would cause any fade.
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Thank for all the responses. Turns out those are pretty hard to come by right now. I ended up buying a set of SOTA SSD Pro Series off another forum member. Got the optional, removable rock rings, so I can protect them when I am off roading. Pretty happy about them.
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Thank for all the responses. Turns out those are pretty hard to come by right now. I ended up buying a set of SOTA SSD Pro Series off another forum member. Got the optional, removable rock rings, so I can protect them when I am off roading. Pretty happy about them.







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