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Steel Vs Alum Wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BizeeB65, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. BizeeB65

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    Ok, need some input. I have Alum 6 lug 15X10's with 33x12.5 TSL radials now.. I plan on keeping the same size tire for a while. My aluminum wheels now have really deep lug holes that make it a PITA to take the wheel on and off, and the lug nuts tend to come loose a lot. I am looking at a cheap set of steel wheels to replace them. (15x10 with a shallow acorn style hole).

    Which wheel is better to go with? I am not pushing high horsies or low gearing... truck is mostly stock. I just dont wanna sell my alum wheels and hate myself in the end for it. Opinions?
     
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    What? You can't be a regular redneck and have a bunch of spare parts laying in your yard? If you were a redneck, you get the steel rims anyway and turn your aluminum rims into flowerpots.
     
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    Yea... thats not gonna work for me. Selling parts is what keeps this money-pit-project funded.
     
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    Well, you may have to get new rims anyway if your current rims are loosening by themselves. The tapers for the lugs may be worn out. Not a safe situation.
     
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    Ya, already been rotor-riding once... dont feel like doing that again.
     
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    :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
     
  7. goldwing2000

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    I vote steelies. Aluminum wheels are a pain in the ass. They corrode around the bead worse, they will break where a steelie will only bend, they have lug nut problems (as you noticed), and they are harder to keep clean and shiny (if anybody here actually cares about that). Plus they cost a lot more.

    I've purchased one set of aftermarket alum wheels for a truck and I won't do it again.

    Too bad you don't live closer or I'd sell you my 6-lug black steelies. I'm changing over to 8-lug and these wheels only have maybe 1000 miles on them.
     
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    Well... I am getting a cheap set for $150 if the guy comes thru... If not, I would be interested in yours... I might even be coming thru michigan this summer (June). Send me a pic of what you got.
     
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    It was at 35mph on a straight road.... but still nothing I would like to experience again... Thank God for AAA, cause I was like 40 miles from home.
     
  10. goldwing2000

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    Just basic black 15x10 D-hole steel wheels.

    Just like these (except 6-lug):

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    I was going to keep a pair for my trailer but I still have a set of 4 white wagons with 33s that I could use for that.
     
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    What would you be lookin to get for em?
     
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    *shrug* I guess $150 would work if your other deal falls through.
    That's about half what I paid for them.
     

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