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Black alloys in winter?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tundra2tacoma, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    tundra2tacoma

    tundra2tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'd prefer black steelies, but wheelersoffroad is on backorder with no ETA on new inventory for their 16x8 black steel wheels (could be next week, could be 3 months from now). I don't want to grind my calipers, so my next option is flat black alloys like the procomp 7069 or Black Rock 909B. My issue is the winter weather in Pennsylvania and the beating aluminum wheels take here. Any reason to think the flat black alloy wheels will fare better than polished wheels that often last only one or two seasons?

    2011 DC LB SR5.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Hook & Ladder

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    I have matt black alloy rims ION197 (18x9), and When I asked the same Q to the company I bought mine from, they said it would hold up well. I have also talked to other people who said any painted rim will hold up with the salts in the winter as long as there are dings or scratches.
    I live in Maine so I'm going with they will be fine.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Discount Tire Direct

    Discount Tire Direct Wheel and Tire Guys Vendor

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    Most alloy wheels have a protective clear coat on them. As long as you clean them often they should hold up fine.

    Let us know if we can help you with a set. We guarantee the lowest delivered price on the products we sell and we would love to earn you business. Shipping is also FREE.
     
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