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Cheap steelies?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 05RedTaco, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    I currently have the fugly 5lugger wheel/tire combo. On the stock wheels I can only mount 30x9.5x15 tire. I would like to get 31x10.5x15 tire or 33x10.5x15 tire. I am still undecided if I want to cut the stock bumper or play with the welder and fab up a front bumper.

    I have looked at tirerack.com and discounttire.com and I couldn't find steelies on their sites. All I want is set of 15" steelies on which I can mount 10.5 wide tire. Ideally I would like black steelies, but if they are different color and cheap I can always paint them.

    Can anybody point me towards some cheap steelies?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    IF you really want to go with steelies there are always cragar soft 8s. I had them on my heep for a while because the heep was cheap. i would never put them on a taco tho. you will be much happier if you save up and get some alloys.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    Why is that?

    Honestly, I don't think there will be much difference between alloys and steelies... I am on a very tight budget, so spending $100-$150/wheel is just not an option, however the Cragar wheels are $42/piece so that is very doable...
     
  4. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Your truck is 6lug... The stock rims for 5lug & 6lug Taco's are different...

    I like the pro-comp's they look pretty bad!
     
  6. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    x2 on the soft 8's for a 5 lug... look great and are inexpensive....
     
  7. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    pro comp makes *lots* of sizes in their steelies, and they're pretty affordable.
     
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    Kinda jsut my personal opinion....i mean if you aint got the cash you aint got the cash, but steelies will get scatched up like paint and look dull then after a while they will rust, but you can always paint them. I jsut think alloys are lighter, stronger, more durable, and and look better but once again thats my $.2 i had steelies on my jeep and they did great while i had them, other than the fading and scatching


    EDIT: If cragars are still a tad out the budget, look into pacers. I got mine for about 30 bucks a piece
     
  9. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Its a truck, it will see abuse. I am not worried about scratches or rust... Hell I live in AZ. My truck will most likely never see snow...

    Hrm... what width wheel do i need to be able to mount 33x10.5x15? 7.5" or 8" or 8.5" wheel?
     
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    i know for a fact that 15x8 will hold 33s....youll prolly need 4 inch backspacing as well. just make shur its gonna clear your brakes
     
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    I have the soft 8s on my truck. Mine are 16x8 with 4.5 backspacing but I have spidertrax spacers. The wheels costed me 330 shipped from summit racing and that also included the center caps.

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    Pardon my newbishness, but what is backspacing?

    The stock wheels are 15" so I don't see why 15"x8 steelies shouldn't clear the brakes.
     
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    back spacing is the distance from the mounting surface to the inside lip of the wheel.
     
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    what makes you say alloys are stronger/ more duarable than steelies?
     
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    Thats what I didn't understand...

    As far as I know in terms of strength steel is far superior by far compared to alloy...
     
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    just kinda my personal opinion with what i have seen. mostly the durability issue but if it dont bother you go ahead.
     
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    I'm just not aware if "the durability" issue. I've had both fail. The steelie was fixable. The alloy was shot.
     
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    either way, i highly doubt your gonna damage any wheel like that, so get what you can afford. i was just stating how i feel about steels verses the other types of wheels.
     
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    x2... last year, prerunning from Primm, NV to Barstow, CA i hit a 2 foot wide rock at about 50mph... my steel wheel got dented but lost no bead... we were able to continue the run... the next day, we took a mallet to the rim and pounded it back in place...

    an alloy wouldn't have faired so well...
     
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