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Eagle Alloy Wheels - Good, Bad, Ugly

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Biff, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    Biff

    Biff [OP] What could go wrong?

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    Does anyone here run any Eagle Alloy wheels? Are they quality wheels? I am choosing between them and Pro-Comp. Looking for some feedback. Also, does anyone have any experience with painted black wheels in winter climates? Would you treat them the same as chrome wheels and take them off for the winter?
     
  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    afd23a

    afd23a Well-Known Member

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    I've got a set of Eagle Alloys.

    Series 146 Polished
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    I bought my truck used with them on it. My experience is that they seem to be sensitive to balancing issues. Whenever I had them rotated and balanced, I had vibration issues. I wasn't sure what was causing the problem as it would go away with enough rebalancing attempts. Those tires were also slightly cupped, so I'm not sure how that plays into the problem.

    I just got a new set of tires last week (Bridgestone Revo 2). After leaving the Firestone shop I noticed they were out of balance at 45 and above. Now extremely frustrated with this issue, I called the local Eagle Alloy rep to discuss hub and lug centric. The result was I bought new extended thread lug nuts to see if that would solve the issue. Nope. Took it back again for rebalance. Still bad. Again a third time and I made sure they used the Haweka (?) adapter to mount them on the balancing machine. The result was that the left front tire was .25 of an ounce off. Now they're smooth like they should be.

    I like the wheels and the quality seems to be good. I just wish they were easier to balance, although I think that is more the shop's fault. The local rep was very helpful when I called him about the problems I was having and I'm glad he told me about the correct lug nuts to use.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Loiman20

    Loiman20 Well-Known Member

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    I just got some eagle alloy 137's and they are awesome. No problems yet. I also do a lot of winter driving and they seem to be ok
     
  4. May 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Oregon TRD

    Oregon TRD "GO DUCKS" Edition

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    I wouldn't trade my Eagle Alloys for nothin. I love em and they are worth every penny!

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