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Moto Metal Wheels in Minnesota Winters? Will they rust?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by mmjcarr, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    mmjcarr

    mmjcarr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sup Ya'll? I'm about to purchase Moto Metal 957s. The polished and black set. They are sweeettt!

    I live in Minnesota where we have very harsh and cold winters. They do a great job of keeping roads clear but use a lot of salt.

    Should I worry about the wheels rusting?

    Should I keep my factory wheels? They haven't rusted and I've been through 4 winters.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    M:D
     
  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Corrosion will be an issue for any wheels. Just keep your new wheels scar-free and clean and you'll probably be OK ...
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    mmjcarr

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    Would you leave the wheels on during winter months? and keep them clean?

    Michael
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Keep them clean - definitely! ...

    Swapping them out for beater rims during the high-salt season would help.
     
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