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Steel Wheels

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tr0gd0r, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    tr0gd0r

    tr0gd0r [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Why do a lot of people switch to steel wheels? Are they lighter? Stronger? Other reasons?

    Thanks

    I currently have the stock 15in alloys.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    pittim

    pittim Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    they're heavier but stronger AFAIK.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    jefferson

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    if youre offroading, steel.. otherwise i didnt know people were. Anyone want my steel wheels for their 15inchers?
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    word... they are heavier, stronger, and if wheeling, easier to pound back into shape if they bend...

    oh, and a lot cheaper in cost than alloy wheels...
     
  5. Mar 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    dubber

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    I did it because of all the salt they dump on the roads up in Canada in the winter. The OEM rims are too labour intensive to clean up in the spring. The steel wheels just need paint. Plus if you get a decent set of steel rims they look pretty cool...
     
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