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steelies and mudterrains

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by s2kvtak, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    s2kvtak

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    well im going to buy some cooper stt's with my tax refund this year and cant decide wether i want to buy some spacers and use my stock wheels or spend a little extra and buy some steelies with the correct backspacing. ive heard that you can get steelies for super cheap but i cant seem to find them. the lowest i have found even in a 15" is still $100. is this cheap and im just being a stickler about it? im not sure which would be better since with a spacer i would only have to get a 1.25". thats not too think so i dont think i would have any safety issues and i can get those for about 75 a set.

    what do you guys think would be the betteer route to go, or which would you go if it were you
     
  2. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    ktmrider

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    check out wheelersoffroad.com they have steelies for 85 a piece but 100 is still pretty good. also if you go with spacers go with spidertrax there the safest and the best
     
  3. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    xodeuce

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  4. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    i dont mind steelies. i kinda like them. my stocks are steelies and if i end up keeping them on there ill just paint them black anyways. as far as spacers go i will choose spidertrax if i go that route.

    any other opinions?? i will be checking out wheelers. thanks guys
     
  5. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    question: i plan on getting a 285/75-16 if i keep stock which is a 33x11. what would the same size be for a 15" rim?

    edit: and for that thickness of tire would a 8" thick wheel hold the tire fine? i assume it would but though id ask
     
  6. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    Make sure if you go with Wheeler's to check what the shipping cost would be...the $85/wheel jumps up to $125/wheel when u add that in....get nicer wheels with free shipping somewhere else if u can. IMHO
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    im runnin that size on 8" wide... its fine...

    what kinda taco u got?

    year?
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Do a google search for

    "Allied Black Daytona" or "AMERICAN 767 GLOSSY BLACK"

    I've seen these for $86 at one site. Shop around, they're everywhere!

    You'll be fine with an 8" wide rim with 11.50" (give or take) wide tire. Just make sure your wheel size is what you need for your truck since you never listed what vehicle you have. I ran 15x8" Allied Daytona's with 33x 12.50" tires for years (on my Jeep)
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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  11. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    sorry guys. i have an 04 xtracab v6 auto. i checked out wheelers last night and for a 15x8 wheel its 59 each. thats more along the lines of what i was thinking it would be. is there something im missing on their site?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    There was a thread a bit ago that was saying wheelers shipping prices were kinda high, and that it wasn't represented correctly during the order process. As with anything, caveat emptor. I'd call them and see what you're looking at total.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Wheelers shipping is not fixed rate, so you really need to deal with them directly before you commit to lock down the price, but the convenience with them is that their wheels are pretty much guaranteed to fit and they carry the ideal backspace in 4"

    With other etailers, if the wheels dont happen to fit, you get hit with return shipping and restock fees if they even agree to take them back...

    I remember the good ole days when steel wheels could be had for $45 each, but I guess inflation took its toll...
     
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