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Steelies question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Lentsnh, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    They are no more difficult than aluminum. They are more prone to bending though
     
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    hey make alot cheaper steel wheels than that ...
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    how so? and will they bend if I jump a medium size jump? I'm not going to be doing alot of it. More highway and city driving.
    are they the same quality?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    I dont know how they would do on a jump....
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    hmmm. What are some cheap aluminum wheels? about the same price as the steelies
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    im sure they are theres not much to a steel wheel i would get a cheap mag wheel and paint it black if thats what you want
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    could you find me an example? please?
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    you see the link i posted
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    oh sorry. You posted it right before i posted my last post :eek:
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    haha its cool what did you think i had them on my suzuki and they looked good for about 3 years driving on the beach
     
  13. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    i would definitely paint them black.:eek:
     
  14. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    yea same here my buddy just got his 22''s for his suv powder coated for 30 bucks a wheel and they came out super nice
     
  15. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    $30?! :eek: I need to get them done there. Powdercoating is expensive down here.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    i was always under the impression that steelies were stronger
     
  17. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    :laugh: me too:eek:
     
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    all major offroad riggs and even all military vehicles run steelies
     
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    most rock crawlers use aluminum bead locks and baja racers as well come on guy steelies are old news
     
  20. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    It's my general understanding that aluminum is always stronger than steel, as well as being lighter.

    If so, then why did the previous owner of my truck replace the stock aluminum alloys with the series 52 rims that Lentsnh wanted?

    Steelies are built with thinner metal..so that would sound like they'd be prone to bending like Chris said.

    Are they significantly heavier to make up for their strength?
     
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