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Wheel Differences

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Chastaco, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Sep 23, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Chastaco

    Chastaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I’m about to buy a set of new wheels. Many on this site seem to really be partial to a few brands. Method, SCS, Volk, as opposed to the more common Fuel, Moto metal, etc. What is the reason for this? I ask because I really like the look of a set of American racing wheels but I’m leery because they are cheaper. I guess what are some considerations that I should be thinking about when comparing wheels?
    Weight?
    Scratch resistant?
    More resistant to pitting?
    Better weight distribution?
    More resistant to bending?
    These are the ones I’m looking at: https://m.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...6!3!72322457293!!!g!79583393053!&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
  2. Sep 23, 2020 at 8:38 AM
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    wessyder

    wessyder Enlightened OR Bro who don't need no skewp

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  3. Sep 23, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    DavesTaco68

    DavesTaco68 Well-Known Member

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    Big plans, small budget - ICON UCAs, BP51/Kings, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy.
    I like having wheels you won’t see on a Dodge or Ford, went with SCS.
     
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  4. Sep 23, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    Chastaco

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    Yeah, I’m definitely looking for something less common and not blingy
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    oyemengitsamie

    oyemengitsamie amie.

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    I went for American Racing - only have 1 wheel as the other 3 are on backorder.

    43682E2F-93F0-4713-BD4A-BCA88E5A4C75.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 23, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Chastaco

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    Look good! That wait has to be terrible...
     
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  7. Sep 24, 2020 at 2:43 AM
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    oyemengitsamie

    oyemengitsamie amie.

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    very!
     
  8. Sep 24, 2020 at 3:38 AM
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    Groan Old

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    It may be that what they are looking for isn't available in the more common brands. If you go with the American Racing wheels, make sure they will fit. I really wanted the AR-23 American Racing wheels for my truck, but the 16" (same as my stock wheel) would not clear the brake caliper and they weren't available in 17". They were a lot cheaper ($150 /wheel) than most of the other brands, too. I finally found a Fuel design I liked, it fit in a 16" but I moved up to a 17". Only thing I don't like about them is that they cost $60 more per wheel than the American's did.

    Wouldn't that be a bitch if they discontinued the wheel?
     
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