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who leaves their rims on in the winter

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 06SR5canada, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Oct 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    06SR5canada

    06SR5canada [OP] Well-Known Member

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    just wondering if its a bad idea, we dont use salt on our roads here just sand.

    anyone have damage from deep snow and ice?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    What kind of finish is on your wheels?
     
  3. Oct 22, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    Norton

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    I only have one set, so they stay on all year round. No damage yet.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    06SR5canada

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    i just ordered, and put a down payment on 17x9 revolvers in black, for a ridiculously canadian price :p you guys in the states get stuff CHEAP.

    anyway, anyone know how durable the black coating is? I previously had crager soft 8 style wheels on my blazer and they chipped and the chips began rusting, so im want to avoid this..
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    yhiki

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    My wheels were damaged by salt. Paul Nuclo of Toyota told the dealer that driving in salt voided the warenty on my wheels.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    Pugga

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    Kinda hard to drive the Tacoma without rims... :rolleyes:


    Sorry, couldn't resist. I have TRD Sport rims and leave them on year round.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Aw9d

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    I leave my rims on all year.. but I live in Az, we don't have that 'snow' stuff your talking about.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    I have them on mine...no issues after a year and a half living in Ohio!
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    teamfast

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    A winter set of wheels is a nice to have. If you dont have them protect them. I have been sucessful using motorcycle chain wax. A light coating will keep your wheels protected until Spring. You could also just use regular car wax, be sure to reapply halfway through the winter.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    4wheelers black steelis baby all year round :cool:
     
  11. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    How about the machined aluminum type rims? Unfortunately they do salt where I live (hate that stuff) but itd be a bit of a hassle to change them with one set of tires. Plus the stock steelies just look sooooo bad lol.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    chainwax and or regular wax as described/
     
  13. Dec 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    If they don't use salt where you live, there's really nothing to worry about. I live in the NW where all they use is sand/gravel and preemptive de-icer. Cars don't rust here.

    If you drove a car, especially one with low profile tires, then it would be a good idea to have separate wheels with snow tires that have real sidewalls.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    You mean like polished aluminum? That would be the worst. Polished aluminum looks best in the long run IMO, but you have to maintain them very well. Clean and polish them regularly. They are much more prone to the elements.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    My wheels get scratched off-road anyways, so even if I lived in a place that salts their roads or anything, I'd still leave them on year round.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    I leave mine on all winter, we dont salt or sand our roads. no rain/snow damage to my wheels thus far :D
     
  17. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    I leave mine on , but have had all 4 alloys replaced by the dealer for bubbling
     
  18. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:05 AM
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    Halo headlights, Black tail light covers, dual exhaust, 5100s front and rear, eibach coils, wheelers 1.5 AAL, window tint, bow arrow antenna, bull bar, painted grille emblem, debadged, raceline rims, a few decals, CB radio, alpine HU, husky floor liners, tool box, mesh grill...and more to come eventually
    Yep I think they're polished and then painted on the black parts of the rim. I've been trying my hardest to keep it sprayed off but it gets salt right back on it in no time. I wish our area would start using something else.
     
  19. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:25 AM
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    We have black steelies for the jeep and taco as winter rims, but just so we can swap out the snow tires fast and easy without going to a tire store and wasting hours.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:39 AM
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    wheelers offroad steelies here for summer. Factory OR wheels for the winter.
     
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