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Steel VS Aluminum

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Steel or Aluminum

Steel
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Aluminum
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Steel VS Aluminum

Postby xjjeepthing » March 28th, 2009, 8:59 am

My rims are rusted badly. Need to replace them. Lets here the pros and cons of steel and aluminum.
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Postby tabfinder » March 28th, 2009, 5:19 pm

Aluminum doesn't rust....The clear coat comes off over time and they "oxidize"/pit/scale up from road salt. They can't take the abuse a steel can. Steelies you can strip and paint or powdercoat. If you only mud occasionally and no rough stuff......aluminums will work and they do look good....unless you hit a rock...which will take a chunk out. Depends on your personal preference really.
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Postby timsbronco2 » March 28th, 2009, 8:31 pm

if you have 4 spares give me the rusted one and i can have them sandblasted and powder coat yellow for you????lol or red black blue clear coat what every you want.
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Postby Grayson » March 28th, 2009, 8:38 pm

I am looking into getting some rims . Any suggestions
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Postby its all blue 95 » June 11th, 2009, 8:16 pm

steel all the way
89 2door xj 3" rustys and 33'' LTB's,
custom front bumper and black rock rims

stolen 95 yj 4" rough country lift 33" tires custom front bumper

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Postby mudmonkey » July 22nd, 2009, 9:57 am

definately steel rims,
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Postby dirkrc51 » July 22nd, 2009, 4:19 pm

97 TJ LT1
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Postby tabfinder » July 22nd, 2009, 5:55 pm

dirkrc51 wrote:How about these.....
http://www.aeroracewheels.com/wheel_pgs ... eries.html
Yellow/black

WHOA...now those are COOL!! Go for it....they would look sweet on your rig!
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Postby Run4lo » July 23rd, 2009, 9:20 am

OMG I can so these on your rig Jeff... too bad you already got new wheels!
If there's a Rock, YO I'll crawl it!
Check out the looks while my JK devours it!
Rocks, rocks, baby!
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Postby xjjeepthing » July 23rd, 2009, 9:11 pm

Trust me I looked at them, Summit sells them. $150 each
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