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Unread 04-19-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Name that rim. I got 3 others but this one has seen its last days



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Unread 04-19-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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I name it interesting, haven't seen too many fo those!
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Unread 04-19-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
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This here is what was the result of the hit. I say the aluminum rim was pretty tough considering what happened to the axle.
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Unread 04-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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what did u hit
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Unread 04-19-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
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That doesnt look like anything made too recently. Are there any markings anywhere on the wheels? I may have seen something close on a old dodge the other day at the junkyard but I wasnt looking to closely, they def didnt have two bolt patterns like that though. It was a car too so it probably wouldnt be the right offset anyways
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Unread 04-19-2009, 05:56 PM   #6
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Hammers! talk about old school early 1990's flashback

BTW those old cast aftermarket wheels are deathtraps many tire shops won't touch em nowadays. If I had to run em I would torque my lugnuts weekly
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Unread 04-19-2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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Yeah I may just dump them. they have real nice lug covers. Made of a cast aluminum. I know I will never find the 4th one to go with the set. Besides I may go steel and get some weld in bead locks.
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why are they death traps ? is it specificly older aftermarket alum wheels that have issues. just wondereing because I run wheels off an 86 iroc on my car and have never had issues but obviosuly there not aftermarket.
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Unread 04-21-2009, 05:44 AM   #9
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is it specificly older aftermarket alum wheels that have issues.
Yes. Back in the day OE wheels were of much higher quality than cheap cast and roughly machined aftermarket units from the early 90 back. The problem was these these wheels would flex and squirm around on the hub and in the process loosen the lugnuts if you didn't stay on top of things.

The "unilug" wheels were the worst and in my opinion shouldn't be on the road in any shape form or fashion
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Unread 04-21-2009, 07:22 AM   #10
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ok then I guess ill steer clear of those, those unilug things always looked hokey to me too. Your talking about the ones that you had to use the oval shaped washers and weird lug nuts right. I wouldnt trust those on a geo let alone something thats getting slammed around offroad or putting down any serious power on the pavement.
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ok then I guess ill steer clear of those, those unilug things always looked hokey to me too. Your talking about the ones that you had to use the oval shaped washers and weird lug nuts right. I wouldnt trust those on a geo let alone something thats getting slammed around offroad or putting down any serious power on the pavement.
Well Unilugs were the worst, But some of the old single lug directional, outlaw, Hammer, slot mag and turbines were almost as bad.

Like I said previously if you run vintage AFTERMARKET wheels you should torque you lugnuts weekly, and daily for the first few days after install
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