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post #1 of 12 Old 04-02-2007, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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American Racing Teflon alloys

Specifically the Chambers, but also the Mojave -

Anyone run with these? Happy? How is the Teflon holding up? Scratched it off yet? With a rock? A spatula? Have you cooked eggs on the spare when camping?

Just looking for some feedback, I'm likely to pull the trigger on a set on Friday.



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I've had the mojaves for about a year and they're doing fine. The outer lip is basically silver now, but there's no chipping or anything of that nature. I don't clean them, so they've pretty much turned into a flat black/dark grey, but I think they still look a lot better than bright chrome and ride way better than the black steelies I replaced.

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If you play in the rocks, the finish will get trashed. Simple as that.
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I do like the rocks, but we don't have mass quantities of them around here

This is the *only* thing giving me second thoughts ATM. I suppose I could always rattle can big scratches. It's not really the teflon that I want, it's that Chamber in black (or very dark gray).
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what about getting the Chamber in bare aluminum and painting it yourself? Easier to touch up that way...
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Anyone else who has actually owned these things have an opinion or real-world experiences?

Looks like I may have to wait until Monday... the wheels were going to be purchased with some stock options but the market closed today
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what about getting the Chamber in bare aluminum and painting it yourself? Easier to touch up that way...
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Here's an old pic of one of mine. They're a bit worse now, but it's still just the outer lip that gets scratched. If you only scratch them up a little, you could easily take a touch up brush to it. I have seen some powdercoated that looked pretty good, but then you're probably at about the same price and I'd think the teflon is more durable.


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Here's an old pic of one of mine. They're a bit worse now, but it's still just the outer lip that gets scratched. If you only scratch them up a little, you could easily take a touch up brush to it. I have seen some powdercoated that looked pretty good, but then you're probably at about the same price and I'd think the teflon is more durable.

I've seen enough "black" alloys that had unpainted rims that I would almost give up at some point and scrape the teflon off the outer part. Might even look like it came that way.

There simply aren't as many rocks where I go as I might enjoy, I'm tempted to take my chances. I've come across some pretty good deals on these, I figure I could always rattle-can them if worse came to worse. I like the Chamber design regardless.
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I went ahead and ordered 5 of the Chambers with Teflon. 15x8 3.75" backspacing.

We'll see how they hold up!
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Stupid Lug Nut question

The wheels are on the way. But I need lug nuts

I know the correct lugs for the Wrangler are 1/2"-20 RH.

I'm trying to verify that I need tapered lugs (60&#186 rather than flat. I'm 99% certain that I need tapered, but would love for someone to verify.

I'm looking at buying these lug nuts for the new wheels:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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