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Unread 06-23-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Rims that wont break

I took the stock 16's off my '13 JK sport and bought a set of rims from Discount Tire (these) and i chipped one on the bead today, doing what I'd consider some light off-roading. Can anyone suggest some more bulletproof wheels? Thanks!

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Unread 06-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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Steel wheels if you want to do it on the cheap.

Alcoa forged wheels if you want the best. Forged (not cast) aluminum wheels are lighter than steel and as strong (or stronger) as steel and like steel are flexible enough to take a hit, bend, and then spring back to shape (resiliant).

With forged one piece aluminum wheels (Alcoa brand) you get the strength and resiliancy of steel and the lightness of aliminum. But they are expensive.

Cast aluminum (cheaper aluminum wheels) are brittle. They aren't as strong as steel and can't bend at all. A hard hit to a cast rim crack it.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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What size tires do you run?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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I have 285/70/17s. I'm thinking about going back to 16s and getting more sidewall (staying around 33" in diameter).
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Unread 06-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Alcoa makes great 16" wheels for Jeeps.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #6
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You bought some cheap wheels that weren't made for offroading. Not surprised they broke.

Buy wheels made with offroading in mind from a decent company. Mickey Thompson, Pro Comp, Black Rock, etc. I have beat the crap out of my MT classic lock wheels in the rocks, enough to almost rip off the fake rock ring, and they have nothing more than a few scars on them and still hold air perfectly.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 02:59 AM   #7
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You bought some cheap wheels that weren't made for offroading. Not surprised they broke.

Buy wheels made with offroading in mind from a decent company. Mickey Thompson, Pro Comp, Black Rock, etc. I have beat the crap out of my MT classic lock wheels in the rocks, enough to almost rip off the fake rock ring, and they have nothing more than a few scars on them and still hold air perfectly.
The wheels you mention are good enough and cheaper than Alcoa. Good ideas.

AmericanRacing makes some nice wheels for Jeeps that are good for wheeling.

SummitRacing.com makes some nice wheels for Jeeps in their Summit brand. They are good and affordably priced.

SummitRacing.com offers many brands of wheels, including all the brands mentioned, except maybe Alcoa.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 03:04 AM   #8
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I think stock wheels are great. They are my preference for back spacing, are hubcentric, and free or cheap.

Stock wheels always held up fine for me, and I did a lot of moderate wheeling and some extreme in the past. Currently I do mild to moderate wheeling.
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