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post #1 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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steel rims ?

good? Bad? pros? cons?

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post #2 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 01:10 AM
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Don't buy pro comp mine looked good for a couple of months and then went to **** but they are cheap so don't expect much
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post #3 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 06:40 AM
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They are heavier so your mpg will take a hit. I have the cragar soft 8s. I love em.

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post #4 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 12:47 PM
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Aftermarket wheels in general tend to be crap
If you just want steel instead of aluminum, get OEM KJ wheels

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How are they crap? I don't think mine are craps and look way better than one wheels.

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post #6 of 30 Old 02-18-2014, 12:53 PM
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Besides being ugly, they are thinner and weaker than OEM wheels. There are starting to be ugly OEMs that try to copy the garish looks that everyone thinks is "cool" . In their quest to be different, they end up all looking the same. Weak and spindly, hard to clean. Then there are the plain black wheels with round holes. "Blacked out" wheels look just as un appealing. Its all the rage, though, so flame on

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post #7 of 30 Old 02-18-2014, 01:07 PM
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Besides being ugly, they are thinner and weaker than OEM wheels. There are starting to be ugly OEMs that try to copy the garish looks that everyone thinks is "cool" . In their quest to be different, they end up all looking the same. Weak and spindly, hard to clean. Then there are the plain black wheels with round holes. "Blacked out" wheels look just as un appealing. Its all the rage, though, so flame on
Man ; sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed....

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Says the man with pizza cutter tires and chrome letters across the hood. You really know what looks good.
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post #9 of 30 Old 02-22-2014, 10:24 AM
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good? Bad? pros? cons?
Well, steel rims have some benefits. #1 cost, #2 if you hit something hard they will bend vs crack. #3 when replacing tires after having them on in a few years, with aluminum you may need to scrape the rubber off from the rim steel you don't have to do it as much. Also easier to paint,

Aluminum positives more styled Lighter grouping with unsprung weight for suspension. Won't rust either.

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Will the late model 17 or 18in stocks fit a 2012 KK comfortably??? Or should I stick to my stock 16s?
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Will the late model 17 or 18in stocks fit a 2012 KK comfortably??? Or should I stick to my stock 16s?
Up to you, a low profile tire may help you corner better. And for some enhance appearance. Negatives - of a bigger rim, tires are more expensive , ride stiffer and easier to damage from curbs and potholes.

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I spoke to mechanic at a Chrysler dealership and he tried to sell me on the 18s without any detailed info. I work in the oil field and the roads we use going to and from work are usually pretty bad. My stock Goodyear's on steelies take a beating every two weeks at work. Thanks Poncherello.
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post #13 of 30 Old 02-22-2014, 08:21 PM
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I spoke to mechanic at a Chrysler dealership and he tried to sell me on the 18s without any detailed info. I work in the oil field and the roads we use going to and from work are usually pretty bad. My stock Goodyear's on steelies take a beating every two weeks at work. Thanks Poncherello.
Glad to help if that is the case go with 16's and if you decide to keep your Lib for a while check out some suspension mods, perhaps a lift and some even taller tires down the road. - I plan on doing the same thing.

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post #14 of 30 Old 02-24-2014, 01:02 PM
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I have a 04 WJ and was thinking about getting 16 inch steelies. What should i look into exactly?
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post #15 of 30 Old 02-24-2014, 01:04 PM
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Steel rims have their place but I do not see the purpose on a KK. Maybe my perception is skewed cause I am used to my fiancee's fully loaded limited but why would you put cheap ****ty wheels on such a nice vehicle?

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