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post #33721 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:16 PM
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Just a thought on the rims Matt, if you are going to be really really picky about them, they are going to be even harder to find (i.e. expensive) and replace if something gets damaged down the road, err.. trail when it inevitably gets ground into a rock. It would be in your best interest to just get something that is common that will work until its so damaged you can pick up another one for cheap, or get a quality one that is already armored against the rocks or that can be modified (i.e. weld in rock rings)

Those steel ones with some rock rings welded in would fit the bill nicely. That's just my 2 cents though
I was thinking about rock rings but I'm worried they will throw the balance off at highway speeds. I definitely don't want to go bigger than 7 inches because I also want the narrower rim to help keep the bead when I'm aired down. If I buy new I'm buying 6 rims, that way I'll have a second spare to pack in the truck for trips like the last one where I killed a wheel on the first day.
If my junkyard search turns up nothing Iím leaning towards these unless someone can get me a better price or recommend a better wheel at a similar price.
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I like the old school solid look though Iím concerned I might have heat issues with the brakes due to the lack of ventilation.

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post #33722 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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im confused as to why you havent already just ordered a set of house brand steelies from summit. like $46 each, free shipping.

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I run 10" wide rims (13.5" wide tires) with rim stiffeners/rock rings and don't have an issue with balance and I've aired down to 6 psi to wheel without popping off the bead.

What width tires are you running?
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post #33724 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Or wait, why also cant you put your tires on your wheels? Just go to a llantera and be done with it. Like we talked about, I've got 10.50's on 6" rims and they didnt bat an eye.

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post #33725 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:34 PM
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I run 10" wide rims (13.5" wide tires) with rim stiffeners/rock rings and don't have an issue with balance and I've aired down to 6 psi to wheel without popping off the bead.

What width tires are you running?
Mine are 10.5 wide so they don't air down as well. I haven't priced the stiffeners/rock rings what brand did you use and how pricey where they?
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post #33726 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:34 PM
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Remember my relationship rant a few days ago...??? I got 99 problems but a ...... ain't one... I kid I kid!!!
Don't get me wrong there are times when I think of all the amazing toys I could have if not married. What out weighs that is I really do enjoy married life because I'm married to a great woman.
And I really do have a ton of cars and crap already.
71 Chevy 3/4 ton
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96 corolla
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11 f-150 (work truck)
Add the wife's car and I've got too much **** and I need to downsize there is no other way around it I've gathered to much crap and have to much going on to justify it. I have downsized a few cars in the last couple years without adding anything. I now own no motorcycles and only 2 cars that don't run.
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post #33727 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:36 PM
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Oh and my wife makes 2 1/2 times what I make. That is a pretty good deciding factor. To her credit she has paid $12k of her student loans off in the last 6 months.
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I now own no motorcycles and only 2 cars that don't run.
Gladd to see you're making progress.

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post #33729 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:40 PM
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Or wait, why also cant you put your tires on your wheels? Just go to a llantera and be done with it. Like we talked about, I've got 10.50's on 6" rims and they didnt bat an eye.
I can but then discount tire is going to hassle me every time I ask them to do anything with the wheels because it's an "unsafe" combination and after I ran the numbers I discovered they were going to push in the tires I have Ĺ an inch which is going to cause more rubbing issues.

I was going to hang on to the wheels and tires as a spare set for when I bumper tow but now my wifeís friend wants them for her jeep because the tires it came with are rubbing and hurting the gas mileage.
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post #33730 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:41 PM
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Don't get me wrong there are times when I think of all the amazing toys I could have if not married. What out weighs that is I really do enjoy married life because I'm married to a great woman.
And I really do have a ton of cars and crap already.
71 Chevy 3/4 ton
68 Camaro (rough)
97 zj
96 corolla
07 f-150
11 f-150 (work truck)
Add the wife's car and I've got too much **** and I need to downsize there is no other way around it I've gathered to much crap and have to much going on to justify it. I have downsized a few cars in the last couple years without adding anything. I now own no motorcycles and only 2 cars that don't run.
When our fleet hit 6 cars and two bikes the wife also made me downsize. She was right.
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You guys balance your wheels? I don't remember the last time I had that done... The weights never stay on anyways.

I'm hoping to be back up to 3 vehicles this Spring if things go right. My savings account is what tells me yes or no.

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post #33732 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 01:46 PM
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Smaller diameter tires.

The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
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post #33733 of 41897 Old 12-18-2013, 02:09 PM
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Matthew you're a cheapass, the ebay deal is less than $60 a wheel, that's a pretty good deal for new. Don't let Power know you're going with Steel wheel, because it adds way TOO MUCH weight! haha Cheap steelies 15x8, ran them at 10 psi all the time with 10.5" tires and never had one break the bead, even in V-slot canyons, where I was riding the sidewalls. Bashed the hell out of them and all they do is bent, not break like alloy. easy to balance and easy to replace, especially since we all know you'll plow through them like rosie o'donell does some snickers bars!
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Switch to a 6 lug chevy/toyota pattern, I'll make you a deal on 6 wheels in my sideyard!

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Pick a part on Sat. Anyone interested? Need a smog pump bracket for the CJ and a rear hatch for a Rav4 ... plus whatever else I find

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