Wow! This whole steel vs aluminum started because I was contemplating OEM moab prices vs aftermarket prices! As far as strength and weight goes, we are ALL citing extremes in examples. Aesthetics can't be the only reason nearly every oem manufacturer is selling a majority of their lines on aluminum alloys-even large trucks and SUVs get them factory. The factory aluminum rims on my jeep have never touched the ground while wheeling, and I've run steel wheels on street cars that have touched the ground. Either way, when a wheel fails, the same thing happens. Changing to a spare and pay someone to either repair(steel) or replace(aluminum) your wheel. When working at a tire shop, I can tell you, there is a BIG difference in weight and balancing of steel and aluminum rims. We all loved the aluminums, guess why? It all comes to preference on looks and effort to change a spare, like Khris said! The race world is apples and oranges to us. You never know, though that 7 lbs per wheel may just be the difference between a throttle mistake being no biggie and an axle failure. It doesn't have to be always pushing it to that limit. We all have either dropped the clutch a little hard or spun a tire and gripped a rock a little hard or whatever.
So, back to the original posting question before Merrick hijacked me. The procomp aluminum for 100-120, or moabs for around 500-600 on CL for a set of FIVE, FIVE, FIVE!!!
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!