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post #1 of 21 Old 08-14-2018, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Steel (Cop) Wheels

I have been looking and wondering why no one runs these. The originals were 15x7 but there are a couple of new versions available in multiple sizes, 15x8 of course. Here are the Wheel Vintiques version Photoshopped onto my TJ in a greyish silver. Comments? opinions?

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post #2 of 21 Old 08-14-2018, 04:23 AM
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I had some like those on a 87 YJ.. They are heavy and I warped the center section hitting a rock... Heavy being the real kick in pants.. Plus the stock ones have a lot of back space.
To me if they was aluminum then the look could grow on me.. Otherwise MEH..
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You'll also need a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant and cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks.
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You'll also need a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant and cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks.
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post #5 of 21 Old 08-14-2018, 06:46 AM
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I have been looking and wondering why no one runs these. Comments? opinions?
Because they look like the ones that come on basic 4 cylinder Jeeps.

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Photoshopped onto my TJ in a greyish silver.
Whew, close one!
It looks like your hubcaps or wheelcovers were stolen.
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post #7 of 21 Old 08-14-2018, 07:40 AM
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they seem to be Chevrolet Rally Wheels, from the 60's-70's, sans center caps. 15 X 7 and 17 X 8 were Corvette sizes

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post #8 of 21 Old 08-14-2018, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the references to The Blues Brothers, but I honestly think that these wheels are as good looking or better than 90% of the black steel wheels that everyone is running these days. I cannot get on the black wheel bandwagon. I need to move from the 16" Moabs that have to a 15" wheel in order to get better tire options. I refuse to run "E" load 285/16 tires. I like the old school look of steelies, but haven't been able to figure out what I wanna run.
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post #9 of 21 Old 08-16-2018, 09:05 AM
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One of the problems with steel wheels that happens if you wheel on tough trails like when there are a lot of rocks is they dent and bend more easily than good quality aluminum wheels do. I tried steel wheels for a year or two and ended up getting rid of them because I couldn't keep up with having to pound the dents out so the tires would hold air.

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I appreciate the references to The Blues Brothers, but I honestly think that these wheels are as good looking or better than 90% of the black steel wheels that everyone is running these days. I cannot get on the black wheel bandwagon. I need to move from the 16" Moabs that have to a 15" wheel in order to get better tire options. I refuse to run "E" load 285/16 tires. I like the old school look of steelies, but haven't been able to figure out what I wanna run.
I can't get on the black wheel bandwagon either. Grew up in the 50's & 60's.
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cruise around town in and stop at the local Dairy Queen for ice cream.
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Good answer thanks. I've been wondering the same. I didn't know steel wheels were prone to damage more than aluminum. I've wanted to stay clear of aluminium because they're so damn expensive, and aperarantly difficult to repair when they do get damaged. But if they're tougher and hold up better than steel, maybe they're worth the risk.
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I have been looking and wondering why no one runs these. The originals were 15x7 but there are a couple of new versions available in multiple sizes, 15x8 of course. Here are the Wheel Vintiques version Photoshopped onto my TJ in a greyish silver. Comments? opinions?
I like them. It gives it a no fuss, no muss look to it. Kind of has a vintage vibe going on. I've always heard that, although heavy, steel wheels are stronger and can handle being repaired where aluminum tends to crack when you try to knock a dent out. I've never heard that they where easier to damage. Having said that, I've always held Jerry Bransford's post in high regard, he knows what he is talking about. So basically don't listen to my comments on quality. I wish i had your photoshop skills. I would try that with some Speedway Vintage steelies that Im considering.
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I like them too.

I have an 02 Wrangler that has some 15x10 Mickey Thompson alloys with fake bead locks and 11.5" x 32 tires. The handling is really poor and the track width on the trail too wide. Last outing sliced up my sidewalls on one tire. I am going to replace the alloys with 15 x 7" steel and likely 31 x 10.5/15 tires. I agree with the black comments, the grey is much better. I'll be scrounging J&W tomorrow for wheels.
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-02-2018, 10:55 AM
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my style - no frills, no powder puff , STOCK , And the GM rally wheel coment has me thinking..

what is on front of hood?

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-04-2018, 06:16 PM
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What about steelies with baby moons?
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