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post #1 of 14 Old 07-30-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Steel rims

I did search, but I wanted to add an additional question that no one really addresses.


how will my Jeep drive if I go from my Canyons now to steelies with 3.5 inches of backspacing?

I basically like my Jeep now, however, I now want it to have a wider stance and added stability with that wider stance.

are they THAT much heavier than the alloy rims on there now?

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-30-2007, 09:31 PM
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that wider stance comes with more mud/rock/road kill bits flying up in your face with the top down, and on your doors, windows, etc. is it worth it?

for what its worth, i dont think there will be any difference noticed in how it handles

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i believe about twice as heavy.

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I noticed that it was more stable on the highway. Acceleration is a little slower but im OK with that.

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i recently went from the stock alloys (grizzys which weighed about 20 lbs) to cragar soft 8s (which weighed about 25 lbs). i could barely notice if at all any performance loss. i also highly doubt that handling will be affected.

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I recently went from stock alloy Canyon's, to steel Cragar's. Didn't notice any difference in terms of performance at all.

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that wider stance comes with more mud/rock/road kill bits flying up in your face with the top down, and on your doors, windows, etc. is it worth it?

for what its worth, i dont think there will be any difference noticed in how it handles


ah, but that's why you buy bigger fender flares.

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Personally, I'd keep your lighter, stonger and more corrosion resistant canyons and just add a set of wheel spacers vs buying steelies. Also 3.5" is very little BS, 3.75 is usually the min unless your running a seriously wide tire.


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i recently went from the stock alloys (grizzys which weighed about 20 lbs) to cragar soft 8s (which weighed about 25 lbs). i could barely notice if at all any performance loss. i also highly doubt that handling will be affected.
Same here....
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-01-2007, 02:37 PM
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Personally, I'd keep your lighter, stonger and more corrosion resistant canyons and just add a set of wheel spacers vs buying steelies. Also 3.5" is very little BS, 3.75 is usually the min unless your running a seriously wide tire.
id rather buy aftermarket alloy wheels than spacers,


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Spacers are like body lifts - ok in a pinch but not a solution for anything.

Putting wheels on that stick out further than stock puts added stress on your wheel bearings though, and you'll wear them out faster.
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-05-2007, 04:33 PM
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I bought a brand new set of steelies for less than a set of spacers cost (discount tire and didn't even haggle on price). Now I have two sets of mounted tires; MTRs and BFG M/Ts. Skip the spacers.

If you don't need two sets of wheels sell the current ones and recoup the cost of the steelies. Basically a no cost option instead of buying spacers.
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i believe about twice as heavy.
I'm in the process of doing a lot of research on wheels. For me, I need 15x10's. Alloy vs Steel...steel is exactly 10 pounds heavier, however that's about 100 pounds while spinning.
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replaced my alloy wheels with cragar soft 8 they are much heaver also my cragar wheels are rusted pretty bad after 2 years

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