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trailblazer95

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« on: June 08, 2005, 10:39:12 AM »
Thinking about some new wheels (TR beadlocks), looking at a weight of ~33lbs per wheel for steel vs. ~23 for the aluminum.  Also looking at a price difference of about $50 more per wheel for aluminum.

ratherbejeeping

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005, 10:51:33 AM »
Every little bit counts in a 4 banger.  Swapping from steel to aluminum rims made a noticable impact on the performance of my Jeep.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2005, 11:23:16 AM »
I voted for the AL too. That is 10 pounds per wheel to get started and keep rolling and 10 pounds less to get stopped. It all adds up.

I went from 33's and steel to 35's and AL. With the 4.88's it's pretty OK. Could use some more gear for sure, but if I would have kept the steel I am pretty sure it would be more of a dog.
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catfish33

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2005, 12:09:53 PM »
I voted steel.  Because unless you buy the high dollar billet wheels and you bend the cast aluminum you can't beat it back into shape without it breaking. Yeah they are lighter but I like the piece of mind of beating my rim back into good enuff shape to reseat a tire to get me home.

sbspence

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2005, 12:26:18 AM »
FORGED Aluminum... :)

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2005, 12:29:11 AM »
You can still peen cast wheels.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2005, 06:23:54 AM »
Yeah  to a certain extent.