I'm wheel shopping and started wondering...

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I'm wheel shopping and started wondering...

Post by Feelin'Flexie » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:14 pm

I just ordered some 37" BFG KM2 for the jeep in a group deal in NOVA a little bit ago and came to the realization that I need to buy new wheels to suit them. Unsure of the exact bolt pattern at this time(will be home in few days), BFG doesn't offer the 37" in a 16" wheel so I'm shopping for 17". Steel or Aluminum is the big what if now..for $100/wheel, I can have some soft 8s or equivalent steel wheel...OR for about $150/wheel, I can have some procomp aluminum or equivalent.

Any thoughts? Experience? I feel that the steel wheels being as heavy as they are add weight and core energy when braking...in turn being a little more hellish on pads and rotors when under heavy braking.

Is the weight reduction worth the price hike? So many people just get the steelies out of cost effect and thats all good and well, but now I'm peeling back the layers of the onion so to speak.

Annnnd GO.... :popcorn:
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Re: I'm wheel shopping and started wondering...

Post by tealo951 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:13 am

Depends on the type of wheeling.
Some prefer as much reasonable weight down low for Gravity concerns.

Personally I think steel are better for rocks because they won't just crack in half it you hit the edge. It'll bend and you can generally bend it back too.

I'm actually putting rock rings on my rims to make them stronger and protect my valve stem. Can't do that with aluminum unless you can weld aluminum. I can't. Lol

As for bolt pattern, if it's for a JK it's 5X5.5...


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Re: I'm wheel shopping and started wondering...

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