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Old June 4th, 2006, 11:03 AM
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SG wheels SIM Beadlocks

Got a white '95 SW D90 hardtop, not crazy about the alu. wheels. (series influence) , looking to upgrade to steel wheels.
Now the 110 or 130 wheels would be sweet, but so is the price shipped to my area. Alternatives I have considered are the Wolf wheels, but a little boring compared to 110 road wheels. SG makes the popular AR wheels in blk. Not sure if black is the way to go with Alpine White, and not sure they would look good painted white. So I also looked at the AR Sim bead lock wheels. Not a bad price, the simulated bead lock look seem to go good with an Alpine WHITE D90, but the
"simulated" part of it is what I am not sure of. What do you guys think? anyone running these simulated beadlocks by SG? and what are your thoughts on such wheels on a Land Rover Defender? ie: to bling or not bling, that is the question..
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Old June 4th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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Simulated Beadlocks?????? If you need to ask they are too bling IMHO. But it is your truck, you don't need to ask permission.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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I took a look at them on the site. The fake beadlock might be a little tougher than the standard steel wheels. That might be worth it for you. That said, I am not a fake fan, or a beadlock fan. I just run cheap steelies and think they look fine.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 08:21 PM
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Well, I'm not much into simulated things either, thats why I drive a landy. I was just wondering if anyone here used them, and what they thought about them. I guess I'm answering my own question..? Sometimes the bling is tempting, but sanity returns.. eventually!
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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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DrAaron had a set on his 110, I thought they looked fine....
IMO, sometimes steel wheels can look a bit cheap vs alloys.
I may get blistered for saying such blasphemy here.....Heck, I have steels wheels on my d90 now. I painted them a silver color.
I thought the plain Black steel wheels I had made me look seriously overdue to clean the brake dust, or that I had my plastic "alloy looking" inserts stolen
I liked the little extra bling vs plain black....but I bet you have to take them all out to paint??
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I like the bead-look wheels, if you are into that I would jump on it, they don't come across as "bling" to me.
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Looks like more to think about. The horrible thing about is that in the UK 130 wheels (16X7 NAS style) only cost
about $80 a piece. Add shipping to that and it's $275 a piece.. So much for the real and simple look. But if I look at
SG guard stuff which I consider "boutique/bling" LR wares (you have to admit SG has been the premier boutique parts
manufacturer for LR) it's more than half the cost per wheel. Then I checked out manufacturing 7" width wheels out of
5.5 LR Road wheels, with 4" backspacing. The wheels are cheap enough, but to customize them would add another $150 plus shipping, again bringing it back to over $250 per wheel. Then I checked having a dunlop style wheel made by Stockton, but they will not make the LR center spec wheels. Keeping it simple is not that simple, unless you spend over $1250 for a set of 5 plain style dunlop wheels in a 6.5 or 7" width..
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What about the steelies that DAP sells??
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Those are the Wolf style wheels, which I have owned before, but looking for an alternative..
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Looks like more to think about. The horrible thing about is that in the UK 130 wheels (16X7 NAS style) only cost
about $80 a piece. Add shipping to that and it's $275 a piece.. So much for the real and simple look. But if I look at
SG guard stuff which I consider "boutique/bling" LR wares (you have to admit SG has been the premier boutique parts
manufacturer for LR) it's more than half the cost per wheel. Then I checked out manufacturing 7" width wheels out of
5.5 LR Road wheels, with 4" backspacing. The wheels are cheap enough, but to customize them would add another $150 plus shipping, again bringing it back to over $250 per wheel. Then I checked having a dunlop style wheel made by Stockton, but they will not make the LR center spec wheels. Keeping it simple is not that simple, unless you spend over $1250 for a set of 5 plain style dunlop wheels in a 6.5 or 7" width..
What are you after exactly? What wheels do you really want? If its the SG ones, buy them. But it sounds like you might be after something else. If so, post it up and maybe someone here can help you find it.
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ideally it would be 130 wheels (16X7 dunlop/NAS style)
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