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Old May 22nd, 2015, 03:35 PM
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Thanks, seems to me pro-line works and is 1/2 price...

Since we are talking steel wheels for the trail, a good option it seems.
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 06:54 PM
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I think the issue with Wolfs is some people think they can run them without the extended studs.
Those people of course, being the people that levied the requirements for the wolf wheels.
The MOD uses (used) them on the stock studs. There's not much difference between those and the old style wheels.

I'm not a big fan of they way it looks/works. But I've never heard of a failure. If it doesn't look safe... just get some acorn nuts so ya don't see how far into the threads the studs go.


Same time, there's probably a reason why they put that sticker on the dash when they install wolf wheels.
"this vehicle fitted with wolf wheels tighten till your arm breaks off or slightly after. Remove with sledge hammer". Or something like that. that's the gist.
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I'm really wondering the "value" of buying OEM wolf wheels.. just looked at the prices from RN..
Proline $99.50
OEM - $147.50
OEM HD - $259.00

TF - Dakar - $299
Sawtooth - $238

For what i do.. i'm wondering if proline would be ok or do i need to make the jump up to OEM HD/Dakar.

Boosts are going into storage when i do wheels at some point. (i don't know how soon yet..)
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For what i do..
Which is?

You might also search proline by posts Zack made here.
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thought i answered that already..
Truck is now Not a daily driver.. So the plan is M/T's and For uwharrie, TAT, Events, and other adventures..
I do need to keep the rear bench in it though for when i can eventually take both girls out on the trails... i need a trailer next..
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genuine wolfs are nice and you should be able to fill a shipping container full of them for a few bills. I have a line on a couple sets for about $200/5 with good xzls on them. Sorry to be selfish, but I still may want an extra set.

they do not seem to be much heavier duty than my aftermarket wheels of unknown brand. i have never seen the non-wolf oem, must have been crap.

the 6.5 width is nice to keep your rim out of the rocks. But that can also serve to pinch a tire. Ive got a good amount of wheeling under my belt and other than gouges in my aluminum, I haven't ever kinked a rim. A little care goes a long way. If youre goal is to intentionally take the hardest path, you might just want to go with oems and carry 1 extra spare. Everything can break... why buy the insurance for more than the cost of replacement.
and theres something wrong with 200 dollar steel.

------ Follow up post added May 26th, 2015 11:29 PM ------

arent there more choices out there? are you not looking for serious wheels? i mean... all your options kind of read "oem" with different letters.
http://www.spyderlockwheel.com/wheel...yderlocks.html
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Yah, no problem with the stock studs and wolf wheels.
I concur.

I've had my Wolf copy type rims on for about a year now and where they're used for bringing out wood from the forest 4x4 trails along with my Sankey trailer,always fully laden. I've them mounted with standard studs.

Yes,the studs do not come right out to the end of the nut and it can look a bit goofy depending on your own opinion.

The last time I had a look at a new Puma 130, I did happen to notice the standard Wolf rims were the same as mine,i.e. studs not flush with the nuts.

(I know,I'm a saddo for checking out wheel nuts...next I'll be train spotting)




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I'd bookmarked this some time ago... tubed v tubeless wolf wheels...

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