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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:40 PM
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School me on wolf wheels....

There are a couple out there and I don't know enough about them...
RN has a 6.5 heavy duty and a proline

What is correct and why does it matter since they are all steel wheels...
I'm 1/2 way thinking I should just go dakars or blimbo if the price is basically the same (and the wheel weight)

I'm going to pull the boosts and bfg at's and go MT's for my next tire
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:42 PM
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Whatever you decide just make sure the studs and nuts are properly matched.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:44 PM
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Alloys- break/crack
Steel- bend, and can be beat back into shape
Proline- half the weight/strength of Wolfs
RN HD- Zack will have to comment
Wolf- gold standard, XHD, never heard of a failure.
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Alloys- break/crack Steel- bend, and can be beat back into shape Proline- half the weight/strength of Wolfs RN HD- Zack will have to comment Wolf- gold standard, XHD, never heard of a failure.
I think the issue with Wolfs is some people think they can run them without the extended studs.
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Tire is going to be BFG Km2's or the new cooper pros (if there is a size that matches) I'd like to go skinny on the tires.. Prefer a 33" in 255mm if possible

Use is more trail than road (I'm keeping the boosts and KO's for that)

How about weight of say the Dakar vs the 110 wheels any specs ?

I'd like to keep weight if possible down since the truck is getting a bit portly and I'm running the stock 3.9, and wheels are unspung mass.

So the RN wheels are not as durable?. All of them?
Custom steel (ala lucky8) same deal ?

Good commits and keep them coming
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Robert swing by the shop next week before your Uwharrie trip, I have a set of Wolfs with km2's you can use for the weekend to see how you like them.
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I have KM2s on Wolfs and like it. What size tires?


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Old May 22nd, 2015, 06:02 AM
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As Jeff states above, the NAS110 wheel is also a good choice. But remember, D130s come stock with Wolfs, d/t their inherent strength.
As far as the truck weight, all the more important to have a strong wheel- kind of a chicken/egg issue...
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I've got a set of *real* Wolfs and a set of Allmakes or whatever(probably same as Proline?)...

I dont think the aftermarket Wolfs are half the weight; and should easily do what a steel wheel needs to do...

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If the Proline "Wolf" from RN wheels are 1/2 the weight I'd hate to think what it would be like to try to lift 235s with real Wolf wheels.
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Let the record show that Im in favor of ditching the Boosts. It really depends on the intended tire and use of the truck. For steel I prefer the ANR1534 (NAS110 wheel) but if you are running narower tires the basic 5.5 arnt bad either. -Jeff
Aren't these for tube tires only?
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Proline- half the weight/strength of Wolfs
I'm pretty sure Zack compared the genuine and aftermarket Wolf wheels and said they are indentical in appearance and sizing.
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Robert, lets get a WOLF group buy. Thats 10! Make it happen Zack.
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I'm pretty sure Zack compared the genuine and aftermarket Wolf wheels and said they are indentical in appearance and sizing.
Thank you Red, that is correct. I think the weight difference was less than a pound IIRC. There's a thread on here with the info somewhere.
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Just shot these on the shipping scale. .15lb difference, Proline being lighter


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There's a thread on here with the info somewhere.
Here, I believe: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post591494
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Saw that...thought I had posted photos too.
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I think the issue with Wolfs is some people think they can run them without the extended studs.
You can you just need to up the torque, per the MOD

AESP 2320-D-122-811 MODIFICATION INSTRUCTION No. 36:-

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1.1 The decision has been made to carry out a campaign change of the DEFENDER wheel rim to the DEFENDER(HS)WOLF wheel rim, in complete vehicle sets (qty 5).

1.2 The DEFENDER used a tubeless (7.50x16) tyre fitted with an inner tube on a tubed type rim. The tyres currently in use on the vehicle can be changed over to the new tubless rim utilising a 'snap-in' rubber valve. Due to the heavier construction of the replacement rim, the wheel nut torque has been increased to 170 Nm (125lb ft) to compensate for this.
Replacement wheel brace to be demanded and placed with CES to cope with increased wheel torque. Securing the wheel nuts as described is technically safe and road legal, even though the wheel stud does not protrude all the way through the nut.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:56 PM
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So the weight delta is .15 lb.. Pretty much equal.. I assume no difference in construction between the 2 as well (both are welded steel wheels after all)
Both are going to be a malleable steel. Both 6.5x16 tubeless

Am I missing anything here ?

Seems like with wolfs you get 1 less thread engaged (and should use open steel lug nuts which I was going to anyway)

Missing anything here?

I'm in for a group buy.. of black ones (5)
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Yah, no problem with the stock studs and wolf wheels.
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