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Old May 26th, 2016, 08:03 AM
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Those grocery getters?

But seriously, in general steelies will serve the average guy better off road than an alloy IMO. A bent alloy that's leaking air is done. A steel wheel should withstand more punishment.
Come on, who do we know that has ever actually broken an alloy? Oh wait, never mind...
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Old May 26th, 2016, 08:34 AM
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Come on, who do we know that has ever actually broken an alloy? Oh wait, never mind...
You only have to live through that once to make you second think.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 11:39 AM
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Those grocery getters? But seriously, in general steelies will serve the average guy better off road than an alloy IMO. A bent alloy that's leaking air is done. A steel wheel should withstand more punishment.
Air? Beadlocks!


But seriously on average, you are on the money.
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Yeah, I don't want to do that. And I'm really not worried about breaking an alloy off-road, I'm pretty easy on the truck on the bumps.

I just like the updated look and lighter weight. But at this point it is more about whether I have a set that I can get my hands on for a good price. Probably won't happen, but am keeping an eye out.
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I just found out that Amazon has tires. Free shipping if you have prime.
wonder how much the UPS guy would hate me having tires delivered to the office?
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Don't have the DII anymore!

And I got those by trading my 18" for the 16" from a random guy on Craigs List who had his stock DII for sale. I just emailed him and proposed a trade, since his was stock, the 18" wheels actually add to the value! Right?
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Old May 26th, 2016, 01:28 PM
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Ill trade you a set of GDE wheels for the 16's on your D2. Ill be headed that way in a couple weeks and can deliver. -Jeff
Deal for a set of boosts? ;-) You know you secretly love them. lol
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Also, what's up with spacers? Several people I know and trust have told me no spacers are needed. But I've seen them mentioned here several times. When I try to dig up the issue through the various KGB and NSA style search procedures needed to find anything on this site, I don't get any real answers.
What are you worried about, exactly?

Are you running the KOH, or just trying to satisfy the opinions of random people on the internet?

You ask me, I run 10.5" wide tires on Freestyles with 25mm spacers. Love it. Standard turn radius and no problems after many years. Without spacers, I would have lost turning radius, but the truck would probably have been fine for anything but trying to park in a DC parking garage.

You ask somebody else, they'll tell you spacers will kill you.

You ask me, I say run good alloys: blindos, beadlocks. mach5's, freestyles, whatever. I unseated a bead on my truck and literally crawled a few feet over a bed of boulders on my alloy freestyle's rim. It looked like heck. Galpin and Lav helped me reseat the tire, inflated it, and I still run the same tire on the same rim today.

You ask somebody else, they'll say alloys are for runs to Starbucks and anything but steel will result in the restoration of your virginity and maintenance of said virginity until you die. Which might happen if you run spacers. Eventually. Maybe.

So what are you worried about?
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My 2 cents..
Porsche used spacers in the 1990's carrera cup series 30mm on the rear to fit a 9.5" wheel.
As long as they are good quality, the lug nuts fully engage, etc, your fine.
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If you are keeping the drum sals (putting a rover axle in a 110 is a huge step back and requires a new driveshaft and some other futzing with the spring plates mounting) then stick with steelies.

Rover alloys are excellent. They have the internal lip which helps prevent the tire from becoming dislodged. I bent one and hammered it back and it was fine. And they don't rust. And the paint is really quite excellent and does not easily corrode.
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