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Old April 10th, 2010, 12:08 PM
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Harlan Boone
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Wolf vs. other steel wheels

Other than the greater thickness of the Wolf wheels, are there any other differences between them and say the GCR steelies or someone elses?
I like the lip on the LR factory wheels since it works more like a bead lock than other wheels, but is there a steelie that does the same thing.
I'm not looking for an actual beadlock that I can air down to 3 psi, but I want to know that I'm not going to break the bead while using a steel wheel.
I've had my alloys down pretty low and they do a great job, but I'm carving them up pretty bad so I want to switch to a steel wheel.

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Old April 10th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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If it's working now for you I'd say keep carving

The backspacing and width is going to be different so really depends on what you want. My alloys kept burping any time I went low enough for them to flex at all so I'm switching to beadlocks... it might have been enough if I'd just gone to a wider tire but I wanted different backspacing too so I figured why waste the change and get the full monty...
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