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Old 01-11-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Good Plain Black Rim?

What is a good plain black rim in E rating? I like the SMB 4x4 rims, but I'm thinking of changing size:
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Good Plain Black Rim?

I just had my rims powder coated and they look great and saved a ton of money.Two years later they still look great.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:52 PM   #3
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Hey Jage,
If I may hijack this thread for a quick question.
Does your license plate really have "D'oh!" on it?
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:37 AM   #4
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'Cause it was SUPPOSED to say "SMB" ?
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #5
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Re: Good Plain Black Rim?

When we had SMB build our van we had Pro-Comp, Series 97 Steel wheels installed. I went with steel for several reasons one was cost, less than $100 versus $200+ per wheel. Second and most important is that if you hit a rock on a trail with an aluminum wheel there is a chance it may crack where a steel wheel will bend. If you are in a remote location you can hammer a steel wheel back into a usable condition where an aluminum wheel once bent there is no saving it. I initially though weight would be an issue but the steel wheel only weighed 3 lbs more than the cast aluminum wheel of the same design.

I also like the look of the wheel.

The pro comp wheel are made in and are powder coated not painted and they have a very good reputation. The only negative is the plating on the center caps for the rear is not very good and after 2 years they are already starring to rust a little.

I bought my wheel through http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/16x7-8 ... -1339.html

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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According to Pro Comp's website, that wheel has a max load of 2000 lbs. Is that sufficient? I was looking into steel wheels for the same reasons, but I thought our vehicles would require a wheel with a max load of at least 3000 lbs, or am I misunderstanding something about max load ratings?

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Re: Good Plain Black Rim?

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Originally Posted by John & Dana
When we had SMB build our van we had Pro-Comp, Series 97 Steel wheels installed. I went with steel for several reasons one was cost, less than $100 versus $200+ per wheel. Second and most important is that if you hit a rock on a trail with an aluminum wheel there is a chance it may crack where a steel wheel will bend. If you are in a remote location you can hammer a steel wheel back into a usable condition where an aluminum wheel once bent there is no saving it. I initially though weight would be an issue but the steel wheel only weighed 3 lbs more than the cast aluminum wheel of the same design.

I also like the look of the wheel.

The pro comp wheel are made in and are powder coated not painted and they have a very good reputation. The only negative is the plating on the center caps for the rear is not very good and after 2 years they are already starring to rust a little.

I bought my wheel through http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/16x7-8 ... -1339.html

John
I am waiting for exactly those wheels... they still haven't arrived they see adequate and I agree with the risk of breakage on aluminium wheels when offroading... another thing I have noticed here where we often have snow in winter and salt on the roads, the aluminium rims tend to corrode and go all blotchy...
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Re: Good Plain Black Rim?

When I ordered my van way back in '02 I had Stockdon Wheels make 5 of their "power wagon special" wheels for me and send them to Austin to be added to the van during the build. The prices have gone up a bit since then as they are now about $200 each for black power coated custom made wheel. They exceed E rating and have heald up great in over 100K miles of abuse.

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/4wd_offroad.htm

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Old 01-27-2010, 11:51 PM   #9
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Funhog, any chance of a close-up picture of your wheels?
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Jess,

Will do, I just need to read up on how to post the picture.

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