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Old 09-24-2009, 09:17 AM
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Default Aluminum wheel help please

I have found a set of wheels but they are on a rolled Ranger.
I am told that aluminum wheels don't bend they break. I do not know, wondering what thoughts are. It's would be a 3 hour one way trip for me so I would like to be a little more confident. The truck fires right up, no issues but all panels are fubar.



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Old 09-24-2009, 09:57 AM
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buy the whole dang truck if its cheap, especially if it has 4.0
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:30 AM
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But what to do with it? Talked to a bud who's got a 2.3 94 or so and he's giving some thought to upgrading his truck with it. He's a builder, has a gorgeous tubbed 50's chevy, dropped on Foose 5's, chromed up and wood bed deck.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:22 PM
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How does a wheel break?
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the stress from the roll and the hard hit could break the wheels
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:04 PM
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Yea but I am wondering if it could be that it bent them, once I have it that's it. I'm stuck. . .
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:11 PM
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Aluminum wheels, can bend, but not as much as steel before they break. On an impact, most likely it they are not broken, they will be ok, but theres no guarantee.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:34 AM
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Yea that's about as definitive as I figured I'd get. . . .
Thanks.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:25 PM
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if it starts drive it and see if they wobble you said it starts right up so you should be able to drive it some
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:15 AM
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if it starts drive it and see if they wobble you said it starts right up so you should be able to drive it some
Yea that was the thought c'ept the driver reare hub was snapped off.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:16 AM
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bummer well hope it works out for you and looks like driver front has a spear and not the nice rim
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yes they can brake or bend all depends on the hit they take, no way to tell untill you balance them
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:55 PM
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Yea kind of what I thought, it's just the guy was adamant about them not bending, so if they were not broke then they would be perfect. . . I just wasn't gonna challenge him in ignorance, as I am not a metalurgist. Thanks All, I'll post the outcome.
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