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Old 07-08-2011, 08:18 PM
19White99 19White99 is offline
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ok i'm looking to get the cragar soft 8's put on my truck. and i was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages were of having a steel wheel instead of alloy. thanks
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Steel Wheel Question

My cragars started rusting withing the first month... it was Dec and there was an abnormally bad snow storm and luckily they had a 1 year warranty so I exchanged them for new. The next set started rusting after about a year or so with me moderately maintaining wax on them... not sure if that helps but here's a bump too ;-)
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:44 AM
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steel will rust. also its heavier and will hurt mpg's a lil
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:45 AM
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Never had them, but i work at a tire shop and every set we get in here need a shit load of weight in order to balance correctly, other than that i dont have anymore input. but alot of guys run them on here. And also the steel wheels, if you bend them you can most of the time hammer them back into place, where as alloy or aluminum you cant really do much, you have to send them out to get "refurbished".
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:57 PM
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ight thanks guys!
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