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What wheels should I buy?

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by greg0187, Jan 28, 2009.

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What wheels should I buy?

  1. Cragar Soft 8s

    73.3%
  2. American Racing Baja

    26.7%
  1. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm limited on my choices of a 15x7 wheel that will fit the jeep axles I have. Which one should I buy?

    Cragar Soft 8s

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    or
    American Racing Baja

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  2. jtpc

    jtpc Member

    Black would be my choice. I had chrome on my Jeep Wrangle Unlimited and ya always had to worry about damaging the look. Black is worry-free. :D
     
  3. 350v8s10

    350v8s10 Member

    What are you going to be using these for. Are the American Baja wheels polished aluminum or chromed?
     
  4. MeZ

    MeZ Member

    are they going on the truck in your avatar?
    id go for the chrome
     
  5. dwink

    dwink Member

    I like black, but the chrome would probably look sharper on your rig. Your already dreamin about wheels? Do you have the axles mounted?
     
  6. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    Nice choices either way (I hate those wheels that have a bunch of fake bolt heads and other non-essential go-gaws on them!) Are those silver ones actually chrome or polished aluminum? Purely from a looks standpoint, and since you ask for opinions, I like the silver on a nice, colored truck like yours. Black, to me, just looks good on more flat paint, camo, olive drab sort of vehicles.
     
  7. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    The silver are polished aluminum. The black are painted steel. The black are half the price of the silver ones. I like the silver ones, because they are aluminium, but alot of people are going black these days.

    -Greg
     
  8. Badgerland

    Badgerland Member

    I can't believe no one said it already...

    "once you go black, you never go back!"
    :D

    I like the look of black on these trucks as it really adds to the off-road appearance. But the polished would really pop on your blue truck.

    Tough choice...
     
  9. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    I was thinking this when I wrote that.

    Here's the tires I got If that helps.

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  10. Timetripper

    Timetripper Moderator

    Greg, The polls a dead heat.
    Guess that means you do one side in black, one side in aluminum :D
     
  11. andy_george

    andy_george Member

    Here's a vote for aluminum!

    -Andy
     
  12. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Moderator

    the soft 8's will be a lot easier to weld beadlocks on :D
     
  13. MeZ

    MeZ Member

    i just dont think the black will suit the colour of your truck unless it had a polished lip?
     
  14. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    One thought. Nothing is silver on my truck except for the grill. I have a black delta tool box and black bumpers, trim etc... I plan on painting the frame black as well.
     
  15. Windmill

    Windmill Member

    With the tire you are going with I would go with the black.
     
  16. andy_george

    andy_george Member

    Well, you don't want all that stuff to clash with your shiny new wheels. I say have the tool box, bumpers and frame chrome dipped. Problem solved!

    ...and send the bill to someone else...:)

    -Andy
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Member

    I would go with the steel for off roading. you can touch up the rims if they start to look shoddy. There is a little bit of shine to the center cap and lugnuts.
     
  18. MeZ

    MeZ Member

    agreed! but still would be mad to see black wheels with a polish lip :D
     
  19. Windmill

    Windmill Member

    I have to amend my choice. With balck and those wheels I guess you are not going to be drving on the streets. With chrome you are going to polish them alot. Just my opinion.
     
  20. REPOSSU

    REPOSSU New Member

    I like them both, I think the best way to decide and copy and paste the rims on a large picture of your truck. Maybe someone here knows how to do that and see it first before spending the money. I know the rims shops have that service for cars.:D

    Worst case buy the chrome and if you don't like have them powedercoated gloss black and leave some chrome lip on them like advised here before :)
     

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