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Alcoas on Rocky Mountain ed.?


 
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FrankieR12
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:59 am    Post subject: Alcoas on Rocky Mountain ed.? Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I posted a coupla' weeks back about the differences between wheels... thanks a bunch!

But after rummaging around a bit more, I noticed that the Rocky Mtn Ed. came with 15x8 Alcoa wheels... what's the scoop? Are they any good? Didn't even know about 'em... yup, real n00b to wheelin' here Smile

I'm still getting cheap steelies per everyone's recommendations... just curious. Are the Alcoas different from standard aluminum/alloy wheels? Do they just look cool? Are steelies better anyway? What's the deal? Inquiring minds want to know...

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt shy away from them by any means. They are strong and light. Factory aluminum wheels have proven themselves to be very tough offroad.

The only drawback to aluminum factory wheels is the replacement cost of newer models. I would guess that those Factory Alcoas probably go for @ $300 each if you mangled one. But trashing one aint easy.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RME Alcoas have 5" or 5.5" of backspacing...which is too much for bigger tires. For this reason, they aren't that desireable. You'd be better off with some American Racing Bajas or whatever the Eagle Alloy model is with the same design.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wish they would have carried those wheels over to the 05 RME's because I love the look of them!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar...
http://www.americanracing.com/wheels/details.asp?parent=145&wheelid=20&name=Baja%20Polished&style=172&desc=1-piece%20alloy,%20polished&section=S
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