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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:57 pm    Post subject:  aftermarket rims in winter Reply with quote

I have been wanting aftermarket rims for the longest time but do not really want to deal with changing out every season. Due to the bad Michigan weather, my question is has anybody ran aftermarket rims in winter without getting substantial damage to them. If I ever do decide on getting rims they will be black. I have heard about powder coating but I have the aluminum alloy rims which I do not think you can do to them.I really like the American racing phantom rims and have seen a pic of someone running them in winter.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Winter tires are a great value. Think about it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

if you want aftermarket rims in weather like Michigan's, keep them clean and dont let road salt sit on the wheel. This causes them to look like s**t after a time.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

How is changing rims difficult?

It's dumb to have all-season tires in bad winters and on nice rims.

Stock rim = winter tire
nice rim = summer performance tire

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have a friend who never takes his off and they don't look bad. black rims is all i remember. Left it in a parking lot and it flooded then froze over night... still don't look bad.

chibiblacksheep wrote:
How is changing rims difficult?


probably just doesn't want to piss with it, which i don't blame him.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:

It's dumb to have all-season tires in bad winters and on nice rims.


Couldn't be said any better.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

To each his own, but... they love the salt here, so it's harsh on wheels and everything else. I personally love having a set of winter wheels/tires and then a summer set. It doesn't get much more straight fwd in swapping them out each season

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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To each his own, but... they love the salt here, so it's harsh on wheels and everything else. I personally love having a set of winter wheels/tires and then a summer set. It doesn't get much more straight fwd in swapping them out each season


Totally agree. And then, you are not even nervous about the winter rims corroding, getting scratched, whatever. Winter tires cannot be beat either. Love em. 16" Nokian Hakipillittas FTW. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Totally agree. And then, you are not even nervous about the winter rims corroding, getting scratched, whatever. Winter tires cannot be beat either. Love em. 16" Nokian Hakipillittas FTW. Laughing

Nice! I just run a cheaper Winterforce, on N99 steelies. I've run those thru some crap though that an all-season would not go thru well, if at all. I still wipe the wheels down since I run trim rings and my center caps are pretty nice, but they're still my 'beater' set of wheels & tires Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i just run stock in winter with nice winter tires then aftermarket wheels with nice performance tires. Best way to go.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I run steel winter rims & studded tires in B.C. (mountain highways). Only takes me 15 min. to change over to summer rims with the help of an impact gun and floor jack! Razz
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Studded tires - Hardcore! Cool

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