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Running rims in the winter?

Since i live in maine there is alot of salt on the roads during the winter time. My question is i just bought a set of rims from mod bargains there the Ultra 164 Polished Aluminum Rims by Ultra Wheel. problem is ive asked some people i know about running them in the winter time and they told me not to because they will carode with the salt and crap. So should i just remount the stock ones befor the snow flys? also say i mounted the new BFGs im going to get to the new rims i bought i can remount the new tires to my old stock rims right? and vice versa come spring? Thanks for the help
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If you keep them clean you'll be fine. I'm pretty sure your rims are clear coated so you should be ok. Just keep them pretty clean and you'll have nothing to worry about.
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wax your wheels prior and it will help
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So I can run them? i would spray them down probably twice a week dunno though wax them with what like turtle wax? or somthing similar? ..
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yeah any wax is fine
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how often should i wax them?
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Just put a coat of wax on before the salt trucks come out.
A lot of guys swear by coating the rims with vaseline all winter too. Keeps crap from getting in behind wheel weights as well if you work it into the crack.
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so coat it with wax or vaseline? dont remove the coating correct? wouldnt it attract even more dirt and crap though...
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man i just might use the crappy stock ones this winter, i want to keep the new ones nice :)
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so coat it with wax or vaseline? dont remove the coating correct? wouldnt it attract even more dirt and crap though...
if wax attracted dirt, why would we wax cars? just wax on, let it cloud, wax off and youll be fine
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oh haha he didnt mention taking it off.. my bad :)
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Check the the manufacturer that they did clearcoat them. If they did make sure always go to a good place for tire changes. If the clearcoat is chipped it will just go downhill from their. My bud changes his own tires on his 5 motorcycles because of that.
If it was me, I would have winter tires on stock rims and save my good rims for summer. I did that on my '77 Ford E-150 years ago. I had white rims and raised letter tires that lasted years. My stock rims had "E" wide tires mounted and they handled great in the snow. Narrow tires cut through the snow to get to the pavement. Maybe not what you want when you go 4wheelin' lol.
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yeah everyone told me not to run them in the winter and to just run the stock ones. which is probably what im going to do even if i have to remount them twice. I wonder how much a tire mounting would cost?
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down here it ranges from 9-15 dollars a tire +5 to ballence them too .
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Here its about 20-30 unless you know someone to get a deal for you. Find a cheap set of junkyard rims and mount your stockers to those. Then you can just swap them out in the garage.
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alright cool will do my neighbor might have a tire mounter i'll have to ask him. cant wait to get these things :) Thanks guys
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