Alcoa rims for $100 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Snapshots Share photos of vehicles in this sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
Alcoa rims for $100

just picked them up this morning. they have some stuff that looks kinda like silly string, or broken up pieces of foam on them. anyone have any idea what it is? also now i gotta figure out what tires i want with them.
Attached Thumbnails
Alcoa rims for 0-alcoa1.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2008
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
that silly string stuff means your rims are ruined and cant be used. ill give you your money back.

ha good deal, it might just be something from where they were stored like an insulation foam from a can
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-27-2008
freddie's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 2,463
Damn for 100 bucks you stole those wheels.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
here is the junk i was talking about, also only came with 2 center caps. someone posted that they could get them for $27 a piece. i need to get ahold of them and see if they can still get them for that price. also anyone know the weight difference between these and the teardrops. iirc these weigh in at 17 lbs
Attached Thumbnails
Alcoa rims for 0-alcoa4.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
yea i did, i only told 2 people about them. also i have other surprises in store of good deals that i got recently.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-27-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
ya normal price on the center caps is like $44... if you can get a non blurry pic might be able to help you
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-27-2008
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
arent alcoas clear coated? might be something wrong with the clear
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
it seems to be in the clear, i will try for a clearer picture, but no promise if my skills will allow it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-27-2008
freddie's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 2,463
Yeah I have a feeling that maybe the clearcoat is peeling and the aluminum is oxidizing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-27-2008
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...t=clean+wheels

Stone did this to a set of rims. I don't know if your rims need this, but it's an option to think about.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-27-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Posts: 767
It is corrosion.

Easy to sand that out and re-paint though.

I did my 16" teardrops with Duplicolor Wheel paint, they came out great.

Clean the inner wheel. Don't let the balancer guy put weights on them like shown. Make him use the stick-ons on the inside. You'll like the looks better that way.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-27-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...t=clean+wheels

Stone did this to a set of rims. I don't know if your rims need this, but it's an option to think about.
thats for NON clear coated wheels which the alcoa's arnt...



Quote:
Originally Posted by Earl43P View Post
It is corrosion.

Easy to sand that out and re-paint though.

I did my 16" teardrops with Duplicolor Wheel paint, they came out great.

Clean the inner wheel. Don't let the balancer guy put weights on them like shown. Make him use the stick-ons on the inside. You'll like the looks better that way.
alcoa's have a mechined finish that you can not replicate with sanding.. unless he paints the whole wheel something different.. you cant spot fix it..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
it looks like it is in the clear coat, so i am going to have to follow the write up zach did here

warning large picture, wife's camera is much better than mine. this is after i scaled it down more than %50.

and on a side note, i need to finish my photo hosting web page, much easier than one at a time on here.
Attached Thumbnails
Alcoa rims for 0-101_0874.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
how about if i where to sand them down and then get them powder coated? would that turn out alright?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-27-2008
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
thats for NON clear coated wheels which the alcoa's arnt...
What if the clear is messed up allowing the oxidation. Couldn't you do it then and repaint them? Just wondering.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-27-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
that looks more like something is on it try washing them with like simple green. and polishing them with something meant for PAINT like white rubbing compound.

if not then there is something more wrong with them.. now i am color blind but doesnt that spots seem to look pinkish?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bumpncarstereo View Post
how about if i where to sand them down and then get them powder coated? would that turn out alright?
to get them powder coated when you take them there they will sand blast them so no need so sand...


Quote:
Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
What if the clear is messed up allowing the oxidation. Couldn't you do it then and repaint them? Just wondering.
yes
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-27-2008
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneckstone View Post

if not then there is something more wrong with them.. now i am color blind but doesnt that spots seem to look pinkish?


i see it too but it looks more like a reflection
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-27-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
it is white, not pink. at least in real life. thanks for all the replies.

now the next debate, what tire and what size... i am willing to tbar crank, or 1" bl to fit a 33 and they need to be a every day tire.

also, what color powder coat, i am thinking black.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-27-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
dark gray...

most likely its oxidization then...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-27-2008
My91Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 2,252
Man that's a great little deal you found.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-27-2008
robert99ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Indiana/Mississippi
Posts: 5,807
Looks like oxidation
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-27-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Looks like a bad std.







nice score man!! 16" tear drop vs 15" alcoa...might be right about even in the weight department.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-29-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
$110 per wheel to get it all done. so $440 total plus tax. for $180 i can buy the gun, and talk to a few friends to use their sandblasting stuff, and oven and do it my self.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-29-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Do it
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-29-2008
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
Looks like a bad std.
It does & it's gross!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Stock Rims (north eastern PA) 100$ 4.0lRanger02 Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 12 12-20-2011 03:38 PM
alcoa rims and tires ontario howells Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 25 03-04-2009 09:38 AM
1989 wrangler rims and 30" tires for 100, good? t0x1k Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 9 02-18-2009 06:35 AM
$100 off any 4 tires or rims at discount tire hotrod88 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 10-27-2007 08:31 PM
Guys with RCD kit and Alcoa rims Lefty04LevelII Suspension Tech 8 03-28-2007 04:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.