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Alcoa replacements options

As much as I love the alcoas, when I install the RCD kit I'll need to replace them as the kit calls for a 4in BS and the alcoas are 4.5in BS IIRC. I'm looking for function over bling. Thoughts have been Mickey Thompsons and Rock Crawlers. Both wheel brands are steel. The alcoas are forged aluminum, giving a lighter wheel to turn. I'm looking at going with 15x8

I remember Zach (redneckstone) mentioning that alcoa makes 15x8s that'll fit the ranger bolt pattern. I managed to find this: Alcoa Classic Aluminum Wheels ...but even the 15x8 has a 4.54 inch BS.

I'm hoping for something light (the alcoas are 20 lbs) with a 4-3.75 inch back spacing.
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mickey tompson classic II are good performers
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^ cliche of wheels, but look damn good... they get my vote... or get some nice 17's or somethng ha...
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^ cliche of wheels, but look damn good... they get my vote... or get some nice 17's or somethng ha...
tenically Alcoa is the same damn design...
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I had the American Racing BAJA rims and loved them...
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My Eagle 589s were great. I liked the bigger holes on them than on the Alcoas, Bajas, or MTs.

My next wheels will probably have a bit more 'bling' to them than 8-holes though.

Check out some different online tire/wheel shops and see what strikes your fancy.
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I'm going into discount in the morning to have the MT rotated. May just pick their minds. Thanks for the help guys.

Kyle, I think those Eagles might have been what I had on my 93 before my wreck! I'll have to find a receipt.

EDIT: Had the 15x8 A/E 058 5x4.5 wheels. They were chrome though, too much bling. The alcoas are pushing it, but they look nice. I wouldn't mind a black wheel.
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get an aluminum wheel of some kind. just it being lighter is better, plus they balance out better.

if you are going to have your tires rotated, i dont think steel wheels are a good option. IMO
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get an aluminum wheel of some kind. just it being lighter is better, plus they balance out better.

if you are going to have your tires rotated, i dont think steel wheels are a good option. IMO
for road driving Steel wheels suck ***. dont balance for crap, weigh a ton.

now for offroading only wheel ever that is worth a damn is a steel wheel, you can hit it, smash it bend the lip still works and holds air do that to an alum and it will shatter...
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for road driving Steel wheels suck ***. dont balance for crap, weigh a ton.

now for offroading only wheel ever that is worth a damn is a steel wheel, you can hit it, smash it bend the lip still works and holds air do that to an alum and it will shatter...

i would rather destroy 10 MT wheels then ever buy a steel wheel.
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i would rather have a wheel that would get me out of the trail then having a blown up rim...sorry zach for performance offroad alum suck its a fact of life..
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