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Any pics of 16x8 Nomads? And how well would they survive road salt?

I really like the Nomads, however I just got new tires put on my stock 16" wheels so I'd like to use my new tires on the Nomads if I got them. I've found plenty of pics of 15" Nomads, but can't seem to find any 16" pics. Anyone have any

Also, I don't have the money to have two sets of wheels, so I'm just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of how well these wheels would withstand road salt? My truck is our daily driver during winter since our other car is a Mustang. Thoughts???
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well i couldnt find16"s when i was looking so i got the 15x8s. i am afraid to run them in the inter because they are aluminum...and aluminum corrodes like crazy with salt
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I wonder if there's some kind of glaze/clearcoat/wax/etc that could be applied to them to create a layer of protection from the winter elements, yet not alter the color or appearance of the wheels.
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ya there is. its applied from factory. its the same stuff, probably a clear coat, that ford uses on factory rims... and they sure dont last long before corrosion sets in
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Nomads are clear coated from the factory. They should be ok in winter, just like factory wheels. Keep them clean shouldn't be that bad at all. I have the 16x8's bought them because got tired of cleaning and all the pits on other wheels with out a clear coat in because I live Michigan.
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Do you have any side or 3/4 pics of your truck with the 16's? And did you retain the stock tire size or did you go larger?
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the 15's look wayy better in person than the 16's. not saying anything bad about the 16's but youll have to look at them...here is my 15's and they did just fine last winter, just keep them waxed and clean

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Do you have any side or 3/4 pics of your truck with the 16's? And did you retain the stock tire size or did you go larger?
Running 265's right now they look good if ya aske me. But as Justin sez, & I agree15x10 are much better looking because they are so deep. I can get some pics up for you.
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wow the 16s look so different! there is so much more material between where the spokes split and the lugnut area compared to the 15s. i think the 15s look way better, no offense
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thats what i could never get over on the 16's, how much meterial there is between the lug nuts and the spokes, they should have just made the spokes longer
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Surprising how much difference 1" makes.
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I'm surprised at the difference too. Don't understand why hey didn't just extend the length of the spokes.
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what is the back spacing of those rims

i like the deep dish look
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mine are 15x10 with either 3.5 or 4 i dont remember
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