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Buying rims guide help

Whats a good guide for buying rims for my Ranger 4x4. I just want basic trail rideing and mudding. Nothing really hardcore. The question is do you have to have a heavy duty style rim to with stand the trails or would a basic American Racing rim work ?

I am used to the Car/import thing where i bought 13lb rims for drag racing.
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Pretty much most all of the aftermarket wheels and strong enough to withstand what someone can put a Ranger through. If you want cheap and dont care what they look like, black rockcrawlers will do you good. If you want something that looks nice with maybe some bling, look at ebay and see what they offer for polished aluminum wheels. They usually arent too expensive for some decent polished wheels. Hope that helps.
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Whatever you do don't get cheap chrome wheels cause they start rusting after a couple months
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i was looking at some American Racing rims i seen on a S10.
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what type of american racing?

Here are american racing Baja's 15x8 wraped in 33'sx12.5.
There are a lot of wheels in this style.
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I'd prefer to get polished over chrome. It'll save you a few bucks, plus if you're going off-road as well as on, chrome will take a severe beating.

No point in going real high end, there's plenty of nice looking rims at a reasonable price.


I went with polished American Racing Baja's, 15x10's. Inexpensive and look great.
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Chrome does take a beating, but its alot easier to clean than polished aluminum. With chrome, all you need is steel wool, then if you want to make it more shiney, you can put some chrome polish on it.

With polished aluminum, it gets corroded and even rain puts spots on it. Its a pain in the *** to clean, and you can pretty much never make it look "new" again like you can with chrome.

If i had the $$ i'd defenitly get chrome.
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