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Old 05-07-2007
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Not so slow tire leaks

So all my tires have a slow leak and the rear tires leak twice as fast as the front. I posted a while ago (https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=36635) about my rims corroding...

Are my rims shot? I am filling up the rear tires on a weekly basis, drop from 35#'s to 15#'s. I have about 42k miles on these tires with no damage or excessive wear to speak of.

I was planning on new rims & tires when these wore out but it looks like I may have to expedite my rim purchase. I would prefer black rockcrawler steelies (keeping it cheap) but am unsure how long they would last with our lovely winter salt situation.

Let me know what you guys think...Thanks, Jeff

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what rims do you have now? as fas as rust goes i dont have any on my steelies and they are 2 1/2 years old now
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Stock Alcoa's
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keep the alcoas. they just need some sealant on them or you have something wrong with your valve stems, something along that line.

ive heard of the clear coat cracking and having issues with sealing, a good tire shop would buff that edge of the rim and use some sealant.
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keep the alcoas. they just need some sealant on them or you have something wrong with your valve stems, something along that line.

ive heard of the clear coat cracking and having issues with sealing, a good tire shop would buff that edge of the rim and use some sealant.
I will try that route, my clear is all bubbled & chipped off.
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if you goto steelies, say goodbye to MPG and a smooth ride and i know you drive A LOT!
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if you goto steelies, say goodbye to MPG and a smooth ride and i know you drive A LOT!
I didnt realize there was that much of a difference...just harder to balance?
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Sorry, forgot the "t" - ...Not so slow tire leaks...
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I didnt realize there was that much of a difference...just harder to balance?

that and more rolling mass.

Ask Redneckstone he went from steelies to Alcoas and its so much better for the street.
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