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How do brakes get hurt by running steel wheels??
The only difference is a little heavier wheel, just adjust your braking with that in mind and you really shouldn't see any difference in stock.
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The only difference is a little heavier wheel, just adjust your braking with that in mind and you really shouldn't see any difference in stock.
Thats a given for all steel wheels and/or larger tires....more unsprung weight and rolling mass.
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so to basically sum this up, with ANY wheel/tire combo you will need to adjust your braking to compensate for extra wieght and mass. so the wheels will not effect how long your brakes last and work, only your driving will.
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the wheels affect your driving...
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Well tys4x4 just sold some he is in nevada.
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heartsdead has the soft 8s and he dosent seem to mind them. i am going to get a set of them or a set of procomp bs i think thats what there called for my winter wheels.
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this is the procomp wheel
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the wheels affect your driving...
.....I highly doubt that. They aren't so heavy that they slow your truck down that much. How much do they weigh a piece?
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I have steel streetlocks and i didnt notice a difference in acceleration or braking when switching from stocker aluminums. i am in the market for aluminums though because my settlies are bent and rusted and just want a new look. nothing wrong with steelies in general though and they are WAY cheaper. i picked mine up for $30 each new for 15x8s.
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come on guys gas is down to less than $2 a gallon, i dont really care about the mileage. i want to go with sum black steel rims cuz they are cheap and they look good on rangers. its not like im racing john force down the drag strip or trying to go from 130 to 25 into a corner really fast.
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Then soft 8's are perfect. Finially got around to polishing mine, I love them again!

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maybe my truck is just old, tired and lazy and doesnt like lugging heavy wheels around all day. Hasn't complained once since going to the MT Classics.
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