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Thoughts on Eagle Alloys...

Well, I'm in need of new tires/rims soon. Just wanted everyone's thoughts on these two rims. They have the fake beadlock and I'm not sure which to go with, the black rim/polished beadlock, or vice versa.

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The rim I kinda want w/probably 285/75/16's



or this one, similar, but who knows...



so what do you guys think?
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Second one, but they both look nice.
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A buddy of mine has the first one on his Z71 minus the black, they look good.
ill try 2 get a pic. if you wnat one
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i have the wheels similiar to the second ones (series 185.....also listed on their site as 187B) in 15x8s. Just put them on the truck.
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Second set looks good, probably look even better when mounted
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first one...
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that is a tough call...i think i need a chop of both before judging...
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see, i'm not sure, cause I like the brightness of the current wheels, so I'm kinda not liking the dark color of the black rim. How about tire suggestions? I know joe (rideac1) has 31's which are BFG ATs, which aren't bad. But i'm looking for a nice road tire also, but with some grip... Again, I'd like 32s or 33s.
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A buddy of mine has the first one on his Z71 minus the black, they look good.
ill try 2 get a pic. if you wnat one

I love a pic, thanks.
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Im a black rim kinda guy but id have to say that i think the first one would look pretty damn good.
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I'm probably going to go with the 2nd set myself once I need the new tires...
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Just paint your stock wheels with Krylon Fusion, that should last for at least 2 days. Get 2 of each wheel, have a different set on each side, that'd be nuts, cause they both look sweet.

As for tires, get 205/60/15's, best gas mileage possible.

Now for real, I think the black wheels. The black ring won't stand out much when touching the tire. The black wheel however goes with all of the black on na truck, and the polished ring will match the detail of the bumpers and look ruel good.
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see, i'm not sure, cause I like the brightness of the current wheels, so I'm kinda not liking the dark color of the black rim. How about tire suggestions? I know joe (rideac1) has 31's which are BFG ATs, which aren't bad. But i'm looking for a nice road tire also, but with some grip... Again, I'd like 32s or 33s.
That's about how the BFG ATs handled on the road for me before they wore out. Once they wore out it was like driving with slicks in the rain!
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first one's in 15x8 with 32x11.5x15 tires. will fit perfect and look great screw getting 16" wheels its just 1" and a HUGE jump in price of the wheel and tire
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I don't really like black rims on a red truck, so I say the first ones will look sweet.
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first one's in 15x8 with 32x11.5x15 tires. will fit perfect and look great screw getting 16" wheels its just 1" and a HUGE jump in price of the wheel and tire
That's what sucks, they don't come in 15's. Start at 16's
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Yeah I've been pricing them out everywhere. So far ebay stores are cheapest by far, but only in 16s :( I think i'm just gonna go to a junk yard and get four donut tires, call it a day.
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That's what sucks, they don't come in 15's. Start at 16's
Call American Eagle. When I looked into getting my 185 series I actually looked at the 187 first and noticed the black rim. At the time the 185 was only in 16s too, thus why I wanted the 187. I called Discount and Big-O to get quotes on the 187B (black) which looks EXACTLY like the 185. The 187s came in 15s on up. Big-O never returned my call and Discount told me about the 187b and the 185 being same. So I called American Eagle and asked what's the difference, mentioning that the site lists 187b in 15s, but the 185s only in 16s and that I was told 187b=185. Guy apologized for the site error. Next day the 185s had listings for 15s on up. So I'd double check with the manufacturer.
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