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Trading my Cragars for Mickeys

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I wasn't really happy with the massive weight of my Cragar Soft 8's after I bought them, so almost immediately sought to trade them.

About a month or so ago, I was offered a trade for a set of Mickey Thompson Classic II's with simulated beadlock. I was going to go ahead with the trade,but then I lost my job and had other things come up, so I told the guy to hold off.

I messaged him the other day to see if he still was interested in doing the trade and we are going to meet up this Saturday and swap rims.

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To these, and will be keeping my Discoverers as well.


I imagine these rims will be significantly lighter than the Cragars, and probably won't look too bad on my truck either. I'll update with pics on Saturday after everything's installed. I know they're a pretty played out wheel, but it's the style I like. I love the look of the Cragars on my truck, but they're just too heavy and are affecting my fuel milage and overall driveability, making the truck work harder to stop,go and keep going.

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They are heavy as all hell. However my aluminum wheels I have on my Barracuda still weigh in at about 42lbs a wheel. That is a 18x9 with a 295/45/18 tire on it. I'd look more into it instead of just saying "i imagine these will be significantly lighter". There has to be more aluminum to have the strength. Wheels like draglites or prostars are strong and extremely light.

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My d-windows, pretty much the same as soft 8s are 28lbs each.
The classic 2s are 20lbs each

not bad weight savings, 32lb reduction in rotating mass should be noticeable.
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Those will look great on that silver truck!
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That'll look much better.
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Sweet, looking forward to pics.
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i would def do that
ive been thinking about doing that myself cuz steel wheels kill your mpg
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I want those!
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Well, 32lbs is 32lbs...thats not including the tires though,and the rubber is pretty darn heavy too.

However, any weight savings are good savings. It's also not just the fact that they're lighter that I want them....look at them! *drools*
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and to think.....you dont have 15x10 steelies and 35x12.50s...


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and to think.....you dont have 15x10 steelies and 35x12.50s...


lol.
You done anything to upgrade the brakes? my stupid 31s and steelies suck at braking!
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You done anything to upgrade the brakes? my stupid 31s and steelies suck at braking!
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You done anything to upgrade the brakes? my stupid 31s and steelies suck at braking!

That's another reason for the swap. Feels like I'm running on 4 overheated drum brakes.
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I love the MT classic locks, I would have bought those over my MT classic II look a likes, but didn't have the cash for them at the time.
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Nice. I think they'll look way better. I am trying to get a hold of a guy who is selling his dick cepek DC-1's (I know everyone has them) with 31x10.5x15 mickey thopmson mtz .... I'm hoping he responds. Can't wait to see your pictures.
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Sweet Jerome,those will look REALLY good on your truck.

The guy just phoned me like 5 mins ago and confirmed for tomorrow morning, so I'm gonna have me some nice new shiny rims tomorrow.
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Nice. I think they'll look way better. I am trying to get a hold of a guy who is selling his dick cepek DC-1's (I know everyone has them) with 31x10.5x15 mickey thopmson mtz .... I'm hoping he responds. Can't wait to see your pictures.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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jimmeh's jealous lol.

I want a baby sandwich now. Damn you jimmeh!
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS! Doesn't look like he's responding so it's most likely a no go....
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MIKEY post the pics AS SOON as you can.... I really want to see them.
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One really crappy cell phone pic to tie you over til tomorrow when I can get some good pics. I forgot to bring my digital camera today. Doh!

They also thankfully were not the fake beadlock style either. I REALLY like these rims on the truck. And they are SOOOOOO much lighter and the truck drives way better now.
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very nice, you need some clear corners now even if they dont make them for your truck lol.

looks great
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My corners are smoked, as are my tails. But yes, clears would be nice.
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My 15x8 steelies were 28lbs each x 4 = 112lbs of rotating mass.
My 15x8 Prostars weigh 12lbs each x 4 = 48lbs of rotating mass.
64lbs gone.

That is without tires.

Steel = cheap, heavy, cheap to fix.
Alloy = not cheap, light weight, expensive to fix.
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I couldn't beleive how light these Mickeys are. I picked one up and was like 'holy crap,I could toss this thing across the parking lot!'

I can't beleive the deal I got on them. Traded Cragars I paid $330 for, straight up for these Mickeys and just had to pay mounting.
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looks good, would look better with a better pic though!

good deal!

should get better mileage for your big trip...
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