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Okay, so I'm looking for some new wheels for the rig, Only, I cant decide. I've got a few Ideas, but would like some opinions from people about the durability of the wheels and their finishes, which is what I'm most concerned about. I want something that isnt going to fade out easily, and will stay with the most minimum amount of maintenance.

Here is what I've looked at so far, feel free to recomend/give input! Thanks!

Also, I'm looking for 15x8's that paired with some 32x11.5R15's will give a more agressive look.

American Eagle 058's


The American Racing Baja:
(Unsure about Polished/Chromed Alloy finish, input? -I live in Michigan)



The Procomp Xtreme Alloy 1069


The Mickey Thompson Classic II's
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I'm also shopping for rims and all I can say is those all look so nice....buy one of each!!!!





j/k I like the American Racing ones...
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I Say Go With Mickey Thompson's
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american racing baja's all the way. I have the polished finish.
i live in michigan to.



and if they fad from mud or salt....


use some nxt all metal wax....(whatever wheel you buy, put this wax on it before you mount them on the tires.)


back to life they come....(the marks are water marks because it rained before i took the pic.)

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American Eagle all the way!!



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If he wants wheels that require the least amount of maintenance possible, why would you guys tell him to buy polished aluminum wheels?
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If he wants wheels that require the least amount of maintenance possible, why would you guys tell him to buy polished aluminum wheels?
Would the American Racing Baja's what are Chrome Plated require less than the Aluminum. I'm ready to polish them when needed, but would like to stretch that timeframe to as long as possible.
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rockkrawlers!
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procomps... i like how the holes are larger then the rest, gives it more of a spoked look
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mickey thompsons, plus half those wheels are all made by the same company...
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mickey thompsons, plus half those wheels are all made by the same company...
and this would be a good time to plug your wheels PICS MAN
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personally those wheels are VERY played out here. 4/5 trucks have em.

how about a set of slotted wheels like the old early 70s muscle cars used to have...mickey thompson has a nice set.
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and this would be a good time to plug your wheels PICS MAN
alright... alright
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Those wheels with holes in them look good, but everyone has those. It's getting so they all look the same to me....I guess I like the bigger holes better..
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Mickey Thompsons all the way!!
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Those wheels with holes in them look good, but everyone has those. It's getting so they all look the same to me....I guess I like the bigger holes better..
yes everyone does have them... im not much for doing everything the same as others... but the nice thing about these wheels is the clean easy, cheap, and dont hold snow like my stock 5 spokes did, oh that pissed me off.
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Out of those I like the Pro Comps but in my honest opinion I would look for something a little more unique. They are good looking wheels, thats why so many people have them but branch out a bit, you know?
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I like the style of the procomps with the bigger holes

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yes everyone does have them... im not much for doing everything the same as others... but the nice thing about these wheels is the clean easy, cheap, and dont hold snow like my stock 5 spokes did, oh that pissed me off.
don't forget about the mud as well...
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Would the American Racing Baja's what are Chrome Plated require less than the Aluminum. I'm ready to polish them when needed, but would like to stretch that timeframe to as long as possible.

I waxed mine when i first got them.
They were fine for a year then i let the mud and bake on them for 2 weeks and the shine wasnt there anymore when i washed them. So i just put another coat on. And i will probably lay another coat before winter just to be safe.

I feel that if you buy a nice set of wheels that you want to keep nice, there is going to be a little bit of work no matter what wheel you buy. And me, i dont mind polishing mine up to protect them every now and then. I spent a lot of money for something that looks good, im not going to let them get ruined because im to lazy to maintain them.
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I can see what everyone means by being diffirent...So, I'm open to any suggestions (Wheel name and model, if possible, so I can research them). I want a wheel that makes the truck look more complete, and nice. I'm trying to stay away from anything that looks cheap. Any suggestions are welcome for diffirent designs! Thank you, and keep 'em coming!
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Also, I just decided on doing a 3" Bodylift too.
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Whats the say on these? Think they would look great?

American Eagle 028

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im not a big fan of 5 spoke wheels on a truck.

i would have to see them with some rubber around it on a truck tho.

Ask around, there are a lot of good photoshop people who could but that wheel on your truck in a picture.
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i say if you want something different put some 17 or 18 inch wheels with some BFG A/Ts
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