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Old 12-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #41
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Question Aluminum rims

The wheels look nice but are they worth $85 for 4. I might think about them if they reduce the weight vs the standard. Does anyone know?:
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #42
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The wheels look nice but are they worth $85 for 4. I might think about them if they reduce the weight vs the standard. Does anyone know?:
$85x5=$425 - I did not order them, but did get a few (well, a lot of) other things.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #43
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I went with 4 with the thought that one would be covered in the back of the trailer. $85 to spend on something else!
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #44
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Actually, 4x$85= $340, yes they look nicer and are easier to keep clean vs a white wheel. The spare is a regular white wheel.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #45
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Yes. But is there a weight factor.are the aluminum wheels lighter in weight vs stantard?
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #46
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Do the aluminum wheels use the same lug nuts as the steel spare?
Or does the spare have 5 of its own nuts? Seems to me the spare on my 17 didn't mount on the back with 5 nuts, but it had all steel wheels.
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Traditionally aluminum wheels are lighter than steel wheels, but the weight difference is insignificant. The lug nuts are also chrome, not white.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:36 PM   #48
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The aluminum wheels look nice, but I doubt there are significant differences from the steel relative to performance. I got five of them as I didnt want to have to change the tire twice if I did get a flat. Also they can be rotated if desired and they are quite similar to the wheels on my FJ.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #49
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Advantage 17.
Only two wheels X $85.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #50
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The cost of our options is mounting but, as you can see, the similarity between Escape's aluminum wheels and the ones on our TV leaves us little choice. (At least that will be my pitch to my partner in this venture).

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/att...wheel-tire.jpg

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