I'm looking for good aluminum wheels

MomoJeep

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#1
To fit 5x5.5 stock axles on my Scrambler.

Any recommendations (new)? Or got any for sale?

I'd prefer 5 of them (spare)

Forged vs. cast vs "Flow-formed"?

I want to run 33's. Recommend 15x8? or 15x10? Which is better for airing down?
 

barrys

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#2
Forged are stronger and from if I remember correctly can be beat back with a hammer if bent like you can do with a steel wheel. Bigger price tag also.
Had to look up flow formed. I would think "no" unless the Jeep is a pavement queen.
 

Randyzzz

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#3
I prefer an 8” wheel. A 10” hangs a lot on the outside of the bearing and increases steering sensitivity.
 

kgt0001

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#4
Since yours is a 1983 with wide track axles I would only go 8" wide. I prefer 10" on narrow tracks.
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Budget will be your deciding factory. I prefer original steel or classic style wheels.

Size impacts look a lot as well- 15 or 16 looks good to me- some like 22's......
 

Randyzzz

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#5
Seems 15” wheels are getting harder and harder to find. Even 16” are not as plentiful as before. And an additional difficulty is to find a proper 16 or 17” tire that isn’t a 10 ply rating...
 

MomoJeep

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Since yours is a 1983 with wide track axles I would only go 8" wide. I prefer 10" on narrow tracks.
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Budget will be your deciding factory. I prefer original steel or classic style wheels.

Size impacts look a lot as well- 15 or 16 looks good to me- some like 22's......
Yea, I like 15-16".

Thanks for recommendations on 8" wide. I agree.
 

MomoJeep

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Seems 15” wheels are getting harder and harder to find. Even 16” are not as plentiful as before. And an additional difficulty is to find a proper 16 or 17” tire that isn’t a 10 ply rating...
I found some basic Cragar 16" steel that fit Duratrac (load C) 265-75R16's
 

Randyzzz

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#8
I found some basic Cragar 16" steel that fit Duratrac (load C) 265-75R16's
That would be a good combo. I personally prefer aluminum wheels, less unsparing weight- probably a throwback to my old racer days.
I have never had a complaint on American Racing wheels.
 
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