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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-19-2001, 09:44 PM
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Aluminum 16\'s

My old 89 Bronco had steel 15 inch rims on it ....How do the aluminum 16 inch wheels hold up and did they have an option to get 16 inch steel rims if you wanted on the later model Broncos

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2001, 12:47 AM
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Re: Aluminum 16\'s

If you're planning on stump-jumping, rock-crawling, heavy-duty work, or building on a budget, avoid aluminum. It's more brittle than steel (cracks instead of bends) so the rims are made heavier to stand up to the stresses. But they'll still crack if you clip a curb or overload them & they're MUCH more expen$ive than steel. For mudding, street-driving, & general looks, I preferr my steel wagon wheels [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] but most people would say aluminum.

I don't think the '80-96 body style was ever offered with 16's from the factory.


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