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Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

I am looking at new rims. I want a no frills painted tough rim. I found that Rock crawler and US wheel have basicly the same painted wheels as far as look, but whic one is built better? Anyone have any Idea??
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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

I would have to guess that they are about the same. A steel rim is a steel rim. There isn't much difference... I would choose based on what you can get cheaper.
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I got some from 4Whl Parts. They are made by Tec Wheels, and look the same as the AR767, minus the blue and red stripes. Oh, and they were cheaper.
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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

I have some of these:

Unique Wheel "Series 42" 15x8

They were $28 each at Discount tire. They look just like AR767s.

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PS I think they are all pretty much the same. Just get whatever are cheapest.
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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

Here's my feeling on black steel wheels, there's the type with the blue and red stripe and the type with out. I think my wheels are made by unique but my buddies are susposed to be 767's and are identical and i'm pretty sure us wheels black steelies are the same and i think the tech 1 "rock crawler" veriety is a little bit differnt but i couldn't tell you the differance besides the stripe. For black steelies find what ever is the cheepest since they are all the same. I found buying locally from a tire shop was much cheeper than ordering the wheels. Call around to find the best deal.

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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

I wonder if the coating/paint is of a different quality on the wheels. I want the same wheels and was wondering the same thing. Could one wheel be painted and the other powder coated? I would assume that the manufacturer could tell you that. I have not tried to find out yet.
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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

I was hoping it was just a price diffrence. I think the Rock Crawlers are supposed to be powder coated. but it is nothing a rattle can cannot take care of... us wheel is cheaper
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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

I think that all the steelies are powdercoated unless you buy a custom backspaced wheel. I have the 767 and they have held up well and still fairly shiny if that even matters.
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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

My wheels have some minor scrapes in the finish though not all that noticable and i'm not really nice to my wheels. I definetally agree that it's nothing some spray paint can't fix. If your looking for even cheeper wheels get some white spokes and spray paint them black.

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Re: Rock crawler rims vs us wheel

Rock Crawler, [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img] in their "modular" line, offers some unique sizes: 16x8 5x5.5,etc...
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