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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2005, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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American Racing Teflon Rims

I am looking for new rims and am leaning toward the AR Mojave Teflons 15x8 on my TJ. I know how easily Teflon pans scratch so I presume these would be the same if they ever hit anything. Has anyone ever run them? They won't be offroad, but Cleveland salt for half the year can be rough. If anyone who knows anything about them can give me an opinion.

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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

Ah dunno, Teflon rims would seem to be too soft and flexible for off-road use. But when I was a kid there was a story about someone making a rubber crankshaft. The higher it revved, the longer the stroke. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

Jim, I think they're just teflon coated. Seems like a waste of money to me for little practical purpose.
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

Do what I do in Cleveland. I buy a junk set of regular steel wheels and run them until it's time for the orange cones to bloom again. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I have a set of directional snow tires that I might put on my jeep for the winter or just sell them. I think they might look silly on a lifted CJ.
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

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Jim, I think they're just teflon coated.

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Oh, really! Why didn't I think of that? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Teflon coating sounds like a good thing for a car that gets driven hard; it might keep the brake dust from sticking. Off road I would think that rocks and branches would scratch them up pretty quickly and make a mess.
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

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...They won't be offroad, but Cleveland salt for half the year can be rough. If anyone who knows anything about them can give me an opinion.

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As with any coating, you'll get pits in the coating. Then, salt/moisture will get into the pit, and work it's way under the coating. Soon, the coating will fail to adhere, and lift. Then rust will form and you'll never see it.

Teflon's promise on a wheel is a lot like powder coating, but I fear the results will be the same.

IMHO... don't waste your money. If you wash the Jeep as much as possible you'll help reduce corrosion on the wheels and the body.
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

Apply a bead of appropriately colored silicone at the junction of the rim to face of the wheel, both inside and out. The coating is usually very poor in that groove and this keeps crud from accumulating in that joint. Also, black rims don't show the rust as bad and you can touch them up from time to time if you deem necessary.
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Cool, thanks all.
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

Just paint your whole Jeep with Teflon, then the mud and bird poop will just slide right off!
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Re: American Racing Teflon Rims

Hey, I'm Rodney from American Racing. New to the board but not to 4x4 and wheelin. Our Teflon coated wheels are the same as a clear coated wheel but we use Teflon instead of clear coat. Translation: Nothing sticks and the teflon forms a harder shield that clear coat. Also, Teflon comes with a 2year warranty. Hope this helps in your decesion making!!!

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