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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >poor vs not poor

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm of the idea that if you're going to run steelies you should embrace it and not cover them with stupid plastic covers, but I'm a sigma male so this opinion may not apply to you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they look better without the stupid plastic, but I'm the kind of person who prefers utilitarian vehicles.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ditto

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always put a fresh rattlecan of gloss black on my steelies before I mount a new tire on them,
      I would only have factory chrome hubcaps mounted cause everything else is tacky

    • 4 weeks ago
      Greased Geese

      bet you feel a little silly now

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's beta behavior, different cap on every wheel is the real sugma play

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it depends

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Let's settle this.
    You need to provide context, under what situation do you envisage their use.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steel = winter wheels
    Alloys = summer/fall wheels
    Simple as.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steel for off-roading.
      Alloys for coastal locations.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why use steel specifically in an environment that causes rust (rain, snow, road salt)?
      Why use an ugly ass set for potentially 1/3 of the year? Your vehicle doesn't become invisible because you turned the page on the calendar.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >steel specifically in an environment that causes rust
        Because:
        1. Steels don't rustt to catastrophic failure, and is a lot easier to paint
        2. Alu generally rusts to bead damage, which is significantly more of a PITA

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Aluminum doesn't rust moron.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Alu oxides, which is just rust for non iron.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, it isn't, because short of caustic aluminum will oxide and protect itself from further damage. It will not outright deteriorate and rot away. My last job was literally chemically etching, adhesion coating and powder/kynar painting aluminum. Now I swim in slabs of it everyday.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Hey reddit i work with chemicals AMA

            typical alloy beta but at least they fit the blandness of your camry. Let me guess white camry with two tone alloys or worse kia.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because of THIS. Snow packs into the alloys wheel and causes wheel imbalance. You've probably never driven in a snowstorm, aren't you?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >pic
          >the gap between the wheel and the rotor
          That's what you get if you go for Black persony options

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          where are your lug nuts brother

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's a BMW, they use lug bolts instead.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i hate this, felt like i had a blow out when i got on the highway

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My Bassett steelies get packed full of mud when I rally, they aren't perfect.

          https://i.imgur.com/h0jj4Gd.jpeg

          Take the Bassett pill

          Thanks doc

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >low profile winter tires
          how stupid can a person be
          >BMW owner
          makes sense

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Alloys = summer season
      Smaller Alloys = winter season
      Simple as.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steelies for my shitbox.
    Alloys for the truck.
    Spokes for my motorcycle.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love steelies.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Really the best.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who doesn't love steelies?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wish they made these in smaller sizes they'll probably discontinue them because no one bought them in 16x7
        Like a 15 would be perfect for an NA or EG civic

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a man of taste

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i prefer steelies without holes tbh.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i prefer steelies without holes tbh.
        Idiot. How the hell are you supposed to mount them to the hub, huh???

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's a comfiness to them that's something else

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alloys all day every day, even if I drove a shitbox, which I don’t. It’s literally the one place where weight matters.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cast<steel<forged
    Disagree? >>>/n/

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    370z wheels are sexy
    There, I said it

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good quality aluminum alloy rims are the best. Steel rims are garbage because they rust out, then need to be replaced or welded. Steelies often also weight more than aluminum alloys. Hub caps are bad thing, not a good thing unless you are bad driver who often hits curbstones.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      steelies are lighter than most alloy wheels
      putting boomer frisbees on your steelies is mega gay

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >steelies are lighter than most alloy wheels.
        Not from my experiences.Steelies are gay. I prefer to only buy aluminum alloys for my cars, aluminum alloys dont rust. Rust is never beautiful to look.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not only are you misinformed, you are also a homosexual.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why use steel specifically in an environment that causes rust (rain, snow, road salt)?
          Why use an ugly ass set for potentially 1/3 of the year? Your vehicle doesn't become invisible because you turned the page on the calendar.

          >Aluminum alloys dont rust
          Have you ever been up north?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >steelies are lighter than most alloy wheels

        moron

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          let's see your sources gay b***h

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            100 pounds of aluminum is lighter than 100 pounds of steel, because aluminum is lighter than steel

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aluminum is used in manufacturing because you can have the same weight as steel but stronger or the same weight as steel but lighter.

        And you're not in a raceway.
        18 pounds vs 21 pounds is not going to make a difference in fuel mileage or acceleration between stoplights.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how can it be the same weight as steel but lighter at the same time

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I meant same strength as steel but lighter- I'm lazy and don't proofread.

            https://i.imgur.com/VgkCVqQ.jpeg

            Because of THIS. Snow packs into the alloys wheel and causes wheel imbalance. You've probably never driven in a snowstorm, aren't you?

            >steelies are magic and don't collect snow.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >1200px-Snow_Chain_Honda.jpg (233 KB, 1200x900)

            There is no snow inside the wheel

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That would just fall off if it had wheel trims it wouldn't be there in the first place

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quit living in a shithole state that salts. My steel rallys are older than you and they're virtually rust free.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >north east
        >a shithole
        Lmao cope. Hope you enjoy living around nogs for the rest of your days. Always looking over your shoulder.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          North East absolutely is a shithole. Not sure where you're implying I'm at but around here we simply have black people, dindus are not of concern.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Left one looks like it won't destroy my spine on the roads around here, so it wins.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it depends

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me, it's the Fumagalli 5-spoke Charger Pursuit steelie
    not only do they look amazing with and without chrome hubcaps but they are surprisingly light and offer good brake cooling.
    However steelies are really noisy, alloys absorb road noise and vibration better. Also, steel wheels flex a tiny bit and bend instead of breaking, which is why they're better for off-road. Alloys are stiffer and provide sharper steering response when combined with the appropriate tire, but are inherently more fragile.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you chrome wheels ?

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if i had steelies id chrome them and keep them mirror shiny

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steel is an alloy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Baka

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steel is better for a beater, a truck, a van, or anything you do work with. Alloy is better for showing off so its better for sports cars and sedans.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can definitely feel the 5lb per wheel weight difference between steel and alloy 14 or 15'' rims when they're on small underpowered shitboxes with weak brakes. Obviously this wouldn't matter as much on a bigger and more powerful vehicle. Steelies have really shitty ventilation but a lot of alloy rims will pack up with snow and ice in the winter and frick up your wheel balance. So it also depends on the application.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    luv me factory covers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A shitbox would feel wrong with aluminum wheels

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't mine me and my fricking Speedlines. Yeah just like a Ferrari.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    REMINDER: If it can't pull off steelies, it doesn't deserve alloys! You just have an ugly car. Simple as.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what is that ugly pos

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        backwards subaru outback with the tail chopped down

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        VW Beetle.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here:

    7x16" steel + 195/45R16 = 14kg

    7x17" alloy (OEM) + 195/40R17 = 18.4kg

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My OEM 17x7s are 9kg
      17x7 rpf1s are 6.5kg

      What fricking OEM 17x7 are you quoting?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What fricking OEM 17x7 are you quoting?

        Anyway, 195/40R17 tires suck (old, sidewalls too small).

        Much better in 195/45R16, and 195/50R15 on circuit.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Give me a hard source on any of that, It sounds like complete bullshit.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *racetrack, sorry 😮

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          70 profile tyres are the best for maximum fun racing

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh you included the tires and changed sizes just to obfuscate the real argument.

      What steelie is that light with what tire? Your number looks close to what most weigh -without- a tire so likely just wrong numbers.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does the covers do? I've just ran the wheels as they come

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do steel wheels all look so similar to each other? They all have an almost solid face with tiny circles in them. Why not more variety?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mass manufacturing probably, making them in the 10s of millions is probably easier when there's just one certified-to-work mould

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OEM steelie for Twingo RS weigh 7.9kg.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If that's the 16x7 mentioned earlier that's 4kg less than any 16x7 I can find, and the 17x7 is the heaviest alloy I've ever seen. Weird eurogay edge cases don't justify steelies, the average steel wheel weighs 30-40% more than the average alloy.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find a lot of 7x16" steel rims that weigh around 8-9kg~

    7x16" for Volvo S60 : 8.7kg

    Not surprisingly, the rim for my small vehicle is light.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tbh might be a euro thing. As a burger most 16x7 steelies are about 22lbs and most similar alloys are 16lbs. I can't find a full sized steelie under 20lb for sale in the US. Maybe US reqs are for higher weight/speed?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bmw 16x7 steelies are 18 lbs and the cast aluminum 16x7 wheels that came stock are 25.7 lbs. I bought 20 lb 17x8 forged wheels.
        you can see wheel weights in the parts catalog, bmwfans.info

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    full on rusted steelies, frick the haters.
    dont you dare put a plastic cover over them, embrace them love them.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take the Bassett pill

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steel is better for everything except for performance. Normal people should have relatively smaller steel rims with more sidewall. People who take their car to the track should have alloy rims with relatively low sidewall.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steel can be repaired if you hit a curb, aluminum must be replaced. Don't call it fricking "alloy" it's aluminum, the shit they make soda cans out of. The only reason they use them is to save weight and cost.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of guns fielded by major military powers are made out of aluminum too
      And they're durable

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are they though? I don't see "major military power" rifle relics anywhere. I do see a shit-ton of AK-47s though

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >what are M16A1s, A2s, M4s, Block I and Block IIs, URGI variants, and other AR15 derivatives like the 416
          >Sudanese and Portuguese AR-10s
          >Beretta 92 variants, CZ P0-1s, SIG P226s
          >later SIG 55x series guns had aluminum lower receivers
          >others I forget

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            and Portuguese AR-10s
            fricking hell ive always wanted one of these

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh you meant some western crap, whatever then

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The most effective and prolific guns in service
            >Yeah well all of those don't count because I love Russian wiener

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also you know,
        Aircraft.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Guns are milled from a single piece of weapon grade aluminum, rims aren't. It's good if you have forged alloys on your shitbox, but most alloys are cheap Chinese castings. Even manufacturers like BMW or Mercedes don’t put forged rims on 80% of their cars

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my shitbox came with alloys that look like hubcaps

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lamo I would ditch those so fast
      PSA has nice OEM steelies too

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I want nice steelies like these but can’t find them in a 14-15 inch size and 4x114.3 with a negative to 10+ offset.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steel because alloys are for poor people

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ikr every kia forte comes with these cringe alloys. Everytime i see alloys especially dual tone I know its somebody poor trying to look rich especially aftermarket alloys its just so cringe lmao.swapping them for the better option (steel) actually takes some investment, effort and intelligence (doing the research to realize that alloys are just the cheaper, lower qualitt cost cuttting method)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ikr every kia forte comes with these cringe alloys. Everytime i see alloys especially dual tone I know its somebody poor trying to look rich especially aftermarket alloys its just so cringe lmao.swapping them for the better option (steel) actually takes some investment, effort and intelligence (doing the research to realize that alloys are just the cheaper, lower qualitt cost cuttting method)

      Wonderful bait fellas

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steelies win on cost. Also bend back into shape for bad roads.

    If none of those apply, go alloy and go as light as use case allows.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I cracked two alloys on my subaru on these shit ass nortgern kentucky roads.
      I was texting while driving hitting nasty potholes. Anyway 2nd time I just said frick it and got the base trim steelies. Wanted a new set of tires anyway. Best decision of my life.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Steelies look better
    >Dont crack

    Steelies are the white mans choice
    Bling bling muh alloys are for Black person altimas (thats why they come stock)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, lower unsprung mass is good for everything.

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Steel vs Alloy
    Wood

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