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steel or aluminium? #6164
04/21/11 06:09 AM
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well I think I am gonna order some tires soon .Should I use my stock steel wheels or buy some purdy aluminium wheels?dohdoh My stock wheels are pretty beat up cluebatfrom rocks. How do the aluminium wheels hold up? Has anybody cracked or bent one riding?


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Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #6174
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Any wheel will get beat up, but at least the ITP wheels are guaranteed against breaking. Mine got bent pretty bad which lead to craking when I tried to straighten it out. Sent ITP an e-mail and a pic, had a new wheel in 5 days. I never even had to send the bad wheel back! Look for tires with a good bead guard. The Bighorns don't have one.

Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #6183
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X2 on the rim guard. My mudzillas have an very nice recessed rim guard that is deep in the tire. Beside a few minor scratches, they still look new.

If you want to dish out the cash, you could always go with bead locks that have replacement discs but then your getting into a heafty price tag.

Dont forget as well, steel is going to be heavier than the aluminum so you might notice a loss on the bottom end with power. I have always went aluminum


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Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #6191
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Aluminum is nice and I would say upgrade if you plan on putting a heavier aftermarket tire on. This way the net weight gain will be mininal. X2 about ITP they are the best, just make sure they have the lifetime warranty.

Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Swampcat07] #6208
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I do think as far as the stock steel wheels go, Polaris does make the best. I have yet to have to replace a stock steel wheel.




Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Wildhorse800] #12789
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Originally Posted By: Wildhorse800
I do think as far as the stock steel wheels go, Polaris does make the best. I have yet to have to replace a stock steel wheel.




How do like those tires?


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Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #12792
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My steel wheels are all dinged up and that pretty much tells me fancy aluminium rims won't be fancy for long on my Cat! Waste of money for me! LOL!!

Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Myleslong] #12801
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Same for me!


Maybe some of those fancy beadlock DWTs someday!
http://www.dwtracing.com/products/atv/litecast/diablo+lock


Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #12802
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p0laris steel wheels are good. but don't like falling off trailer and getting dragged down road. only bent one.

Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #12808
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Ive got almost 100 mileson my ITP wheels, and they are fine. Been up and down somw pretty crazy stuff, but or the real test see what Goods has. I think they are the only part he hasnt replaced on his this season!!!! shock rofl

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Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Irish3wheeler] #12820
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Originally Posted By: Irish3wheeler
Ive got almost 100 mileson my ITP wheels, and they are fine. Been up and down somw pretty crazy stuff, but or the real test see what Goods has. I think they are the only part he hasnt replaced on his this season!!!! shock rofl

thats just wrong. rofl


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Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #12822
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I missed a zero, should say 1000 miles. Damn fingers


Im a rambler Im a gambler Im a long way from home if you dont like me than leave me alone
I'll eat when Im hungry and drink when Im dry and if the moonshine dont kill me Ill live till I die!


PA DCNR ATV Safety Instructor
LOTS OF 3 WHEELERS (some run, some are waiting for rebuild)
Heres the runners;
'85 350X, '85 250SX, '86 250SX, '78 ATC 90 (Nephews), '83 Christmas Edition ATC 70, '85 KLT 110.
08 Brute Force 750 27" 589's,HMF slip on exh
07 Can Am 500 2 up
08 MXU 250
08 MXU 300
Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: cuffs98 a.k.a.11grizz450] #12824
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Originally Posted By: 11grizz450
How do like those tires?


She really likes the tires. I rode it also and am really impressed. When the Bighorns get replaced I may just go with the SwampFox Plus. I like the way they steer. My Bighorns just seem to want to slide sideways on tight turns.

Re: steel or aluminium? [Re: Rrudzi] #12835
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buy some alum. so I can get your steel ones if they fit on a 011 RZR.


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