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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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I could use some advice regarding these. I'm trying to put my 87 XJ back on the road before March ends. Michigan weather destroys the clear coat covering most alloys. I love the MT Classic II but it appears these need to be cleaned frequently even during the winter months and this is not possible with my schedule.

I looked at the American Racing AR767 but it looks like the AR lacks a good backspacing. The Pro Comp Series 52 & Series 98 15x8 steel wheels feature a 3.75" backspacing for 32x11.5R15 tires.

Can anyone tell me how the Pro Comp wheels are in use (balancing, durability, etc). I do not like the black so I would want to strip/blast and paint or powder to a silver similar to that used by Jeep on the OE steel wheels.

Please advise.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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i have a set of eagle alloys up for sale right now, my buddy has had identical rims onhis tj for 4 years now rain, snow, sleet or shine, parked outside and they still look amazing after just a quarter wash. just my $.02.

i've never had a problem with a black steelie balancing or not being durable though, they're simple and strong.

make sure they're professionally refinished if you do that though to avoid the start of rust on new rims.
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I have ran both the 98 and 52 series with only few issues. I had the 52's in 15x7 with 4.5 BS on 31x10.50's and currently am running 33x12.50's on the 98's with the same specs.

I had no issues getting them to balance but have had to have the 33's rebalanced twice after wheeling. I use the inside sticky weights on them.

The other issue I noticed was the center caps won't even last one winter due to rust , which is why I painted mine black and the series 52's with outside balance weights started to rust a bit around the weights after 1 1/2 winters with them.

Hope that helps !
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