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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Which wheels to get

Ill soon be upgrading the axles in my TJ. Gone will be the locked dana 30/44 and in its place will go a 44/60 hybrid front, and a Rockcrusher SF HP60 rear. Both axles are going to be a 5x5.5 bolt pattern, so my Walker Evans fake locks gotta go. I eventually will buy another set of Walker Evans beadlocks, but that wont be anytime soon. In the mean time im looking for a nice set of 17" aluminum or steel wheels, that arnt too expensive(looking for wheels under $180 each).

I stumbled across these on 4wheelparts website and kinda like them cause there a buy 2 get 2 free and have free shipping, http://www.4wheelparts.com/partLists...5375&w=2515-25
These also look good, just not the color, http://www.4wheelparts.com/partLists...5994&w=2515-25
Any one have any other suggestions on what i should get?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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DC1's are nice. I have been looking at them for a while now too.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #5
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why a 44 60 front the wek link on a 60 is the ring and pinion. so why put a smaller one in.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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why a 44 60 front the wek link on a 60 is the ring and pinion. so why put a smaller one in.
but its bigger that a dana 30, which ive had trouble with before and the price was right.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #7
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i like the ones you picked though
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #9
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why a 44 60 front the wek link on a 60 is the ring and pinion. so why put a smaller one in.
Clearance? Some people don't break 44 or 60 ring and pinions?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:48 PM   #10
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Clearance? Some people don't break 44 or 60 ring and pinions?

true but if thats the case why not a regular 44. i would think its cheaper and easier to build a 44 than make a hybrid axle that would be the same strength.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #11
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true but if thats the case why not a regular 44. i would think its cheaper and easier to build a 44 than make a hybrid axle that would be the same strength.
I agree, unless you have time to waste and a shop at your disposal.

If I found a set of outers I would entertain the idea of a hybrid. Just because stock 60 shafts would be stronger than alloy 44 shafts and ball joints suck ass.

But I don't see a reason to chop up a good front 60. If people are worried about clearance they can just shave it, or deal with it.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #12
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #13
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If have the money for nice wheels when I upgrade axles, I may go with these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92804_30X_C_PG.htm
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Old February 20th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #14
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Old February 21st, 2008, 12:23 AM   #15
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i ended up buying these wheels. Couldnt beat the price, the cheapest plain black 17" steel wheels actually cost more then these. I couldnt pass up free shipping and 4 wheels for the price of 2.
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Your right, good deal. Too pretty for my taste but if they were cheaper than steel, who can argue.

They claim its a forged wheel, so what would it cost to have alum beadlock rings welded to them right now, while they are still clean and straight?
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Old February 21st, 2008, 08:02 AM   #17
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Old February 21st, 2008, 08:16 AM   #18
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the eagle 140's i attached above, i got for $460 shipped, 17x8's
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Old February 21st, 2008, 08:28 AM   #19
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Your right, good deal. Too pretty for my taste but if they were cheaper than steel, who can argue.

They claim its a forged wheel, so what would it cost to have alum beadlock rings welded to them right now, while they are still clean and straight?
thats a good idea that i didnt think about. If i was to go that route any advice on who to have the conversion done by? I did a search and saw ballistic fab makes a weld on conversion set for about $200 a wheel without welding. Im wondering is it would be an easier to send the wheels out to chapion or Beadlock Specialties? Any one do this before?
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thats a good idea that i didnt think about. If i was to go that route any advice on who to have the conversion done by? I did a search and saw ballistic fab makes a weld on conversion set for about $200 a wheel without welding. Im wondering is it would be an easier to send the wheels out to chapion or Beadlock Specialties? Any one do this before?
I would send them out to someone like Champion.
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