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Re: Steel vs. Alloy rims

Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:12 pm

If anywhere cold enough for dedicated Winter tires would pick steel over aluminum. Main reasons... electrolysis corrosion from dissimilar metals with road salt, tires tend to seal better to the rims thus leak less, more durable on frost cratered roads.
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2019 SL - White - w/Tech Package

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Re: Steel vs. Alloy rims

Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:55 am

I'm going to get a set of steel wheels for mine.
It's up to $100 per wheel cheaper to get steels.
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Re: Steel vs. Alloy rims

Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:33 am

So... Looks like we are all unanimous....

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