Aftermarket wheels and trails?

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When you guys buy those super nice aftermarket wheels...is there something specific that indicates they are able to go offroad or not?

Some of the wheels ive seen look super nice but look more for like showing off.

I admit, I know nothing about aftermarket wheels OR offroading so thats why Im asking...





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if it's actually gonna get wheeled, steel is real.

alloy rims will break/crack, where as a steel rim may just bend, letting you get out of the trail, or worse case scenario, you can hammer a bead to seal up and not leak air.
 
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if it's actually gonna get wheeled, steel is real.

alloy rims will break/crack, where as a steel rim may just bend, letting you get out of the trail, or worse case scenario, you can hammer a bead to seal up and not leak air.
So I SHOULD take offroading into consideration.

I dont plan to do anything crazy. At all (I dont think...). This 50k jeep has to last me at least 15 years after all lol

I would like to get aftermarket wheels with enough offset to get a wider stance on my Rubicon though but I dont want to spend money on some wheels that are gonna break if I go explore some trails.

This is why Im kinda stuck between new wheels with offset or stock rubi wheels + spacers. At least with stock, I already paid for them and if they get damaged THEN I can go think about new wheels.
 

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Hey OP, for light to moderate offloading nearly any wheel is acceptable. Just realize the possibility that you may scuff and/or damage your wheels. As for steel wheels, yes they are more forgiving if seriously damaged than your average aluminum forged wheels and can take more punishment but aluminum alloy with steel beadlocks are pretty solid too and look sweet.

As with most things, what you should get depends on what your needs are. The only time I have seen aluminum wheels break was under some extreme conditions that is far from light to moderate offloading. I would be more concerned with what tires I am running.
 

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I agree with the above posted. For your use, I would pick one you like and go with it.
It’s good to see Discount Tire on the boards. Thanks for pitching in with the dialog. I will be sure to swing by one of your stores and take a look when it’s time for my new wheels.
 

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