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Old 02-08-2015, 09:03 AM   #11
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$1300-1500 is right in the ballpark of what it should cost. We changed out the hubs on our Legacy for the Alcoa stainless and what a difference in looks.

The Alcoa hub center pieces and lug covers are pretty damn pricey for what they are but the whole upgrade is worth it IMHO.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:17 AM   #12
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OK, dumb question maybe....what is the advantage in getting aluminum wheels vs. the steel we got?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:31 AM   #13
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OK, dumb question maybe....what is the advantage in getting aluminum wheels vs. the steel we got?

Good question and I'm not sure I have a good answer. For me I got them because I hated the wheel covers. I couldn't get them off but that's a whole old post. I think they look better and they weigh less. I thought when I drive it home from the tire shop that it handled better but when you just spent 1300 on wheels you look for anything to justify it.
I'm happy I did it. I wish I would have had it done in Gaffney when I had my axel and tires done but I'm very happy with them.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:36 AM   #14
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Back in my old days working for a trucking company I was taught not to mix the steel and aluminum wheels. The aluminum wheels were a little different in size even if the tires were the same size. We ran all aluminum wheels on the tractors and steel on the trailers. Hard to balance the aluminum/steel combo together. If you can't swing all aluminum go with the simulators, or just save your pocket change for all aluminum.
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Things must have changed as the place I had mine done is a big truck tire place and they didn't suggest doing aluminum on both duels. If you do that you need to put a gasket between them they will fuse together. He said every one does the aluminum steel combo. It would lighten up the rear axle I little.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:42 AM   #15
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OK, dumb question maybe....what is the advantage in getting aluminum wheels vs. the steel we got?

Honestly, just looks, sure are pretty when freshly polished!
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:52 PM   #16
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Also, aluminum wheels are supposed to give a better ride.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:14 PM   #17
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Mine came with aluminum. I had them polished. Chrome in my opinion is hard to keep clean and not have rust spots. I had aftermarket chrome wheels on my Toyota Sequoia. I'll never buy chrome again.

Here is my polished wheels.






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Old 02-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #18
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Tom I believe they do. I felt it when driving the first time. Hard to tell but I think it makes a difference on the front axel. Are you still in FL?
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Wow I need to get busy. They look great.
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Phil,
Yes, still in Key West. Not sure of exact date of when we are heading home. Where are you now?
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