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Old 11-18-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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I just got some snow tires already mounted on some steelies which are HEAVY. I'd assume the heavier wheel would help with the traction on snow and ice (plus the added bonus that I don't care if they get damaged, etc.), is it even enough to get excited over? Should I just go ahead and have the tires switched to my spare WRX wheels because they "look" better?

I'm leaning towards the steelies right now, just because I am weird like that and think it gives my car that extra "yeah, I don't give a F" attitude. Probably paint them gold too
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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If it adds the "I don't give an F attitude", why DO you give an F what they look like?

Winter wheels shouldn't require any sort of "look at me" styling....heavier is better for traction (but you'll suffer on the gas mileage and such).
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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Why the heck did you buy steelies if you already had spare wheels? The only thing I can think of the steelies being better is they don't trap nearly as much snow as the stockers.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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haven't liked steelies since this happened ages ago

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Old 11-19-2007, 04:20 PM   #5
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haven't liked steelies since this happened ages ago

HOLY CRAP!! What the heck happened there? I've never seen the holes just shred apart like that....
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #6
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The steelies came with my snow tires (craigslist), was just seeing if the added bonus of traction was worth it. That is all
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:58 AM   #7
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Rallycross, the wheel failed and ripped over my lugnets,destroyed my fender and door then departed..lug nuts were still on the studs..mind you this was a looooooooong time ago during one fo the First US meets when we had a rallycross.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:49 PM   #8
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^^And that wouldn't have happened on an alloy? I have always like steel wheels for my off-road vehicles; if they get bent, you can just beat them relatively straight w/ a hammer.
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