Are your teardrop trailer wheels steel or aluminum?

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Are your teardrop trailer wheels steel or aluminum?

Inexpensive painted steel trailer wheels
Aluminum trailer wheels
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Are your teardrop trailer wheels steel or aluminum?

Postby Esteban » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:59 pm

I'm nearing the time to buy trailer wheels. Will be building a 5x10 custom frame. Can't decide whether to buy inexpensive painted steel trailer wheels or fancier/more expensive aluminum wheels. Which did you choose for your teardrop? Why? Would you want to use them again if you started over?
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Postby Gerdo » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:19 pm

I have basic white steel wheels that I have dressed up a little with some SS trim rings and chrome lug nuts.
There is a place that sells used wheels here. I want to hopefully pick up a pair of aluminum "Slots"
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Postby Sonetpro » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:55 pm

I have American Eagle's. They are the same as my Jeep.

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Postby steve wolverton » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:01 pm

Sonetpro wrote:I have American Eagle's. They are the same as my Jeep.




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Postby bledsoe3 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:16 pm

Who's gonna be the first to put spinners on?

I have chrome wheels.
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Postby traveler » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:15 pm

too cheep to buy new wheels, so I took the front 48 chrome spoke wheels off my car and put them on the tear. Looks OK? :thinking:
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Postby mechmagcn » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:03 pm

I'm using aluminum wheels from a 87 Lincoln Town Car, same as is on my 53 F100.
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Postby G-force » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:34 am

Cheap white mod trailer wheel and import tires for me. Less than $50 a wheel, I just buy a complete new one when the tire needs replacing.

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Postby Leon » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:39 am

How about not so cheap steel wheels with hub caps and trim rings...
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Postby Gary and Cheri » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:14 pm

I'ld love to have a nice set of light wheels, or some full moon hub caps, as both should improve my fuel economy (probably unmeasureably) slightly. The lack of a significant milage benefit and cost will probably keep me in the cheap steel wheel set.

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