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Old 09-13-2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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Hey gang, anyone have a source for realisticlly priced 17 in. steel wheels?
$150 avg. price for one is insane, a total rip off. I can buy mags for less.
I'm just looking for a set for to mount snows on.
J yard wheels are not a option yet as I've been down the JY bent wheel path before.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:20 AM   #2
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I have a 17" factory steel wheel sitting around PM if you want buy.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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I was able to buy a set of 4 from my dealer for $200 + tax.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, all OEM wheels will cost more than aftermarket alloys, whether they are steel or not. I have a set I would sell but im not giving them away either!
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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unless you already have tires why not go 16's?
wheels and tires will both be cheaper. I paid around $45ea for 16" steel wheels
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unless you already have tires why not go 16's?
wheels and tires will both be cheaper. I paid around $45ea for 16" steel wheels
I'm just doing 2 snows on the front, no need for 4 all around, with the price of tires nowadays at least I'll get a couple winter out of the snows.
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Contrary to popular belief, you should NEVER install only 2 tires on the front of a vehicle. If you are only doing 2 they should go on the rear. The reason is for stability. If the front grab much better and your rears slide out, your rear end will slide out in front of you. Every tire manufacture an the rubber manufactures association sugget this. Just an FYI!
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Unfortunately, all OEM wheels will cost more than aftermarket alloys, whether they are steel or not. I have a set I would sell but im not giving them away either!
I paid $200 from the GM stock steel 17's at my dealer its way cheaper than after market.
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I paid $200 from the GM stock steel 17's at my dealer its way cheaper than after market.
I think your dealer messed up or something. I think that is cheaper than their cost
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I think your dealer messed up or something. I think that is cheaper than their cost
Not necessarily. There is a big demand for snow tires and steel wheels in our area during the fall so we probably get better pricing. Dalecon and I are in Ontario but in the next province over, Quebec, it is mandatory to have snow tires from December 15th to March 15th.

I paid $75 plus tax each for mine and it was during the fall. I think Dalecon bought his after the winter so he got a better deal.
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