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Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by fordlover453, June 28, 2012.

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  1. fordlover453

    fordlover453 New Member

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    What is a good looking black rim that people tend to put on this explorer's? I am not looking for chrome or ricer looking. I want a clean looking rim that can also handle some off roading. Was thinking of a 16x8 wheel but can't seem to find any that dont look cheap
     
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  3. 01STrunner

    01STrunner Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I got a 17x8.5 MB wheels TKO. It kinda looks like rockstars but have a cleaner look IMHO.

    Sorry they're a little dirty in this pic:

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    Here's a cleaner shot:

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    They really pop when the tires are all clean!
     
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    A lot of people run Crager Soft 8's or Helo Maxx8's
     
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    I got a set of black '03-04 Cobra wheels (17x9s) off Not8taxi on my Ranger. Here's how they looked on his Ex.

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    fordlover453 New Member

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    what type of lug nuts did you guys use?
     
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    any links to ones I should get?
     
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    01STrunner Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I just used the ones that cam with my wheels. What do you mean by what kind of lug nut?
     
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    The standard lug nuts are fine, unless you're talking about the wheel lock security type that are supposed to help keep people from stealing your wheels.

    Nice truck 01STrunner :thumbsup
     
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    A lot of aftermarket wheels come with a locking lug for each corner. Mine did and Ive talked to a couple others who's wheels came with them.

    Thanks Ronin
     
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    01STrunner Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Also its harder to find tires for a 16" rim
     
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    Ok actually a good clean picture...

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    If you every plan on off roading I would say stay away from those Monter rims because they stick out farther than the sidewall of the tire and will get chipped really easily.
     
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    Not too hard if you buy them brand new, but if you're looking for used with a really good amount of tread life you're SOL and near impossible lol.

    I just thought they looked cool. I'm probably going to keep it simple with some Cragars even though cheap that's my last project. Going to wear down the stock tires which I've only put about 20k miles on them before I buy new wheels. Nothing too fancy since I plan on trading away the gas guzzler when I ship out for USN.
     
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    the stock lug nuts did not fit for the wheels I got. I got 16x8 dick cepek dc2 rims and I had to buy lug nuts from ebay that are locking ones with a key. However, I was wondering if anyone had used any other lug nuts that dont look cheap.

    Here are the rims:

    http://www.tirebuyer.com/tirebuyerwicket/home/tab/Buy%20Wheels/subtab/Shop%20by%20Brands/brandsList_selectedItem/Dick%20Cepek/selPanel/wheelSizeByBrandList/brandStyleList_selectedItem/DC2%20B/gclid/CKqEm5_GwbECFQF_hwodAnQAdA/sce/google/cagpspn/pla/CAWELAID/534170950/sortChanged/true/wheelSortBy/Priced%20Low%20To%20High

    though I just put general grabber tires on and my steering wheel is shaking. I had them balanced and everything but it didnt go away. any thoughts? Im stuck
     

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