Feedback on OEM Steelies ?

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Have not seen many posts about the Carbon Gray Low Gloss OEM wheels.

Can anyone who has them provide any feedback?

My ordered BL has them unlike my current BL.
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I chose them simply because I liked them, otherwise I think technical spec wise they’re the same. Same size & all.

Up here where that ‘style’ is commonly associated with cheap winter tire rims so I’ve gotten a couple people wonder why I’d pay extra for that. But to me they say more ‘vintage 4x4’ than cheap crappy tire special, which is I think what Ford was going for.
 
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Will definitely stand out because there are not many out there! Tend to agree.
 
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Ordered them on my BL as I wanted something a little different from the “mag” look you always see.
Changed to the one piece, satin black lug nuts — gives a really nice understated look.
 


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Looking for overall impressions i.e., good finish, how they hold up off-road, anything you don’t like and like about them compared to the other BL option.

I will also probably go with the 235/65/17 OEM tires unless I can figure out if the dealer will swap out my BGG KO2s.
 

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Looking for overall impressions i.e., good finish, how they hold up off-road, anything you don’t like and like about them compared to the other BL option.

I will also probably go with the 235/65/17 OEM tires unless I can figure out if the dealer will swap out my BGG KO2s.
They are nicely finished, with a gloss clearcoat. Very easy to keep clean. Nothing noted regarding ride quality—they seem to ride as well as any other alloy wheel.

Although I've driven on the occasional dirt/gravel road, I haven't used these wheels for any actual off-road driving, and probably won't. Why? Although alloy wheels are harder to bend than steel wheels, when they do bend they crack, and cracked wheels don't hold air. If you bend a steelie you stand a better chance at pounding it back into shape enough to hold air. So I plan to purchase a set of 16" steelies with K02s mounted on them for my off-road adventures.

I don't really have any complaints about these wheels other than they're a bit pricey. That, of course, makes it less likely you'll see other Badlands with them.
 
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They are nicely finished, with a gloss clearcoat. Very easy to keep clean. Nothing noted regarding ride quality—they seem to ride as well as any other alloy wheel.

Although I've driven on the occasional dirt/gravel road, I haven't used these wheels for any actual off-road driving, and probably won't. Why? Although alloy wheels are harder to bend than steel wheels, when they do bend they crack, and cracked wheels don't hold air. If you bend a steelie you stand a better chance at pounding it back into shape enough to hold air. So I plan to purchase a set of 16" steelies with K02s mounted on them for my off-road adventures.

I don't really have any complaints about these wheels other than they're a bit pricey. That, of course, makes it less likely you'll see other Badlands with them.
Great feedback! I am sure they are as tough as the other OEM wheels off-road. All the Moab Off-Roadeo BLs had the other wheels. I don’t plan on doing anything tougher than what we did at Moab with the BL. I would use my FJ for really hard trails.
 


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I’ve since added a set of locking McGard nuts to protect the wheels - much easier to keep clean, IMHO…
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