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Anyone going BD and thinking of upgrading the wheels aftermarket? The aluminum wheels for $995 don’t seem that special to me, and I don’t want to keep the steelies. I was looking for wheels online but I’m not sure how to find what would be compatible yet. I want something not so flashy (not the OB wheels!), something closer to BL wheels.





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Agree. I’d like to find some similar to the Sasquatch bead lock look
 

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I’m upgrading to the black aluminium wheels there ok better than the steel ones wish we had more options though. Thought about getting some wheels from black rhino but then got to pay dealer to put them on so Im just going to go with the black aluminum option from ford
 
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Whatever rims that come on the Bronco I decide on will be winter-duty. I'll get something nice for the summer.

Most of the offerings Ford has on any model, I think, aren't very good looking. The alloys on the BD especially.

The steel on the BD will be perfect for winter.

You can search the forum and find what is likely the offset, and bolt patter, but I don't think anything has been officially released.
 
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Looks to be 6x139.7mm / 6x5.5” for bolt pattern. I will take a look at some Ranger wheels!
 

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Personally I love the black steelies. That is one of the features that first pulled me to this trim.

I say no on aftermarket because I have gone down this road before and it’s not cheap. Aside from the costs of the wheels and the more expensive AT or MT tire, you have to consider:

suspension (do you need a lift)
what type of suspension lift
adjusting your speedometer
potentially re-gearing
how the tires fit in your wheel well (do they rub)

maybe some other things but that is the bulk of it.

It really is best (IMO) to go with the options offered from factory. I say that for this vehicle because there are a lot of great options (Sasquatch for example).

But on the other side of the coin people do this all the time and there is a big market for it. For me it was challenging to accomplish because I had to gather the funds, do research, find people to do the work that wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg. In the end I told myself that next time I am just going to finance it all up front to get done at the time of purchase. I had my vehicle for 3 years before I got everything done that I wanted. You know, life happens and it’s not always easy to justify spending big money on your vehicle.
 
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@centra28 those are great points, I don’t want to change the suspension otherwise I would just be getting a Sasquatch. I really don’t want to change anything except the wheels, not even the tires. Hence trying to figure out what would be safely compatible.
 

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Aside from the costs of the wheels and the more expensive AT or MT tire, you have to consider:

suspension (do you need a lift)
what type of suspension lift
adjusting your speedometer
potentially re-gearing
how the tires fit in your wheel well (do they rub)
Some of these are considerations but it's not that tough to find an aftermarket wheel that's close in spec to the factory and not have to worry about any of this. This thread is about wheels. Not tires. Some of your points don't matter.
 

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@centra28 those are great points, I don’t want to change the suspension otherwise I would just be getting a Sasquatch. I really don’t want to change anything except the wheels, not even the tires. Hence trying to figure out what would be safely compatible.
if you get the same size wheels to match your tires 👍🏻
 

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The 6x5.5 pattern has been around for ages so there's plenty of options. You do need to watch out for offset and center hole size, and I haven't seen those numbers published yet. Most aftermarket wheels oversize the center so it's probably not going to be a big deal, and anything with around 0 offset will *probably* be ok. Going out too far could cause tire to fender interference while turning, and going in to far may rub on suspension components.
 

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I’ve got some that I am looking at also. For roughly same price I can get some fancy KMC wheels or Method wheels and either keep the steels for winter or sell to offset the cost
 

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Going with the aluminum over the steel. Even for winter the aluminum will be better, the steel will not hold up as well to the salt in NY. Will get some nicer ones for the summer. Thinking level 8 impact.

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