I have no intention to emulate junk but put steelies on my pig cause I was tired of the alloys needing attention to look purrty. still have the facotroy alloys sitting on a shelf but like teh look of the flat black better and at $35 a wheel price was right.
I put the steel rims on for two reasons. I cut the side out of a tire and it tore the rim up also. At the time the stock alloys were something like $460.00 each and the steelies were $105.00. The other reason is the steelies are much heavier than the alloys and I wanted more weight down low to offset my roof rack. My concern was with the heavier weight of the steelies how that would affect the OME shocks. I don't know what their rebound rate etc. was designed for.
Ouch! My fifth deer strike bent my bumper, I was bummed to hear the bumper comes pre-painted from Toy for only $200. Much more expensive on older cruisers like this one though. The shop found enough questionable damage to get the estimate up to an ARB winch bumper. I'm suprised a big deer didn't get the grill, lucky. I've seen a lot of deer damage at highway speed, totalled two cars at 80+ just from the impact.