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How do you qualify a rim for offroad use as opposed to on road or half and half etc?

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I dont know, but I bent up two factory rims at one time and broke the beads of both tires on some rocks. It seemed pretty easy to do. It also sucked as I was two hours from home with only one spare.
 

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How do you qualify a rim for offroad use as opposed to on road or half and half etc?

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The short answer to your question is that it breaks down to two styles.

A steel wheel is typically an off road wheel since it will bend but can be bent back to shape if needed. Typically more resistant to damage from off road. Usually painted so they can be cleaned easier and not look as old as fast. Steel wheels are also heavy that adds rotational mass making them less ideal for on road.

An Alloy wheel is typically a better all around wheel. It can be used for off road but some will result in a break or a crack in stead of a bend. Less resistant to damage off road. They are typically lighter making them handle on road better for stopping and also getting them moving.
 
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