Originally Posted by Mountain Yawp
Thanks for the post.
How much were the new wheels and tires if you don't mind me asking? And why did you need new wheels? Have heard some discussion that aluminum wheels wear out over time, but other people use them forever?
I've never heard this, and I've worked for a company that had coaches with Alcoas that have run for many hundreds of thousands of miles. The only reasons a wheel got junked was because someone squished it with a giant impact (overtorqued the lugs, leaving indents in the wheel) or the lugs got left loose and it wallowed out the lug holes, which happens with steel wheels too.
I've thought about upgrading to Alcoas for the look, but I'm too lazy to actually polish them to keep them nice.