OEM vs AfterMarket Wheels ?!?

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Mark M D

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Howdy,

Any experience or thoughts on cost, quality, reliability of Mopar OEM wheel versus several aftermarket versions? Trying to buy 2 extra wheels to have a total of 6 for off-road safety & extra rotation pair.

Hard to believe the Mopar site vs others. Can there really be a difference? One dealer wants a $50 CORE charge, too!

No luck at salvage yard so far...appreciate opinions!

$200 - Amazon OEM Knock-Off
https://www.amazon.com/Factory-Whee...mzn1.fos.f5122f16-c3e8-4386-bf32-63e904010ad0

$1007 - Mopar OEM
https://store.mopar.com/oem-parts/mopar-wheel-alloy-6cv28rxfaa

$689 - Mopar Parts Giant (Is this a legit OEM parts site?)
https://www.moparpartsgiant.com/parts/mopar-wheel-aluminum~6cv28rxfaa.html
 

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I found a factory wheel on Santa Ana Wheel on E-bay about 5 years ago…$200!
 

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I see shipping has gone WAY up, mine was free…pre-Covid!
 

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OEM takeoffs are cheap and easy to find on marketplace
 

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I will say that the OEM wheels are good quality.....but no way I would spend over $2,000 for two extra wheels! Also wouldn't even pay $1,400 for a pair. If you want OEM wheels the best bet is to keep an eye on Marketplace or maybe Craigslist and find a complete set of factory take-off wheels (or a tire and wheel set). Might have to search a little while but something will eventually come up. The trouble is that PW's are not super-common and there have been a few different styles of wheels offered over the years (assuming you want a matching rim for rotations, versus just having some for spares). Just did a quick search on Marketplace and there is a set of the beadlock capable PW rims (rims only) listed for $1,000 less than an hour away, and a second set listed for $400 about 3 hours away.
You can buy a set of 6 high quality aftermarket wheels for less than just two of the OEM Mopar ones. I'm talking a set of Methods with the right backspacing from someplace like CJC. You can buy a lot of different nice wheels for around $300 or less each.
 
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I am getting ready to put a set of Methods on my truck and will have 4 wheels available here soon. Im in Las Vegas
PM me if interested
 

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Mark - get on OfferUp, Craigslist, & Facebook Marketplace - you can generally find a set of 4 takeoff wheel sets inexpensively compared to buying oem new - for example -

Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/iCi01lEp4Kb = $400 obo for 5 Ram Rebel Wheels And Tires - the tires don’t have much tread, but would make great off-road desert spares in the back of the truck, or, have a set of your tire of choice mounted up and go - way less than an aftermarket wheel and a bunch of $ less than buying oem wheel(s).
 

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I echo the statement about Facebook Marketplace / OfferUp / Craigslist. Hell, I've even bought OEM wheels off ebay to have a full 5 wheel sets for 2 different vehicles.

When I bought the methods for my PW, I grabbed 5x from CJC Offroad.

The adventure is up to you. If you plan to stick with OEM tire sizes, I see no reason to go away from stock wheels. If you want to depart from OEM sizes, there is a big benefit to Aftermarket wheels with the correct offset...
 

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All depends on the look you want?
Personally, I've never seen these wheels that came on my truck on any other vehicle and I like that. l'll have these refinished before replacing them.
 
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Thanks everyone.
Yup, totally forgot about FB Marketplace, saw a few potential OEM takeoffs there!
Will monitor Offer Up, Craigs too.

Best offer on 2 NEW OEM wheels would be $1600 including tax, shipping, & a CORE CHARGE !!!
Yikes!
 

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I bought all 4 of mine(20s)on craigslist...$400
 
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