Originally Posted by Greyhawk01
But they are still different. I was just saying that even though they are different a steel rim spare will fit any where reguardless you dont meed to carry three different spares.
I think we are on the same page but obviously coming at it from opposite sides of said page . . .
When I think of the word "different" as it applies to rims on a vehicle I mean that they are not interchangeable (i.e. the front rims cannot be used on the back because they won't fit). On a Greyhawk, all of the rims are interchangeable whether they are aluminum or steel (ie. they will all fit in ANY location on the vehicle).
The Alcoa rims are "different" in that they are polished on different sides but they are the exact same rim (size, shape, weight, etc) and can be used interchangeably in any position on the vehicle (although it would look ugly if the polished side was facing inward).
As far as a spare goes though I completely agree that steel would be the smart choice because you don't care which side get's scratched up, but again to be clear, if for whatever reason you did have an Aluminum spare (and let's say it was outside polished to go on the front) it would still fit in ANY of the positions on the vehicle (including the rear).