Who makes the best aftermarket black steel wheels ?

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If you're just looking for Black Steelies that you'll be putting wheel covers on, look for decent used OE.
Otherwise, the aftermarket steelies are le$$ expensive but also lesser quality. I bought 4 steelies w/winter tires from the TireRack(or DTD) and they're basically inferior to OE.
 
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Get OEM ones. I would have never imagined that it mattered who made a simple steel wheel but I learned a few years back that OEM manufacturers seem to do it better. I had a 2011 Taurus and bought winter wheels from the dealer, they were basic steel wheels but had a little Ford logo stamped in them and cost maybe $20 more each than generic ones from aftermarket. But after several winters they looked as good as new.

Next car was a 2015 Camry and I got the winters at a dept store (Canadian Tire) with generic steel wheels. After basically one winter they looked awful - covered in surface rust.
 
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