Gen 3 OEM Wheels v. Gen 2 OEM Wheels - what's the deal with the Gen 3 wheels?

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Perfect. Put them on. Drive the truck. Enjoy life. Don't burn your hand on the headed steering wheel.
If I can’t be OCD about my truck, I will pick something else and that might drive my wife crazy. Hey, at least we have heated steering wheels in our Gen 2’s.
 
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I think that if your not going after market the beadlock capable fits the demeanor of the truck better

On considering this more deeply I think this is key. I thought the stock OEM Raptor wheels that I pictured above fit my Limited very well, for those very same reasons - I don't think they fit the Raptor - in my opinion.
 

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I will say if I had not found such a great deal on the 19-20 bead lock ready, I would’ve gone with the +25 method beat grips. They cost less than what a lot of people are asking for the OEMs anyway.
 

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My brother in law had the no beadlock rims on his black 17 when he purchased it used. I went to methods and gave him my beadlock capable off my 20. Changed the look and badassery level instantly.
 

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Before I purchased my Gen 2, I got some Gen 3 OEM wheels I was going to put on my Limited. Now that I have a Gen 2 - I was going to put the Gen 3 wheels on it. But now I am having second thoughts, so I thought I would page through the Gen 3 owners thread to make sure I like the Gen 3 wheels and to my surprise there are very few Gen 3 trucks with the standard stock OEM wheels - most have opted for the beadlock capable wheels. It seems more so than the split between standard wheels on Gen 2's v. upgraded beadlock capable wheels.

So what's the deal with the Gen 3 standard OEM wheels - does everyone hate them?

Gen 3 Wheels:

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vs Gen 2 Standard Wheels...
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Because beadlock go better with the truck.....but I hate the clover leaf style of the Gen 3.
 
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