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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Factory take offs...who buys them?

I've always been curious, every time I check craigslist, at any given time there's like 50 guys trying to unload JK factory take offs. Many are new or nearly new. Who buys them? Does anyone buy them?

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Unread 12-15-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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I purchased a set of TJ Moabs off craigslist. A handful of TJ/YJ guys buy the JK takeoffs and install them with adapters on their rigs.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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Other than having overly high backspacing (which becomes a problem when running bigger and wider tires) factory wheels are pretty good wheels. I had no trouble selling my original TJ wheels and I actually bought a set of the JK wheels for my XJ.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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I've always been curious, every time I check craigslist, at any given time there's like 50 guys trying to unload JK factory take offs. Many are new or nearly new. Who buys them? Does anyone buy them?
Maybe WJ guys?

WJ wheels are getting pretty old at this point. Problems with peeling chrome, corroded bead seat area, etc.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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I think a lot of the stuff sells. I bought a set of JK take off springs and shocks, thinking I would use them on my TJ. Also got a new JK bumper in the deal.

I listed the bumper the next week and sold it to another JK guy with a damaged bumper. What I got for the bumper paid for all I got.

I decided not to use the springs and shocks, listed them and they sold.

Years ago, there was just as much TJ stuff listed.

There are some really good deals. Even if you didn't need the wheels, just a decent set of take off tires can be had for cheap if some one wants to stay stock and their tires are worn out, beats going to the tire store and paying all the fees and taxes.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Ok. I retract my post. I failed to consider how resourceful jeepers are!
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Unread 12-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
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In my case I bought a set of wheels and tires off of a rubicon for my Grand. They bolt right on and saved me about $500 vs buying wheels and tires separately.
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Unread 12-22-2013, 04:56 AM   #8
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I bought some brand new. Lots of WJ guys do.

I have 5 chrome 17" factory upgrade wheels that came on my Limited and were a $2000 upgrade when they were new. They're still in great condition and I wanted to keep them that way while adding some Rubi wheels that give the Jeep a different look that's more my style.

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Unread 12-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #9
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Sometimes I buy Jeep wheels. What are the specs and bolt pattern of JK wheels?
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Unread 12-25-2013, 06:42 AM   #10
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JK wheels have a different bolt pattern than TJs, you have to run adapters to use them but many do.

Here's a good link


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/w...t-size-640000/
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Unread 12-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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I occasionally buy (or sell) stock XJ, ZJ, and TJ wheels.

I'm only into 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern stock Jeep and Ford Ranger/Explorer wheels.

To answer your OP question, other Jeep owners sell &/or buy Jeep wheels, but typically only in the bolt pattern that fits their Jeep. I don't want anything to do with wheel adapters.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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There are also companies that buy Jeep wheels from Jeep owners and then resell them to other Jeep owners. This includes junk yards, in specialty companies that do that only with wheels, often with wheels of all makes of cars.

do an internet search and you can find them
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Unread 12-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #13
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A Ford guy bought my TJ stock rims and tires for his ranger.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #14
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A Ford guy bought my TJ stock rims and tires for his ranger.
Interesting. Same bolt pattern and hubcentric too, but Ford 5 on 4.5 has less BS than Jeep. I knew Ford fits Jeep, buy I didn't think Jeep would fit Ford because I didn't think a Jeep wheel would clear Ford brakes.
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I scored a set of 5 of the JK 18's with practically new tires(Bridgestone Dueler A/T's) on craigslist for $300 last week. I love them on my WJ with the 2 inch Fat Bobs springs.
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