New Wheel Advice - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Tires & Wheels > New Wheel Advice

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~Advance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 12-01-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
WEPIII
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 26
New Wheel Advice

I am getting some new shoes on my Jeep. BFG AT's, 31s. I am still running stock wheels as of right now, but I would like to upgrade to something a bit different.
I see tons of white Jeeps (like mine) with black wheels, but I am also looking at some Mickey T Classic Alloy wheels.
I am mainly a highway driver as my Jeep is a DD, but I do want it to look good.
I would love some input from you all to see what you think about either black wheels, or an alloy wheel.

Any input would be greatly appreciated (even if this has been answered 1,000,000,000 times).

WEPIII is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 06:51 AM   #2
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,611
Alloys are the way to go. You want 15x8's with about 4" backspacing (+/- 1/2") for 31x10.50's. Stylewise, its all about personal choice. Get what you like. Screw the rest.
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 12:07 PM   #3
bobthetj03
Web Wheeler
 
bobthetj03's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake County, Ca.
Posts: 4,901
These are cool and different than the norm. Ultra Nomads.

http://www.ultrawheel.com/pdf/rims/1...0Cut%20RWD.pdf
__________________
Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
2005X
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 8,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Technohead View Post
Alloys are the way to go. You want 15x8's with about 4" backspacing (+/- 1/2") for 31x10.50's. Stylewise, its all about personal choice. Get what you like. Screw the rest.
this about sums it up. only you can choose what style you like
__________________
www.youtube.com/kgries
2005X is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
merckx9
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Downingtown PA
Posts: 264
I have a white Jeep with black Cragar Soft 8 steelies and black stainless Kentrol hinges. I also run BFG ATs. I like the way it looks and drives and get lots of compliments on it. I appreciate the compliments, but I am too old to really care what other people think.
__________________
When I was 20 I knew everything, when I was 30 I knew something, at 40 I know nothing!
merckx9 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
linusb
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lexington,SC
Posts: 1,769
I debated long about whether to get black or shiny. I was set on shiny when ordering and changed my mind and went black. When they showed up and I first put them on my Jeep, I thought I had made a mistake and was thinking that the shiny was a better look. After a day I really warmed up to the black and think my Jeep looks much better with them. I think in either case your Jeep will look great though. Just don't get any wheels with some frilly styling.
__________________
1994 YJ Wrangler, 4.0, AX15, NP231, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s, 4" RC lift, 1" lift Boom Shackles, 1" BL, 4.10 gears, 8.8 LSD in rear and D30 Aussie Locker in front, on-board air conversion, Ramsey RE8000 winch.
linusb is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 04:54 PM   #7
WEPIII
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 26
Any chance ya'll could throw some pics of your rides with different types or wheels on here? My Jeep is white, so I would like to get a better feel what it would look like with different stuff on it. I did a Google search, and not too much came up...guess I was too specific.
Thanks
WEPIII is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 04:56 PM   #8
WEPIII
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by linusb View Post
I debated long about whether to get black or shiny. I was set on shiny when ordering and changed my mind and went black. When they showed up and I first put them on my Jeep, I thought I had made a mistake and was thinking that the shiny was a better look. After a day I really warmed up to the black and think my Jeep looks much better with them. I think in either case your Jeep will look great though. Just don't get any wheels with some frilly styling.
Hahaha, no frilly stuff for me. I want black, and would almost prefer to do a flat silver as opposed to a chrome or shiney wheel.
WEPIII is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #9
ajf1994
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,695
I vote repaint them.

Here's mine.


If you want to read the thread, go here.
__________________
[SIZE="2"][B]-[COLOR="Red"]Support[/COLOR][COLOR="Blue"]Our[/COLOR][COLOR="White"]Troops[/COLOR]-[/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="1"][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/04-tj-high-school-budget-my-build-thread-1145642/"][COLOR="Blue"][B]My Build Thread[/B][/COLOR][/URL]
[B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/introducing-monstaliner-uv-permanent-diy-roll-bed-liner-875162/"][COLOR="Blue"]MONSTALINE'D for Life![/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="http://stu-offroad.com/support.htm"][COLOR="Blue"]I Supported Stu![/COLOR][/URL][/B]
High School Jeepers #361
Parrothead Jeep Club #46
37,xxx Miles[/SIZE]
[QUOTE=XJ-Tim;12621151][SIZE="1"]my welds look like popcorn with sprinkles.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Benjamin Franklin][SIZE="1"]Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]
ajf1994 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,611
Quote:
Originally Posted by WEPIII View Post
Any chance ya'll could throw some pics of your rides with different types or wheels on here? My Jeep is white, so I would like to get a better feel what it would look like with different stuff on it. I did a Google search, and not too much came up...guess I was too specific.
Thanks
I believe tirerack.com has a little tool that lets you visualize different tires/wheels on your vehicle. But remember, we are talking about Jeeps, not jewelry. If you don't have some gouges in your wheels the you are just a ghey mall crawler.
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
linusb
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lexington,SC
Posts: 1,769
Here's a before (shiny/32" tires) and after (black/35" tires):

__________________
1994 YJ Wrangler, 4.0, AX15, NP231, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s, 4" RC lift, 1" lift Boom Shackles, 1" BL, 4.10 gears, 8.8 LSD in rear and D30 Aussie Locker in front, on-board air conversion, Ramsey RE8000 winch.
linusb is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.