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Unread 09-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #52576
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Thanks a lot for the info guys! Ill try to get an exact measurement later on. After some googling, I found that yes they are stock Jeep wheel but atleast theyre 15x8. And I was referring to backspacing, offset is the lingo of the ricers around here lol Sitting level they dont rub any where lock to lock but I have a feeling they will a little bit when stuffed so Ill have to persuade her to pick up some spacers soon

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Unread 09-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #52577
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I believe you are thinking of offset, which is the distance of the mounting surface from the wheels center, whether it be negative or positive. See that measurement a lot in aftermarket wheels for cars.

Backspacing is the measurment from the mounting surface to the inner edge of the wheel. Just the easiest way to tell how far a wheel will stick out, most all offroad type wheels are referred to in backspacing.

Offset is used too but its really not as user friendly in the offroad world. Those Gambler wheels are original equipment TJ wheels anyway.

@grandboost98 if you wanna know for sure, BS is easy to measure for. Pull a wheel off and take a tape measure from mounting surface to inner edge. Like this: (this is a steelie but same concept)
Well thank you Vegas, I honestly didn't know the difference. At -19 on a 15x8, my bs is roughly 3 1/4".
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Unread 09-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #52578
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Well thank you Vegas, I honestly didn't know the difference. At -19 on a 15x8, my bs is roughly 3 1/4".
No prob! All that stuff can get confusing for sure.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #52579
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Yea Moabs are so sexy, hard to find around here unfortunately, and no one makes replicas anymore that Im aware of.

And @Spokes,
Im in a similar shape, my Cragars have gotten pretty roughed up this year. I know what you mean about the Ecco's not having a real lip, I hate a "flat" profile wheel (ie 60th anniversary wheels or similar) but the Eccos do dish out from the center enough to look good to me, and since they are the ones with the dark grey spokes, I think wrapped in my 32's with spacers they will look mean.

Im just starting to get sick of the Cragar look. At certain angles the Jeep looks like a fuggn skateboard or somethin haha. Every halfass thrown together XJ around here has them, and they serve their purpose perfect for me from a utilitarian standpoint, but since I have the Ecco's lying around might as well try them. I kinda dig the beefy stock look, and its been a loooong time since Ive done anything cosmetic to the Jeep.

Still toying with it tho, no matter what the chrome centercaps on the cragars are gettin plastidipped, cant stand it anymore.
Jeggs magazine they have the moabs not by mopar but a company makes them. They also come in black
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Unread 09-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #52580
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Seeking qualified opinions here. In my recent D44 researching I have found that Dodge is the only one with the outer bits to maintain 5 on 4.5" lug pattern. Most of what I have seen says the bearings are pure garbage. Is this just a bunch of web wheeling, or fact? Are there any alternatives? What are you guys running? (SFR, AKIQpilot, anyone else I don't know of)
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Unread 09-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #52581
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I used to own a Ram and had a myriad of front axle problems but like anything on the internet its probably greatly exaggetated.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #52582
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #52583
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Had to use the defrost for the first time this morning..definitely can tell I had the heater core flushed when I did the radiator flush in June. Those windows cleared up quick Since I had the defroster on I decided to check the heat out to make sure I would have heat this winter and when I did this black crap came out of the vents..looks like some kind of plastic honeycomb filter. Any clue what it is?
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #52584
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #52585
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Obviously , you haven't seen the price of coal , lately .
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Can you even buy coal in the US?? Can't imagine where ... well maybe WV

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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #52586
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Seeking qualified opinions here. In my recent D44 researching I have found that Dodge is the only one with the outer bits to maintain 5 on 4.5" lug pattern. Most of what I have seen says the bearings are pure garbage. Is this just a bunch of web wheeling, or fact? Are there any alternatives? What are you guys running? (SFR, AKIQpilot, anyone else I don't know of)
I'm no D44 expert . I did own a Dodge truck for years . When I first got it , I thought the front end felt loose . It really was compared to other brands of trucks I've had . Anyway , all new bearings and an alignment and there was absolutely no difference . I figure that front end was designed on Monday morning or late Friday afternoon because it was always loose as two marbles in a coffee can . Maybe they did it that way so the dirt could fall out easier , IDK .

Please , don't shoot me , but , I wonder if an Isuzu front end would or could be made to fit . I had an '89 with 31 - 10.50s that handled better than a lot of sports cars , even at 220+K miles .
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #52587
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Had to use the defrost for the first time this morning..definitely can tell I had the heater core flushed when I did the radiator flush in June. Those windows cleared up quick Since I had the defroster on I decided to check the heat out to make sure I would have heat this winter and when I did this black crap came out of the vents..looks like some kind of plastic honeycomb filter. Any clue what it is?
That black stuff might be disintegrated ducting .
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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #52588
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Finally figured out why my speakers would quit working! the factory connector was all screwed up so i pulled the wires and hard wired everything and now i have speakers again!
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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #52589
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When I got her



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Also updated the buildzzzz/bs thread.
Taper that bumper! Good to hear your not selling it
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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #52590
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Had to use the defrost for the first time this morning..definitely can tell I had the heater core flushed when I did the radiator flush in June. Those windows cleared up quick Since I had the defroster on I decided to check the heat out to make sure I would have heat this winter and when I did this black crap came out of the vents..looks like some kind of plastic honeycomb filter. Any clue what it is?
Theres alot of foam insulation on the inside of the ducts. It falls apart very easily. Very poor design in my opinion. Its probably that coming apart.
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