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Unread 03-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Looking for new rims

I am trying to figure out what I want to do about new rims. My 02 liberty has rims that are pretty terrible. The local tire dealer says that my rims are so pitted that they will not hold pressure (went from 32lb to 25lb in four days). Is this the reason. I tried slime in the tires and whatnot, but nothing worked.

I would like to see some pics of rims on different libertys. I dont have a lift now, but I plan to get one in the near future.

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Unread 03-22-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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These are probably not a choice for everyone, but after installing a franky II lift - I went for a set of 09 JK Rubi 17" rims with spidertrax adapters. Pinch welds are pounded down on this one.


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FS or FT (2) JK Rubi 17" Moab Rims - really nice shape
Need JK Rear Spare tire bracket for project
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Unread 03-23-2010, 04:00 AM   #3
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looks nice - also looking for new rims...

any other suggestions?
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Unread 03-23-2010, 05:07 AM   #4
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I dont mind those rims, but I want more of an aftermarket look to them.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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If I ever get a chance I wanna grab those same rubi rims (can't tell but are those the ones that look to have less backspacing, I have seen two types i think and I want the look of less backspacing whether they have it or not) and powder coat them black.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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03 to 06 Rubi Moab wheels are 16's and 5" back spacing with KJ type 5 on 4.5" bolt pattern The down side is they are 8" wide (a touch wider than i like for a KJ). Direct bolt on. Many folks run them.

07 & up JK Rubi Moabs are 17"s and 6" back spacing with 5 on 5 bolt pattern and do require adapters spacers to mount on our junk (nets 4.75 back spacing this way). They are 7.5" for wheel width.

Moab rims seem to be available in either machine finish or sparkle painted.
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05 KJ CRD 545RFE, GDE Eco tune, Franky II, Al's 4.5 A-arms, JK Rubi Moabs, Silent Armors 245-70-17's, Spidertrax Adapters, Rola Basket, Fumoto Valve, Pinch welds pounded

FS or FT (2) JK Rubi 17" Moab Rims - really nice shape
Need JK Rear Spare tire bracket for project
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Unread 03-29-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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Here is what I have now.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 07:14 PM   #8
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I have the same rims but mine are painted silver versus stainless(which is what I believe you have). I want to powder coat them black but I don't know that it will look very good.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #9
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It is hard to tell based on these pictures, but the tires are getting really corroded. I dont know what caused this, but it is really eaten around the center caps.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #10
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I worked for a tire shop in the Chicagoland area and all the rims were pitted, bubbled, and rusted due to the freeze/thaw cycle the midwest goes through. The road salt, snow, and then salty water just rip everything up. I don't miss that now that I'm in Phoenix.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #11
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ayosick

I think those are the factory "Mechanica" rims, 16 x 7 with 6" back spacing. Cleaned up they are OK rims, put a good coat of clear on them to help protect from the salt. If they are already pitted out badly - (there was just a post here recently where the owner was having problems with them holding air) then yah, change em out. If they are good - save for a lift and skids.
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05 KJ CRD 545RFE, GDE Eco tune, Franky II, Al's 4.5 A-arms, JK Rubi Moabs, Silent Armors 245-70-17's, Spidertrax Adapters, Rola Basket, Fumoto Valve, Pinch welds pounded

FS or FT (2) JK Rubi 17" Moab Rims - really nice shape
Need JK Rear Spare tire bracket for project
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Unread 03-29-2010, 10:19 PM   #12
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Well if you used that fix-a-flat crap better put a new set of tires in your budget also.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #13
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Tire are past their half life, and I used slime just so I could get some more out of the tires.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:05 PM   #14
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Here are some pics of the rims. Most are okay but others are ****.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:03 PM   #15
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Looks like they were washed with battery acid
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