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post #1 of 28 Old 12-19-2003, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rubi Owners: Where do your wheels go?

I notice that a lot of Rubi owners are putting new wheels on their modified rigs. What do you do with your MOAB wheels and MTR's?

I would get a set for my up and coming TJ but they're so damn overpriced - even on eBay! I could understand the MT/R's but I can't comprehend the rims.


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post #2 of 28 Old 12-19-2003, 04:23 PM
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I have a set of 5 for sale for $1000 plus shipping.

Why do you think that is over priced? A set of somewhat rare aluminum wheels, and a set of tires with less than 3000 miles.

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I notice that a lot of Rubi owners are putting new wheels on their modified rigs. What do you do with your MOAB wheels and MTR's?

I would get a set for my up and coming TJ but they're so damn overpriced - even on eBay! I could understand the MT/R's but I can't comprehend the rims.

It's all about supply and demand.

There are some for sale for $650 in the FS section

Ebay tends to exaggerate prices on alot of things.
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Personally I think AEV rims are nicer. And I'll be willing to be that I see less of them than the mass-market-but-rare Moab's.

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I can't figure out why anyone would want to buy factory wheels on the aftermarket for their Jeep when you can buy superb quality aftermarket wheels for less $$$ that at least make your Jeep look a bit different from what the factory ships.

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Just get some AR 767 they are under $50 and look great..


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Yep and thanks again Slinky!!!!!

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I can't figure out why anyone would want to buy factory wheels on the aftermarket for their Jeep when you can buy superb quality aftermarket wheels for less $$$ that at least make your Jeep look a bit different from what the factory ships.
Mine came with the "Gambler" style wheels. I like the look ok, but their a PITA when it comes to cleaning time, trying to clean around every "rivet", which is kinda why I'd LOVE to have either the "Canyons" or "Moab" style factory wheels.

Aftermarket wheels are very nice, but the lugnuts usually stick out, creating more work to clean them, unlike the canyons, which have an easy to clean smooth surface; And I don't think the Moabs would have to even be polished... but I haven't looked at them close enough to be sure about that statement.

I also like keeping the tire under the fender with the proper backspacing, which aids in clean-up time after a wheeling trip.

I love to use my jeep just as much a I love to keep it looking good; anything to make it easier is A-OK with me. If I wheel one day, I usually wax and clean the next. (I know, it's kinda a sickness)

But anyway, for me, that is why I want to buy some different factory wheels vs. aftermarket.
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Ah-hah, Scootr; that 'splains the rims on your truly sharp Replicon!
Damn, I like that blue.
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Ah-hah, Scootr; that 'splains the rims on your truly sharp Replicon!
Damn, I like that blue.
Moon

Yep,SlinkyTJ and I worked out a great deal...I love the "Replicon"...If I'd thought of that when I was getting the hood decal done that's exactly the word I woulda put on there. I think it's hilarious!! Yeah I really like the intense blue color. I don't see very many around here on the road at all in that color

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Scoot- Tell me about your exhaust system.
BTW; do you do a five tire rotation?
I had promised to put the vernier back on mine after I rotated and post it here.
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Scoot- Tell me about your exhaust system.
BTW; do you do a five tire rotation?
I had promised to put the vernier back on mine after I rotated and post it here.
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I do a 4 tire rotation front to back.My thinking on this is that the next set of MT/R's I get I'll only need to get 3 since the 4th(spare will still be new. I'll use one of the old ones as a spare (since I'll only need in emergency situations anyhow). It'll save me a little coin. As for my exhaust...it was recommended to me by a little ole muffler shop down the street...It hasn't been a disappointment one bit.Shoot me your email address and I'll send over the sound clip I made of it in my driveway

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One thing I'm not a big fan of about the Moab wheels is that they tend to get snow and ice(presumably gumbo mud would do the same thing) built up in them when I go out to play, and if I don't do a careful job of cleaning them out, the weight of the buildup is enough to unblance the wheels and cause severe vibrations above 60 mph. I never had this problem with the factory wheels on my Ram or Dakota.
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One thing I'm not a big fan of about the Moab wheels is that they tend to get snow and ice(presumably gumbo mud would do the same thing) built up in them when I go out to play, and if I don't do a careful job of cleaning them out, the weight of the buildup is enough to unblance the wheels and cause severe vibrations above 60 mph. I never had this problem with the factory wheels on my Ram or Dakota.

I had mine loaded with snow the last few days here in NE Ohio and drove 18 miles to work on I-77 with no balance problems at all. They don't seem to collect anymore snow than my 01 Dakota's factory rims did. Hell I try and get into as much snow as I possible can

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