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Unread 07-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Mopar Classic 5 Hole Black Wheels

I've got an '08 Rubicon Unlimited and I'm researching bigger wheels and tires. I love my existing Rubicon wheels that I painted black, but I'd rather not run a spacer, so I'm thinking I need to buy some new wheels.

My stock Rubi wheels are 17" and I really like the look of the new Mopar Classic 5 hole wheels. However, I don't like the price tag ($250 /ea). Any recommendations of similar wheels I should consider? My backup option would probably be the Crager soft 8's or similar.

P.S> I'm probably planning to run a 33-34" tire about 12.5" wide on a Tereflex 2+" lift. 90% on road use. Goal is to gain the shoulder look, retain good road manners, and have added off-road clearance.

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Unread 07-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Are they just rebranded AEV Savegre's? Thats what they look like.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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Score! That is the same wheel and AEV's are a few bucks cheaper. Thanks for the tip.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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No problem, post some pics when you get it done.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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seem to have different backspacing...
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Unread 07-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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I've got an '08 Rubicon Unlimited and I'm researching bigger wheels and tires. I love my existing Rubicon wheels that I painted black, but I'd rather not run a spacer, so I'm thinking I need to buy some new wheels.

My stock Rubi wheels are 17" and I really like the look of the new Mopar Classic 5 hole wheels. However, I don't like the price tag ($250 /ea). Any recommendations of similar wheels I should consider? My backup option would probably be the Crager soft 8's or similar.

P.S> I'm probably planning to run a 33-34" tire about 12.5" wide on a Tereflex 2+" lift. 90% on road use. Goal is to gain the shoulder look, retain good road manners, and have added off-road clearance.
I was not a fan of wheel spacers but got them for my JKUR. They have been flawless since I got them 20,000 miles ago. Went with Spidertracs due to US product and reputable quality etc. Was looking at the same wheels you are looking at but once I saw them in person I did not like them at all compared to seeing them in a magazine. Just some more input for you to chew on. Quadratec ships free to some of the jeep forum members too if that helps ya?!
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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So it seems for the extra few bucks per wheel, I get less backspacing and the Jeep logo. That actually seems like the better way to go.

I'm happy with my stock rubi wheels, but I'm on the fence with spacers. I've heard good things, but then I've also heard some tire shops will give you a hard time with them, etc.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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I was hesitant on spacers too, but I did some research and have been running them on my JK since I bought it over a year ago. I run Spidertrax. I would never encourage someone to use or not use them at this point, but they work well for me and allowed me to run oem JK wheels, which saved me some money.

FWIW, I do love those AEV wheels you are considering.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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I didn't realize these wheels were physically different. Decent wheel spacers are around $100 a pair, might as well just get the more expensive wheels if the backspacing is correct.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
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So it seems for the extra few bucks per wheel, I get less backspacing and the Jeep logo. That actually seems like the better way to go.

I'm happy with my stock rubi wheels, but I'm on the fence with spacers. I've heard good things, but then I've also heard some tire shops will give you a hard time with them, etc.
Discount tire has been back and forth on wheel spacers. Now they will rotate tires/wheels with them.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #11
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Discount tire has been back and forth on wheel spacers. Now they will rotate tires/wheels with them.
I have found it also seems to vary per location. YMMV.
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