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Unread 12-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Rims : driving me nuts - you all look awesome

First time post -

After many years of wanting a Wrangler - listening to my pops that 'Jeeps drive like crap, and someome will steal your radio' -- I went against him and bought a 2011 Black Wrangler Sport ... I love it .. and I think he does too!

Anyway -- Every day I see other amazing Jeeps, and the one thing that I love about them are the rims. My Jeep is pretty much stock ... and I am trying to get my bearings on how to look for rims

Basically, I want to a little extra height, probably black rims. Something that looks a little more rugged and adds some personality to em

I've read about spacers(??) to push the wheels out a little and a lift kit ... but I don't really know where to start to find my ideal rim/tire combo.

Any suggestions on where to start looking? Whats a good rim/tire size that doesnt make the thing look too much like a remote control car? Anything to be wary about with spacers and lift kits? Different maintenance?


I really dig the look of this COD viersion:
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/12/d...ack-ops-editi/

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Unread 12-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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First, welcome to our forum.
Lots of good info here and I would start with the FAQ section.
Try searching for wheels and you will overwhelmed with info..
Oh, and fill out your profile so we know what you are starting with.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Check out rugged ridge I really like there 17x9 rims and probably what I'm going to get
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Unread 12-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Check out Fuel Hostage wheels or any of the Fuel brand Wheels. They're what I'll be purchasing soon.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Mine came from Discount Tire. Level 8 Strike 5's.

I originally wanted the COD wheels too, but they were going for way too much in my neck of the woods. The ones I ended up with were only $130 each. I wheel this Jeep every weekend, so I didn't want to tie up too much cash in wheels that will get some trail rash eventually anyway. But everyone seems to think they look good, and I like them so that's what matters.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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Mine came from Discount Tire. Level 8 Strike 5's.

I originally wanted the COD wheels too, but they were going for way too much in my neck of the woods. The ones I ended up with were only $130 each. I wheel this Jeep every weekend, so I didn't want to tie up too much cash in wheels that will get some trail rash eventually anyway. But everyone seems to think they look good, and I like them so that's what matters.
where do you wheel at?
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Unread 12-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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where do you wheel at?
Normally at Sugar Hill, 12000 Bissonnett in SW Houston. It's a former golf course, lots of hills on about 140 acres.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #8
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Normally at Sugar Hill, 12000 Bissonnett in SW Houston. It's a former golf course, lots of hills on about 140 acres.
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Thanks, Maybe I'll see you out there.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #9
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If you stick with your current wheel size, you won't need any spacers. HOWEVER, if you downsize to 15" wheels, you will save around $100 per tire! (Yeah, that makes no sense) Your options may be somewhat limited though, not all 15" wheels will fit. If you do get wheel spacers, you can run virtually any 15" wheels. Get Spidertrax, they have been tested and found to be metalurgically superior to the other cheaper choices out there. IMO thats not a place you want to skimp, and besides they are a lifetime purchase anyways to get the best you can.

I totally have a radio control look but I loves it. LOL Running 1.5" Spidertrax, 15" Black Rock 909s w/ titanium, and Goodyear MTRs.

Back with stock fenders:


ACE flat fenders:


The Black Rocks. I love em with the black but not all black, and never seen another set--EVER!
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Unread 12-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #10
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If you stick with your current wheel size, you won't need any spacers. HOWEVER, if you downsize to 15" wheels, you will save around $100 per tire! (Yeah, that makes no sense) Your options may be somewhat limited though, not all 15" wheels will fit. If you do get wheel spacers, you can run virtually any 15" wheels. Get Spidertrax, they have been tested and found to be metalurgically superior to the other cheaper choices out there. IMO thats not a place you want to skimp, and besides they are a lifetime purchase anyways to get the best you can.

I totally have a radio control look but I loves it. LOL Running 1.5" Spidertrax, 15" Black Rock 909s w/ titanium, and Goodyear MTRs.

Back with stock fenders:

ACE flat fenders:

The Black Rocks. I love em with the black but not all black, and never seen another set--EVER!
i like your wheels were the spacers to make the wheels fit or just for sticking the wheels out more. do you have 8" or 10" wheels.

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Unread 12-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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i like your wheels were the spacers to make the wheels fit or just for sticking the wheels out more. do you have 8" or 10" wheels.

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Sorry I should have mentioned that. Those are 10" wheels, though in retrospect I should have bought the 8s. (They are cheaper, and hold a tighter bead on the tires. As is I won't air down less than 15psi, I could probably go 8 with the 8" wheels) I got my wheels and tires mounted & balanced and on my doorstep from 4wheelparts.com. I bought the spacers just in case, because I know there is no way I can look at a pallet of new shoes and not be able to use them LOL. Those wheels actually DO clear the brake calipers just fine, but I figured WTH I already have them, and I like the wide track stability. Plus, I get inches of traction that others don't!

EDIT: Since you are new to the game, I should have mentioned that there will be some trimming in your future. Even with my 4" lift and the 1.5" wheel spacers, I STILL had to trim/remove the air dam up front, chop the ends off the front bumper. In addition, I had to chop the front 9 inches or so off my Rampage front step bars. None of that was any big deal since the air dam is annoying and I was replacing my front bumper anyways--but something you should keep in mind.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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ProComp makes a good selection of alloy wheels at an affordable price. They quite regularly have specials as well.
So many wheels to choose from, it's a tough decision. All black, black with a bit of silver, or all silver will be your first decision. I have run PProComp 7089 and BlackRock Vipers and had no issues with either.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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You can also paint your stock wheels, it can change the look of the whole vehicle.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #14
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ProComp makes a good selection of alloy wheels at an affordable price. They quite regularly have specials as well.
So many wheels to choose from, it's a tough decision. All black, black with a bit of silver, or all silver will be your first decision. I have run PProComp 7089 and BlackRock Vipers and had no issues with either.
I really like the Vipers, but you can't get them in the JK 5X5 bolt pattern and 15" wheel size.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #15
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I really like the Vipers, but you can't get them in the JK 5X5 bolt pattern and 15" wheel size.
The Vipers were available in 15" 5x5. One of the guys in our Jeep club has them in 15x8 on his JK.
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