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Old 05-10-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Yet another wheel and tire question...

I know, I know, search the posts first. I did that and didn't find what I was looking for so I'm requesting help and opinions (I know everyone has one). I bought a 2006 Unlimited that is my one and only daily driver (lots of driving). I would love to find some trails to explore, but don't see myself getting into serious rock crawling or high lifts. I wouldn't mind a small lift in the future along with bigger tires, as long as it doesn't ruin the ride. I currently have 31 x 10.5/15 tires on the original rims. Here are my questions:

1. I'd like to keep my tires for now because they are brand new, but would like new rims. I'm not sure the black Cragars soft 8's would look good on my Jeep. It's Patriot Blue with a grey top and fenders. I'd love to buy 5 Cragars and call it a day. Any opinions about black wheels on dark blue Jeeps?

2. I'm looking at and there are multiple back spacing sizes for the 15x8's. What size do I need? Could I get 15x10's with my current tires? Thanks for the help!

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Old 05-10-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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1. I'm a big fan of alloy wheels. I know they are more money but I just like them better. I also think the black steelies are a worn look, but we have to do what fits the budget.

2. You want 3.75" back space so you can run wider tires later when you do buy new ones. I'd also stay away from the 15x10's, 15x 8 is the preferred wheel. It wont get banged up as bad on the trail and holds the bead better at lower pressure when wheeling.

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Old 05-10-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm starting to feel the same way about the black wheels strictly from a style aspect. I KNOW they are for rock crawling and off roading and that's all good. Just the look in general is what I mean. Any other opinions out there? Anyone have photos to share of their blue Jeeps? I'd love to see them to get ideas for wheels!
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:17 PM   #4
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if you wanna upgrade up to 33X12.50 then the 15X10 wheels would be ok, but until you buy the 12.50 wide tires you will bang you rims up, and pop the beads on your 31's. i run 33X12.50 on my 77 with 8 inch steel wheels. i have no problem, but i have never ran down the highway with that truck. my buddy that owned those tires before me had then on his f150 with 8 inch wheels and he drove the piss out of that truck. highway and offroad.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Hello...any pics? Any more opinions (thanks for your responses crazy and 4point).
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