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Old 02-27-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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Question Best wheel for 31 x 10.5

I'm looking at getting bf ata 31x10.5. Tires. Which steel wheel would be a good setup. I've seen craigers 15x8 with 4 bs and black rock 15 x 8 with 3.75 bs. I've got a 2 1/2 lift. Or should I go with another size wheel. Steel is cheap price, but is heavy and will bend. My stock alloys are light but may just crack. I don't see myself in any heavy technical off road situations. Just looking for a good wheel/tire setup. I don't want to push the wheels out from the stock fenders too much, but could see in the future of getting some bushwacker fenders.

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Old 02-27-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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...just went through the 'tire-wheel' dilemma. went with the 'alloy' rim, black rock series 7069. went with the stock replacement size tire also (265/70R17) 'nitto terra grapplers'. actually just a little bigger than stock.

...cutting down on the weight of this beast is my primary goal. i was really close to going with the steel soft-8's though.

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What kind of Wrangler is this going on?
The Cragar 15X8 with 4" of BS will fit any Wrangler I know of nicely, and will fit those tires nicely as well.
If it's mainly on-road, go aluminum- lighter weight, balance better (usually), and won't bend. Off-road, go steel, so when you mess one up, it's cheap to replace.

For Cragar's, go to Jegs (www.jegs.com)- $39.99 for a 15X8 soft 8 And free shipping- Mark W.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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i purchased mickey thompson classic II in polished alum and wish i hadnt. i am a fanatic on keeping my jeep clean and these wheels have gotten milky looking and we have tried to buff them and just cant get them shiny again. i love my bfg at's though.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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Your wheels are milky white because the clear coat has gotten scratched, stained or is dried out. If you've got a large truckstop close to you, there should be a shop for polishing wheels for the big rigs. They'll be happy to strip that old clear coat, & polish your rims to a mirror finish, they usually charge $10 a wheel. After they've been stripped and proffessionally polished, you can easily keep the shine up yourself.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #6
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Tire wheel selection

Well I have a 2001 jeep wrangler sport. I guess the factory wheel is a 15x7. I thinking a 15x8 wheel would look better on the bf ata 31x10.5. The side wall will stick out less. I'll check jegs out.
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[QUOTE=marketvending;557700]Well I have a 2001 jeep wrangler sport. I guess the factory wheel is a 15x7. QUOTE]


Depends...some are 15x7 and some ARE 15x8 wheel from the factory.
Post a pic of your wheels and I'll let you know the specs of it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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Wheel picture

Here is my current wheel. Not sure what size and back spacing it is. 15 xxxx
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ECCO= Jeeps name for the wheel.

* 15x7 aluminum
* 5 on 4.5" bolt pattern
* Backspacing = 5.5"
* Offset = +38 mm




Also you will have no problem running a 31x10.5 on that wheel. If you do get any rubbing just adjust the steering stop by putting a washer or two under the stop bolt.

Here is how...http://4x4xplor.com/steerstop.html
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:19 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tire info. Thats exactly what my setup is going to look like. I just installed a Rough Country 2.5 inch lift. Without even taking a test drive I can tell the ride will be more firm.
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i purchased mickey thompson classic II in polished alum and wish i hadnt. i am a fanatic on keeping my jeep clean and these wheels have gotten milky looking and we have tried to buff them and just cant get them shiny again. i love my bfg at's though.
Not sure if they are cleared, or not. Best aluminum polish I know of is Mothers Billet polish, soft rag, and time. You might try a powerball for wheels, but I think you'll end up needing good old fashioned elbow grease. You will work to shine them up again, but once they are clean, take care of them. DON'T use spray on wheel cleaner, many will fog them up quite rapidly. Car wash soap and water will clean them well. Wax them every time you wash the Jeep, to protect that shine, and polish as needed.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:58 PM   #12
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Smile Rough Country 2.5 lift Completed with Trackbar bracket

As the Cable Guy says, Geter Done! What a project and looks like good results. Just need to get the larger tires and thats all for my Jeep for now. Did some black paint touch up as well. Found it easy to install the rear track bar bracket while the springs were off and axle droped. Bracket posted above. A couple of pictures of right angle drilling for the bracket. Click on the questions for a 2.5 lift below
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ques...all-45072.html
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