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Old 02-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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help me pick one!

decided on the nitto mud grappler 35x12.50R17

now need you guys to help me pick one from the following

procomp 7005. 17x8, 0 offset, 4.5 bs
or 17x9, -6 offset, 4.75 bs
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ballistic jester wheel, 17x9, -12 offset, 4.5 bs
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their price are about the same. which of the three will have a better fitment on the mud grappler?

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Between those 2, definitely the 7005s. Never been a fan of the Jesters at all. And I would go with the 17x8s. Just remember, those wheels and tires will be extremely heavy, so your performance is going to go to hell. And you will definitely want a new tire carrier.

Here are a few pics of a 2dr that was for sale at a local dealer quite a while back.




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Old 02-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Between those 2, definitely the 7005s. Never been a fan of the Jesters at all. And I would go with the 17x8s. Just remember, those wheels and tires will be extremely heavy, so your performance is going to go to hell. And you will definitely want a new tire carrier.

Here are a few pics of a 2dr that was for sale at a local dealer quite a while back.



the 17X9 got -6mm n 4.75 bs, do they stick out a bit more than the 17x8? btw awesome jeep
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the 17X9 got -6mm n 4.75 bs, do they stick out a bit more than the 17x8? btw awesome jeep
Actually, the 17x9s would tuck in a little further than the 17x8s due to the greater backspace. However, it is generally considered that 4.5" backspacing is about perfect for a JK. Anything more than that, and you increase the chance of running issues when turning, depending on how wide of a tire you go with of course.

That being said, I do believe those are 17x9s in the pics I posted though. And I believe it was on 305/65/17 tires.
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Actually, the 17x9s would tuck in a little further than the 17x8s due to the greater backspace. However, it is generally considered that 4.5" backspacing is about perfect for a JK. Anything more than that, and you increase the chance of running issues when turning, depending on how wide of a tire you go with of course.

That being said, I do believe those are 17x9s in the pics I posted though. And I believe it was on 305/65/17 tires.
i was using the size comparer, it shows the 17X9 is a bit wider actually
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hmm maybe ill jus go with the 17X8s
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Just a heads up, if you order the Pro Comp wheels, you'll be waiting a while. There is *zero* stock in the entire country and no ETA on when more will be available.

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