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Old 04-18-2014, 11:02 AM   #1051
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My opinion is that the stock aluminum rims are nicer than the rims in the link but the rims in the link are better that the stock steel rims. But that's just my opinion because I'm not a fan of chrome.
Thank you, I appreciate your comments. However, the rims are polished aluminum and not chrome.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:07 AM   #1052
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Picking the colour/style of the rim is pretty subjective, so I won't comment of that. As far as the sizing goes, I think that rim your looking at is perfect. 16", so the tire options are cheaper, buy about 50 bucks each over 17s. The backspacing vs rim width, in my opinion, is ideal. My tires currently stick out a bit past the fender. Something I personally don't like the look of, and it sprays the side of my jeep with mud. I'm shopping for a black rim, the identical size your looking at, so the edge of the tire tread is flush with the outside of the fender. If you like the look of the tires sticking out past the fender, you'll have to go with a wider rim, or one with a less backspacing.
Yes, I agree that color/style is subjective. I am planning to run 285/75-16's on the rims.

Thanks for your opinion.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:08 AM   #1053
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That wheel looks nice. I prefer black, though. Are you going to get those?
Yes, I think I am going to purchase them and mount a 28/75-16 tire on them.

Thanks for your thoughts
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:42 AM   #1054
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Thank you, I appreciate your comments. However, the rims are polished aluminum and not chrome.
But it has a similar look. I'm not a fan of shiny silver stuff. I'm a fan of subdued stuff. To me, shiny looks showy and subdued looks functional. I'm sure it has something to do with my military background. But as you know, it's your Jeep so it's whatever you like. But you just seemed desperate to hear the opinions of others and nobody else had stepped up yet so I wanted to help you out with your request.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:46 AM   #1055
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Another rim question

Is the tire pressure monitor system in the wheel required by law?

If it isn't, how do I bypass the system so I don't get a warning light?
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:13 PM   #1056
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Is the tire pressure monitor system in the wheel required by law?
I could be wrong but I believe that companies have to install them on new cars but the customers don't have to keep them maintained, kinda like the tags on a mattress. I looked at the government's website and found a lot of "here's why you should use it" stuff. If it were a federal requirement, I don't think they would be so nice about it. Your local laws might say something different.

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If it isn't, how do I bypass the system so I don't get a warning light?
I've heard a number of people talk about ProCal. I read up on it and it does a good bit of stuff. If you get a different size tire you can fix the speedometer. When I got larger tires, I didn't get them with the sensors installed. The warning light would go off whenever I started my Jeep. Actually, it would go off with the stock wheels even though they were properly inflated. The light didn't bother me enough to pay $160 to turn it off. Now I just pretend the little tire symbol only comes on when I'm overdue in taking my Jeep to the trails.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #1057
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My head is spinning with this new jeep, between suspension and wheels!

I've read the posts around the Pintlers as I'm pretty much settled on them, and rather than get a lift or a leveling kit now I'm going to run them with 285/70 tires until I can figure out what I really want to do. This is a complete DD, maybe some dirt trails to camp grounds but that's it. Pintlers have 5.2inches of backspacing, sounds like this setup would rub during flex, but seeing as this jeep won't see that I'm more concerned with rubbing at full turn lock out. Any thoughts if I will rub mounting as is, or would I have to get some washers?
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:20 AM   #1058
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Hang on, I am still a lil confused. 285/70/17 will not fit on stock rims?

Is it guaranteed that 16" wheels will fit on an 08 JK?
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:29 AM   #1059
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Hang on, I am still a lil confused. 285/70/17 will not fit on stock rims?

Is it guaranteed that 16" wheels will fit on an 08 JK?
yes and yes but not at the same time. 285/70-17 need to go on 17" rims and 07-14 stock base sport models come/came with 16" rims
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After hours of reading, I have decided I am going to go from my stock 18's to 17's. I will be putting the teraflex 2" leveling kit and 19/60 springs, on my 2011 JKU. I also have a Diablo In Tune 1000, if I go with the recommended 285/70/17 (33's?) I understand there will be no rubbing issues.

I am considering going a size larger (34's?... 35's?) what would you recommend with no rubbing or spacers/shimms I will be getting a wheel that will have 4.5 to 5 BS, also this is a daily driver so I need a tire that can handle 90 mile daily commute without killing mileage. Would I also need to consider a gear change, I have 3.21 D30 front and 3.73 D44 rear. I am looking for recommendations for either a 34 or 35 tire setup (in case this wasn't clear).

This thread has been one of the most informative I have found! Thank you in advance for the response
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Why do you have different ratio gearing front and rear?
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After hours of reading, I have decided I am going to go from my stock 18's to 17's. I will be putting the teraflex 2" leveling kit and 19/60 springs, on my 2011 JKU. I also have a Diablo In Tune 1000, if I go with the recommended 285/70/17 (33's?) I understand there will be no rubbing issues.

I am considering going a size larger (34's?... 35's?) what would you recommend with no rubbing or spacers/shimms I will be getting a wheel that will have 4.5 to 5 BS, also this is a daily driver so I need a tire that can handle 90 mile daily commute without killing mileage. Would I also need to consider a gear change, I have 3.21 D30 front and 3.73 D44 rear. I am looking for recommendations for either a 34 or 35 tire setup (in case this wasn't clear).

This thread has been one of the most informative I have found! Thank you in advance for the response
I would recommend getting the same gearing on both ends otherwise the first time you shift into 4 wheel drive you are going to have some issues lol. I am sure you are just misunderstanding something.
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I looked at my build sheet incorrectly, I have 3.73's. Thanks for pointing that out I am sure it would have confused some of the answers.

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I would recommend getting the same gearing on both ends otherwise the first time you shift into 4 wheel drive you are going to have some issues lol. I am sure you are just misunderstanding something.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:40 PM   #1064
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with what you are going to do you can get away with 285/75-17 with no problems.
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Nice Jeep, are those 35's?

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with what you are going to do you can get away with 285/75-17 with no problems.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:09 PM   #1066
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Nice Jeep, are those 35's?
285s are 33s. I have slight rubbing with stock tires and spacers on the air dam with 285/17 duratracs. It can either be trimmed or removed easily though. With 4.5 to 5 backspacing you'll be fine bc im at 4.75 with spacers.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #1067
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Nice Jeep, are those 35's?
actually they are 34's actual mounted on the jeep with 28psi they are just over 33" off the jeep ie the spare they are 34's.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #1068
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So, might've missed the answer in this long thread, but here's a question: will 315/70/17 rub with a 2" lift? Stock alloy wheels...I'm thinking it will be good, except maybe at full turn. Might need to invest in some spacers.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:11 AM   #1069
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So, might've missed the answer in this long thread, but here's a question: will 315/70/17 rub with a 2" lift? Stock alloy wheels...I'm thinking it will be good, except maybe at full turn. Might need to invest in some spacers.
it will rub like a cat in heat without wheel spacers. that is a fatty and 285/70's rub lol.
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Let's say I add 1 1/2 inch wheel spacers with 2" leveling kit and 19/60 springs what size tire could I run without rubbing on 17's and 3.73 gears that would not absolutely kill gas mileage. Right now I get about 22.5 hwy and 19.5 city, plus I don't want a lot of road noise because of my 90 mile a day commute.
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you for sure can run 285/75-17's
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:01 AM   #1072
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Here is and update: I put a set of 315/70/17 on my JK with an a 2" spacer lift. No rub except at full turn. However, the back tires are so close you can't fit your fingers through, so I can't put anything (or anyone ) over 150lbs in the back without weighing it down and causing the tire to balloon a bit, which will make it rub. So, yes it's doable - but barely. Have some spacers on order

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Old 04-26-2014, 10:30 PM   #1073
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Here is and update: I put a set of 315/70/17 on my JK with an a 2" spacer lift. No rub except at full turn. However, the back tires are so close you can't fit your fingers through, so I can't put anything (or anyone ) over 150lbs in the back without weighing it down and causing the tire to balloon a bit, which will make it rub. So, yes it's doable - but barely. Have some spacers on order

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Dude nice! Is that a 2" body lift?! I knew it could be done, you doing a 1"1/2 wheel spacer too? It should look great. Is that a pic of the 315's on it? It doesn't look that tight at all in the pic. My stock jk 2010 has 285/70/17's on it and it only rubs at full turn too. So I'm used to that already. Cool, the wheel spacers will fix the rubbing I'm sure. I wonder if the spacers alone would be enough to put the 315's on? I'm sure the 305's will fit with the spacers alone. Thanks for the info!
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Dude nice! Is that a 2" body lift?! I knew it could be done, you doing a 1"1/2 wheel spacer too? It should look great. Is that a pic of the 315's on it? It doesn't look that tight at all in the pic. My stock jk 2010 has 285/70/17's on it and it only rubs at full turn too. So I'm used to that already. Cool, the wheel spacers will fix the rubbing I'm sure. I wonder if the spacers alone would be enough to put the 315's on? I'm sure the 305's will fit with the spacers alone. Thanks for the info!
Yes, those are the 315's. I'm going to go with 1.5 inch wheels spacers. The only thing I could think is that maybe they would rub constantly if you have a very aggressive treaded tire. These are a little worn down, but still have plenty of tread left.

And, yeah it's a 2" lift. The lift and tires really changed the whole look of the jeep. My wife, who is 4'11", is not super excited about me having to help her in every time now guess rails are in my future!
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Yes, those are the 315's. I'm going to go with 1.5 inch wheels spacers. The only thing I could think is that maybe they would rub constantly if you have a very aggressive treaded tire. These are a little worn down, but still have plenty of tread left.

And, yeah it's a 2" lift. The lift and tires really changed the whole look of the jeep. My wife, who is 4'11", is not super excited about me having to help her in every time now guess rails are in my future!
Hahah! My wife is the same and I already got the side steps for her! I'm convinced that the 1"1/4 bodylift from teraflex will be enough to fit the 315's in there. The install video on the tube he says 35's will fit. So if I believe him it should work especially if I get the 1"-1"1/2 wheel spacers also. We will see! Thanks for the great info man!!
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Hahah! My wife is the same and I already got the side steps for her! I'm convinced that the 1"1/4 bodylift from teraflex will be enough to fit the 315's in there. The install video on the tube he says 35's will fit. So if I believe him it should work especially if I get the 1"-1"1/2 wheel spacers also. We will see! Thanks for the great info man!!
Hope it works out! Send a pic when you're done!
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Hope it works out! Send a pic when you're done!
Will do!
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Here is my sisters, just got it done today finally..
285/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's with Rockstar II's...
Doing bumpers, and fender flares later this week when they come in.
Also looking into some performance upgrades for it, since that's what I typically do.
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Here is my sisters, just got it done today finally..
285/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's with Rockstar II's...
Doing bumpers, and fender flares later this week when they come in.
Also looking into some performance upgrades for it, since that's what I typically do.
Nice looking Jeep!
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Hope it works out! Send a pic when you're done!
Well, I did the infamous spring swap with a fellow jeeper I found on here. His free springs were of a jku 18/59 and mines a 2Dr sport with 14/55's so I got at least 2" and he gave me the long arm extension kit for the front free too. We agreed to say 1 and 1/2 inch lift so as not to miss lead anyone. But when I measured with my hand I got an extra hand and thumb turned sideways of course, when I measured my hand it was 2 and 1/4 inches wide. So I can say 2 inch with no problems! Now I can go ahead and get the tires when ever the funds allow. No lift required!! Whoohooo!

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