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Old 09-09-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Not sure what ones to choose.

I know that we will be getting the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, but I am tossing up between these two wheels. Do any of you have these and can share a pic or maybe help me choose. What ones would you pick?

Black Rock Wheels 997785045 - Black Rock Series 997 Type 8 Wheel for 99-12 Jeep® Vehicles with 5x5 Bolt Pattern - Quadratec

Black Rock Wheels 942785045 - Black Rock Series 942 Type D Wheel with 5x5 Bolt Pattern in 17x8 Size & 4.5" Backspacing - Quadratec

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Old 09-09-2011, 08:22 AM   #2
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997 would be my choice but I like the circles

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Old 09-09-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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Know one else has any opinion.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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I like the 997's. When I get ready to change my wheels im going for those.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:45 AM   #5
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Honestly, neither. Plain black D's and holes are extremely overdone IMHO. If those are the only 2 choices, I'd stay stock.

Again, that's just my opinion for my Jeep, since you asked. Either will look fine, you'll just look like everybody else.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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I have the 909 series rims and 33" x12.5 Duratrac's. They look nice and the wear has been good, not alot of road noise. However, I am struggling with getting good balance on them. I keep being told it is best they can be for a big tire, which irks the crap out of me. Taking them back for Road Force balancing to see if there is a difference.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #7
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The first ones. They both look good.
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997 would be my choice but I like the circles
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:59 PM   #9
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So...what did you pick?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:39 PM   #10
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Get some procomp 7069's and save ur self some weight. They were on back order so I got MT Sidebiters and they look sick on my jeep
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:03 PM   #11
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I have the D-window steelies (the 942), and you will want less backspacing than 4.5", mine have 3.75" backspacing and with my 33x12.5 Duratracs they rubbed the control arms, I run 1.5" spacers to fix that, but for the same money I could have gotten wheels with less backspacing.

Pay attention to the backspacing and consider carefully what tires are going on them so you can avoid rubbing problems.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:04 PM   #12
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I see why you're having trouble picking one. They both look great.
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I have the D-window steelies (the 942), and you will want less backspacing than 4.5", mine have 3.75" backspacing and with my 33x12.5 Duratracs they rubbed the control arms, I run 1.5" spacers to fix that, but for the same money I could have gotten wheels with less backspacing.

Pay attention to the backspacing and consider carefully what tires are going on them so you can avoid rubbing problems.
I do not see that they come in a 3.75 backspace, do you mean 4.75??
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I like the 997 series but it is hard to make a jeep look bad either one you choose..
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I do not see that they come in a 3.75 backspace, do you mean 4.75??
Yes, I am quite sure I didn't 4 instead of 3
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:12 PM   #16
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I have not picked yet!!! I'm still unsure. It changes every week.
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I do not see that they come in a 3.75 backspace, do you mean 4.75??
OM Jeeper has a TJ with 5x4.5 bolt pattern. The backspace offered on those differs from the bs offered on 5x5 bp.....

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