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Old 03-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Picking up a new 12 Sahara tomorrow factory tire/rims... looking to replace wheels

I'm not a wheels/tire guy. Though I believe I know the basics. Car is coming with P255/70R18 OWL On/Off-Road Tires with the standard 18" 5 spoke rims. I want to swap out all 5 rims with the following:

Amazon.com: MAMBA WHEELS M2 GLOS BLACK/MACHINE 5X4.5 +20 - 18X9: eastcoasttires

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe there should be no issues with fitting on the existing factory tire?

Thanks for help.

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Yes, you can fit your stock tires on a 18x9.

However, those wheels will not fit your JK. Your new Jeep has a bolt pattern of 5x5. The wheels you liked to have a pattern of 5x4.5. Those wheels also have an offset of +20, which would put backspacing at 5.8". If you never intend to run a tire much wider than stock, then that would work. However, if you do intend to run a decent size tire one of these days, then you want to get a wheel with an offset of 0 or less which would put backspacing in the 4.5" range, depending on the width of the wheel.

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Yes, you can fit your stock tires on a 18x9.

However, those wheels will not fit your JK. Your new Jeep has a bolt pattern of 5x5. The wheels you liked to have a pattern of 5x4.5. Those wheels also have an offset of +20, which would put backspacing at 5.8". If you never intend to run a tire much wider than stock, then that would work. However, if you do intend to run a decent size tire one of these days, then you want to get a wheel with an offset of 0 or less which would put backspacing in the 4.5" range, depending on the width of the wheel.
Ya, thanks for the response. I figured out the bolt pattern problem. Decided to go with straight chrome Gear Alloy 715C 18" seen here:

Gear Alloy 715C 715 Recoil Chrome Custom Rims Wheels - Gear Alloy Custom Wheels - Custom Wheels Express

Ordered 5 of em up for $195 each and $80 install. Posting pictures of the vehicle next week or two.
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Don't, you know, rush into it or anything.
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Ya, thanks for the response. I figured out the bolt pattern problem. Decided to go with straight chrome Gear Alloy 715C 18" seen here:

Gear Alloy 715C 715 Recoil Chrome Custom Rims Wheels - Gear Alloy Custom Wheels - Custom Wheels Express

Ordered 5 of em up for $195 each and $80 install. Posting pictures of the vehicle next week or two.
Damn! $1k for wheels alone?!

And I hope you don't want to put a 315 tire on there eventually. With that +10 offset (which equates to 5.4" backspacing), you are definitely going to get some rubbage.
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