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Old 08-29-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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rubicon wheel HELP

hey experts,

I've got a new rubicon on the way (2012 pentastar) and im putting an aev lift (3.5 inches) on it and I wanted the J8 wheels, but then I thought about putting 20s on it and I saw that the Dodge ram 1500 steel wheels would fit. they are 20x8, and Im having trouble finding the tire size for it.

Also, I dont know anything about wheels, is there a drawback to putting 20 inch steel wheels on a new rubicon? Am i going to snap the axles off with the weight?

Is there a big weight difference between alloy wheels, alluminum wheels, and steel wheels?

This is the dodge wheel part number. 52110456AA

Thanks guys and gals!

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what are the benifits to wider or thinner wheels? does 8 inches vs 8.5 vs 9 inches make a difference?

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Old 09-02-2011, 05:27 AM   #3
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Toyo makes a MT in a 33", 35", 37" x 20 if you really want to go 20"
Heres an example of the tire on a 17" rim.

20" seems a bit big, on anything under 35", and even then for going out wheeling it isnt the best combo imho
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hey experts,

I've got a new rubicon on the way (2012 pentastar) and im putting an aev lift (3.5 inches) on it and I wanted the J8 wheels, but then I thought about putting 20s on it and I saw that the Dodge ram 1500 steel wheels would fit. they are 20x8, and Im having trouble finding the tire size for it.

Also, I dont know anything about wheels, is there a drawback to putting 20 inch steel wheels on a new rubicon? Am i going to snap the axles off with the weight?

Is there a big weight difference between alloy wheels, alluminum wheels, and steel wheels?

This is the dodge wheel part number. 52110456AA

Thanks guys and gals!
The Wheel you are looking at is the wrong bolt pattern. Dodge used a 5-5.5 bolt pattern (5-139.7) for their Ram 1500. You need a 5-5 bolt pattern (5-127). I would not recommend trying to fit a wheel that is 5-139.7 on your Jeep.

As for weight... Steel wheels are super heavy. In general, the less weight your vehicle needs to push the better it will perform. Aluminum alloy wheels are generally a good amount lighter than steel wheels. If you think you want to run a 20" wheel I would recommend looking into an alloy.

Here's a link to some 20" wheels that may work for you. Shipping to the lower 48 states and Canada is FREE: Wheel Products - Discount Tire Direct

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what are the benifits to wider or thinner wheels? does 8 inches vs 8.5 vs 9 inches make a difference?
I would choose a wheel width based on the tire size you want to run. Tire manufacturers recommend rim width ranges for each tire size they sell. (you can find this info on the tire manufacturer's website under each tire's spec charts) Choosing a wheel and tire combo that fits within these ranges will help you get the most performance and life out of your tires.

Give us a ring if we can help you more. We can quickly run through some options and explaining how all of this works is a lot easier over the phone. We can also make sure your wheel and tire combo is within specs.

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hey experts,

Also, I dont know anything about wheels, is there a drawback to putting 20 inch steel wheels on a new rubicon? Am i going to snap the axles off with the weight?

Is there a big weight difference between alloy wheels, alluminum wheels, and steel wheels?
You can easily run 35s on a Rubi with the lift that you want but the price of tires on 20" wheels compared to 16",17" wheels are outrageous.Not to mention you wont have as much tire sidewall when you go wheeling if you go with 20s.

Steel are heavier and cheaper and its more an individual preference on which one you want to run.
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