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Old 02-14-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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15" wheels that are GUARANTEED to work with a JKU

Hey guys, I am looking for a list/pic of 15" wheels that will work on a JKU without any problems. I am looking to upgrade to 33" tires, and it seems that people are saying that 33x12.5s are cheaper than 285/75/16s are, so I am deciding on the ATX ledge in 16", or a 15" wheel. The wheel MUST be black. Any pics would be appreciated.

P.S. The JKU will have OEM flares, and a Teraflex coil leveling kit, nothing more, so I guess 4.5bs is required as well.

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Hey guys, I am looking for a list/pic of 15" wheels that will work on a JKU without any problems. I am looking to upgrade to 33" tires, and it seems that people are saying that 33x12.5s are cheaper than 285/75/16s are, so I am deciding on the ATX ledge in 16", or a 15" wheel. The wheel MUST be black. Any pics would be appreciated.

P.S. The JKU will have OEM flares, and a Teraflex coil leveling kit, nothing more, so I guess 4.5bs is required as well.
Most of the 15" alloys will fit without having to grind your brake calipers. BUT, most of the steel 15's won't.

Call or PM DTD. They'll fix you up, on both info and price.

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Most of the 15" alloys will fit without having to grind your brake calipers. BUT, most of the steel 15's won't.

Call or PM DTD. They'll fix you up, on both info and price.
Definitely not interested in steel.

Now, who is this DTD you speak of? Are they a vendor I assume?

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Definitely not interested in steel.

Now, who is this DTD you speak of? Are they a vendor I assume?

P.S. Why are you up so late? Shooting star trails or something?
DTD = Discount Tire Direct. Yup, forum vendor, and they'll not only tell you what's what for given wheel/tire combos (gotta have examples in mind, though, obviously...which is where the post will come in handy), but will almost certainly give you the best price you'll find.

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I just installed 15" Fuel Revolvers and they fit fine. They are a new style that came out a few months ago so I am one of only a few so far to have them. My wife packs a pistol so she likes the revolver look of these wheels. The circles are lined with silver on the edges which gives them a good look. Video of installation is on my youtube channel if interested.
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This was taken from a post by DTD yesterday.


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Hmm...all the wheels on DTD aren't my taste. I like concave wheels (like the ATX ledge) but it seems those are not really available. Another problem is that I want to buy from a place that sells tires as well, mounts them and ships them entirely like DTD or Tirerack. It seems my best bet is still the 16" ATX wheel with 285/74/16 duratrac.
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i'm sure i saw someone with some mb72 look alikes that were concave-ish. now i'm going to have to go back and look through to find them. pretty sure they were 15's.
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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/got...cs-132608.html

sunnykk's wheels, i think, but it looks like they were 16s
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Reasonably close, no? The Black Rock 909 comes in 15" from DTD and fits perfectly.
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Just installed MB TKOs yesterday (from DTD)- fit perfect.
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Reasonably close, no? The Black Rock 909 comes in 15" from DTD and fits perfectly.
Actually those aren't bad. Do you have a pic of this wheel on a jku?
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Actually those aren't bad. Do you have a pic of this wheel on a jku?
Unrelated to your question, but ATX 188 Teflons, 16x8, 4.5" bs. Very similar to the Ledge, I think.

Not sure if they make em in a 15" size, but DT doesn't make a 35" tire in 15, so I went with these.

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Actually those aren't bad. Do you have a pic of this wheel on a jku?
Yep, mine: (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...ws-126381.html).

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I was just looking on DTD.com and couldnt find the backspace listing on any of these wheels in this thread. I want 4.5" how do I tell with there descriptions?
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www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

Has conversion charts for rim width and offset and backspace info.
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Hi, I have been looking for a unique 17" black wheel ( seems like more choices in 17" ) .. but the more I see 15", or even 16" wheels. the wheel/tire combo is much,much less expensive... with a 33 or 34" tire on a 15 or 16" wheel is there much tire roll, versus the 17".. or is it so minimul, would it even be noticible???
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Hi, I have been looking for a unique 17" black wheel ( seems like more choices in 17" ) .. but the more I see 15", or even 16" wheels. the wheel/tire combo is much,much less expensive... with a 33 or 34" tire on a 15 or 16" wheel is there much tire roll, versus the 17".. or is it so minimul, would it even be noticible???
Not only are the wheels less expensive, but the tires, as well. Lighter, too. That's why so many peeps run 15 or 16" wheels.

I've got 35's on 16" rims, and have no problems.
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I was just looking on DTD.com and couldnt find the backspace listing on any of these wheels in this thread. I want 4.5" how do I tell with there descriptions?
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www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

Has conversion charts for rim width and offset and backspace info.

Offset to Backspace conversion:


Take offset, divide by 25.4, then add the overall rim width (rim width +1) divided by 2

so: 16x8 with -27 mm offset =

-27mm / 25.4 = -1.06" + (((8"+1")/2)= 4.5") = 3.43" BS

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MTH...do your 15s stick out past flares also?
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I am really warming to the idea to 15" wheels. The overall setup seems more efficient, less expensive, and the look I am going for seems to work out well. Now just need to find a set I really like. DTD doesn't seem to have TPMS that they install on their site. Strange.
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I am really warming to the idea to 15" wheels. The overall setup seems more efficient, less expensive, and the look I am going for seems to work out well. Now just need to find a set I really like. DTD doesn't seem to have TPMS that they install on their site. Strange.
Why new TPMS? You can get your stock ones moved over to your new tires.
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Why new TPMS? You can get your stock ones moved over to your new tires.
Hassle, especially for later down the road. I want the tires/wheels shipped mounted so I can throw them on and go about my day. The cost of mounting and balancing the tires will bet the same as new sensors. All my cars have different wheel tire sets have dedicated sensors. Just make life easier.
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Unrelated to your question, but ATX 188 Teflons, 16x8, 4.5" bs. Very similar to the Ledge, I think.
kb, to the best of my knowledge, the ATX 188 is the ATX Ledge.
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Hassle, especially for later down the road. I want the tires/wheels shipped mounted so I can throw them on and go about my day. The cost of mounting and balancing the tires will bet the same as new sensors. All my cars have different wheel tire sets have dedicated sensors. Just make life easier.


Personally speaking, the TPMS in the Wrangler blows, and is prone to failure. Consider investing $150 in a Procal, so you can set em for lower thresholds, or turn the system off altogether, should you so decide.
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Personally speaking, the TPMS in the Wrangler blows, and is prone to failure. Consider investing $150 in a Procal, so you can set em for lower thresholds, or turn the system off altogether, should you so decide.

i was planning on getting the Procal regardless. I would need to adjust the speedo to the new tires anyway right?

Interesting about the TPMS. You think it blows because it doesnt tell you individual pressures? I figured I can lower the cost by not getting TPMS, but I always like the systems to work if possible, so I was going to spend the extra $200 on a new set of sensors.
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kb, to the best of my knowledge, the ATX 188 is the ATX Ledge.
Correct.
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kb, to the best of my knowledge, the ATX 188 is the ATX Ledge.
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Correct.
You know, after looking at the photo MTH posted, I'd have to say yes. Oddly, though, when I was researching wheels, they were 2 different entities. And, unless I'm mistaken, the Ledge didn't come in the size I wanted. That was about 5 months ago, though, so who knows...

But they look exactly alike to me.
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Unrelated to your question, but ATX 188 Teflons, 16x8, 4.5" bs. Very similar to the Ledge, I think.

Not sure if they make em in a 15" size, but DT doesn't make a 35" tire in 15, so I went with these.
Nice just wondering what tire carrier you are using?

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