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Old 01-31-2014, 09:31 AM   #1
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Ballistic Jesters...yay or nay? (Better than, say XD Addicts?)

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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If you like them that's all that matters. Things to consider, will they stand behind their product? Craftsmanship on the when itself. I have the addicts and love them, but that's me

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:43 AM   #3
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I went from xd addicts to jesters. ended up taking the colored inserts off and the big plastic bolt things.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:48 AM   #4
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The Addicts are a great looking wheel. That being said, I see them EVERYWHERE. Between the Rockstars and Addicts they're fairly common.

It's whatever you like bud. For me I look for a lightweight, strong wheel. If easy to clean is important then condider that. Maybe Hub Centric as well?

The short answer is that IMHO the Addicts look nicer, but may be overplayed.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:56 AM   #5
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I've always liked the Jesters, but I haven't heard/seen much feedback on them. I know they are "harder" to find, although Fortec in Florida tends to feature them.

I was looking for alternatives and went from ProComps to Addicts and now I'm leaning back toward the Jester.

Love the feedback-keep it coming
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
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To each their own. I have the addicts but I also considered the xd misfits, and the xd cranks. Depending on the color of your ride, the machined color addicts don't look too bad either (look great with billet). Have you looked at American Racing wheels? I really like the ATX style wheel. I believe they comes in black or like a graphite gray. Here is an example.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:10 AM   #7
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My jesters aren't the easiest to clean. Also, I get red dust from my brake pads (need different ones) that really shows up on the wheels and after a week or two takes some serious elbow grease to clean. This could be said for any wheel though. In hind sight, I wish I would have gotten the ATX wheels that are Teflon coated!
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Also, pick out what YOU like. Just because you see a lot of them on this forum (or other forums) doesn't mean that they are overplayed. The majority of wranglers you will see out on the street are still running stock tires/rims.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:23 AM   #9
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Also, pick out what YOU like. Just because you see a lot of them on this forum (or other forums) doesn't mean that they are overplayed. The majority of wranglers you will see out on the street are still running stock tires/rims.
Actually, this is very correct. I was just referring to the Jeeps and pickups in my area that went to aftermarket wheels.
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I had Jesters on my Titan. They looked GREAT! However, the silver "nubbins" around the edge are plastic and very fragile. They won't hold up to even the mildest abuse.

And as someone else posted, they're a bear to clean..
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:58 PM   #11
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I like the Jesters but I prefer the simplified version.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:55 PM   #12
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i preferred one of the Fuel wheels but they were on a serious backorder in the size I needed so went with the Jesters. I got a Granite with a red trim thing going on so the red inserts worked for me on this and I liked the faux plugs. Comically, a guy one block over got them the same month from the same dealer and he is going with no inserts and no plugs. But he's got a black jeep and going for the all black thing. Everybody has their own preferences.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:00 AM   #13
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I saw on a tacoma or titan forum where someone found some black metal hex screws to replace the plastic ones. Also saw on another forum where someone had some fake bead locks made and powder coated black and screwed them on where the fake plastic screws went. You can definitely change them up. Believe the company also makes different colored inserts.

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