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Old 06-14-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Black Rock 997 Series wheels

In the future, I was thinking about buying these:





Black Rock Series 997 Type 8.
Subtle black wheels.

But, they seem to be pretty cheap as far as cost is concerned. I've seen prices for a set of 4 around $340-$350. So, I'm thinking that they're not going to be that durable. Anyone here have experience these wheels? Are they likely to bend if you go offroad with the Jeep?

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what size are you looking for? apparently steel wheels in 15in size will not clear the brakes.

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what size are you looking for? apparently steel wheels in 15in size will not clear the brakes.
Good question.

I know many people go 15's then 33" tires, or 35" tires. I was thinking about sticking with 17's though. Tough decision; I really like these wheels though, so I think it'll be 17x8 or 17x9. What are your thoughts? I think if I go 17x8, then the stock Rubicon tires would still fit, right?
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I don't think there would be any problems going from a stock 7.5" rim to a 8" and keeping the original tire. I'll let someone else confirm that.

I just went with a 15" level 8 tracker and 33 x12.5 Goodyear duratrac. Very common set up around here.
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I don't think there would be any problems going from a stock 7.5" rim to a 8" and keeping the original tire. I'll let someone else confirm that.

I just went with a 15" level 8 tracker and 33 x12.5 Goodyear duratrac. Very common set up around here.
Nice, they look the same to me. Are the Level 8 Trackers aluminum or steel? I read the webpage, but it didn't say. Also, what offset did you go with, and did you use a hubcentric ring? Thanks.
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They are aluminum and with a 3.75" back space.

I started with 17" MB72s with 4" back space and nitto trail grapplers. Loved the aggressive look of that set up. But it was overkill for the way I use my JKU and I decided to change into the set up I have now.

Did not use a hub centric ring. Although they asked me about that when I was having set up installed. I said to mount it for now and I'll decide later.
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Steel 15's sometimes/often rub the brake calipers. It's more how they are contructed than the size. Most aluminum 15's will fit, however. You can get a good aluminum 15 for around a hundred bucks, maybe a bit more. I like the Black Rock 909's. Your steel is 28 pounds. The 909 is 19 pounds. Nothing wrong with steelies, i rant them on my TJ and loved them, mainly cause the price was right.

To fit, 15's usually have more backspacing, as little as about 3.3 inches up to 4 inches. Most 16's and 17's have 4.5 inch backspacing. Not a big deal. I like the tires sticking out from under the flairs a bit. You're local police may not like that so check your local laws.

Either way, I think aluminum wheels are worth the extra price in 15's. No rubbing, much lighter and better looking.
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Hello all! New here. Trying to find some new wheels, and trying to find some that fit my calipers. For those of you out there that have the 17" Black Rock 997s, could someone please do me the favor of measuring the inner usable diameter (as shown by the red double arrow line in the picture below)? Thanks in advance!


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