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Old 07-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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black wheels- cant decide which ones.

My JK sport is in bad need of wheels, i cant stand the steelies and highway tires it came with from the factory. I am deciding between these, anyone else running them on a JK? I just sold my TJ a couple hours ago, so i am ready to buy the wheels now.
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http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand

Im not too concerned about the price difference between them as this is the only upgrade i am doing to the jeep. It is my DD and the parking garage at work is only 6'4", so a lift is not a option if i want to be able to drive it to work.

edit- if the links arent working, its between the MB Wheels TKO, Black Rock D-Window alloy, and Ultra Gauntlet, all 17in in matte black*

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Couldn't open the link, but I put these on mine.


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Old 07-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Looks good but i am looking for something with no silver accents on it at all. What size tires are you running?
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Here the Level 8 Trackers on my Jeep.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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i just ordered the method standard and i did it last week so i get 150 rebate with the purchase and i made them price match tire racks price at discount. so instead of $205 per wheel i got them for $152 per wheel but that sale ended sunday.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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Those are 285/75/16. I went with 16's due to the fact the tires were almost a hundred bucks cheaper per tire. They are 32''. When the wallet recovers I plan on doing a re gear and 35's when these run out.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
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Definitely Rugged Ridge Satin Blacks

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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I just powder coated my stock rubi wheels black. You can get a set super cheap on Craigslist and have them sandblasted and powder coated. The cost for 5 wheels to get sand blasted and powder coated was $500ish. But you could probably find a cheaper place or DIY.



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Old 07-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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I'm going with the Black Rhino Rockwells. Discount Tire Direct has them with the backspacing I want.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...w=9&vid=021668

I do like the first one you posted above. The Helo's.
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My wheels are better

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #11
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I think your second link, the Helos, are by far the best looking ones.
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Almost went with the Black Rock D Windows...

and maybe sometimes think I shoulda' ordered them but really like how the Level 8 Trackers 17X8.5's and the Duratracs 285x70x17's set up--[double click on pic for size up]
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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Powder coat factory wheels

My vote is for the stock wheels.

I had mine powder coated black.

Everything fits under the wheel flare. No lift is required. I did not need to update anything to correct the speedo.

I got to use my stock tires. Need tires? Get some Duratrac at the stock tire size.

I almost made the mistake of buying aftermarket wheels. I would have gone bigger tires. I'd need to update/flash the computer. More money. Wheels would have stuck out of the wheel wells. More money. I probably would have need to get a lift down the road if I started to rub. More money.

My opinion, and everyone has one, is stay stock so ya don't open a can of worms...
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I just got the MB TKOs and love them! But with the mt/R's.
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My vote is for the stock wheels.

I had mine powder coated black.

Everything fits under the wheel flare. No lift is required. I did not need to update anything to correct the speedo.

I got to use my stock tires. Need tires? Get some Duratrac at the stock tire size.

I almost made the mistake of buying aftermarket wheels. I would have gone bigger tires. I'd need to update/flash the computer. More money. Wheels would have stuck out of the wheel wells. More money. I probably would have need to get a lift down the road if I started to rub. More money.

My opinion, and everyone has one, is stay stock so ya don't open a can of worms...
I got 33 mt's, no rubbing, no computer flash needed and speedometer right on target.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #16
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I just got the MB TKOs and love them! But with the mt/R's.
Looks good, but definitely needs atleast a leveling kit.
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Looks good, but definitely needs atleast a leveling kit.
Its 1/2" rake is all. I am eventually going to do a 2.5" bb with shocks.
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mine is a base model with the 16 in wheels. If i can find a set of 17 in stock wheels ill just buy those and get them powdercoated green to match my jeep. I have not found a set yet in my area, and for what they go for new i might as well get aftermarket wheels. I do not care for the stock tires, I need something with a more aggressive tread pattern.
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My vote is for the stock wheels.

I had mine powder coated black.

Everything fits under the wheel flare. No lift is required. I did not need to update anything to correct the speedo.

I got to use my stock tires. Need tires? Get some Duratrac at the stock tire size.

I almost made the mistake of buying aftermarket wheels. I would have gone bigger tires. I'd need to update/flash the computer. More money. Wheels would have stuck out of the wheel wells. More money. I probably would have need to get a lift down the road if I started to rub. More money.

My opinion, and everyone has one, is stay stock so ya don't open a can of worms...
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Here are discount tire tracker 8s (15x8") with Goodyear duratrac 33x12.5x15 tires. I really like them...

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I just got the MB TKOs and love them! But with the mt/R's.
Jeep looks sweet what size are they
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I just got the MB TKOs and love them! But with the mt/R's.
Looks great. I may have to do those, the helos are on backorder. Nice jeep i like the darker red.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #22
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I love my MB TKO's ($108.00 each) cheap to replace.
Mine are 16x8.5 with 4.5" backspace. Tires are GY Duratrac 315/75r16.



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mine is a base model with the 16 in wheels. If i can find a set of 17 in stock wheels ill just buy those and get them powdercoated green to match my jeep. I have not found a set yet in my area, and for what they go for new i might as well get aftermarket wheels. I do not care for the stock tires, I need something with a more aggressive tread pattern.
Hey Cole man...

craigslist is your best friend.

Your profile doesn't say where you are located? Maybe somewhere in Colorado? Is Colorado a big state?

I did a quick search on craigslist Denver and there are deals galore. Just wheels for $150 give or take. New take offs, 17 inch wheels with the aggressive looking Rubicon tires for $700 give or take. Don't be afraid to make a LOW BALL offer.

Take advantage of that guy that couldn't wait to yank his new tires/wheels and go aftermarket. These things are taking up room in his garage. He is tired of tripping on them.

My local Jeep dealer has a new take off set of 17 rims taking up space in his parts department. He wanted $250 for them. Come to Minnesota and we will fix ya up!
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17" MB TKO with 315/70/17 Duratrack tires and lifted wit If i had 10 wranglers i would put same wheels and tires on all of them. Lift is 2.5" coil spring teraflex
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jeep looks sweet what size are they
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Looks great. I may have to do those, the helos are on backorder. Nice jeep i like the darker red.
Thanks! I originally ordered another set but DT had these in stock. He let me try them and I liked them so I got them for $110,instead of the $200 I was going to pay for the others .

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