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Old 11-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Help With Picking New Wheels/Rims

So I am slowly making mods to my 2011 jeep wrangler unlimited sahara and I started with taking off the front and rear bumper accents (trying to get rid of them if anyone is interested) and the second mod I want to make is changing the wheels/rims. I have been on every single website and have no idea how to pick the right ones. I want ones that are all black and look awesome but are in my price range (no more then 180 each because im buying 5). So can anyone help me out? It would be much appreciated. Also once I get the new wheels/rims I will be getting rid of the stock ones that came with it so if anyone is interested in those let me know.

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Have you looked at the MB72's. They are all black and depending on the size are real cheap. The 15X8 with 3.75"bs are amount $99 each, the 16X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $109 and the 17X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $116, prices are from Discount tire direct. They are light weight and fit the Wrangler.

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Have you looked at the MB72's. They are all black and depending on the size are real cheap. The 15X8 with 3.75"bs are amount $99 each, the 16X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $109 and the 17X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $116, prices are from Discount tire direct. They are light weight and fit the Wrangler.

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Are thos Alloy or steel?
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Alloy. They are made to look like the classic steels but are allow. These matched to the Goodyear Duratrac was mentioned by JB magazine as one of the lightest combos for a quality tire. The October issue on keeping weight down on your Jeep. If you go with the 15" the 33 Duratracs are even dirt cheap at $188. The 15" MB72 with the 33 Duratracs, you can get them for just a little more then the 17" tire by itself. This is my next set except I am going with the MB Chaos 5 in black. It is a 5 spoke version with some silver highlights. They are also alloy and just $7 more then the MB72

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Have you looked at the MB72's. They are all black and depending on the size are real cheap. The 15X8 with 3.75"bs are amount $99 each, the 16X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $109 and the 17X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $116, prices are from Discount tire direct. They are light weight and fit the Wrangler.

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those are nice and a good price but I am looking for ones with more of a spindle like the other one you posted but with no chrome
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Love the M/T sidebiters, I don't know what the weight is for a 15.
Stock 17 is 32 lbs I was told.

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Love the M/T sidebiters, I don't know what the weight is for a 15.
Stock 17 is 32 lbs I was told.
yeah I love those but I think they are a bit out of my price range and I also need an 18inch and these only come in 15, 16 and 17 inch
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yeah I love those but I think they are a bit out of my price range if I can remember correctly
Around $125 e

I see different prices here. Another one showing $150 ??
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Around $125 e
right but that is because those are not the 18in ones I need, the bigger the wheel the more expensive it gets =(
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Best bet would be to save and rid of the 18's it's a win/win situation.
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Best bet would be to save and rid of the 18's it's a win/win situation.
not a win/win for my bank account haha
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not a win/win for my bank account haha
Hear you on that. I was going to get new wheels, but decided to hold back since my tires still have life. I want that 33x15 duratrac (wheel undecided ) tire/wheel combo that is very popular on here.
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Hear you on that. I was going to get new wheels, but decided to hold back since my tires still have life. I want that 33x15 duratrac (wheel undecided ) tire/wheel combo that is very popular on here.

yeah those are really nice, sadly my wrangler is less than a year old so if I want to wait till I need new tires ill be waiting a long time =/
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yeah those are really nice, sadly my wrangler is less than a year old so if I want to wait till I need new tires ill be waiting a long time =/
What about painting/bed lining the stock 18's can't get any cheaper then that and you could save for better ones.

The stock 18's actually look awesome black.
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What about painting/bed lining the stock 18's can't get any cheaper then that and you could save for better ones.

The stock 18's actually look awesome black.
That actually works? I read somewhere that painting them is only good for a year before the paint starts to chip and fade
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That actually works? I read somewhere that painting them is only good for a year before the paint starts to chip and fade
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Alloy. They are made to look like the classic steels but are allow. These matched to the Goodyear Duratrac was mentioned by JB magazine as one of the lightest combos for a quality tire. The October issue on keeping weight down on your Jeep. If you go with the 15" the 33 Duratracs are even dirt cheap at $188. The 15" MB72 with the 33 Duratracs, you can get them for just a little more then the 17" tire by itself. This is my next set except I am going with the MB Chaos 5 in black. It is a 5 spoke version with some silver highlights. They are also alloy and just $7 more then the MB72

MB Chaos 5

How bad does the hard road performance get? I hear the jeep can get a bit squirely in the corners on 15s. Mine is a daily driver so I need to look at both on and off road abilities.

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