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Old 02-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Moving on to wheels

So I'm locked in on Metal Cloak as my future suspension. But, since I have a 2-door I will have to wait for them to develop and release a 2.5" version for the 2-door, which might be sometime late this year.

With that said, I'm going to move on to wheels. I'm not married to any particular wheel (rim) or tire. But here are my prerequisites.

1. 35" Duratrac (just based on snow/ice and overall reviews)
2. Wheels need to be hub-centric instead of lug-centric
3. I want to keep the final combo price within $1,600
4. I want to try to keep the weight down and avoid the need of buying a rear tire carrier immediately.

Two other points, while I wait for the lift I want to minimize the expense of a lift to clear the tires, so I plan on just getting a teraflex leveling kit to raise the front 2" and the rear 1". This will be a disposable option to get me through the next couple of months and so I can enjoy the wheels during the summer. But should I be aware of anything else to clear 35"

Let me hear what you guys suggest.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Why not just put a 2.5" Teraflex coil spacer lift on and be done with lifts? I put one on mine last week. It brought it up the 2.5" from highest point and looks good. Also have 1.75" Spyder wheel spacers to push it out to end of the fenders. With a wheel with no back spacing, spacers already in place, or a wheel with 4.5" back spacing, it'll look good. Spacers or back spacing wheel are required with the lift. And can fit 35".

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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The only hub centric wheels I've heard of are Rugged Ridge and AEV, which are both 17's. 315/70/17 duratracs would cost you 1600. Looking forward to being wrong
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DT offers hub rings for some of their lug centric wheels.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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The only hub centric wheels I've heard of are Rugged Ridge and AEV, which are both 17's. 315/70/17 duratracs would cost you 1600. Looking forward to being wrong
Add a few Mamba wheels.


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Old 02-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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Anyone know what the diameter of our hubs are? 57.1 mm??
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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Wait I think its 71.5?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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Yes, 71.5mm.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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Tell me more about these wheels

[img]http://www.mambawheels.com/images/product/m13/m13.png[\img]
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:35 PM   #10
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Oddly enough the m13 wheels pictured with the jk have a center bore of 78.1. The mr1x's wich are the same as my mr1's still have a 71.5
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #11
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So I gather that I'm looking for a center bore of 71.5 if I want the wheels to be hub centric?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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Yep. 71.5mm. Gorilla makes hub centric rings in 78x71.5 if you really like that m13 wheel.

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Tell me more about these wheels

[img]http://www.mambawheels.com/images/product/m13/m13.png[\img]
Unfortunately, my research is saying Mamba went out of business, and their wheels are no more.

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