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Old 03-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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My new JK rubi

Just got my new 2012 jk rubi. Put a 3" bds lift on. Now time for rims and tires. I really like the level 8 fx rims. Thinking 17x9 with 4.5" backspacing. Will that work with 35" tires???

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Just got my new 2012 jk rubi. Put a 3" bds lift on. Now time for rims and tires. I really like the level 8 fx rims. Thinking 17x9 with 4.5" backspacing. Will that work with 35" tires???
It will, but it'll blow up your wallet. Unless you're dead set on 17" wheels, think about 15's instead. You'll be able to get tires/wheels in 15" for about the same, or even less, as you'll pay for 17" wheels alone.

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Congrats, the silver is sharp, especially with black....
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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Yep.

FYI, if you didn't know: Smaller wheels are generally less expensive as are the tires that fit them. So 15" wheels and 35s to fit them will almost certainly cost less than 17" wheels and 35s to fit them. The difference could be several hundred dollars and you'll have 35s either way.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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So that is what they look like factory!

Looks nice; attached is my silver JK but it is a sahara not a rubi
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It will, but it'll blow up your wallet. Unless you're dead set on 17" wheels, think about 15's instead. You'll be able to get tires/wheels in 15" for about the same, or even less, as you'll pay for 17" wheels alone.

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Since you have the 3" on already, did you address the exhaust routing on your 12?
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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I'm going to watch this build, I have the exact same jeep, and can't decide what to do with it.
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It will, but it'll blow up your wallet. Unless you're dead set on 17" wheels, think about 15's instead. You'll be able to get tires/wheels in 15" for about the same, or even less, as you'll pay for 17" wheels alone.

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All good thoughts but you should really think about your brakes up front ! the new jeeps have bigger wheels because of the brake size. make sure what ever you get wil clear your calipers!
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The bds kit for 2012 keep jks comes with an exhaust spacer that solves the driveshaft issue. Sorry far so good... Thanks for all the input I going to rethink my 17" wheel and relook at 16" to save costs.
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Hell yea looks good.
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Welcome to the forum. Looks like the others have you steered in the right direction of looking into smaller diameter wheels and tires.
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All good thoughts but you should really think about your brakes up front ! the new jeeps have bigger wheels because of the brake size. make sure what ever you get wil clear your calipers!
Surprisingly, most 15" alloys will clear the JK's calipers. You're right though in that many 15" steel wheels will not.
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Congrats on the new rubi.
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Congrats, the silver is sharp
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Awheeler, please give me some feedback on the lift. My Rubi is supposed to be in Friday (praying!!!), and I thought I was sold on the AEV lift, but am intrigued with the BDS 3 inch lift as well. Thank you for your time.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #17
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I upgraded to the fox shocks, steering stabilizer, front & rear adjustable track bars. So far rides great. Really like it. It also came with an exhaust spacer to address the new exhaust and possible rubbing on driveline. AEV just tells you have to take it to muffler shop to modify exhaust. Gee thanks.. Haha. Will add upper and lower control arms at some point. My cost for this total out the door was $1850. I think that is about cost of aev kit. Plus all parts have lifetime warranty from bds.
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I assume that $1850 was with installation as well, correct?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #19
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Yes on the installation. I just ordered level 8 zx 17x9 rims and BFF km2 from discount tire direct. Can wait to get those bad boys!

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