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Old 08-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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New wheels and tires on my black 2 door!!

How I drove for five months on the stockers is beyond me!

And now the obligatory phrase...FINALLY!!!!

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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How I drove for five months on the stockers is beyond me!
I'm going on 9 months now I would have been lifted and replaced tires already but i'm going to wait until after my upcoming deployment. No point letting new tires sit unused.

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Nice! I was waiting for the pics. No lift, right? Pretty much the exact same wheels I will be doing. Very nice.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Nice! I was waiting for the pics. No lift, right? Pretty much the exact same wheels I will be doing. Very nice.
No lift yet! When I do the lift I'll need a re-gear as well because I'll want 35's

Next month I'm getting the textured Rampage bumper:

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Couple quick quuestions:

- Did you install new TPMS sensors, or pull from your old wheels?
- No rubbing I assume?
- How did the spare fit onto the stock carrier? Did you need to replace the bumpers?
- How is the tread noise?
- Any major difference in acceleration or handling so far?

Loving the look and offset of the wheels with no lift. That is exactly the look I am after. Very nice!
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^ what he said! I have the exact same questions.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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Couple quick quuestions:

Did you install new TPMS sensors, or pull from your old wheels?
No rubbing I assume?
How did the spare fit onto the stock carrier? Did you need to repalce the bumpers?
How is the tread noise?
Any major difference in acceleration or handling so far?

Loving the look and offset of the wheels with no lift. That is exactly the look I am after. Very nice!
Installed new TMPS sensors (Mopar OEM), $125 for a set of 5 from eBay. Wanted to keep the old wheels intact. The part number for the 2012 is #56029479AB. Dealers charge up to $70 per sensor.

No rubbing. I haven't tried going full-lock yet, but at worst it may touch the plastic shield under the front bumper (which is coming off when I replace the bumper), though I doubt it will touch. Looks like plenty of room.

Spare fit fine, I didn't replace the bump stops. They no longer touch the tire but it doesn't appear to be an issue. This wheel/tire combo weighs maybe 10lbs more than stock.

The additional tread noise becomes noticeable at around 45mph, you start to hear a whine. Slower than that I didn't notice much difference from stock.

Right now the tires are at 28psi, based on recommendations I've read online, but that seems to be too low. The ride is much smoother but acceleration is noticeably slower (I have 3.21's), and handling not as "crisp" as stock (which were filled closer to 38psi). I will bump up the air pressure to the high 30's and let you know. This should also reduce the tread noise even further.
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Badass! looks like a total different animal
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Excellent. Really good to hear. You pretty much did everything I would do such as the new TPMS. Im thinking of keeping my stockers for a winter wheel and the new ones for the summer set.

With 2 sets of wheels, that would increase the longevity of both tire sets. I would just need to label each of the 5 wheels in each set to monitor rotations.

I assume you bought the wheels, tires and TPMS all seperate and them had them balanced and mounted?

Sorry for all the questions. I get excited when I see another set-up performed exactly as I plan to do.
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Excellent. Really good to hear. You pretty much did everything I would do such as the new TPMS. Im thinking of keeping my stockers for a winter wheel and the new ones for the summer set.

With 2 sets of wheels, that would increase the longevity of both tire sets. I would just need to label each of the 5 wheels in each set to monitor rotations.

I assume you bought the wheels, tires and TPMS all seperate and them had them balanced and mounted?

Sorry for all the questions. I get excited when I see another set-up performed exactly as I plan to do.
The DuraTracs are supposedly awesome in the snow though

Yes, I bought everything separate and had the wheels & tires delivered to the shop. They mounted & balanced the tires and all I had to do was pop in this morning to have them installed.

Justin @ Huntington Transmissions (and "Jeep repair") in Huntington Station, NY took care of me and made it a great experience, going as far as texting me photos of the shipments as they arrived and after the tires were mounted on the wheels. He definitely surpassed all my expectations. I will be recommending him highly to anyone who is looking for a shop in the NYC area.
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Looks great Mike! We're going to make your JK one bad motha!!
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I run my 35x12.50's at 36 psi
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #14
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I run my 35x12.50's at 36 psi
Thanks. I will air up to 38 and then feel it out from there.
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Very nice setup!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #16
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the Jeep looks great Mike
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I like it but needs a lift IMO! Love Black!!
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Makes all the diff. in the world. Congrats Mike.

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Those rims are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SICK!! Never seen them before. If you don't mind me asking, how much did the wheels run ya? I absolutely LOVE them. That made the biggest difference in the world. Very, very nice.
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Im gonna go another direction with my reply. Is prefer the factory rims, I do not care for black rims. I blame it on growing up on a farm and seeing black steel wheels.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #26
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Thanks for the comments, everyone!!!!

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I like it but needs a lift IMO! Love Black!!
Agreed...a lift, a re-gear, 37's, tube doors, ace sliders...i can keep going

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Those rims are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SICK!! Never seen them before. If you don't mind me asking, how much did the wheels run ya? I absolutely LOVE them. That made the biggest difference in the world. Very, very nice.
Thanks! MSRP is $215 per wheel but I found them online for $900 (shipped) for the set of 5. They're hub-centric, designed specifically for a JK, and you can also get a black or polished Rim Protector from Rugged Ridge and change the look of the wheel.

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This is also the exactly wheel and tire set up I'm looking at.
And your JK looks really good even without the lift.

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Spare fit fine, I didn't replace the bump stops. They no longer touch the tire but it doesn't appear to be an issue..
Does the spare rattle at all if the bump stops do not touch the tire.
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What year Mike?
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Any problems with the heavier spare on the tire carrier? This is the exact setup I plan to get as well.
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This is also the exactly wheel and tire set up I'm looking at.
And your JK looks really good even without the lift.

Does the spare rattle at all if the bump stops do not touch the tire.
Thank you! No, the spare does not rattle at all.

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The truck is a 2012.

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Any problems with the heavier spare on the tire carrier? This is the exact setup I plan to get as well.
None at all, the spare doesn't wobble. It's only about pounds heavier than stock.

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