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Old 11-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Question Ready to buy New Wheels!!

I am ready to buy new wheels for my 2014 JK Unlimited Sport S. Again I am having issues because when I go to these sites they are having specs only built up to the 2013 Model so I am not sure if everything else will still be the same as the 2014 Model.

Here are the rims I am looking to get:
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Price

I am getting the "17 rims, but I'm not sure what the difference is between the two that are mentioned.

1st has:
Offset: 12mm
Backspacing: 5.47"
Bolt Pattern: 5-127
Rec. Tire Size:255/75-17
Weight: 31.55lbs.

2nd has:
Offset: -12mm
Backspacing: 4.53"
Bolt Pattern: 5-127
Rec. Tire Size:255/75-17
Weight: 33.15lbs.

It looks like the offset, backspacing, and weight is different from these two, but how am I supposed to know which one is better for me?

Lastly, am I able to use the same TPMS from my stock wheels or do I have to buy a new one with these new wheels?

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I am ready to buy new wheels for my 2014 JK Unlimited Sport S. Again I am having issues because when I go to these sites they are having specs only built up to the 2013 Model so I am not sure if everything else will still be the same as the 2014 Model. Here are the rims I am looking to get: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Price I am getting the "17 rims, but I'm not sure what the difference is between the two that are mentioned. 1st has: Offset: 12mm Backspacing: 5.47" Bolt Pattern: 5-127 Rec. Tire Size:255/75-17 Weight: 31.55lbs. 2nd has: Offset: -12mm Backspacing: 4.53" Bolt Pattern: 5-127 Rec. Tire Size:255/75-17 Weight: 33.15lbs. It looks like the offset, backspacing, and weight is different from these two, but how am I supposed to know which one is better for me? Lastly, am I able to use the same TPMS from my stock wheels or do I have to buy a new one with these new wheels? Thanks!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated here!

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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First off, the wheel with the 4.53 backspacing is the one you want for larger tires. It will bring the wheel further out from under the fender. I do believe 4.5 and under is the majic number for the larger tires. As far as your TPMS sensors are concerned, you can use the ones from your old tires. You will be charged a labor fee. Discount charged me 10 a tire. Also, unless the tires are brand new they may require you to do the rebuild on them which is about 20 a tire.
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First off, the wheel with the 4.53 backspacing is the one you want for larger tires. It will bring the wheel further out from under the fender. I do believe 4.5 and under is the majic number for the larger tires. As far as your TPMS sensors are concerned, you can use the ones from your old tires. You will be charged a labor fee. Discount charged me 10 a tire. Also, unless the tires are brand new they may require you to do the rebuild on them which is about 20 a tire.
Thanks for your response jeepers! Well since I have stock tires I assume you suggest I use option #1. My car only has 60 miles on it so that means I won't have to do a rebuild correct? I just would like to know exactly what must be done so I don't get ripped off!
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I am ready to buy new wheels for my 2014 JK Unlimited Sport S. Again I am having issues because when I go to these sites they are having specs only built up to the 2013 Model so I am not sure if everything else will still be the same as the 2014 Model. Here are the rims I am looking to get: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Price I am getting the "17 rims, but I'm not sure what the difference is between the two that are mentioned. 1st has: Offset: 12mm Backspacing: 5.47" Bolt Pattern: 5-127 Rec. Tire Size:255/75-17 Weight: 31.55lbs. 2nd has: Offset: -12mm Backspacing: 4.53" Bolt Pattern: 5-127 Rec. Tire Size:255/75-17 Weight: 33.15lbs. It looks like the offset, backspacing, and weight is different from these two, but how am I supposed to know which one is better for me? Lastly, am I able to use the same TPMS from my stock wheels or do I have to buy a new one with these new wheels? Thanks!!
Mine are BS 4.53.. I believe that is the proper spacing for JKs. I think? The 5.47 will put your rim 1" closer to the inside of your wheel well. The 4.53 is more centered. As far as TPMS, I bought new ones since I ordered my wheels and tires already mounted and had them installed from the vendor. If you are keeping your stock tires, then yes! They can be used on your new shoes.
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I recently bought wheels & tires from the Tire Rack. They were excellent to deal with. If you buy wheels and tires from them they will mount and balance them for you so they are ready to install. That does mean they will install new TPMS's for you. But it might be the easiest way to go as they mount and balance for free and if you order the wheels and tires unmounted you have to pay about $20 to mount them and another fee to get your old TPMS's out of your existing rims. In Canada we don't need TPMS's so it's not an issue. So if buying both tires and wheels from the Tire Rack just remember to order the wheels first then the tires to get them mounted they can supply the correct TPMS for you.

Depending on the size of your tire either backspacing will work, I choose the 5.4" with LT265/70R17's and no problems.

Here is an excellent link for tire info. Use the other links in this post to see the effect of tire size and backspacing.

Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!
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there is no difference between 07 and 14 as far as wheel fitment. same 5 on 5 and all come stock with the same 6.25" backspacing. If you are always going to keep stock size tires any backspacing will work. If you are going to go bigger 5.2"-4.5" is good unless you get really big on tires. If you are going for looks and have a budget keep your rims and get bigger tires like 285/70-17's. I find stock rims and bigger tires look better then stock tires and aftermarket rims. Stock tires are too narrow for most aftermarket rims ie 17X9 in my opinion.
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there is no difference between 07 and 14 as far as wheel fitment. same 5 on 5 and all come stock with the same 6.25" backspacing. If you are always going to keep stock size tires any backspacing will work. If you are going to go bigger 5.2"-4.5" is good unless you get really big on tires. If you are going for looks and have a budget keep your rims and get bigger tires like 285/70-17's. I find stock rims and bigger tires look better then stock tires and aftermarket rims. Stock tires are too narrow for most aftermarket rims ie 17X9 in my opinion.
Ah now you are worrying me. I' m ready to buy the wheels, but am planning on keeping stock tire. I didn't think it would look that bad, but if you think so I have to rethink this... I was trying to spend as little as possible.
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I'd check your current tire size and manufacturer and see if they would recommend mounting your stock tires on a 9" wide rim. I'm thinking 9" is too wide for the stock tire. You might have to go with an 8" or 8.5" wide rim.
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Ah now you are worrying me. I' m ready to buy the wheels, but am planning on keeping stock tire. I didn't think it would look that bad, but if you think so I have to rethink this... I was trying to spend as little as possible.
What are you trying to accomplish? If you want new wheels, because you dont like the looks of the stock wheels, then just buy new wheels. The stock rim is 7.5 inches wide so stick with an 8 inch wide wheels if you are going to keep the stock size tires. There is nothing wrong with the stock size tires. Keep in mind that when you go to larger tires and wheels that stick out past the fenders it will have a noticeable effect on your gas mileage. This is because larger tires are a lot heavier and if the rims stick out past the fenders you screw up the aerodynamics of the vehicle (yeah I know, insert laugh). Dont get caught up in trying to put the largest tires you can fit just to look cool. It will get expensive to buy and expensive to pay for the extra gas. But if you just have to have the "look" forget everything I said. Cheers.
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Keep in mind that when you go to larger tires and wheels that stick out past the fenders it will have a noticeable effect on your gas mileage. This is because larger tires are a lot heavier and if the rims stick out past the fenders you screw up the aerodynamics of the vehicle (yeah I know, insert laugh).
^^^^ Very True. I found that out this past week.

285/75R16 Studded GY Duratracs on 16X8 Rims with 4" Backspacing. Harder on Gas but man it looks great. The Wheel & Rim package weigh in at about 76lbs

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What are you trying to accomplish? If you want new wheels, because you dont like the looks of the stock wheels, then just buy new wheels. The stock rim is 7.5 inches wide so stick with an 8 inch wide wheels if you are going to keep the stock size tires. There is nothing wrong with the stock size tires. Keep in mind that when you go to larger tires and wheels that stick out past the fenders it will have a noticeable effect on your gas mileage. This is because larger tires are a lot heavier and if the rims stick out past the fenders you screw up the aerodynamics of the vehicle (yeah I know, insert laugh). Dont get caught up in trying to put the largest tires you can fit just to look cool. It will get expensive to buy and expensive to pay for the extra gas. But if you just have to have the "look" forget everything I said. Cheers.
For now I just want the "Look". So to confirm, I'm guessing it will still look good even if I keep the current stock Goodyear Wrangler Tires in and just get replacement rims "17 (Mamba M13's). I only have the fear that this wont look good. I just need a vote of confidence that this will still look good if I get the new wheels and keep stock tires.

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For now I just want the "Look". So to confirm, I'm guessing it will still look good even if I keep the current stock Goodyear Wrangler Tires in and just get replacement rims "17 (Mamba M13's). I only have the fear that this wont look good. I just need a vote of confidence that this will still look good if I get the new wheels and keep stock tires.

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No one can answer this for you as looks is a personal decision. All that matters is if you like it. And if you do who cares what others think. Personally I like the Mamba wheels and they have a closer to stock back space. Some like Kate Upton. Some like Mila Kunis.
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Goodyear recommends a max width of 8.5" for 255/75-17 sra's. I think narrow tires on wide rims look funny but that is just me. I would not put stock tires on 17x9 rims. If you are stuck on this rims go with a beefier tire from the start.
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I completely understand where you're coming from! It can be frustrating. My opinion is, and this is what I went through. If you're intending on getting beefier tires, save up some extra cash and get them all at once! I spent months looking at different set ups on rims and tires before I made my decision. All I wanted was "the look" sweet rims, big tires and a 2.5" lift. I was able to sell my stock take offs for $1200 (5 w/TPMS) with 1200 miles on them. Had to sell them before I could buy my new shoes..wife's orders! Here's what I got.

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Check out the wheels from AEV, they have 5.2" of backspacing so your tires will not stick out past your fenders, they are also hub centric like the factory wheels.
In the state I live in your tires cannot extend beyond your fenders if they do you fail the yearly inspection, not sure why anyone would want that anyway as it puts more stress on the axles, steering and throws crap all over the side of the Jeep.
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5-127 (aka 5x5) is only the real consideration you need to make on if you are considering the fit of the JK. That is the bolt pattern, and you can't really get around that. From there, it depends on the tire and your lift/clearance, if any. I would highly suggest starting with finding the tire that you want and then finding a wheel. The tire has purpose, and will ultimately be what you feel while driving. The wheel is fairly superficial.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #21
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Are those stock tires on 17x9 rims? Got any more pics?
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Wheels and tires

Newbie here!! Looking into getting some wider tires, without going too wide on the wheels.I have the stock 255/75R17. I was hoping to go with a 17x8 wheel, but wanted to get a little more width on the tire without having to go taller. I also want a tire that looks great but rides smooth and quiet. Any suggestions??
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Don't know if you found something by now but, same here. So the cooper at3 in 275/70/17 specs out to just under 1 inch wider than stock but only 4 millimetres taller so no real impact on rolling radius speedo may be off by0 .2 mph let me know what yo end up with. I' m still trying to decide
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here is mine with 17x8 4.5 backspacing and 0 offset Pro Comp 7005 and 255/75x17 Goodrich KM's
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