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Old 01-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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Anyone running these wheels?



So these are the wheels the PO put on my TJ. They are Ion Alloys and look similar to some other aftermarket wheels out there. The bad is that he only put 4 on there, so I am still running this as my spare.



Yes I know my tire is awful, there's no way I'd ever use the thing, I need to just take it off. But, and maybe I'm just weird, it bugs me not to have five matching wheels and tires. I'm trying to decide between keeping the Ions and finding a spare, or selling the Ions and getting some matching stockers. I should also add my Jeep is pretty much all stock except for these wheels and the 31x10.5 tires. I was just curious if anyone else was running the Ions...

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Those are great looking wheels. If I were you, I'd just buy a neat tire cover and put it on the spare and be done with it. That's what I did.

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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I would buy a matching 31" spare and wheel versus downsizing to 29" tires. You will be losing 2" in height and 2" in width by downsizing to the spare size. Search eBay for M/T classics wheel, which is what your current wheel design looks like. The spare wheel looks to be Cannon wheels and I believe is a 15x7, may cause issues if you decide to go bigger later due to the width and backspacing. Just FYI, 31's are factory stocks for Rubicons.
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The spare is a factory Canyon wheel, and it is 15x8.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 AM   #5
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A Good-looking rim and tire on the rear looks great.
Keep them all the same.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:59 AM   #6
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The spare is a factory Canyon wheel, and it is 15x8.
Your right, unless the PO took the wheel off a ZJ, which are 15x7.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. After more research last night I think I have found the matching Ion Alloy. I think I missed it last time I looked because I was only looking for 5/4.5 bolt pattern. But they seem to be listed via the metric measurement so I should have been looking for 5/114.3mm.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
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Definitely get the matching spare. The PO did the same with my TJ, and it looked completely goofy with 4 nice rims & 31's, and a tiny stock ten year old wheel & tire on the back gate.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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the PO on mine did the same. and i didnt like the wheels or tires so i bought new ones but only could afford four. so i painted the spare wheel black to sort of match the new wheels.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #10
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That's the same rims I have on mine. PO installed them and just like yours, he only did 4, and left the spare tire a stock rim and tire. I like them allot, but I'd like them allot more if they were black. I see some plastidipping in the near future..
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #11
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Are there any alloy wheels that don't have the lung nuts recessed and need the special thin walled socket? Is it an "Alloy thing"? I can't seem to find any that don't have the lug nuts tucked up inside the wheel.

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