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Old 03-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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What rims are these

These are 15x8.5 on 5 4.5. They are deep and i seen these before but when i looked for them i cant find mfg except znl from china. It originally the silver alloy color.
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I believe those were American Racing wheels before someone set them on fire.

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yep...dave is correct

they're "American Racing - Atlas" rims...

and yeah, before they were set on fire and demolished lol
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Found a pic. Yep, Owen is right: Atlas wheels.


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I believe those were American Racing wheels before someone set them on fire.
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Found a pic. Yep, Owen is right: Atlas wheels.


I'm confused, the OP's pic has 5 spokes but your pic has 6.
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I'm confused, the OP's pic has 5 spokes but your pic has 6.
By Golly you are right. Good catch! Maybe they are some other make that has been set on fire. lol. I'll search around some more.
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Does it really matter? Those aren't useable rims lol
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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They dont have ridges either. I just wanted to know just in case something happened to one. Its jsut flat black paint on them. I guess something happens ill just throw another set on i got 3 sets now lol.
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The only one not painted.
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Looks like a Panther 5 spoke. Found this on a vw. Not sure if they still make this style.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
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Those are the same wheels I have on my Jeep. They are Z-Racing Type 50 in 15x8.5 inches. They have approx. 4.1 inches of backspacing. I purchased a set from Sears about five years ago when they were on clearance. Yes, they do say "ZNL" on the inner rim.
http://s83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...t=P1030782.jpg


The only other person I know of that runs these wheels is a guy named Ron. He's got some pretty good videos on his website. Ronz 2000 TJ Home Page
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With that backspaceing you might want to check real close on tire rub.
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To which tires are you referring? And in what area are you saying would they rub?
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Whew! Glad to know. That was driving me crazy and setting off my OCD last night.

I actually like those wheels. There is a TJ running around town with them, here where I live.
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Yeah, I think Pepboys and Sears sold them for a while. I tried to get a set for my old Ranger but they were no longer in production and they couldn't me a set of 4.
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I was planning on getting 1-1/2 or 2 in wheel spacers cuz i got setof rubicons and stock rims. I sould prob get wheels spacers before i mount my 33s on it?
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I was planning on getting 1-1/2 or 2 in wheel spacers cuz i got setof rubicons and stock rims. I sould prob get wheels spacers before i mount my 33s on it?
No. 4.1 backspace is fine for 33s. I plan on mounting 35s on mine.
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had a set on my jeep when i first baught it
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they will clean p witha drill and a buffing pad with some olis
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I been debating keeping them black or bring them original. There alot of scratches and gouges in them.
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In that case, how about striping them down, polishing them, and putting a clear coat on?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #23
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these are jsut going to be my winter tires with 33s bfg ats on them. ill prob jsut paint them black.
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Looks like your Jeep is silver. If that's the case I vote for paint em black.

Plasti-Dip is the easiest thing, but in your case I don't think you will be worried about the ability to undo it.
I had someone on here tell me that he painted his rims with crinkle paint... something with a texture would help hide those scratches.

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