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02-13-2011 06:43 AM
uppidycon i've never worried about my rims.. i've bent a couple bad enough to have to buy a new cause it wouldn't stop leaking air.. it's just part of wheelin'.. they're gonna get messed up..
02-13-2011 06:35 AM
Hilldweller If you never wash them, you won't know they're scratched.
More time to wheel, grill steaks, drink beer, & please your spouse.
Worrying about the cosmetics on a JEEP is something for P-Diddy to do.
02-12-2011 10:05 PM
makotoshishio
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Originally Posted by ncossey View Post
Invest in a solid supply of spray paint.

Ha ha!! Sounds like a good idea
02-12-2011 07:54 PM
ncossey
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Originally Posted by makotoshishio
Don't know if any of you do something to protect your wheels while off roading. If you do, please share your tricks with me and nay other person interested. I'm getting my new wheels on tomorrow and feel a little worried about messing them up while offroad. I do know that I have to watch out for big rocks hitting the side of the wheels as tires will not completely protect them, but besides that, what other tricks you guys have?
Invest in a solid supply of spray paint.
02-12-2011 07:52 PM
JIMBOX Don't driveit like you stoleit--

Driveit like it's YOUR JEEP !!

JIMBO
02-12-2011 07:46 PM
AzTJ The first scratch will always make you cringe... but then you realize what fun you were having.
02-12-2011 07:22 PM
AgtSunshine Just keep your meats on a set of steel Cragars
02-12-2011 11:59 AM
RubiJK12 I actually use two sets of wheels. 285/70's off road, stock Rubi 255/75's most of the time. Most of my off roading is easily enough done with the 255's and the wheels haven't had much damage.
For more interesting trips, Moab, etc. I put the 285's on and take the hits. I have both sets mounted on the same customs wheels. I've had to make many runs between AZ and OR and the gas mileage difference is another reason I have two sets. Really, with proper equipment, it doesn't take long to swap the wheels.
And like everyone is saying, just enjoy!
02-12-2011 10:14 AM
brewsnjeeps25 hey here is and idea. Keep the stock rims, bedliner them, and then use them to offroad. That way when the get dinged or scratched etc, you can respray them. and your new rims still look great.... (never said it was a good idea )
02-12-2011 06:33 AM
Hilldweller Wax them and they clean right up.
Here; look at mine. Spotless.



02-12-2011 05:53 AM
GREEN-MACHINE its a mod, you will learn to live with, heres my 2010 mountain rims with 3k on them . don't worry about the rock rash
02-12-2011 05:12 AM
AgtSunshine Damage = badge of honor
02-12-2011 04:48 AM
makotoshishio He he he, you guys burned me with your answers. I guess I will mess them up unless someone creates a miracle wheel protector cap for off roading. You pretty much answered what I expected, but hell, I had to try find out if something could be done.
02-11-2011 11:13 PM
MOPWR2U I haven't really found a way to "protect" the wheels from offroad damage. I have always been pretty anal about having a clean Jeep, and I have even carried a pair of brush trimmers, and have been known to stop and cut off a big branch to keep from scratching the hell out of my Jeep's paint. I've had people ask me if I ever use my Jeeps because they are "too clean". I tell them to look closer, ... the wheels always look like hell. Beating up the wheels is legal. Trashing the rest of the Jeep is another story, it just makes you look like you can't drive very well.
02-11-2011 10:32 PM
InfernoGirl It really is pretty much a choice. Keep a crap set for wheeling, and the nice ones for everyday, or wheel the nice ones and prepare to mess them up... Wheels are usually the last thing you'll worry about on the trail. Oil pans and evap canisters and air intakes and axles usually take precedence...
02-11-2011 09:52 PM
AgtSunshine If you feel your wheels need 'protection' from mud/rocks/zombie blood/whatever, then you shouldn't be off-roading with them.

I mean...come on.
02-11-2011 09:19 PM
GoldenSahara00 Wrap your rims in bubble rap before you wheel. Then make a youtube video of it so we can laugh

haha man it will happen, just dont worry about it and drive
02-11-2011 08:52 PM
MMJ89586 I hate to say this and I'm not trying to sound like an a$$ but you have 2 choices. Don't put the new rims on. Or put them on and don't off road. I work on gravel and mud roads and dings nicks and scratches are everyday for me.
02-11-2011 08:43 PM
ESP You've pretty much nailed what you can do to keep em from getting damaged but if you off road your going to put dents, scratches, and maybe even break parts off em eventually.
02-11-2011 08:23 PM
makotoshishio
what you do to protect the wheels while off roading?

Don't know if any of you do something to protect your wheels while off roading. If you do, please share your tricks with me and nay other person interested. I'm getting my new wheels on tomorrow and feel a little worried about messing them up while offroad. I do know that I have to watch out for big rocks hitting the side of the wheels as tires will not completely protect them, but besides that, what other tricks you guys have?

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