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08-13-2011 09:43 AM
kjeeper10 Buy for cheap and paint them gunmetal
08-13-2011 08:40 AM
SylvanSahara yes a little tougher to find, but i have seen more than a few sets on this site and craigslist go for the same price range without any sort of premium. they are also on the Call of Duty and a few other badge and sticker special editions i believe
08-13-2011 08:35 AM
Xia Wu
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Originally Posted by SylvanSahara
they go for pretty cheap even compared to aftermarket wheels i have seen sets of 5 go for as little as $400.....with tires on them in good shape(almost a full tread). Used market on these are really low, there are just so many of them out there. Seems like the aftermarket upgrades have flooded the market w/ stock wheels. Not uncommon when i had my Trailblazer SS i bought a set of the stock 20" wheel to use w/ for my snow tires for $400 shipped, they were in near new condidtion, dealer price on the same wheel new $800..............A PIECE!!!
I don't mean the stock Rubi wheels. I'm talking about the gunmetal/mineral grey ones that have only come on special edition wranglers (e.g. Mountain, Mohave, Black Ops). I've searched far and wide and these are much harder to come by.
08-13-2011 07:25 AM
SylvanSahara they go for pretty cheap even compared to aftermarket wheels i have seen sets of 5 go for as little as $400.....with tires on them in good shape(almost a full tread). Used market on these are really low, there are just so many of them out there. Seems like the aftermarket upgrades have flooded the market w/ stock wheels. Not uncommon when i had my Trailblazer SS i bought a set of the stock 20" wheel to use w/ for my snow tires for $400 shipped, they were in near new condidtion, dealer price on the same wheel new $800..............A PIECE!!!
08-13-2011 12:22 AM
Xia Wu
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

IMO rubi Moabs are the best looking stock rim
Anyone know what these would run? I know the quadratec price - was thinking more of trying to get a set from a Jeeper who switched his wheels out from a special edition (e.g. Mohave, Black Ops) and went aftermarket. Can anyone ballpark the price on this? 5 wheels, no tires.
08-12-2011 09:39 PM
jrohan07 So what do you think you can get for your stock set right now?
Throw out a number and I bet you think they are worth that but they are already considered used. Even the dealer says they are used.

I pick up my 2012 tomorrow and my current 2009 has custom rims and I sold my stock rims and tires a while back so I am forced to put brand new rims and tires from my 2012 on my 2009 for trade in.
Dealer would not budge on trade in price for the 2009 with or without the swap.
I wish I had kept them.
Dealer holds the cards when they know you want the latest greatest jeep
08-12-2011 09:19 PM
TheAxe
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Originally Posted by 2011_Rubicon
I would keep them in your garage after you get bigger aftermarkets and just use them if you are going on long road trips, etc.
I'm not planning to keep then because I want the cash for them while they are most valuable. If I can come close to breaking even on an aftermarket set then that is more money I can put toward a new bumper, lift kit, or hood. : thumb:
08-12-2011 09:14 PM
TheAxe
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Originally Posted by daedalus

Just curious, what don't you like about them? I have them and think they look beautiful. Not to mention they have performed well for me on and off road.
I'm not entirety sure. I'm not thrilled with the color. But I don't particularly like painted stock wheels either (though I do like them better than grey).

Maybe they look too 'typical'. It seems like most JK's have pretty much the same design, with only slight variations in color.

I like the old 'military' steel wheel look.. they are just more rugged looking.
08-12-2011 08:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by 2011_Rubicon
I agree with others, don't let the dealer get his hands on those rims/tires. They already try to screw you anyway they can, so its just not worth putting them up on the bargaining table. I would keep them in your garage after you get bigger aftermarkets and just use them if you are going on long road trips, etc.
Or switch over in the winter
08-12-2011 08:16 PM
2011_Rubicon I agree with others, don't let the dealer get his hands on those rims/tires. They already try to screw you anyway they can, so its just not worth putting them up on the bargaining table. I would keep them in your garage after you get bigger aftermarkets and just use them if you are going on long road trips, etc.
08-12-2011 07:58 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by daedalus

Just curious, what don't you like about them? I have them and think they look beautiful. Not to mention they have performed well for me on and off road.
IMO rubi Moabs are the best looking stock rim
08-12-2011 07:15 PM
daedalus
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Originally Posted by TheAxe View Post
The more I look at the OEM Rubi wheels, the less I like them.
Just curious, what don't you like about them? I have them and think they look beautiful. Not to mention they have performed well for me on and off road.
08-12-2011 04:42 PM
SylvanSahara i like the stock wheels and the OEM finishes and longevity seem to be better than most aftermarket parts. also going to big wheel/tire combo can also drastically affect your gas mileage
08-12-2011 04:41 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by TheAxe View Post
I still don't know what black aftermarket wheels would fit and offer some backspacing.
Dozens and dozens and dozens. Too many to list without knowing your preferences. Maybe look here for ideas.
08-12-2011 04:05 PM
LaTuFu Not that I know for sure (turn sarcasm filter on) but I hear the Mickey Thompson Classics fit very well, and they are available in black.
08-12-2011 04:02 PM
TheAxe
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Originally Posted by LaTuFu View Post
You will make out much better driving home with the stock Rubi setup and selling them on Craigslist or to someone on here.

jro is right, there is a thread a week in here looking for a set.
Fair enough.

I still don't know what black aftermarket wheels would fit and offer some backspacing. I have never owned a Jeep (or any vehicle which justified replacing the wheels) before so I don't really know what I'm doing here.

Advice?
08-12-2011 03:59 PM
TheAxe
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Originally Posted by jrohan07 View Post
Run what you got since you are paying for it. Don't let the dealer get your rims/tires.
The more I look at the OEM Rubi wheels, the less I like them. And I don't want to get screwed on a trade. I'm certainly not opposed to selling them locally if the price works out.
08-12-2011 03:56 PM
LaTuFu You will make out much better driving home with the stock Rubi setup and selling them on Craigslist or to someone on here.

jro is right, there is a thread a week in here looking for a set.
08-12-2011 03:44 PM
jrohan07 Run what you got since you are paying for it. Don't let the dealer get your rims/tires.
Do some wheeling/driving and you may find the rubi tires are great on an off road.
All the Jeep forums have people scanning everyday to buy your rubi rims and tires even with a few miles on them.
Look at others pictures and 33's seem to be perfect for most Jeepers and 285/70/17 tire sizes.
08-12-2011 03:07 PM
TheAxe
2012 JKU Rubi Wheels

I'm pretty to ordering a 2012 JKU Rubi. I talked to a few dealers about the idea of trading/selling the OEM wheels/tires back to them and putting on aftermarket wheels right off the lot. And perhaps some tires. If I can make it work financially (only a few hundred dollars of added cost) then I would like to do it now.

I'm thinking either Crush or Header Orange paint with black wheels.

I don't plan on lifting right now, so can you folks suggest some black wheels (hopefully with a little backspacing) which will fit the JKU Rubi with no rubbing? What are my size limits?

As far as tires go, I don't plan on doing any heavy wheeling just yet. So I don't need mud tires or anything like that. Recommendations on some tires which are civilized on the road (not too much noise), handle well enough in snow, and are still capable of moderate off-road use? And I'm not talking about "all weather" carlike tires. They need to look mean and be capable.

Oh... and I like pictures!

I'm sure everyone will have some good input.

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