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08-24-2012 01:00 PM
Potts I love the steelie look. Helpful thread. Been mulling this over in my mind. I'm gonna ride out my stock tires since I pretty much paid for em, but when they're spent I might be going steelies with some better off road rubber.

And the jeep in the beginning of this thread is ridiculously awesome. I'd like to see more photos of it.
06-09-2012 03:44 PM
WranglerJR83 Alright guys, I think I found you an answer. Sorry it took so long, I couldn't find this damn thread. I found this company called Wheel Vintiques that deals through summit racing. They offer vintage style wheels in multiple sizes and bolt patterns. If you don't see the size or bolt pattern that you need, they will make it for you. The prices are pretty reasonable. I found a couple of different models that resemble what you are looking for. I hope this helps you guys out. Here is the link to the Summit site of the wheels: Wheel Vintiques Wheels - SummitRacing.com
05-23-2012 03:49 PM
deucestudios Grand Cherokee spare steel wheels...
05-23-2012 03:30 PM
MotorCityJK

42-580504 WHEEL VINTIQUES 15X8 SILVER CHEVY PICKUP 1971 RALLYE WHEEL 5X5/4




17-580504 WHEEL VINTIQUES 15X8 BARE ARTILLERY WHEEL 5X5-5.5/4

4" backspace work?
05-11-2012 12:45 PM
Greep ...that is IF I can't find the steelies... ;-)
05-11-2012 12:44 PM
Greep I ended up dipping mine black to see how they looked and I love it. Now just need the courage to sand, prime, and spray them Natural Green Pearl.

Attachment 121760
05-11-2012 10:06 AM
tbreaux Very nice wheels...
05-02-2012 03:39 PM
armygreen
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Thanks for that info.
I'm not sure why I thought the bolt pattern was 5.5.

I probably won't get wheels like these of I have to deal with spacers.
I love the look of them but it's not worth the extra $$ and hassle to fit them onto my JK.
that's my feelings too, i wasn't going to get into risks and hassles like that just trying to chase the '41 willys look; the primary thing for me was that my wheels were painted to match the body, and 2ndary thing was that they be a simple looking wheel not foofoo pimpdaddy,
so the craiger soft8 was what i was going to get, i simply saw the blackrock identical-look wheel still made in USA and $11 cheaper per wheel ( x 5 ) because it came with its center cap whereas the soft8 did not.
so easy/simple, a wheel that went right on my jeep with zero hassle, and painting them myself was easy and dirt cheap, and i'm no painter! this is about the 3rd thing i've ever painted in my life.
05-02-2012 03:10 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by lee indy
both those wheels you posted are 5.5 inch lug pattern. you need a 5in lug pattern. there is an adapter. i think spidertrax makes them
Thanks for that info.
I'm not sure why I thought the bolt pattern was 5.5.

I probably won't get wheels like these of I have to deal with spacers.
I love the look of them but it's not worth the extra $$ and hassle to fit them onto my JK.
05-02-2012 10:07 AM
lee indy here is your cross reference. start hitting the junk yards
Wheel Bolt Pattern Cross Reference Database and Conversion Guide: 5*X*127
05-02-2012 09:58 AM
lee indy good luck. with those on that jeep above i quarantee he is running spacers. and those are at best 7in wheels. i have money says they are 5 on 5.5 too.
05-02-2012 07:46 AM
Greep
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Originally Posted by lee indy
both those wheels you posted are 5.5 inch lug pattern. you need a 5in lug pattern. there is an adapter. i think spidertrax makes them
Good to know... I have spiderteax on for my 295/70/17 Nittos right now... Definitely don't want to buy another set. I'll keep looking for the right bolt pattern.
05-02-2012 07:31 AM
lee indy both those wheels you posted are 5.5 inch lug pattern. you need a 5in lug pattern. there is an adapter. i think spidertrax makes them
05-02-2012 06:43 AM
Greep Can't wait to see Armygreen's pics! It'll definitely push me over the edge...
05-02-2012 06:19 AM
armygreen
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Originally Posted by Greep View Post
I'm seriously wanting to get 5 of these in 17", spray them Natural Green Pearl, and put my 33" Terra Grapplers on! I'd love to see someone who has painted these to match their paint... Especially green or tan...
i so bad gotta get some pics up, i just painted mine PJG to match my jeep and it looks so good (to me), i love it. simple, rattlecan, $18 a can and i did it in 2 cans.

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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Yea IF I get these wheels, I'm thinking I'd paint them a slightly lighter than black/ dark dark grey....my Jeep is black.
Might look cool?
my bud has a black FJ with black top and stock wheels are dark grey, it looks excellent. i love 2 tone black with grey. a bigass truck where i work is all charcoal grey with black trim everywhere, looks fantastic. oh heck, my honda 599 is black and grey and i've been murdering out what parts are silvery one piece at a time, it looks better every piece i do. am leaving all the nice dark grey and just blacking all the silver.
04-28-2012 08:01 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by Greep
I'm seriously wanting to get 5 of these in 17", spray them Natural Green Pearl, and put my 33" Terra Grapplers on! I'd love to see someone who has painted these to match their paint... Especially green or tan...
Yea IF I get these wheels, I'm thinking I'd paint them a slightly lighter than black/ dark dark grey....my Jeep is black.
Might look cool?
04-28-2012 07:48 PM
Greep I'm seriously wanting to get 5 of these in 17", spray them Natural Green Pearl, and put my 33" Terra Grapplers on! I'd love to see someone who has painted these to match their paint... Especially green or tan...
04-27-2012 09:09 PM
aelwero
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Would the 16's in those links work?
It's 7" wide...would I need wheels spacers?
Do you notice any difference in gas mileage with steel wheels?
What kind do you have?
16's should fit without any issues at all. mine are 15X10, with 33X12.5 MT/R's, and I had a huge change in MPG, but I went from 29" to 33" tires at the same time, so can't really say if the wheels made a difference or not, but I doubt it.
04-27-2012 07:43 PM
WranglerJR83 If you want steel wheels like that, I think I can find you some!

04-27-2012 05:34 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
15's with 3.75 or smaller backspacing will work, but you may or may not need to grind some of the casting off the calipers. There are several people on the forums with 15" steels on a JK, myself included.
Would the 16's in those links work?
It's 7" wide...would I need wheels spacers?


Do you notice any difference in gas mileage with steel wheels?
What kind do you have?
04-27-2012 05:32 PM
Tstepjk 15s will work depending on the wheel. Im going to run pro comp 52s. From my experience and l the research I have done it doesn't seem to ever be a problem.
04-27-2012 05:29 PM
aelwero
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Thanks for the replies everyone....
Thanks for that link WranglerJ
I emailed the DTD rep on here and he said a 15" steel wheel wouldnt work on a JK due to rubbing brake components....
15's with 3.75 or smaller backspacing will work, but you may or may not need to grind some of the casting off the calipers. There are several people on the forums with 15" steels on a JK, myself included.
04-27-2012 04:55 PM
wrangler0 ^^^^ You are the MAN!!!! Thank you!!!

Here's what I've found:

DODGE Steel Wheels - Replacement and stock OEM @ WheelsAndCaps.com

2040, Used Rims, 16X7, 5 LUG, 5-1/2", 94-01, DODGE, 1500, GRAY STEEL, 10 OVAL HOLES ON OUTER RING
04-27-2012 02:16 PM
Greep They're on eBay under Dodge Ram steel wheels. I can only find singles... These would look great in Natural Green Pearl on my Jeep!
04-27-2012 10:50 AM
wrangler0 Yea, I saw that same post....

I think I need to stop looking up Jeeps to find these wheels and instead start looking at other truck/suv type's that use these wheels and see what I can find.

I'd love to have these wheels, but I'm also not willing to spend $200/rim....eventually I'll just give up and go with the BlackRock's or MB72's.....
04-26-2012 10:26 PM
armygreen when i googled J8 i found a forum i think called JK forum where someone was selling those exact wheels, but note that he said they were dodge or something and required some kind of adapter kit which he or another person in the thread was also selling,

so from what little info i found, you can do this! but will take more research exactly what to buy, and maybe the only option at the moment is another brand's wheels coupled with some adapter kit.

a lot depends on how much willing to spend; when i was looking i knew that what i wanted was a simplistic existed-forever style steel wheel, so i was only willing to buy them if priced like other steel wheels, i wasn't going to pay $200+ per wheel. but jmo. i also own an older moderate mileage jeep, i wasn't trying to make a costly customized thing out of it.

with the popularity of military stuff and the renewed jeep to military scenario, i think the chances of these wheels and other J8 features being available for JK's is definitely in our future.

if those exact wheels exist in south africa, maybe you can find an ebay seller there who can get you some. i've bought guitars from Japan that gibson won't allow to be sold here. take precautions though buying off the internet out of country.
04-26-2012 03:54 PM
wrangler0 I emailed the company that makes the J8, who are based in South Africa, to see if they could help out at all...

They're not allowed to deal in the US

Bummer....
04-26-2012 08:02 AM
wrangler0 Thanks for the replies everyone....
Thanks for that link WranglerJ

Yea, I've been searching high and low as well and have come up with nada so far!! Very frustrating!

I emailed the DTD rep on here and he said a 15" steel wheel wouldnt work on a JK due to rubbing brake components....and yea, when I get new wheels, I'd like them to be 15's...
I found this on the DTD website:
Find Original Equipment Steel Take-off custom wheels by size
A google search hasn't been much help so far....

armygreen....Blackrock make some nice wheels. I like their Yuma series 908B's....they look identical to the MB72's that I also like if I can't find an older style wheel to use.
And I've googles the hell out of J8!!
04-26-2012 06:11 AM
mtbrider
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Anyone know where I could get wheels like this for a JK?

I don't know why, but i love the look of this wheel. I see them on so many good ol regular cars driving around town and I'm jealous! I want them for my JK.....

Thanks!
I can't get past that bumper. That thing is bada$$.
04-26-2012 05:48 AM
armygreen i just thought of one thing, you have a JK, the military is now using JK's or looking at them or something, you may see what wheels they're using on them, chances are it's a low cost simplistic wheel and may have a similar look to the above.

for me that wouldn't do, it would end up 17 or 18 diameter, i like my 15's.

google for "J8" - i think that's what the new military jeep is called
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