|08-24-2012 02:00 PM|
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 04:44 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 04:49 PM|
|deucestudios||Grand Cherokee spare steel wheels...|
|05-23-2012 04:30 PM|
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 01:45 PM|
|Greep||...that is IF I can't find the steelies... ;-)|
|05-11-2012 01:44 PM|
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.
|05-11-2012 11:06 AM|
|tbreaux||Very nice wheels...|
|05-02-2012 04:39 PM|
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 04:10 PM|
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 11:07 AM|
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 10:58 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 08:46 AM|
|05-02-2012 08:31 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 07:43 AM|
|Greep||Can't wait to see Armygreen's pics! It'll definitely push me over the edge...|
|05-02-2012 07:19 AM|
|04-28-2012 09:01 PM|
Might look cool?
|04-28-2012 08:48 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 10:09 PM|
|04-27-2012 08:43 PM|
If you want steel wheels like that, I think I can find you some!
|04-27-2012 06:34 PM|
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 06:32 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 06:29 PM|
|04-27-2012 05:55 PM|
^^^^ 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 03:16 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 11:50 AM|
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 11:26 PM|
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 04:54 PM|
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
|04-26-2012 09:02 AM|
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 07:11 AM|
|04-26-2012 06:48 AM|
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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