|05-12-2013 03:33 PM|
Yes OMF can bead lock the new Rubicon wheels. Mine are the first and they have the CNC program to do that now. It actually widens the wheel from 7.5" to 8" so a tire that "requires" a 8" wheel will work. The cost starts at $250 per wheel for the basic ring. Goes up from there with fancy colors and tricked out rings. I'm not on a computer now that has any of my pictures but I've posted a couple of pics here before. OMF has a bunch. Ask for Bones.
|05-03-2013 06:58 PM|
|Discount Tire||No problem, We're glad to help.|
|05-03-2013 06:48 PM|
Thanks for the reply!
Makes me feel better about spending the money on the new XD's then, especially since they are a wider wheel with the correct backspacing. Your info is greatly appreciated!
|05-03-2013 06:20 PM|
Wheel spacers if properly installed and torqued are safe to run. However we don't recommend them because they are not always properly installed and, more importantly, they are most commonly used to make something fit that shouldn't be run in the first place. (ie. mounting a wide tire on a wheel that is too narrow)
I have a personal friend that had a wheel sheer off because he was running a wheel spacer. All 5 studs sheered off and the wheel and tire ended up over 100 yards off the road. The wheel spacer was properly torqued and appeared to be installed correctly however... it wasn't installed correctly, the vehicle studs were too long for the spacer and although it was torqued down to spec there was an unnoticeable space between the wheel spacer and the wheel that allowed for some movement and this, less than 1mm, gap was enough to cause a failure. He was running stock wheels with 37" tires on a JK. Luckily, no one was hurt but had he just purchased a wheel with a proper width and offset he would not have needed the wheel spacers and this could have been avoided completely.
So, does it happen? yes. Does it always happen? no. It's a risk that we are not willing to recommend.
Besides wheel spacers, running a tire on wheel that is too narrow can lead to a number of tire wear and tire failure issues and tires are expensive so putting them on a proper wheel helps you get the most out of them anyway. Kill two potential points of failure with 1 stone, buy new properly fitting wheels.
|05-03-2013 06:02 PM|
Have you actually seen cases of wheel spacers that have failed? Like a trusted manufacturer, like the Spidertrax brand for example?
|05-03-2013 05:54 PM|
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|05-03-2013 05:46 PM|
Thank you very much! That's exactly what I wanted to see with my own 2 eyes. I think the factory wheels are a pretty good look setup like this. I wonder if he has ever been fully flexed or close to it? I should send him a pm & find out if he has any rubbing issues. I think that there are even bigger spacers available, like 1.75", but then you would be exposing more tire out the fender flares. Man I wish I could have realized this sooner! I could have saved myself the cost of my 5 new XD Series wheels. Of course, I would of had to buy the wheel spacers then. Still might be worth it to hang on to my stock wheels if I'd ever want to go for that particular look.
|05-03-2013 05:37 PM|
Factory 2013 Rubicon wheels are 17x7.5. The largest tire recommended for these wheels and your jeep is a 285/70R17.
You can mount a 295/70R17 on them safely BUT this tire is too wide to run on the vehicle with the factory wheels. You'd need to run a wheel spacer if you want to run anything wider than a 285 on the factory wheel. We don't recommend the use of wheel spacers.
Really, if you are wanting a good looking set up that's also build for the trail you might want to look at the Level 8 ZX. These wheels are wider than the factory wheel and have a lower offset (no need for wheel spacers) You can also purchase the optional bolt on scratch guards to protect them on the trail. I run these on my LJ and love them. Here's details: http://thesquealingtire.com/level-8-...crawl-moab-ut/
|05-03-2013 04:30 PM|
check this out..
there is a guy on here with a 10A JKU in ANVIL with 35s on the stock wheels with 1.5" spacers and it ia BAD ASS ! ! !
|05-03-2013 01:19 PM|
|nocibur2||Anybody have a 35" tire mounted on a 17" factory rim? If so, I'd really like to see a picture of it. I'm intrigued.|
|05-03-2013 02:13 AM|
Dunno the cost, but I assume it will get pricey.
|05-02-2013 07:26 PM|
Question about 2013 Rubicon wheels
What is the biggest tire you can put on these wheels? Also, could a person have these factory wheels beadlocked and if so what would something like that cost?
Asking this because I was thinking about selling my factory wheels & tires, but if I could get a big tire on them maybe saving them for wheeling would be worth it so that I'm not beating up my nice XD's.
Just a thought. TIA