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05-26-2013 08:23 AM
IORRichie Well 2 good things, I got mine flipped friday and it looks way better. And the bonus, when the girl called me to see if im happy with my new jeep I brought this up. Well she said let me look into it. Called me back about 5 mins later and said they would do it for free using one of my tire rotates from the free service plan.

So I got it done for nothing!
05-19-2013 09:11 AM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
That's why it's your jeep, you do as you like. I've always had OWL and like them... while I dislike all the "black out" wheels nowadays. Blackwalls do look good on Wranglers, but OWL's look just as good. On a truck, classic or hot rod white letters look good. White walls on some classics.

I'm thinking of running bright polished or chrome wheels and white letters just to be different if someone doesn't like it, I could give a shit. It's mine.
Black wheels are cheaper and look like what nascar uses.

Chrome wheels look good on jeeps if you take care of em.
05-19-2013 05:13 AM
coloradoraider
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Originally Posted by 2five22 View Post
The 1970s were an intellectual desert of automotive engineering and design. I lived through it and it was a joke for automobiles.

The Pacer, the GM X body, the Vega, the Pinto, the Cordoba, and the 165 hp Corvette are the proof.
Add in the 70-74 Challengers...so classic they brought the body style back for the new challengers!
05-19-2013 01:07 AM
st1264 That's why it's your jeep, you do as you like. I've always had OWL and like them... while I dislike all the "black out" wheels nowadays. Blackwalls do look good on Wranglers, but OWL's look just as good. On a truck, classic or hot rod white letters look good. White walls on some classics.

I'm thinking of running bright polished or chrome wheels and white letters just to be different if someone doesn't like it, I could give a shit. It's mine.
05-18-2013 05:03 PM
michiganadam Hell i have summit racing stickers on my jeep too.

Theres a few dealers here that put big stickers all the way across the back window with their internet url. Why would someone allow that?

The tires i have are a very good tire. Very good price, low hum on highway, work greaf where i use them. Therefore im fine to advertise them. On the other hand, the dealer i went to screwed me over, you will not see their stickers on my jeep. Summit racing hooked me up on tires. Cragar made an affordable wheel. Quadratec ripped me off on shipping, no sticker for them.

Chrysler screwed jeeps in several ways, good thing they didnt put a pentastar logo on my jeep or i woulda removed that.
05-18-2013 03:25 PM
roxbury29 Never like white letters... My dealer swapped mine around on my first oil change for free.. Then I sold them and got 33's !! NO White Letters... Black wall looks cleaner..

But if you have em, keep them clean, it will look good too
05-18-2013 09:55 AM
Barmanvarn I've always had white letters showing on all my vehicles and had special cleaner just to make the letters shine.

That being said I want with black on the outside on my jeep. I just preferred it. I think both look fine, just go with whatever you prefer.
05-18-2013 09:53 AM
Brewbek Just paid $93 to have mine flipped yesterday, all 5. Blackwall out now.
05-18-2013 09:48 AM
panthermark Depends on the vehicle and the rims. It looks great on some, not so great on others. I really like it on my stock wheels and tires.
05-18-2013 09:07 AM
Strokerswild I like RWL tires on Jeeps, 4WD pickups, and older muscle cars.

Anything else, not so much.
05-18-2013 12:57 AM
Braveheart12JK
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Originally Posted by Big Fran View Post
Maybe I'm old school but I love the white letters out!!!
Totally agree!!!
05-18-2013 12:49 AM
woansleftpeg
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Originally Posted by 2five22 View Post
The Datsun 240Z is a 60's design. It hit the US market in 1969.
The C3 Corvette with a 165 hp engine speaks for itself.
Porsche's 928 came out with a V8 that produced 219 hp and was a practical failure in the marketplace.
The Lambo LP400 has appeal to certain people, but not everyone agrees that multiple air intakes, wings, and side skirts are attractive.

If you enjoy image over performance [and leisure suits], the 1970s are your era.

I'd rather have something that adds to the performance of the JK/JKU.
My original statement was that the 70s gave us some great designs. I don't necessarily disagree with your points about performance, but the cars I quoted are all pieces of automotive art.
05-17-2013 07:08 PM
viperx6x9x I meant to say "save as" and not "save". you will overwrite the original if you just save.

Takes like 5 minutes though. Easy peasy.
05-17-2013 04:42 PM
2five22
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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg View Post
The Lamborghini Countach, the Jaguar XJS, the Datsun 240Z, the Porsche 928 and the C3 Stingray are all timeless design classics that look as good today as they did then.
The Datsun 240Z is a 60's design. It hit the US market in 1969.
The C3 Corvette with a 165 hp engine speaks for itself.
Porsche's 928 came out with a V8 that produced 219 hp and was a practical failure in the marketplace.
The Lambo LP400 has appeal to certain people, but not everyone agrees that multiple air intakes, wings, and side skirts are attractive.

If you enjoy image over performance [and leisure suits], the 1970s are your era.

I'd rather have something that adds to the performance of the JK/JKU.
05-17-2013 04:26 PM
IORRichie Yea I think this is what i will have to do, as the dealer wants 80 bucks to flip em
05-16-2013 11:32 PM
viperx6x9x Personally i like the white out. But pretty much all my vehicles have been black so it blends in differently than with a white vehicle.

But easy way to tell, somebody mentioned photoshop earlier but this is easier. Put a pic from the side on your computer. Open it with MS paint, zoom in and paint black over the white letters. Save the pic and compare them side by side.

In the end it's what you like better that matters. But this will only take a few minutes of your time to get an idea what it will look like all black. Vs. time and money to go have them rotated, which would all be wasted if you decide later you liked the white better.
05-16-2013 11:17 PM
pianoman90
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Originally Posted by Greg_2012_JKU View Post
My Bright White 12' Sahara Unlimited came the same way. I was going to have them flipped too, but decided against it. I plasti dipped my stock 7 spoke Sahara wheels and don't mind the white lettering as much now. I plasti dipped my grill too.

Attachment 249879
Who makes that front grill?
05-16-2013 10:24 PM
myrtlebeachjeep Here are my white letters...
05-16-2013 09:58 PM
ahsumtoy
Don't Like the White Walls

Personally, I don't like white walls. I run KM2's but have them switched so the white walls don't show. Just make sure if you reverse them, they can run that way. Some tires you can not reverse.
05-16-2013 08:15 PM
Big Fran
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Originally Posted by JerryJeepster View Post
Do they still make white lettered tires?? Not a fan but to each his her own. Big fran those are blue! Hehehe
My son and I just put them on yesterday after work. No time to clean them off yet. LOL
05-16-2013 07:53 PM
jkjeeper06
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Originally Posted by Marc W View Post
Why would you want to advertise for a tire company?
Personally? If I were proud of the product they made, wanted to recommend the tires without having to tell everyone, and generally thought it was a stand up company and enjoy the product. Those are my reasons tho.

Why do you still have the jeep logo on your grill and steering wheel?

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Originally Posted by IORRichie View Post
Its a lot of work to switch them , then hate black side walls...
The paint pen could be your friend If you don't like it. Or a little sandpaper. Put them white walls out, then decide. If you don't like them, the white is easier to remove then flipping the tires
05-16-2013 07:52 PM
JerryJeepster
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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 View Post

The blue is a chalk/protectant for the paint. It washes right off with a scrub brush. Those pics must have been when he first bought them
I knew that. I was being facetious. :winkwink:
05-16-2013 07:47 PM
jkjeeper06
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Originally Posted by JerryJeepster View Post
Do they still make white lettered tires?? Not a fan but to each his her own. Big fran those are blue! Hehehe
The blue is a chalk/protectant for the paint. It washes right off with a scrub brush. Those pics must have been when he first bought them
05-16-2013 07:40 PM
Reece I traded up to 18's at the dealership, take-offs imagine. I had them break them down and turn the white letters in. Next you jack them up wheel by wheel, clean them, wipe them down with white gas or some such solvent and spray them with black bumper paint for plastic bumpers and trim. It's pretty easy, spin as you clean and spray.
05-16-2013 07:09 PM
JerryJeepster Do they still make white lettered tires?? Not a fan but to each his her own. Big fran those are blue! Hehehe
05-16-2013 06:56 PM
SilverSport White letters out look good on Jeeps provided you keep em clean. Otherwise put em on the inside.
05-16-2013 06:52 PM
Big Fran Maybe I'm old school but I love the white letters out!!!

05-16-2013 06:12 PM
woansleftpeg
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Originally Posted by 2five22 View Post
The 1970s were an intellectual desert of automotive engineering and design. I lived through it and it was a joke for automobiles.

The Pacer, the GM X body, the Vega, the Pinto, the Cordoba, and the 175 hp Corvette are the proof.
The Lamborghini Countach, the Jaguar XJS, the Datsun 240Z, the Porsche 928 and the C3 Stingray are all timeless design classics that look as good today as they did then.
05-16-2013 06:09 PM
2five22
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Originally Posted by Marc W View Post
Yea... I think for the younger generation, it a new thing. For those of us around in the 70s this came and went. Very tired out by the 80s and why you don't see it any more on performance cars.
Why would you want to advertise for a tire company?
I personally would not buy any tire that had white lettering on it. Even if you turn it around you can still see it on the inside...

Agreed. I use a Dremel and grind it off. Yes, if they want to lower the price of their tires, I'll sign an agreement to use white side out. Until then, no thanks.
05-16-2013 06:06 PM
2five22
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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg View Post
The 70s gave us some of the greatest automotive designs of all time.

The 1970s were an intellectual desert of automotive engineering and design. I lived through it and it was a joke for automobiles.

The Pacer, the GM X body, the Vega, the Pinto, the Cordoba, and the 165 hp Corvette are the proof.
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