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xocoley93xo 11-20-2011 10:42 PM

Help With Picking New Wheels/Rims
 
So I am slowly making mods to my 2011 jeep wrangler unlimited sahara and I started with taking off the front and rear bumper accents (trying to get rid of them if anyone is interested) and the second mod I want to make is changing the wheels/rims. I have been on every single website and have no idea how to pick the right ones. I want ones that are all black and look awesome but are in my price range (no more then 180 each because im buying 5). So can anyone help me out? It would be much appreciated. Also once I get the new wheels/rims I will be getting rid of the stock ones that came with it so if anyone is interested in those let me know.

rics1997 11-20-2011 10:54 PM

Have you looked at the MB72's. They are all black and depending on the size are real cheap. The 15X8 with 3.75"bs are amount $99 each, the 16X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $109 and the 17X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $116, prices are from Discount tire direct. They are light weight and fit the Wrangler.

MB72
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...72.mtb.ang.jpg

kenb1023 11-21-2011 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 1760281)
Have you looked at the MB72's. They are all black and depending on the size are real cheap. The 15X8 with 3.75"bs are amount $99 each, the 16X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $109 and the 17X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $116, prices are from Discount tire direct. They are light weight and fit the Wrangler.

MB72
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...72.mtb.ang.jpg

Are thos Alloy or steel?

rics1997 11-21-2011 02:24 AM

Alloy. They are made to look like the classic steels but are allow. These matched to the Goodyear Duratrac was mentioned by JB magazine as one of the lightest combos for a quality tire. The October issue on keeping weight down on your Jeep. If you go with the 15" the 33 Duratracs are even dirt cheap at $188. The 15" MB72 with the 33 Duratracs, you can get them for just a little more then the 17" tire by itself. This is my next set except I am going with the MB Chaos 5 in black. It is a 5 spoke version with some silver highlights. They are also alloy and just $7 more then the MB72

MB Chaos 5

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...mch5.large.jpg

stryke-force 11-21-2011 04:38 AM

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Good choice

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kjeeper10 11-21-2011 06:47 AM

Sweet you two. :thumb:

xocoley93xo 11-21-2011 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 1760281)
Have you looked at the MB72's. They are all black and depending on the size are real cheap. The 15X8 with 3.75"bs are amount $99 each, the 16X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $109 and the 17X8.5 with 4.5"bs are $116, prices are from Discount tire direct. They are light weight and fit the Wrangler.

MB72
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...72.mtb.ang.jpg

those are nice and a good price but I am looking for ones with more of a spindle like the other one you posted but with no chrome

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 07:40 AM

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Love the M/T sidebiters, I don't know what the weight is for a 15.
Stock 17 is 32 lbs I was told.

24lbs (amazon)

xocoley93xo 11-21-2011 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1760660)
Love the M/T sidebiters, I don't know what the weight is for a 15.
Stock 17 is 32 lbs I was told.

yeah I love those but I think they are a bit out of my price range and I also need an 18inch and these only come in 15, 16 and 17 inch

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by xocoley93xo

yeah I love those but I think they are a bit out of my price range if I can remember correctly

Around $125 e

I see different prices here. Another one showing $150 ??

xocoley93xo 11-21-2011 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1760668)
Around $125 e

right but that is because those are not the 18in ones I need, the bigger the wheel the more expensive it gets =(

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 07:48 AM

Best bet would be to save and rid of the 18's it's a win/win situation.

xocoley93xo 11-21-2011 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1760675)
Best bet would be to save and rid of the 18's it's a win/win situation.

not a win/win for my bank account haha

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by xocoley93xo

not a win/win for my bank account haha

Hear you on that. I was going to get new wheels, but decided to hold back since my tires still have life. I want that 33x15 duratrac (wheel undecided ) tire/wheel combo that is very popular on here.

xocoley93xo 11-21-2011 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1760685)
Hear you on that. I was going to get new wheels, but decided to hold back since my tires still have life. I want that 33x15 duratrac (wheel undecided ) tire/wheel combo that is very popular on here.


yeah those are really nice, sadly my wrangler is less than a year old so if I want to wait till I need new tires ill be waiting a long time =/

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by xocoley93xo

yeah those are really nice, sadly my wrangler is less than a year old so if I want to wait till I need new tires ill be waiting a long time =/

What about painting/bed lining the stock 18's can't get any cheaper then that and you could save for better ones.

The stock 18's actually look awesome black.

xocoley93xo 11-21-2011 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

What about painting/bed lining the stock 18's can't get any cheaper then that and you could save for better ones.

The stock 18's actually look awesome black.

That actually works? I read somewhere that painting them is only good for a year before the paint starts to chip and fade

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by xocoley93xo

That actually works? I read somewhere that painting them is only good for a year before the paint starts to chip and fade

Prep is key :)

kjeeper10 11-21-2011 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Prep is key :)

Also look for a good write up on this forum

kenb1023 11-22-2011 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 1760481)
Alloy. They are made to look like the classic steels but are allow. These matched to the Goodyear Duratrac was mentioned by JB magazine as one of the lightest combos for a quality tire. The October issue on keeping weight down on your Jeep. If you go with the 15" the 33 Duratracs are even dirt cheap at $188. The 15" MB72 with the 33 Duratracs, you can get them for just a little more then the 17" tire by itself. This is my next set except I am going with the MB Chaos 5 in black. It is a 5 spoke version with some silver highlights. They are also alloy and just $7 more then the MB72

MB Chaos 5

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...mch5.large.jpg

How bad does the hard road performance get? I hear the jeep can get a bit squirely in the corners on 15s. Mine is a daily driver so I need to look at both on and off road abilities.


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