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Bulbous 12-26-2012 10:27 AM

black rims to fit stock JK Sahara Tires.
 
I am looking for a set of black matte rims to put on my JK Unlimited Sahara... The hard part is finding a decent pair that also fits with the stock tires on Sahara.

Any thoughts?

Pattynole 12-26-2012 10:28 AM

why not just paint or plasti-dip what you have? i plasti-dipped the wheels that cam with my sahara and while it's not perfect, it works.

Raiderfan001 12-26-2012 10:33 AM

MB72s are popular. I like the Level 8 Trackers.

RUBI13 12-26-2012 10:48 AM

I second the Level 8 Trackers! Much nicer look than MB72's.

Bulbous 12-26-2012 11:44 AM

It looks like the level 8 trackers only come in 18x9... But aren't the stock Sahara wheels 18 x 7.5?

Would the stock tires fit an 18x9 wheel?

MTH 12-26-2012 11:48 AM

Why is it hard to find black 18" wheels? There are dozens and dozens available from many manufacturers.

Bulbous 12-26-2012 12:00 PM

It's not hard to find 18 inch wheels, it's hard to find 18 inch wheels that also accepts the stock tires on 18" Sahara wheels.

Not planning on off road use or spending money on wheels AND tires... Just want the look of nice black rims.

MTH 12-26-2012 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Bulbous (Post 3144050)
It's not hard to find 18 inch wheels, it's hard to find 18 inch wheels that also accepts the stock tires on 18" Sahara wheels.

Not planning on off road use or spending money on wheels AND tires... Just want the look of nice black rims.

Any 18" wheel between about 7" and 9" would accept the stock Sahara tires.

Lynskey 12-26-2012 01:06 PM

I was in the exact same situation... I guess I sort of still am...

I have been debating wheels/tires for months. I talk myself in and out of getting 18" wheels and keeping the stock tires. I want a black wheel with slightly less backspacing to gain a slightly wider stance.

I looked into just about every 18" wheel and only found a few that would work with the stock 18" Dueler tires.

My favorite are Ultra Crushers in black. 18" x 8.5 with 5.125 BS which is just over an inch wider than the stockers. I like these as I love the stock spoke look but want black. I am not into plasti-dipping and Im not into using spacers. I like a wheel that is what I want rather than those two options.

Performance Plus and Tire Rack have them for the same price. $790 for a set of 5.

Ultra Wheels Crusher 195 Satin Black Rim By Ultra Wheels - Starting from $110.00 with 8 SPOKE, Free Shipping and Free Warranty - Buy Wheels and Rims Online from Performance Plus Wheel and Tire

http://pptac.http.internapcdn.net/pp...cts4/17263.jpg

wrz0170 12-26-2012 04:23 PM

Sorry for the hijack but I am interested in this too. Black wheels. Stock tires. Not quite ready for the new shoes. Dumb question but I assume we can just reuse the TPMS for the new wheels?

wrz0170 12-26-2012 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynskey
I was in the exact same situation... I guess I sort of still am...

I have been debating wheels/tires for months. I talk myself in and out of getting 18" wheels and keeping the stock tires. I want a black wheel with slightly less backspacing to gain a slightly wider stance.

I looked into just about every 18" wheel and only found a few that would work with the stock 18" Dueler tires.

My favorite are Ultra Crushers in black. 18" x 8.5 with 5.125 BS which is just over an inch wider than the stockers. I like these as I love the stock spoke look but want black. I am not into plasti-dipping and Im not into using spacers. I like a wheel that is what I want rather than those two options.

Performance Plus and Tire Rack have them for the same price. $790 for a set of 5.

Ultra Wheels Crusher 195 Satin Black Rim By Ultra Wheels - Starting from $110.00 with 8 SPOKE, Free Shipping and Free Warranty - Buy Wheels and Rims Online from Performance Plus Wheel and Tire

Nice find! They would look mighty good on my soon to be here, Deep Cherry Red JKS

Lynskey 12-26-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by wrz0170 (Post 3144874)
Sorry for the hijack but I am interested in this too. Black wheels. Stock tires. Not quite ready for the new shoes. Dumb question but I assume we can just reuse the TPMS for the new wheels?

Yes on the re-use. As long as the wheel supports the TPMS addition. Which 99.9999% of new wheels do.

I was initially looking for an 18" wheel that had a small enough back spacing so I could go to 33" tires later on. Not sure if 5.125" BS is enough to add 33" tires later though without rubbing with no lift. The magic number I think is closer to 4.5" BS. But another member on here had the same wheels and 33" Duratracs and they did not rub with no lift.

wrz0170 12-26-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynskey

Yes on the re-use. As long as the wheel supports the TPMS addition. Which 99.9999% of new wheels do.

Thank you sir! I may have to put a book mark on those wheels once the dust settles a bit.

chaz98765 03-12-2013 09:10 PM

So, searching and searching and looking for a shiny black rim to fit a stock tire on a 12 Sahara (aint no easy task). Most 18's are 9". Looking for non spoke but larger "holes" around perimeter. sorry, don't know proper terminology. Any luck out here? We can't be the only few who aren't lifting with 35' duratracs...

Thanks in advance. Might have to go 9" wide with a ~5" BS but need a bigger tire and would protrude from fender. Again, really looking to run as close to stock as possible.

Chaz

whitelespaul 03-13-2013 06:57 AM

I just had my stock rims powder coated for durability over paint or plasti-dip.

amick218 03-13-2013 07:00 AM

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New rims 18x9 -12 on stock 255/70/18 tires for now.

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Bought new TPMS sensors while I was in there anyway. The o-rings looked pretty worn.

chaz98765 03-13-2013 07:59 PM

amick,

Looking good. What's the backspacing on -12MM (4 1/2??). Looking at these rims but was concerned on the 9" width. Saw lots of threads saying 8.5" was max. Also, these are 5"BS so add another 2" out from stock. Will protrude some but not sure how bad. Stock backspacing doesn't leave a lotta room in that department. Are your 18X9's with stock tire flush with fender?

Helo HE878 Black Painted

helo he78

Thanks in advance.

Chaz

chaz98765 03-13-2013 08:01 PM

paul,

where does one find powdercoater and roughly how much $$$.

thx

amick218 03-13-2013 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by chaz98765 (Post 3499946)
amick,

Looking good. What's the backspacing on -12MM (4 1/2??). Looking at these rims but was concerned on the 9" width. Saw lots of threads saying 8.5" was max. Also, these are 5"BS so add another 2" out from stock. Will protrude some but not sure how bad. Stock backspacing doesn't leave a lotta room in that department. Are your 18X9's with stock tire flush with fender?

Helo HE878 Black Painted

helo he78

Thanks in advance.

Chaz

-12 is equivalent to 4.5

The stock 255/70/18 max recommendation is a 8.5" rim, but it will work on a 9".

Stock tires with -12 offset stick out a bit. I like the stance. It looks a lot more aggressive, and will only improve the look when bigger tires are added.

Btw, check out Extreme Customs in Oshkosh, WI. They have great, flexible prices, free shipping, free lugs.

amick218 03-13-2013 08:11 PM

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panthermark 03-13-2013 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by chaz98765 (Post 3495423)
So, searching and searching and looking for a shiny black rim to fit a stock tire on a 12 Sahara (aint no easy task). Most 18's are 9". Looking for non spoke but larger "holes" around perimeter. sorry, don't know proper terminology. Any luck out here? We can't be the only few who aren't lifting with 35' duratracs...

Thanks in advance. Might have to go 9" wide with a ~5" BS but need a bigger tire and would protrude from fender. Again, really looking to run as close to stock as possible.

Chaz

:whistling:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1353772749
:D

chaz98765 03-13-2013 09:08 PM

thanks amick

panther, think you can just roll by whistling unnoticed???? nice - share link?

amick218 04-02-2013 12:11 PM

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Addicted to the photo editor apps. Can't wait for scenery this weekend lol

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brianfromalberta 04-11-2014 01:27 AM

Panthermark, are those the stock rims on your Unlimited and if so would you please share what you did to them? Looks awesome!

panthermark 04-11-2014 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by chaz98765 (Post 3500245)
thanks amick

panther, think you can just roll by whistling unnoticed???? nice - share link?

Sorry I didn't respond earlier....just saw the thread.

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Originally Posted by brianfromalberta (Post 9786562)
Panthermark, are those the stock rims on your Unlimited and if so would you please share what you did to them? Looks awesome!

Good old plasti-dip...about $7 a can. I think I used 4 cans.

brianfromalberta 04-11-2014 11:44 PM

Thanks. Well done!


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