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mungraker 04-22-2013 11:59 PM

JK Unlimited with 20" SRT wheels.
 
Hello, I am interested in a set of 20" SRT wheels for my 2013 JK Unlimited. It is the billet grey color, so if anyone has that color ride with these wheels, please share a picture or two with me. I guess any color with these wheels will be a help. Preferably with 35" or 33" tires. Just curious how it looks. Thanks in advance. Google isn't helping. Also, if there is already a thread somewhere that might help, by all means point me there! :punk:

Lowerumble 04-23-2013 12:09 AM

There is a thread about 20s on real jeeps (meaning not GCs). You won't find many pics and likely not one of specifically what you are after. Most wrangler style jeeps opt for 17s or below. Jeep didn't make a lowered wrangler srt with 20s for a reason...

Ruby Tuesday 04-23-2013 12:35 AM

I thought I read a thread where a guy bought 20" SRT wheels for his JK and they didn't fit due to back spacing. Might want to make sure they fit befor you drop coin on them.

Edit: http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47929

deepbluerubi 04-23-2013 11:41 AM

I run them you need fronts only though which are 20X9. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 rears will not work on a jk. I have OEM ones which will cost more and take a bit of time to get five used. New they are very pricey, but they are made by ALCOA in the USA and are forged "lighter and stonger". The replicas are cast and imported. They will be way less though. I run a 275/60/20 A/T tire "33 inch". I just had to trim a bit of the front valence because it would scrape at full lock. Very minor trim with a dremel. About 3-4 inch length and 3/8 to 1/2 inch on each edge. The replica wheels don't have the SRT stamped on the front either. Quadratec sells them in different colors too. With 35's you will need a lift and if you go wider will need spacers. I have a two door.

kjeeper10 04-23-2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruby Tuesday (Post 3671035)
I thought I read a thread where a guy bought 20" SRT wheels for his JK and they didn't fit due to back spacing. Might want to make sure they fit befor you drop coin on them.

Edit: http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47929

I remember this. I always loved that blue Jk On 20" SRT wheels shown in Q-tec. That being said, I would not run that setup on mine.

They are a stock wheel so backspacing is going to be in the 6's.
wheels, tires for 20's and spacers is going to be one hell of a price tag.

crawlin_archer 04-23-2013 09:53 PM

Heres a pic of my friend's jeep that I work with. He is running 33x12.5x20 Nitto Mud Grapplers. I told him not to get those noisey as heck tires. He's wishing he would have gotten a not as aggressive tire pattern now. They look good, but it is loud. He has no lift on it at this time. He had to use 1/2" spacers to keep the side lugs from rubbing rear control arms. The fronts rub a little at full lock. These are the replica wheels from Quadratec. I told him to get JEEP wrote on 1 spoke in body color on each rim. I think it would look good.
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/ovipj.jpg

Wingsnut72 04-23-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crawlin_archer (Post 3674804)
Heres a pic of my friend's jeep that I work with. He is running 33x12.5x20 Nitto Mud Grapplers. I told him not to get those noisey as heck tires. He's wishing he would have gotten a not as aggressive tire pattern now. They look good, but it is loud. He has no lift on it at this time. He had to use 1/2" spacers to keep the side lugs from rubbing rear control arms. The fronts rub a little at full lock. These are the replica wheels from Quadratec. I told him to get JEEP wrote on 1 spoke in body color on each rim. I think it would look good.

If these were available in 17" or 18" I would've got these. 20" is just too large

Lowerumble 04-23-2013 10:01 PM

20s always make a jeep look like a toy. I guess it is a matter of opinion, but to me it is one of the worst looking and least functional things (in fact detrimental in ALL aspects) that you could do.

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3674828)
20s always make a jeep look like a toy. I guess it is a matter of opinion, but to me it is one of the worst looking and least functional things (in fact detrimental in ALL aspects) that you could do.

And how did your post help this thread unless you are just being one of those people , who come a give your worthless IMO crap instead of just staying out of the thread

By the way 20's and look at my toy
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...psa4ef4068.jpg
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps42a6694a.jpg
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps569b8fa2.jpg

To the OP you will have to run spacers if you want those wheels

Lowerumble 04-23-2013 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaker jk (Post 3674947)
And how did your post help this thread unless you are just being one of those people , who come a give your worthless IMO crap instead of just staying out of the thread

Well, I was replying to the pic of the SRT rims on the jeep in the photo above. Didn't really see you contribute anything about SRT wheels and didn't know you had such thin skin... :whistling: . By the way, I didn't say anything about being "worthless" in my opinion. I just said that I hate the aesthetic and that you are actually downgrading as far as performance and function go. You obviously disagree with the aesthetic opinion and we obviously haven't different goals for our jeeps. I just wish I could give you a candy bar to make up for hurting your feelings...

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3674999)
Well, I was replying to the pic of the SRT rims on the jeep in the photo above. Didn't really see you contribute anything about SRT wheels and didn't know you had such thin skin... :whistling: . By the way, I didn't say anything about being "worthless" in my opinion. I just said that I hate the aesthetic and that you are actually downgrading as far as performance and function go. You obviously disagree with the aesthetic opinion and we obviously haven't different goals for our jeeps. I just wish I could give you a candy bar to make up for hurting your feelings...

All you did was come in the thread and crap in it , you know you don't like 20's one bit but you just had to say something and it was worthless

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3670921)
There is a thread about 20s on real jeeps (meaning not GCs). You won't find many pics and likely not one of specifically what you are after. Most wrangler style jeeps opt for 17s or below. Jeep didn't make a lowered wrangler srt with 20s for a reason...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3674828)
20s always make a jeep look like a toy. I guess it is a matter of opinion, but to me it is one of the worst looking and least functional things (in fact detrimental in ALL aspects) that you could do.

Again both your post you bad mouth 20's , so why did you even post

Lowerumble 04-23-2013 10:58 PM

I do know that I don't "like" 20s...
Again though, the OP was asking about the SRT (Street Racing Team) wheels, what part about the pics of your rig was helpful besides for your own self indulgent purposes? Are you a "bully" in real life or just on the internet? So if someone asks about an AEV full width bumper and I explain why I wouldn't run one are you going to jump in the thread and show a bunch of pics of your full width bumper and then jump on me? Why don't you chill out and let the thread do its thing instead of trying to decide who can post and what opinion they have?

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3675057)
I do know that I don't "like" 20s...
Again though, the OP was asking about the SRT (Street Racing Team) wheels, what part about the pics of your rig was helpful besides for your own self indulgent purposes? Are you a "bully" in real life or just on the internet? So if someone asks about an AEV full width bumper and I explain why I wouldn't run one are you going to jump in the thread and show a bunch of pics of your full width bumper and then jump on me? Why don't you chill out and let the thread do its thing instead of trying to decide who can post and what opinion they have?

The pictures are just for you and I know what the SRT wheels are ( was looking at them before I got the ones I have now didn't like the BS on those) and I am a bully in real life and I think AEV is a bunch of over priced stuff

legitposter 04-24-2013 09:26 AM

20' looks great on wranglers. The people who hate on it are traditionalists and if they had their way we'd all still be running carbureators! I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc, to help move the wrangler away from the traditionalists and usher in newer generations of people with more modern tastes.

I would've put 20's on my wrangler but, unfortunately, I fear ridicule. It sucks. If you're the kind of person who doesn't give a crap about others then definately do the 20's like you want to.

Sorry but I have nothing to add in terms of SRT fitment.

lee indy 04-24-2013 09:43 AM

20s on a jeep looking awful. call me a traditionalist? ive had every type of jeep and taken them all off road and i love my jk because it is hands down the best jeep ive ever run.

and form follows function. if you want better off road capability you want more side wall. 35s you only get 7 in of side wall. thats not enough. general rule of thumb is you want equal amounts of side wall and rim or more side wall than rim. I run 15s because i get stupid amounts of traction at low psi. if you want 20s you need 40s or your hurting your off road capability. i have several people in my club that bought there jeeps with 20s from the dealer. a couple off road trips and they sell them. and buy smaller rims and bigger tires. every one has reported an increase in acceleration and MPG. one similiar rig to mine gets 14mpg highway. i get 18-20 highway. he has 20s. metal will always weigh more than rubber. and the weight of the rim being closer to center line also helps keep rotational mass down. which in turn helps with acceleration.

20s belong on mall crawlers. if you like appearance over function and your jeep is just for show by all means get what you think looks good. make sure you never get into rocks. those pretty rims will get scared up quick. hell my 15s get hit every trip.

but hey dont listen to my logic im just a guy who never wheels his jeep and has no experience with tires


INWHE

lolpetewtf 04-24-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 3676431)
20' looks great on wranglers. The people who hate on it are traditionalists and if they had their way we'd all still be running carbureators! I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc, to help move the wrangler away from the traditionalists and usher in newer generations of people with more modern tastes.

I would've put 20's on my wrangler but, unfortunately, I fear ridicule. It sucks. If you're the kind of person who doesn't give a crap about others then definately do the 20's like you want to.

Sorry but I have nothing to add in terms of SRT fitment.

Non-removable doors on a Wrangler? That's not a Wrangler...that's the new Cherokee you speak of. :banghead:

iNtErNeT_rYaN 04-24-2013 10:42 AM

Agreed, I've seen them not fit a Sport. The pics on my blackberry so we all know it's a worthless picture for me to post.
*Updated
OK I added the pic, It wasn't that bad. Yes that's an X with 1 Rubicon and 1 SRT8 wheel
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps47a0ce13.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruby Tuesday (Post 3671035)
I thought I read a thread where a guy bought 20" SRT wheels for his JK and they didn't fit due to back spacing. Might want to make sure they fit befor you drop coin on them.

Edit: Beware the SRT rims from quadratec! - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum

I must have REALLY messed mine up then, man it won't flex at all with these 20's:rofl:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...on/img0969.jpg

Someone please save me from myself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3674828)
20s always make a jeep look like a toy. I guess it is a matter of opinion, but to me it is one of the worst looking and least functional things (in fact detrimental in ALL aspects) that you could do.

OP You will be fine, there are several 20" options available. These guys are right, the factory 20" wheels from a WK1 have incorrect backspacing and rub. I've seen it in person, it's only a matter of milimeters. The backspacing, distance from back of rim to mounting surface, is farther outset on a WK wheel. JK wheels fit on WK's but not vise versus.

MikeK46 04-24-2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 3676431)
I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc, to help move the wrangler away from the traditionalists and usher in newer generations of people with more modern tastes.

Why overhaul the Wrangler when Jeep already has a vehicle for you. Modern everything, including platform and aerodynamics.

http://o.aolcdn.com/os/autos/photos/...okee_612mz.jpg

mike1158 04-24-2013 01:34 PM

20' looks great on wranglers. The people who hate on it are traditionalists and if they had their way we'd all still be running carbureators! I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc, to help move the wrangler away from the traditionalists and usher in newer generations of people with more modern tastes.

in case you haven't noticed EVERY OTHER VEHICLE ON THE ROAD has already gone in this direction.... the fact that the Wrangler hasn't is EXACTLY what makes it a 'JEEP"


I would've put 20's on my wrangler but, unfortunately, I fear ridicule. It sucks. If you're the kind of person who doesn't give a crap about others then definately do the 20's like you want to.

MAN UP Son ! you want 20s..Do it. "i fear ridicule"..seriously? if ain't gonna kill ya, land ya in jail, or steal all your money...don't sweat it.
I spent $850 on tires that were EXACTLY the same diameter as stock...did i think guys would say "go 33"..."go 35"....sure, but it's not what i wanted... i wanted something a little wider, a little more chunky..and thats what i did...



Sorry but I have nothing to add in terms of SRT fitment.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for sharing.....

Lowerumble 04-24-2013 01:46 PM

[QUOTE=legitposter;3676431]20' looks great on wranglers. The people who hate on it are traditionalists and if they had their way we'd all still be running carbureators! I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc, to help move the wrangler away from the traditionalists and usher in newer generations of people with more modern tastes.
[QUOTE]

Are you just trolling? You own 2 JKs, but you want things like removable doors and roofs to be a fond memory? What else does that etc. involve? You want to run 20s, so you must want rid of the live axle? See, really this speaks to the root of the problem with some people. You just don't WANT a jeep. I will point out that while a couple of people have come in and shown their jeep "flexing" on a little obstacle with their 20s, none of them will address the detrimental part of running 20s. That rotational weight has a much different effect than just throwing on a heavier front bumper. You are adding mass that your drivetrain has to move, or attempt to quit moving. Acceleration, braking, and parts wear will all suffer. Not to mention your ride quality. Why do you think spinners finally meant their demise? I feel like the "need" for 20s is driven by the whole "fast and furious" scene being dead. So you still have people that want to be "seen" and think big wheels are "ballin" so that is what they need to do. Again, functionally they are defunct...

Bamyrick226 04-24-2013 01:48 PM

I also may be in the minority here but I have 20's and 35 inch tires. Love it! Bout to get a 3 inch lift also. I get nothin but complements on it. I personally think it looks better then huge tires and little bitty rims. But hey you know what? A wrangler isn't about traditionalists, it isn't about change and making them more modern. It's about getting a vehicle we each love and doing what ever we want to with it. No matter what what anyone thinks. Build the rig you like and have fun with it. If they all looked the same with similar mods it would be a wrangler it would be a hummer. I'm done now and have a nice day.

mike1158 04-24-2013 02:08 PM

[I]
Quote:

Originally Posted by [/I
Are you just trolling? You own 2 JKs, but you want things like removable doors and roofs to be a fond memory? What else does that etc. involve? You want to run 20s, so you must want rid of the live axle? See, really this speaks to the root of the problem with some people. You just don't WANT a jeep. I will point out that while a couple of people have come in and shown their jeep "flexing" on a little obstacle with their 20s, none of them will address the detrimental part of running 20s. That rotational weight has a much different effect than just throwing on a heavier front bumper. You are adding mass that your drivetrain has to move, or attempt to quit moving. Acceleration, braking, and parts wear will all suffer. Not to mention your ride quality. Why do you think spinners finally meant their demise? I feel like the "need" for 20s is driven by the whole "fast and furious" scene being dead. So you still have people that want to be "seen" and think big wheels are "ballin" so that is what they need to do. Again, functionally they are defunct...



not that i'm about to put 20s on my ...but i would think twice before schooling people on the whole "20s add mass" thing....
I'd bet that a 35x12.5x20 on an aluminum wheel weighs just about the same as a 35x12.5x17 on a steel wheel.
i think there is more to say about guys who put supper chunky MT tires with an "E" rating on their jeep cuz it looks "bitchin"

Don't hate man.... your Jeep is yours, and his Jeep is His.

deepbluerubi 04-24-2013 02:29 PM

I gained 6.5 lbs per wheel/tire combo with my setup over the stock rubi rim with m/t s. I keep both sets, but on the street the M/T's sucked for me. I like the way it handles with the 20" a/t's, corners well stops fine. works great in rain, snow and very quiet. I like the fact that the wheels maybe could have come from the factory on my jeep since they came out of the mopar parts bin. Peace.

WesterM3 04-24-2013 02:46 PM

If you want 20's get them. I do agree that you do need larger tires to remain functional offroad and be able to air down.

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...A3E3861E18.jpg

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...33BB568FCC.jpg

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...327B025AB2.jpg

Keiff 04-24-2013 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 3676431)
I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc...

That's probably one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever seen on this forum. Need to go get yourself a FJ or a Merc G-Wagon...

mike1158 04-24-2013 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesterM3 (Post 3677472)
If you want 20's get them. I do agree that you do need larger tires to remain functional offroad and be able to air down.

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...A3E3861E18.jpg

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...33BB568FCC.jpg

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...327B025AB2.jpg

if you add 3 more inches to the wheels....add 3 more inches to the tires !
makes sense to me.....
P.S. Nice ride

Greg_2012_JKU 04-24-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 3676431)
20' looks great on wranglers. The people who hate on it are traditionalists and if they had their way we'd all still be running carbureators! I hope Jeep does a major overhaul of the wrangler, gets rid of things like removeable doors etc, to help move the wrangler away from the traditionalists and usher in newer generations of people with more modern tastes.

I would've put 20's on my wrangler but, unfortunately, I fear ridicule. It sucks. If you're the kind of person who doesn't give a crap about others then definately do the 20's like you want to.

Sorry but I have nothing to add in terms of SRT fitment.

Are you serious?? WHY IN THE HELL would Jeep get rid of removable doors? I suppose you don't want an option for a soft top either... I read this comment and actually laughed out loud! :rofl:

And you let someone else decide what you size wheels you put on your rig because you fear ridicule? :facepalm: That's funny!! :nonono:

Lowerumble 04-24-2013 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WesterM3 (Post 3677472)
If you want 20's get them. I do agree that you do need larger tires to remain functional offroad and be able to air down.

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...327B025AB2.jpg

Ok ok. I wasn't really accounting for 40s and up! :rofl: That kinda moots alot of my points! :doh:

For anyone else, run 20s if you want, as stated it is YOUR jeep. :flowers: Hell, my jeep is gecko which draws as much ire sometimes. Yesterday one of the guys at my tire shop asked me if my wife picked out the color! :rofl: Well, she did... but I like it.

Jaker jk 04-24-2013 09:46 PM

Now I will say this , I will not run 20's with less then 37's

37 on 20's works out to a in between 33's on 17's and 35's on 17's

now what I find funny is the guys who bashed 20's because of sidewall but won't bash 33's on 17's


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