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Bvh55 04-23-2013 09:38 AM

Before I pull the trigger....
 
OK, folks...I have tried to find/sort through this information myself...There are tons of questions/answers and just as I think I'm getting a comfort level, I see something else that concerns me.

So, here it goes: I am about to buy my wheels online. I wanted 16x8, but I just really like these and they're 17x9. My jeep is completely stock, and I may or may not lift it-if I do, it will be minimal. For the 17x9 wheel, I'm thinking of getting a 275(max)/75/17 tire. Does anyone foresee problems with this set up? I'm not sure why exactly, but I really don't want to use spacers, and obviously, I don't want rubbing issues. This is a DD, and I doubt I will flex it much.

Just hoping for last minute input before I place the order for these wheels :popcorn:

dawhitesJKU 04-23-2013 03:22 PM

make sure its 4.5 backspaced. i'm running 285/70/17 on stock suspension. no rubbing even at full lock at all. No trimming, no nothing. Keep in mind you will be 1/5 an inch taller, but just a tad smaller in width, but other than that, your good to go.

Bvh55 04-23-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3673294)
make sure its 4.5 backspaced. i'm running 285/70/17 on stock suspension. no rubbing even at full lock at all. No trimming, no nothing. Keep in mind you will be 1/5 an inch taller, but just a tad smaller in width, but other than that, your good to go.

I guess I can always adjust on tire size, but thanks to your last minute info, I bought the wheels just now!!!!!! woo hoo!! Here's what I got:

Wheel Details - Discount Tire Direct

dawhitesJKU 04-23-2013 04:30 PM

Nice. Vtec raptors will look nice on your ride. It's a very expensive upgrade but well worth it. Congrats. Be sure to post some pics.

Tweak 04-23-2013 05:19 PM

nice, I have the vtec assasins in 17x8.5. love em! the dealership I bought from puts them on most of their jeeps.
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/...ps08455763.jpg

Bvh55 04-23-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3673685)
nice, I have the vtec assasins in 17x8.5. love em! the dealership I bought from puts them on most of their jeeps.
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/...ps08455763.jpg

Sweet, those look incredible. Umm, dude, I think I likve down the street from you lol. I bought mine at Allen Samuels, which is probably very close to you as well.

Bvh55 04-23-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3673540)
Nice. Vtec raptors will look nice on your ride. It's a very expensive upgrade but well worth it. Congrats. Be sure to post some pics.

Thanks. Oh yea, I will be posting pics. I am very excited (and have spent probably 30 hours on the Inet researching this dilemma). Fwiw, I think I'm gonna go w the BF Goodrick ATs.

dawhitesJKU 04-23-2013 07:00 PM

^I was on the same boat. it took me a while to decide on the size of wheels and tire size. when i narrowed it down, i was more stumped bcuz theres so many choices. The bfg's are great tires so you won't be disappointed.

Tweak 04-23-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Bvh55 (Post 3673963)
Sweet, those look incredible. Umm, dude, I think I likve down the street from you lol. I bought mine at Allen Samuels, which is probably very close to you as well.

yup, thats where I bought mine. hit me up if you ever need a flashlight holder or wrench turner!

Bvh55 04-23-2013 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3674778)
yup, thats where I bought mine. hit me up if you ever need a flashlight holder or wrench turner!

Thanks my man! I could use help drinking some coldies while I look at my jeep's new wheels/tires. Can hardly wait!

Pipper99 04-23-2013 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Bvh55 (Post 3673963)
Sweet, those look incredible. Umm, dude, I think I likve down the street from you lol. I bought mine at Allen Samuels, which is probably very close to you as well.

I think I live near both of you. Look for me on North Tarrant Parkway/1709/Bear Creek Park. :)

Bvh55 04-23-2013 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Pipper99 (Post 3675069)

I think I live near both of you. Look for me on North Tarrant Parkway/1709/Bear Creek Park. :)

Lol, well look for me (not too many crush around) on 1709 :)

Here in a few weeks, look for a crush sporting some new wicked bad ass wheels ;)

alexandermf 05-02-2013 12:37 PM

For larger looking rim size, they look great on that dirty jeep :P

Bvh55 05-04-2013 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3673540)
Nice. Vtec raptors will look nice on your ride. It's a very expensive upgrade but well worth it. Congrats. Be sure to post some pics.

You're so right...expensive, but well worth it. They look incredible!!

dawhitesJKU 05-04-2013 04:46 PM

What tires are you going with?

Bvh55 05-04-2013 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3719121)
What tires are you going with?

Already on...bf Goodrich all terrain

dawhitesJKU 05-04-2013 05:19 PM

Nice!!!! You'll definitely get more jeep waves. Once I installed my wheels/tires, I've been getting more than I was used to

Bvh55 05-04-2013 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3719196)
Nice!!!! You'll definitely get more jeep waves. Once I installed my wheels/tires, I've been getting more than I was used to

Thanks :) I'm very pleased!


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