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JeepGirlSurf 09-20-2005 09:43 PM

Just Got The Black Steelies On
 
It took some time and a little bit of money but I finally got the black steel wheels put on my jeep. Now it no longer looks like just some jeep, its actually starting to get its own personality. Check it out.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...lackwheels.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ackwheels1.jpg

Sorry about the quality its dark here already but I wanted to post these since I just got them on.

1BLKJP 09-20-2005 10:07 PM

Looks good.

JeepGirlSurf 09-20-2005 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP
Looks good.

Thanks!

1BLKJP 09-20-2005 10:37 PM

And don't worry, your jeep doesn't needs mods to give it personality. It is yours and has your personality.

jeepthis 09-20-2005 11:38 PM

Where did you get the wheels from and for how much? I am having a hard time finding these for a reasonable price. Looks good btw.

jrhorton 09-21-2005 06:00 AM

I like it...
 
...being different is always good. What's next?

4Jeepn 09-21-2005 09:50 AM

Looks good, Got a set sitting in my garage waiting for tires myself.

jeeperman 09-21-2005 11:35 AM

Jeep is looking good! When do the 35's come into play? ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepthis
Where did you get the wheels from and for how much? I am having a hard time finding these for a reasonable price. Looks good btw.

When I did my wheels/tires, I got the black steel wheels for ~$30 apeice at Discount tire. (Not sure if you guys have those in FL, but it's just a chain tire store up here)

jeepthis 09-21-2005 11:53 AM

We have a shop which is about 90 minutes away from here. So no I really don't have one near me. I have been calling around and the cheapest I am finding these for locally is $55 PLUS tax.

JeepGirlSurf 09-21-2005 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepthis
Where did you get the wheels from and for how much? I am having a hard time finding these for a reasonable price. Looks good btw.

I got them from a guy off the Jeep Forum. I got all 5 for 150 bucks shipped. They are in great shape too. I've wanted them for awhile so look around people on the forums are great if someone has a set they want to sell I definately recommend trying to find someone in here or on Jeep Forum. You know they're good to their word since we are all Jeep people here.

JeepGirlSurf 09-21-2005 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jrhorton
...being different is always good. What's next?

Well after spending money on a soft top and these wheels it'll be a while before I do anything to expensive. I do want to lift it more so I can fit at least 33s on it. I also want to move my KCs up by my side mirrors (so I don't kill them 4wheelin) and get fog lights back down there on the bumper. I order some ends for my bumper no more floation devices soon. Here are some new pics since its daylight you can actually see it.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...f/IMG_2478.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...f/IMG_2479.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...f/IMG_2482.jpg

Steve97TJ 09-21-2005 01:34 PM

looks good man! i was looking into getting some black wheels myself. i decided i liked the cragar series 397 soft 8's but i dont know what size or back spacing i need. i figured 15x8's cause im going with some 31's nothing big or wide but im still clueless about backspacing and all. can someone help? :confused: i went on quadratec and they have some but they say 15x8 5x4.5 4.0 backspace???? what does that mean?

JeepGirlSurf 09-21-2005 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve97TJ
looks good man! i was looking into getting some black wheels myself. i decided i liked the cragar series 397 soft 8's but i dont know what size or back spacing i need. i figured 15x8's cause im going with some 31's nothing big or wide but im still clueless about backspacing and all. can someone help? :confused: i went on quadratec and they have some but they say 15x8 5x4.5 4.0 backspace???? what does that mean?

Here is a feeble attempt at a diagram showing what backspacing is (from my boyfriend, he used to work in a tire shop):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...ingdiagram.jpg
In a nutshell, the higher the backspacing number is, the more "underneith your Jeep" your wheels will end up. The lower the number, the further they will stick out the side. Also, the rims I just put on are 4 inch backspaced, so essentially they would look exactly like mine. And they do stick out the side quite a bit more than stock. I could now use wider fender flares.

Steve97TJ 09-21-2005 03:51 PM

thanks that helps me out a lot! nice jeep by the way..what kind of kc lights are those? just regular daylighters?

JeepGirlSurf 09-21-2005 03:56 PM

Thanks! They are just the regular KC Daylighters that you can buy at AutoZone or Checker Auto Parts (Kragen or Shucks in some parts of the country) for $100 with new covers on them.

1BLKJP 09-21-2005 07:49 PM

Jeepthis, you should look online for those wheels. I bet you can find them cheaper shipped to your house than you can get them for 58 or so bucks a piece locally.

And Steve97 you would probably want to stick with a 3.75 or so backspaced rim. Then your tires won't rub on the control arms going with 31's or higher. And if you are getting new rims, I would highly suggest going with a 15x8 so you won't have to replace your rims if you ever go with a bigger tire.

jeepthis 09-21-2005 10:47 PM

Would the .25" make that big of a difference? Reason being is that on Quadratec, they do not offer anything under 4" bs. I called them and asked them if they carried anything less and they said no. They only carry what is closest to the Jeep size. I thought this was a little stange. I am probably going to go with the 4" simply because they are about $50 cheaper for 4.

ColoCrawler 09-22-2005 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepGirlSurf
I could now use wider fender flares.

You don't need wider flares you need less fender :D http://www.imagestation.com/album/pi...22110093&idx=9
go to pic 100_2471

-Tom


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