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creeperjeep 01-12-2011 11:21 AM

American Racing Wheel 2mo. backorder?
So I find myself in predicament. The 04 wrangler I bought has 15x7 American Racing (Bajas)wheels without a matching spare, so I find a site online has a sale price of $94 plus handling, free shipping, great deal. The kicker, out of stock and on backorder for what I am told is going to be 2 months!
So.....??? Do I now throw a different wheel on, I think not......Guess I go looking for a used one or pay out the @s for one.
Just frustrating, thanks for the place to vent. Any dealers have here have one to help me out.

InfernoGirl 01-12-2011 12:34 PM

15x7.... Save your money and buy a whole new set of 15x8's so you can go wider when you decide to upgrade your tires.... :)

creeperjeep 01-12-2011 12:47 PM

Thanks for the reply, its a good thought. So I could get the 15x8 now if it was available and it would fit my same tire size? 33x12.5 15? I kinda like the size, dont know if I need any bigger. Checkin around now for my original desires with any luck a dealer from here can help.

InfernoGirl 01-12-2011 12:53 PM

You have 33x12.5's on a 15x7" wheel? :eek: That's really too narrow a wheel for a 12.5" tire.... 15x8 is the narrowest wheel size recommended for a 12.5" tire.

creeperjeep 01-12-2011 01:06 PM

You know what, you are right. I think they are the x8s. x7s are the specs the guy I got it from told me, now that I am learning and finding info for myself I think you are right. I am going to measure myself, no tell tale signs. If you want look at my intro under New to Jeep fever for a pic, maybe you can tell me with your trained eye.

InfernoGirl 01-12-2011 01:16 PM

:D I'm not gonna be able to tell by looking.... But it's probably stamped on the inside of the wheel....

creeperjeep 01-12-2011 01:17 PM

Yes 15x8. Thank you Inferno girl for leading me the right way, opening my eyes so to speak. They are also on back order. Thanks again for the lesson and accepting a newb for a newb.

InfernoGirl 01-12-2011 01:31 PM

No problem :) Glad you figured it out. Sorry the right ones are on BO as well... :( Fill out your Jeep profile and it makes it easier for everyone to see what you've got... ;) As far as a spare goes, do you have no spare at all now? Check ebay, CL etc, for a used wheel and you can put on the tire you want. You can run a 33x10.5" spare if you want to lighten the load. Do you have a tire carrier? If not a 33 is really gonna stress your hinges on the tailgate unless you do some modding.

creeperjeep 01-12-2011 02:43 PM

Yeah the guy left the original spare on with the 3rd brake light.its killin me to have a pretty tuff lookin rig with a sissy tire, hence my dissapointment with B.O. I am now looking at ebay and such. I will work on my profile. Again this is an awesome site with so many knowlegable Jeepers, my new addiction.

creeperjeep 01-12-2011 04:59 PM

Update: Found through ebay the 15x8 wheel and cap no lugs 104.95. Thanks again Infernogirl

OsageJeep 01-12-2011 08:47 PM

I would recommend getting a tire carrier as well. I had a 35 on my tailgate and now that I put on the tire carrier, the tailgate still barely opens without the tire on it. I wish the PO wouldve taken some precautions..just a heads up

creeperjeep 01-12-2011 09:55 PM

Thanks for the headsup..guess if somebody would have told him the same you would be better off.Looks like I'll need it soon.

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