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Old 06-13-2019, 11:38 AM   #31
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Flat fenders are tricky to get a proper look. As others have said, it becomes a wheel to fender ratio.

I love the white rubicon pic above. great lift with 35's and oem fenders. Looks great. Flat fenders wouldnt look good.
Thats actually a 37" with after market fenders, but because the ratio is proper it seems to be 35's with OEM. Which I think is your point.

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Old 06-13-2019, 11:43 AM   #32
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I have a 13í jku with a 2.5Ē rockkrawler lift and 35Ē tires. For some reason it just looks weird to me. I canít tell if itís the rear axle being forward or? Idk, does it look normal to you? Ps my 35ís look tiny lol

To each their own... but I must say, I don't the idea of stuffing larger wheels in just because the balance looks wrong or there seems to be too much space between the fender and the wheel. I don't like all black wheels because they don't pop out. You tend to look at them as a WHOLE, and not a wheel then tire.... and I think that's what your problem is... or at least from my eyes anyway.


I have 34" wheels on a 3" lift plus a 1.25" body lift.... WITH trimmed fenders and the wheels don't look as small as yours do... and I *THINK* that it has more to do with the eye being able to easily differentiate the difference between the tire and the rim. The wheel LOOKS more complicated therefore bigger and more noticeable.



Of course this all could be me just flapping my gums with personal opinions of which are completely off base given the subjectiveness of the issue!





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Old 06-13-2019, 12:06 PM   #33
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In fact I have a mismatched spare which is all matte black (don't ask why).... and to my eyes it's just plain BLAH compared to my running wheels. It just sits there... dead looking... nothing pops out. It's just a boring black blah


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Old 06-13-2019, 02:07 PM   #34
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Put some stock fenders back on and black out the decals. The tires only look puny because wheel openings are ginormous !!
^^^^ This.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:11 PM   #35
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measure your tir height I bit you it is not 35".... put and measuring teap and a evel on top of the tire and measure....my 35 id atound 34"...some can go as low as 33" in height, they claim 35" on ther side wall print out...

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Old 06-13-2019, 05:07 PM   #36
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Whatís your ideal wheel size?
Those fenders are meant for 40s........only way it gonna look right
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:26 PM   #37
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looks good to me, heres my setup.. same thing.. 35s + 2.5" lift + flat flares:


flat flares for when you flex it.. your good to go








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Old 06-13-2019, 06:47 PM   #38
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looks good to me, heres my setup.. same thing.. 35s + 2.5" lift + flat flares:


flat flares for when you flex it.. your good to go
Yup, the folks that wheel know why you have all that clearance. 2.5" lift with (small) 35s fill that space when articulating. Came in 5th at a RTI event.
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Yup, the folks that wheel know why you have all that clearance. 2.5" lift with (small) 35s fill that space when articulating. Came in 5th at a RTI event.

THIS.


But hey... yeah... let's jam 37's and 40's in there to fill up that useless space
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He's asking about it looking better. He said he thinks his wheels are out if proportion. He didn't say he was gunning for the articulation trophy.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:42 PM   #41
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Love the colour. Looks good. Yes it would look better with 37s. Iím in the same boat.


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Old 06-13-2019, 08:50 PM   #42
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He's asking about it looking better. He said he thinks his wheels are out if proportion. He didn't say he was gunning for the articulation trophy.
Well first, "look" is extremely subjective. I for example think a large wheel with no or little space above looks just plain silly.


More to the point however, I don't think the space above the wheel has anything to do with the situation looking out of proportion. Now that's not to say that it doesn't LOOK out of proportion, but there have been a few flat fender/space over the wheel examples of this now with other jeeps and the proportion issue is not there.
BBS's jeep for example.... flat fenders and a reasonable space over the wheel.



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I don't think OP's wheels ARE out of proportion at all.

35's with a 2.5 inch lift and flat fenders? Pretty common....there have to be 10's of thousands of them out there. The wheels are fine. It's something else.
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I think part of the issue is that the rear fenders are awkward looking. Hard to tell exactly whatís going on in the photo, but something ainít right.
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I think part of the issue is that the rear fenders are awkward looking. Hard to tell exactly whatís going on in the photo, but something ainít right.
It might be that the wheel wells need to be painted black?

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It's not your Jeep that's the problem, it's your jeans, they make your ass look fat.

Put the stock fenders back on until you wear those 35s out, then put the flats on and get 37s and regear. But paint the wheel well and trim the rock rail first, maybe that will satisfy your eye enough. If you want to experiment with changing the color of the wheels, you could always plasti dip them.
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@Bob Sanders and @Blue Baby Sound are right on. Itís about contrast. Maybe not so much about all black wheels but something to break up the color between the whole package.

A light or flashy body color looks great with all black wheels. Or the ďStormtrooperĒ JKUs that I see around town with white everything with color matched top, flares, bumpers. They look fine with all black wheels.
@FLEX B is right. Itís an artistic blend of parts and colors that make a great looking vehicle. Iíve seen colors I thought were too much until they were matched in different ways. My JK Big Bear in Chief is a good example. Itís a smaller 2-door body with black hardtop and dark windows, all black wheels, black hood decal, matte black grill, and argent bumper covers. The whole package spoke to me. It was drastically different than a JKU Chief in the color Chief with a white hardtop.


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I do agree Iím not ready for 37ís (mechanically). Iím still on factory 3.73ís and surprisingly I donít think itís had with them at all. Iíve been thinking about going to 4.56 or 4.88ís but itís a good chunk of change and I have no complaints with the way it is now. I average 16-17mpg and have no issues doing hills or highway or anything.
Didn't mean to offend. If you like it and are satisfied the way it is then that's all that matters!!!
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I personally think it looks fine. Mine was much higher with flats. I did think mine looked spindly but I am on 37's now and still think I need to lower it a bit.

You will get more upward articulation with 35's if that is important to you(if your bumps are set up correctly)

I hate the wheel forward in the rear wheel well thing and will probably do new rear control arms at some point to push it back but need new driveshafts as well.

You might just think about shorter springs if you think it looks off. I personally have no probs with the high clearance fenders.

Like folks have said, it is all about what you like. You don't have to conform to what we do.
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I would get an angle grinder from harbor freight for 18 bucks and trim the rubi rails, then good to go imo.. the rear wheel wells are black already.. the light is reflecting weird on the contours of the rear wheel well... ive seen that on mine too.. my jeep is also blk..
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I would get an angle grinder from harbor freight for 18 bucks and trim the rubi rails, then good to go imo.. the rear wheel wells are black already.. the light is reflecting weird on the contours of the rear wheel well... ive seen that on mine too.. my jeep is also blk..
I trimmed my rock rails with a hacksaw purchased at Walmart in St. George UT for $3 when I notice they were rubbing on my first real off-roading after purchasing. lol (ok to be honest I made my buddy run the hack saw and I did the removal and reinstall under the parking lot light)



FWIIW I do not think the OP's Jeep is black. I believe he said it is Rugged Brown. Looks like a cool color.
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I trimmed my rock rails with a hacksaw purchased at Walmart in St. George UT for $3 when I notice they were rubbing on my first real off-roading after purchasing. lol (ok to be honest I made my buddy run the hack saw and I did the removal and reinstall under the parking lot light)



FWIIW I do not think the OP's Jeep is black. I believe he said it is Rugged Brown. Looks like a cool color.



hacksaw?? that must of took some time to get thru that


angle grinder FTW :P
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I have a 13í jku with a 2.5Ē rockkrawler lift and 35Ē tires. For some reason it just looks weird to me. I canít tell if itís the rear axle being forward or? Idk, does it look normal to you? Ps my 35ís look tiny lol
I thought my 18 JKU looked weird before I moved the rear axle back an inch. Now it looks more normal.

My has 3.5 RK lift.
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I needed to shorten the rear of my factory rockrails and used a sawzall, finished with a grinder, then made a plate out of 12ga and welded it. After paint it looks factory.

With that extra gap the rear wheel looks more centered.
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Love those orange wheels!

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Love it! I always wanted to do a desert khaki with burnt orange wheels...
Who did those wheels for you? Iíd love to do something like that when I get my D60ís in!
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Get adjustable lower control arms only ....Then you will be able to adjust your axle back to the stock location. Maybe want to get a Black fender well insert in the Rear . If you are doing crawling you want to have the clearance. Other than that your rig looks good.
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Weird?

Looks okay to me. If I did have a criticism I would say the distance between top of tires and fenders is too great. Makes the rig look out of proportion, at least to me. I have 2 1/2" AEV lift with 35's and stock fenders and it seems more proportionate but everyone is different. That's why they invented the word "opinion".
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I have a 13’ jku with a 2.5” rockkrawler lift and 35” tires. For some reason it just looks weird to me. I can’t tell if it’s the rear axle being forward or? Idk, does it look normal to you? Ps my 35’s look tiny lol


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Just drive it and enjoy it....You can drive yourself nuts with some of this stuff.

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Your Jeep is fine... your existence is justified...
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Your front wheels don't look centered in the well. You probably adjusted them too far forward with the control arm relocation.

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