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Old 06-29-2011, 08:31 PM
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Help me finalize wheel decision

I've been searching for several days now for the perfect wheel, I'd like opinions. I've narrowed it down to the following:

MB Wheel 72 - 3.75" BS


Black Rock 909 - 4" BS (What I was looking for)


The winner in my eyes, Ultra Wheels Rogue - 3.75" BS


Here's a TJ with them, I have a Patriot Blue TJ so my blue will be a little darker


I don't want crappy steelies that will rust or be hard to balance but I don't want to spend more than 100/wheel. These are all around the same price

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I like the black rock wheel

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Old 06-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Black rock wheels are great, thats actually what I have but I have the D windows and they were a great price at jeep4x4center.com
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Sigh I'm actually debating silver Cragar soft 8's - Model 399

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If your actually gonna wheel and rock climb I'd go with a cheaper route and a aluminum wheel. My black steel wheels have rock rash already and I've only had them a few months. Long story short don't spend too much money unless it's a blacktop beauty and you don't wheel.
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Out of those choices, I would take the black rocks.

Also, just say no to the steel wheel.
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I'm pretty sure those are all aluminum or some kind of alloy. Either way they're only 100/pop. Do they actually resist rock rash better than steel? I'm still leaning towards the rogues as the black rocks have that annoying wheel cap that covers the lugs and requires 2 hex bolts to uncap. Seems like that extra unnecessary step
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I'm pretty sure those are all aluminum or some kind of alloy. Either way they're only 100/pop. Do they actually resist rock rash better than steel? I'm still leaning towards the rogues as the black rocks have that annoying wheel cap that covers the lugs and requires 2 hex bolts to uncap. Seems like that extra unnecessary step
The 399 is just a silver model of the steel soft 8. Like this one.
Cragar 3995812 - Cragar Silver Soft 8 Wheels - Overview - SummitRacing.com

I see what you mean about the black rock, that might become a pain. But of the three I think it looks the best. It's about what you like best though, the heck with what I think .

As far as the steel wheel. An alloy looks better, is stronger, wont bend or rust like a cheesy steelie will. But again, if your after "the Look" then by all means get what you like.
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Having run both the Ultra Rogue 175 and now the MB72, I would highly recommend the MB over the Ultra. The Ultra feels cheap once you get it on there and it IMO it doesn't look nearly as good as the MBs. The Ultras were also a pretty heavy alloy. I did have them in the 17" size but they were heavier than others I believe and weight is always an issue on your Jeep. One last thing...the Ultras say "Ultra Motorsport" across them. I got really tired of seeing that on my Jeep which is anything but a motorsport type vehicle.I ran both of them in black not chrome as in your pictures but here is my JK with each. Both wheels shown below are Alloy.

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Wow thanks for that info. My only problem with the MB is that it is shiney and polished whereas the black rock and rogue are more of a clear coated machined. Opinions? I wonder how the matte black MB wheels would look on my blue Jeep? I've been trying to stay away from the combo
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There's also this wheel (see attached). My only concern is that its very glossy black. I saw it on a YJ that was light blue and it was indeed the shiniest thing on the Jeep and stook out like a sore thumb :-(
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I will only give my opinion if you solemnly swear to take all of my opinions as fact and will adopt said opinions of some random dude on the internet.
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Wow thanks for that info. My only problem with the MB is that it is shiney and polished whereas the black rock and rogue are more of a clear coated machined. Opinions? I wonder how the matte black MB wheels would look on my blue Jeep? I've been trying to stay away from the combo
The Ultra Rogue 175 black wheel is polished and the MB 72 can be gotten in both polished and matte black. The MB in my picture shows it in the matte black.
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I have the black rocks, different model but worth the extra cash. Everybody loves em
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I'm not sure if I'd even want black rims on a blue jeep If I was to get the all black MB it'd definitely be matte
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I'm not sure if I'd even want black rims on a blue jeep If I was to get the all black MB it'd definitely be matte
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I think I'm going for the silver MB72's with the black center. I'll be placing the order soon!
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Should've went, black and yellow black and yellow black and yellow.
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Nice shoes. What kind of tires are those?
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Damn, I meant to ask CrazyPainter.... but I guess the icon I clicked did not do its job.

Anyway, what are the tires you have?
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Damn, I meant to ask CrazyPainter.... but I guess the icon I clicked did not do its job.

Anyway, what are the tires you have?
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