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Old 03-27-2018, 11:36 AM
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Sound good?

I’m getting a 1993 yj and I plane to put aluminum bullet hole wheels and 31s with a 2.5 inch lift. What do y’all think

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My best advice is "Do what pleases YOU"!
That's why they make all sorts of wheels, bumpers, seats, and on and on.

We all have different ways to use our vehicles and different tastes. We recently had a discussion here with a new Jeeper that bought a white YJ with silver wheels. He asked "What's the best way to paint them"? I (and others) told him to leave them silver. He responded that black wheels were part of his shop "brand" and he wanted black wheels. In more recent pics that he posted, the wheels are black and they look just fine. I would have left the wheels silver, but his wheels look great black.
It's all a matter of personal taste.

All that being said, if you're buying new wheels for a Jeep, width and backspacing make a big impact on use.
Standard width for most uses is 8". A good backspacing for wider than stock tires is 3 1/2" to 4" backspacing.
The 31s with a QUALITY 2 1/2" lift is a great way to go.

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Whats the question? Smells fishy....but since i am already typing, I'll bite..

PLEASE do not put 20s on a YJ. 15X8 wheels is what belongs on these beautiful creatures. Unless of course you are putting tires that are greater than 12.5 wide in which case an argument can be made for 15x10s.

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Well do what pleases you but ONLY IF I also like it!!!!

Lol j/k

The combo you mentioned is very popular and will blow your mind with where a jeep set up that way can go.... One thing to consider that many folks new to jeeps don't expect... wider wheels and tires that stick out further cover the jeep in whatever you drive over.... if you select wheels with stock width and backspacing you can avoid that but of course lots of folks like the wide look enough to put up with issue I mentioned...

Either way post up some pics for us and happy jeeping....
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Well do what pleases you but ONLY IF I also like it!!!!

Lol j/k

The combo you mentioned is very popular and will blow your mind with where a jeep set up that way can go.... One thing to consider that many folks new to jeeps don't expect... wider wheels and tires that stick out further cover the jeep in whatever you drive over.... if you select wheels with stock width and backspacing you can avoid that but of course lots of folks like the wide look enough to put up with issue I mentioned...

Either way post up some pics for us and happy jeeping....
More agreement that I'll expand upon.

Gottagofast mentions wider tires covering your Jeep in whatever you're driving through (over).
I live a long block down a dirt/gravel road and whenever it rains mud flies and when the road is dry, dust flies.
My solution to keeping my Jeep (relatively) clean with wider wheels (4" backspacing) is 6" pocket flares.
I bought the Rugged Ridge flares and they fit OK. I have Bushwhackers on my F-150 and they fit like factory flares. The Bushwhackers are double the price.

Wider wheels can, on occasion, cause issues. My next door neighbor tore up his extra wide JK custom painted wheels in Moab at some real narrow passageway. I wasn't there when it happened, but saw the wheels upon his return home. We both agreed, on the trail things get torn up....Just the cost of doing business. What was he going to do, turn around? That was probably an exceptionally rare instance.

Not mentioned is wider wheels theoretically put greater strain on the wheel bearings. Since this is 'theory' and not a commonly accepted 'fact' I wouldn't let it affect my decision in choosing wheels for my Jeep.

Yeah, post some pics!

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I have had the bullet hole alloys on my Suburban for years. Wanted something different for the YJ.
15x8 Black Rock "Viper".
Bottom line: It's your Jeep, do what you like.
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