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Would love to see some pictures from directly in front / behind the jeep so I could get a better view of the wheel offset/backspacing!
 

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Would love to see some pictures from directly in front / behind the jeep so I could get a better view of the wheel offset/backspacing!
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Just put 35/12.5r17 KM3s with hardrock wheels on my Jeep today. I have a Mopar 2” lift and I have no rubbing at full left or right on the street. I completely expect some rubbing at flex though. The hardrock wheels had a far better fit and finish than the stock rubicon ones.

My jeep looks very similar to yours. I'm trying to use your pic to gauge how mine would look with these wheels. I can't tell though. did you get the blacked out wheels? Or are yours gray?

They look look kinda gray, but maybe its just appearing like that because you have a black jeep
 

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I really like these wheels but I’m a little unsure still. There’s a few things I don’t know yet

1. Does the all black wheels have a gloss finish? I can’t tell. In some pictures they look shiny and in others they look dry and matte

2. I plan on putting 35s on these. Will they rub against stock control arms? I have a 3.5” lift with stock arms that are in geometry correction brackets. I’ve seen a couple posts of them rubbing the paint off of the control arms and others saying they don’t

3. I’ve seen multiple posts that recommend not to use wheel spacers with these. Why not?
 

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I really like these wheels but I’m a little unsure still. There’s a few things I don’t know yet

1. Does the all black wheels have a gloss finish? I can’t tell. In some pictures they look shiny and in others they look dry and matte

These wheels are NOT matte black. Shiny black only that I have seen.

2. I plan on putting 35s on these. Will they rub against stock control arms? I have a 3.5” lift with stock arms that are in geometry correction brackets. I’ve seen a couple posts of them rubbing the paint off of the control arms and others saying they don’t

That depends on the centering of your front axle due to any lift... Mine were rubbing slightly on the sway bar up until the point that I installed an adjustable track bar-centering the axle.

3. I’ve seen multiple posts that recommend not to use wheel spacers with these. Why not?
These wheels have the correct backspacing for 12.5 inch wide tires. No spacer is warranted(or desired IMO).

Life is short.

Buy the wheels!

Steve
 

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They are not matte.

Personally, I deem it a bonus. The wheels are easier to clean and cannot tell that they are semi-glossy after 6 month of use. No rubbing on the control arms. I plan on 1.25" spacers when I go to 37s and will have to see what peoples hangups are over it.

I have received several compliments on the wheels as people try to figure out if they are OEM or aftermarket.

For the money, they are a great buy at this price point.
 

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Are there any Mango Tangos (or other copper/ orange variants) out there with these rims?

If so, would you mind posting some of your jeep porn for me (and possibly others) to oggle over? I've scanned through the collection here and didn't see any....sorry if I missed yours!
 

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Hey guys, a follow up to my earlier post - I just want to remind everyone that when you install these wheels - make sure to re-torque them after the first 1000 miles or so -INCLUDING YOUR SPARE! I just got home from a long weekend bumbling around on rough rocky roads (some washboard, some rocky jeep trails) and I noticed that my spare was BARELY still attached and two of my 4 wheels were loose on all 5 lug nuts. This is true for all new wheel installations, but figured I'd just remind everyone here. (I installed new Quadratec chrom acorn nuts at the same time I installed these wheels).
 

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Hey guys, a follow up to my earlier post - I just want to remind everyone that when you install these wheels - make sure to re-torque them after the first 1000 miles or so -INCLUDING YOUR SPARE! I just got home from a long weekend bumbling around on rough rocky roads (some washboard, some rocky jeep trails) and I noticed that my spare was BARELY still attached and two of my 4 wheels were loose on all 5 lug nuts. This is true for all new wheel installations, but figured I'd just remind everyone here. (I installed new Quadratec chrom acorn nuts at the same time I installed these wheels).
1000 miles?!? :eek:
I was taught to retorque after 1 day and recheck at 100 or so miles as well as to check again after a couple of hundred more miles.
 

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1000 miles?!? :eek:
I was taught to retorque after 1 day and recheck at 100 or so miles as well as to check again after a couple of hundred more miles.
I should have mentioned that I did the "next day and post-100 mile" tightening routine. They came loose again. I suspect the issue is related to the way the tire carrier bounces when running a few hundred miles of washboard road.

I'm going to keep an eye on them and double check everytime I prep for a trip.
 

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I should have mentioned that I did the "next day and post-100 mile" tightening routine. They came loose again. I suspect the issue is related to the way the tire carrier bounces when running a few hundred miles of washboard road.

I'm going to keep an eye on them and double check everytime I prep for a trip.
Mine stay tight. This seems kind of odd they keep loosening up like that for you.
 

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I also bought a set, ordered Machined Black. I have been looking at this wheel for a year, and this sale sealed it. $200 off.

I’m going to wait to put tires on them. But I think I might go 275/70/17s to keep it close to stock height, as I don’t plan on a lift anytime soon. When I am ready for a lift, I’ll be keeping the same Hardrock wheels.
 

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I also bought a set, ordered Machined Black. I have been looking at this wheel for a year, and this sale sealed it. $200 off.

I’m going to wait to put tires on them. But I think I might go 275/70/17s to keep it close to stock height, as I don’t plan on a lift anytime soon. When I am ready for a lift, I’ll be keeping the same Hardrock wheels.


I have bad news for you. MCE flat fenders are 1/2 price sale right now at suspensionconnection.com and with those you could easily run narrow 33’s or even maybe 35” pizza cutters without a lift. :)


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I have bad news for you. MCE flat fenders are 1/2 price sale right now at suspensionconnection.com and with those you could easily run narrow 33’s or even maybe 35” pizza cutters without a lift. :)


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Yes they are. I just got mine yesterday. Have some discounted ACE inner fenders on the way as well. Also on the way are 5 each of the 35/10.50/17 Kendas.

Wheels are next, the Hardrock wheels have made the short list.
 

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Yes they are. I just got mine yesterday. Have some discounted ACE inner fenders on the way as well. Also on the way are 5 each of the 35/10.50/17 Kendas.

Wheels are next, the Hardrock wheels have made the short list.
Just curious - why not just trim the factory inners and save $300? It appears that the MCEs are designed to retain the factory inners (which was one of the selling points for me as well as the OEM width).
 

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Just curious - why not just trim the factory inners and save $300? It appears that the MCEs are designed to retain the factory inners (which was one of the selling points for me as well as the OEM width).
Thought about it. I like the way the ACE inner liners look and they will work with the MCE flat fenders.

I was real close to just trimming the OEM fenders and being done with it.
 

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I have bad news for you. MCE flat fenders are 1/2 price sale right now at suspensionconnection.com and with those you could easily run narrow 33’s or even maybe 35” pizza cutters without a lift. :)


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I’m keeping my stock flares. That’s a great deal, though. Also, I’m not buying tires for awhile.
 
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