Am I Crazy to want to keep Stock Wheels?

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Thank you for reminding people that in years past that was the thing as working man beadlock's plus was still DOT approved.
On powder coating AL. rims you should not be "baking" the powder that hot to structure damage them, if someone is you need a different shop doing your powder coating.
Now back to the OP starting point 👍 I'm running stock/ OEM rims and plan to keep running them on my JT but being I have 8 stock Sport S rims and a set off of a Mojave now.... I'm out $300 (with tires) "Sport S" and gas money to pick them up. But I'm jaded.... I'm wearing them out with street miles quick. I'll out drive the warranty before two years. I might make it a year and half on OEM tires before needing to replace them.
I'm running was LJ stock rims up into I moved the tires off my XJ on it, with out wheel spacers no chance of fitting them. The rims are low buck steel wagon wheel rims and no they don't look cool but I D.G. a F. what anyone thinks.
Spend your money where it's needed not to keep up with the Joneses, is something I think... That's just from another JT lurker here. ;) :rock:





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That's great! the thought that was even possible never occurred to me. If I may ask, what does that cost for 5 wheels, roughly? Not sure I'd want to do it, as I'm very happy with the current setup, but it certainly gives food for thought and is great to know it can be done!

Also, do you have pics of a Jeep that has these on it?
It's not cheap, you can get the Quadratec wheels for less.

Sorry, no photos either. I haven't ever had anything widened.
 

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Except for:
High Altitude = 8.0" wide
Mojave = +37mm offset
Seems like the Mojave is the sweet-spot for factory spec that needs the least amount of modification out the door to go "wheeling".

A friend of mine bought a fully loaded Mojave for less than a similarly specced Rubicon and I think it's a STEAL.

So I think I'll go that route as well in a few years.
 

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Waiting to see the new Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T. Hopefully they make it in a size I'm interested in 285/75 If not, I'm likely to get some Cooper STMaxx tires (M/T parent company).
Nothing in that size yet, seems that they tend to add a few more sizes as time goes on, but ???
They do have the most Pizza-Cutter of all Pizza Cutter sizes that I've seen, in the 35x10x17. Should be one hell of snow tire, and cut through mud pretty well too I'm thinking :)
 

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I went the narrow route and got 35x11.50 for my stock Rubicon wheels. Couldn't be happier. The width is perfect, it drives great and has less road noise. No wheel spacers but I installed Traxda 1.5" front coil spacers and 1" rear coil spacers to keep the wheel well space closer to stock.
 

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Stock wheels, 37" and no spacers(In this pic)
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I have read a lot on spacers, and I've never personally used them. But, from what I've read hub-centric spacers like the spidertrax are way better than generic non-hub-centric spacers. Thats really the only reason I'm even considering it.
I did what you're lookin at doing exactly and its been no issues. Went with the spidertrax spacers and 35/12.5r17 Milestars on the stock rims and had the tires mounted at discount tire. Been very smooth offroad and looks great. Follow the spidertrax installs and check torque as they specify and you should be gtg.
 

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Stock wheels, 37s and 1.25" spacers(In these pics). I've been using spacers for a long time. First started with my TJ Rubicon so I could run the stock wheels.
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Stock wheels, 37s and 1.25" spacers. I've been using spacers for a long time. First started with my TJ Rubicon so I could run the stock wheels.
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In your previous post, you said no spacers.
Did you encounter rubbing issues?
 
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I did what you're lookin at doing exactly and its been no issues. Went with the spidertrax spacers and 35/12.5r17 Milestars on the stock rims and had the tires mounted at discount tire. Been very smooth offroad and looks great. Follow the spidertrax installs and check torque as they specify and you should be gtg.
Thanks! I was hoping that was the case. I'm 99% sure I'm going to go that route, and if I find it to be a problem, then I'll update to aftermarket wheels when / if I have to.
 

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Good to see so many with OEM wheels here. In most cases they are higher quality than many of the aftermarket wheels in the popular price range.
 

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In your previous post, you said no spacers.
Did you encounter rubbing issues?
Yes, the pic in the first post was without spacers. And yes, had a little rubbing.
 

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I did what you're lookin at doing exactly and its been no issues. Went with the spidertrax spacers and 35/12.5r17 Milestars on the stock rims and had the tires mounted at discount tire. Been very smooth offroad and looks great. Follow the spidertrax installs and check torque as they specify and you should be gtg.

How are you liking the Milestars, are they the PATAGONIA M/T line? I was thinking about putting
295 /70 R17 on my stock rims (the machined painted black ones, if that matters)
 

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