Bronze Wrangler 392 Beadlock Wheels

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These do not appear to be bead-lock wheels, just a set of 'street'-locks.....fakey's
 

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Also interested on those wheels... but looking at some of the videos from EJS'21 they look more like grey?

Always have enjoyed TFL but you can tell by the video they really didn't spend any time researching the 392, way more useful information in their 4xe video. There's another video coming out tomorrow in the 392 not the concept, hopefully they will have some facts and some answers to some of the unanswered in that video.
 

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These do not appear to be bead-lock wheels, just a set of 'street'-locks.....fakey's
Not entirely true, they are what Mopar calls "bead-lock capable" wheels, meaning you can buy the rings and convert them if you want bead-locks, or just use them the way they are. :like:
At least that's my understanding, anyway.

As for anyone wondering where to get them, I'd say just keep an eye on the forums here, as at least a few of us in the 392 threads are intending to sell them immediately when we take delivery.

I'm on the fence myself about selling them... Since I'm going to replace mine with something a little bigger with a wider offset right off the bat too, but I'm still debating whether or not I should keep the originals for any future resale, since they are specific to the 392.

That concern may sound a little odd I suppose, especially in reference to something as heavily customizable, and frequently modified as a Wrangler, but it's been my experience in the past, that when it comes to selling high performance & higher-tier versions of vehicles, some buyers are weird about wanting all the original stuff.

Still undecided though. But, if I do sell mine, I'd probably be looking to sell the 5 wheels AND tires as a complete set, to avoid any extra shipping headaches, and having to get the tires removed from the wheels.

Just my thoughts
 

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Not entirely true, they are what Mopar calls "bead-lock capable" wheels, meaning you can buy the rings and convert them if you want bead-locks, or just use them the way they are. :like:
At least that's my understanding, anyway.

As for anyone wondering where to get them, I'd say just keep an eye on the forums here, as at least a few of us in the 392 threads are intending to sell them immediately when we take delivery.

I'm on the fence myself about selling them... Since I'm going to replace mine with something a little bigger with a wider offset right off the bat too, but I'm still debating whether or not I should keep the originals for any future resale, since they are specific to the 392.

That concern may sound a little odd I suppose, especially in reference to something as heavily customizable, and frequently modified as a Wrangler, but it's been my experience in the past, that when it comes to selling high performance & higher-tier versions of vehicles, some buyers are weird about wanting all the original stuff.

Still undecided though. But, if I do sell mine, I'd probably be looking to sell the 5 wheels AND tires as a complete set, to avoid any extra shipping headaches, and having to get the tires removed from the wheels.

Just my thoughts
How far out are you planning your build? Was thinking the same, and the more planning I've done lead me to conclusion that axle upgrades are going to be the first major upgrade after paying it off. Going to have to have some 8x6.5 at the same time and getting a set in between isn't going to make sense in the long run. Definitely would have made that a little easier if they were bronze like they were supposed to be. Just some random food for thought at midnight.
BTW.... I see I'm not the only one not sleeping thinking of their 392.
 

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How far out are you planning your build? Was thinking the same, and the more planning I've done lead me to conclusion that axle upgrades are going to be the first major upgrade after paying it off. Going to have to have some 8x6.5 at the same time and getting a set in between isn't going to make sense in the long run. Definitely would have made that a little easier if they were bronze like they were supposed to be. Just some random food for thought at midnight.
BTW.... I see I'm not the only one not sleeping thinking of their 392.
So true! lol

So, I decided pretty early on that I'm sticking with just wheels and tires, and probably a winch for now. Just going with 35's and something a little wider than stock for the wheels. (A little extra width for stability can't possibly hurt on this thing.) I'm not sure what I'll do as it gets closer to paid off & out of warranty. It will depend lots of things, like where I'm at financially at that point in my life, how frequently I'm actually using it for it's intended purpose (versus how much I'm telling myself it will be at the moment), what else (if anything) is available in the market at the time that I might be interested in, etc. I do believe like most, that the days of big V8's are numbered, so that alone may cause me to keep it permanently.

If I do decide to keep it though, she will definitely be getting a make over once she's out of warranty. (lift, axles, bigger wheels & tires to start, but knowing myself it will probably spiral helplessly out of control at that point!)

As for the color, like you mentioned, I think I really need to see the factory wheels in person to determine what the color is really like. In some photos they look like a light bronze, and in others they look like a pewter or grey. And that's in photos that appear to have been taken with similar distances, angles & lighting, and even on Jeeps that appear to have already been washed! (I say that because some people were suggesting that they only look grey when they show up from the factory, before they've been washed.) Really hard to tell what I'm looking at color-wise.
 

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