Ordering a 2020 Rubi...why do I need the "upgraded" wheels (or don't I)?

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Save your money and buy aftermarket and sell your takeoffs
Preach it!!!!

This is a great call: take what the factory gives you, buy the ones you want and then sell your takeoffs. :like:
 

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I've gone the route of selling the take-offs and upgrading wheels/tires. The trick is to take the stock ones off RIGHT AWAY. When reselling them, having true take-offs (delivery miles only) differentiates you from the miriad of other sellers. And...you certainly won't get $995 more for the nicer factory wheels, so go with the base ones.
 

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I do like the look of the "upgraded" wheel look more, but just not almost $1000 more. If you are interested in aftermarket wheels, just take a look at whats out there that you like and price compare them. Most of the ones I like (AEV/Fifteen52/Venomrex/Icon) are in the $250/each range (some more, some less, going with a ballpark number), so a set of 5 (including spare) will run about $1250. Do I like those aftermarket brands $250 more than the "upgraded" Jeep wheels...yes, absolutely. As @Goluchowski said, if it was the Mopar beadlocks, that might be a different story.
 

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I personally think the stock wheels are much nicer looking than the so-called “upgraded” wheels. At the end of the day there just an overpriced Chinese made wheel. For a little more you can get a nice set of aftermarket wheels.
 

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I personally think the stock wheels are much nicer looking than the so-called “upgraded” wheels. At the end of the day there just an overpriced Chinese made wheel. For a little more you can get a nice set of aftermarket wheels.
...which are likely made in China as well. It's just the time we live in - it's inescapable.
 

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I personally think the stock wheels are much nicer looking than the so-called “upgraded” wheels. At the end of the day there just an overpriced Chinese made wheel. For a little more you can get a nice set of aftermarket wheels.
OEM alloy wheels are very high quality in my experience, certainly higher quality than 90% of the cast bro wheels (looking at you, BlackRhino, Fuel, KMC...) that people buy for their jeep.

That said, I the "upgrade" from Jeep is purely aesthetics. I'll continue to rock my 22.5lb snowflake wheels :)
 

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...which are likely made in China as well. It's just the time we live in - it's inescapable.
No doubt, but that wasn’t really my point though. I’d rather pick the style, width and offset if I’m going to pay extra for wheels.
 

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No doubt, but that wasn’t really my point though. I’d rather pick the style, width and offset if I’m going to pay extra for wheels.
Totally agree. Wheels are the very first thing changed when I get a new Jeep.
 

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I've always thought the cost of this "upgrade" is insane for cosmetically different wheels with the exact same specs.
 

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