Uh Oh! Just feel in love again! Method 305 NV Red Limited Addition

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My girlfriend's Sahara with the new Method 305s in red.

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Love the white w/red wheels. I have a white 2018 JLUR and i'm about to purchase the red 305 methods, but my only gripe is the center cap that comes standard with the wheel. I would prefer the flush center caps and they charge $33 each. So you are basically looking at another $165. With the zero offset how do they look from the front and back? Do they stick out much? I plan to run Nitto trail grapplers 35x12.50x17.





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My girlfriend's Sahara with the new Method 305s in red.

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I was also wondering if she had any issues mounting the spare and it being solid. Some of the pics i have seen make it look like the bump stops on the tail gate are no longer touching the tire and doing their job.
 

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Love the white w/red wheels. I have a white 2018 JLUR and i'm about to purchase the red 305 methods, but my only gripe is the center cap that comes standard with the wheel. I would prefer the flush center caps and they charge $33 each. So you are basically looking at another $165. With the zero offset how do they look from the front and back? Do they stick out much? I plan to run Nitto trail grapplers 35x12.50x17.
Thanks for the heads up on the flush center caps. I didn't know that was an alternative. You only need 4 ($132) if you're using the rear camera on the spare tire mount. Northridge4x4 has them in stock and the JLWRANGLERFORUMS coupon code applies. Brings 4 down to $118.80.

With the stock Rubicon 285/70R17 BFG KO2s the tread of the tires stick out beyond the fenders by about 1 inch to 1-1/4 inch. Not bad at all.
 

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I was also wondering if she had any issues mounting the spare and it being solid. Some of the pics i have seen make it look like the bump stops on the tail gate are no longer touching the tire and doing their job.
The factory bump stops on the tailgate did not touch the tire, but a couple short pieces of pvc pipe and rubber chair leg feet and it's good to go.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the flush center caps. I didn't know that was an alternative. You only need 4 ($132) if you're using the rear camera on the spare tire mount. Northridge4x4 has them in stock and the JLWRANGLERFORUMS coupon code applies. Brings 4 down to $118.80.

With the stock Rubicon 285/70R17 BFG KO2s the tread of the tires stick out beyond the fenders by about 1 inch to 1-1/4 inch. Not bad at all.
Thanks for the info. I have had a really hard time finding many pics with that method wheel and a jlu. I have really been second guessing myself about the offset. Do you happen to have any pics from the front and back of her jeep?
 

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Thanks for the info. I have had a really hard time finding many pics with that method wheel and a jlu. I have really been second guessing myself about the offset. Do you happen to have any pics from the front and back of her jeep?
She grabbed a couple pics today. Do these help?
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She grabbed a couple pics today. Do these help?
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Man that’s perfect! Makes me feel a lot better about my choice. I also called metal cloak to see what they recommend for wheels (offset / back spacing) if I go with a 2.5” lift and they stated the methods should work great. My other choice was the AEV borahs but the offset was +25 which had more back spacing over the methods which are 4.75”. Plan to run the stock suspension for a couple months and research different lifts. Will post some pics of the new wheels and tires once they are installed.
 

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Man that’s perfect! Makes me feel a lot better about my choice. I also called metal cloak to see what they recommend for wheels (offset / back spacing) if I go with a 2.5” lift and they stated the methods should work great. My other choice was the AEV borahs but the offset was +25 which had more back spacing over the methods which are 4.75”. Plan to run the stock suspension for a couple months and research different lifts. Will post some pics of the new wheels and tires once they are installed.
Don't forget the Rubicon axles are a little wider than a Sahara axle. At least I believe they are? I think I read something like an inch wider than a Sahara axle? If that's true, the poke will be another 1/2 inch on either side compared to my girlfriend's Sahara with her Method 305 and 285/70R17. Are the AEV Borah 17x8.5 or 17x9?
 

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Don't forget the Rubicon axles are a little wider than a Sahara axle. At least I believe they are? I think I read something like an inch wider than a Sahara axle? If that's true, the poke will be another 1/2 inch on either side compared to my girlfriend's Sahara with her Method 305 and 285/70R17. Are the AEV Borah 17x8.5 or 17x9?
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That was the spec I was looking at. Not sure if they come in different offsets.
 

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So here are a couple of pics. The shade of red looks even better in person.
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I also purchased the flush center caps. Anyone want to buy the regular center caps that came with them? Have 5.
 

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