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TJ Apex
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Wheels Reply with quote

I baught my Jeep used and it needed some new tires. I had the tire shop put them on my stock wheels, I knew that the tires were not OE, but it turns fine so I wanted the same size put back on. Well I could have sworn the old tires were 32X11.5, and that’s what I told them to put on. Enter my "BLOND MOMENT". Being the experienced group that you are, you know what happened next. Now when I make tight turns the tire rubs the lower suspension arm. OOPS! they were 31X10.5's

So now I need new wheels that have offset.
Just about every Jeep I see that has had something done to it has the polished 8 hole aluminum wheels of some type, and they look nice but everybody and there dog has them, plus I just like the look of 5 spoke wheels. I'm not sure but what year, I think that they are the '05 Jeep cast Aluminum wheels, they appear to have more offset than my chrome 15in. steellies.

[img=http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3439/jeepwheel7ou.th.jpg]

Does anyone have this wheel tire combo and can tell me if the tires clear...and/or does anyone know of 15in 5 spoke wheels that DON’T look “BLING”?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know about shimming the steering stops so that the tires dont rub?

Its a quick easy fix that cheaper than new wheels. And this is commonly done when Jeepers put 10.5 x 31's on thier OEM wheels. Just remove the stops and put a washer on the bolt and screw it back on and it should be good.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's my kinda fix...Cheap and easy!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheels you linked to in the picture are the Ravine wheels. They are 15x8, 5x4.5" bolt pattern with 5.5" backspacing. They have too much backspacing to avoid rubbing with 11.5" tires. Your chrome 15" wheels should be 15x7 and have 5.25" backspacing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ravine, Is that what Jeep named the wheels. I do know that some Jeeps come from the dealer with them.
My wife says that I have expensive tastes, so without knowing the price there probably $300 a wheel too... furious
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJ Apex wrote:
Ravine, Is that what Jeep named the wheels. I do know that some Jeeps come from the dealer with them.
My wife says that I have expensive tastes, so without knowing the price there probably $300 a wheel too... furious

Yes, that's what those wheels are called. All of the OE wheels are rediculously expensive. They can be found used for about $250-350 for the entire set. When the Moabs were released as part of the Rubicon package, the 15x8 alloy wheels like the Ravines and Canyons became really economical.
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