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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default JK wheels on a WJ and AEV Bridger wheel review.

So you have a WJ and its 5x5 lug pattern. Of course the TJ, XJ, ZJ, MJ, and KJ have the 5x4.5, so they're not interchangeable. Well the new JK happens to share the WJ bolt pattern.

Stock JK rims are the following:
16" = 7" wide with 5.5" backspacing w/ offset of 10mm
17" = 7.5" wide with 6" backspacing w/ offset of 10mm
18" = 7.5" wide with 6" backspacing w/ offset of 10mm

Stock WJ rims are the following:
16" = 7" wide with 6" backspacing w/ offset of 50.8mm
17" = 7.5" wide with 6.25" backspacing w/ offset of 50.8mm

I already had 16" rims on the WJ, and my tires have a lot of life left in them, so I decided to go with 16" rims.

I ended up going with the AEV JK Bridgers. Now AEV's rims are designed with the bigger tire crowd in mind, and they have a backspacing of 4.6" to provide more tire - shock clearance for those running bigger tires.

At first I was nervous about this, because I didn't want the tires outside of the wheel wells, but after doing the math, and measuring the clearances on the WJ wheel wells, I figured out their JK rims would still sit under the wheel wells.


Now unto the rims:

The rims have a great look to them, and they're very glossy. I did put a coat of wax on them to hopefully protect them against the salty winter roads here. They have the AEV logo center cap that is of course removable, and they also have the valve stem provision into the rim as to protect them from being destroyed on rocks/logs etc.






Inside of the rim:




And I was very happy to see these are made in america




Since the stock spare tire lockdown hits the painted surface of the rim, I used a very expensive way of protecting it, a white towel



Uh oh, Problem alert! The new setup prevents the spare tire cover from setting completely flush. I will look into why this is happening, and see if there is a fix for it.





Here is how the finished project looks:







Thanks to the AEV guys! I picked up the rims at their warehouse in Walled Lake, Michigan, and It was pretty cool to see all their projects. Now all you guys have to do is make some 8 lug beadlocks
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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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A lot of wheels are made in the USA, goofy.

but looks good!
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Old January 25th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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Saw em at ur place the other night...I really like the way the look on there!
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Old January 25th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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I really like them.

I think I"m going to pick up a set of beadlocks for the TJ.

I too wish they would just make a set of 8 lug bead locks so I don't have to buy another set in the future!
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Old January 25th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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A lot of wheels are made in the USA, goofy.
The stock ones were stamped "made in mexico"
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Old January 25th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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Why did you ruin those wheels with those gay tires?
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What a waste of a great rim. I don't know why you didn't pass that cert to me so I could run them on a real jeep.
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Why did you ruin those wheels with those gay tires?
because I need to get another 7 months out of the WJ before it will be turned into a wheeling rig, so there is no reason to buy another set.
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because I need to get another 7 months out of the WJ before it will be turned into a wheeling rig, so there is no reason to buy another set.
Planning on needing a wheeling rig that you can take the kids in?
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can you get a shot straight on of the front of the WJ? Its hard to see how much further out the wheels are.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #11
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Are those the argent or silver wheel? Either way, I want!

Did you weigh them? I am just curious if they are heavier than the stockers.
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I wondered why your tires looked a bit wider on your Jeep last weekend. This would explain it.

Looks good!
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looks good
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Stock JK rims are the following:
16" = 7" wide with 5.5" backspacing w/ offset of 10mm
17" = 7.5" wide with 6" backspacing w/ offset of 10mm
18" = 7.5" wide with 6" backspacing w/ offset of 10mm

Stock WJ rims are the following:
16" = 7" wide with 6" backspacing w/ offset of 50.8mm
17" = 7.5" wide with 6.25" backspacing w/ offset of 50.8mm
Where did you get these numbers from?
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Where did you get these numbers from?
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Are those the argent or silver wheel? Either way, I want!

Did you weigh them? I am just curious if they are heavier than the stockers.
argent.

they weigh 24.6 pounds each.
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can you get a shot straight on of the front of the WJ? Its hard to see how much further out the wheels are.
will do tomorrow.
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they weigh 24.6 pounds each.
Cool, thanks!
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That's right, I'm thinking they're kind of retarded. That's some BigCountry math right there.

How the fukc does a 7" wide rim with 5.5" of backspacing have a 10mm offset?

10mm ~ 0.4", so a 7" wide rim with 10mm of positive offset will have ~3.9" of backspacing.
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yeah, that doesn't make sense. I just copied and pasted it. I guess that is what I get for taking measurements from JK owners

it's that pirate owned jk site


can you find the proper info so I can correct that?
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