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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Rubicon wheels

Are there any advantages to running rubicon wheels except the look of them? Liike are they off set more so you don't have to run spacers or fit bigger tires?

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I believe the offset is identical or almost identical to the XK wheels. My Rubicon rims don't stick out more/less than my factory rims. You do have to run spacers with '07-on' 17" Rubicon wheels. There is a ridge running around the rim just inside the spokes that will not clear the brake calipers on the XK/WK's without at least a 1" spacer. Otherwise, they work great. I love how they look and it's nice having a second set of wheels/tires for summer use.



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What brand and size tires are you running in that picture?




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Those are '09 Rubicon take-offs sans TPMS. They're the BFG Mud Terrains in 255/75/17's that I got with about 50 miles on them. They ended up being exactly the same height as my 20,000 mile BFG All Terrains (265/70/17's). I liked them for a recent trip up Red Elephant Hill near Idaho Springs, CO, but they're not so good in snow, so they're already stacked back in the garage.


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...and the mystery creature on the right side of your picture? (nice jeep by the way)
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I am running the rubicon rims on my XK and they appear to be the same offset as stock, I am using the 1.5" spacer





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That mystery creature would be Dillon, my extreme Vizsla. He loves Jeeping almost as much as I do. He also really likes the Rubicon wheels.

My brother and I went up to Bill Moore Lake back in July to find some snow for Dillon to play in. The tennis ball didn't have a chance...



Not so extreme moment...



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49er - when you installed the Rubi wheels, did they fit tight over the hub flange in the center of the spacer? I couldn't get mine on by hand - I had to start the lug nuts and then the wheels popped right on. For a worried moment, I thought the center hole in the wheels was actually too small for the spacer. I didn't see that with my factory wheels last year when I first installed the spacers. Just wondering.


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Mine slipped right on.



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