Well, as much as I hate to admit it, my Centerline rims have finally reached the end of their life span and they are starting to give me problems.
After 6 years of use on 2 different Jeeps, I've had 2 of them develop very small, pin-hole size cracks on me in the last 6 weeks.
I wound up having to get them tig-welded almost completely around the entire circumference of the rim. This was on a line where the manufacturer apparently, had milled too deeply and over time, with stress & wear, the area that was milled too deeply, slowly started to separate and eventually a very small, pinhole/hairline crack developed.
While the 2 that failed are working fine now after being tig-welded, it's just a matter of time before the other 2 crack and I don't need to be worried about my rims failing under stress - or worse yet, under load.
So, as much as I love them, they have to go.
I ordered a set these, which are a much more conventional off-road rim:
Bought a set of 4 for $700.00 w/free shipping.
These are the specifics of the rims:
BRAND: American Racing
STYLE: AR969 Ansen Off Road
BOLT PATTERN: 5x127
HUB BORE: 71.5
FINISH: Machined Face w/Satin Black Ring
CONDITION: Brand New
PART NUMBER: AR96978050500
I'll order a 5th rim for my spare tire in another month or so when I have a little extra cash - and after I know that they fit alright. Until then, I'll just use one of the Centerlines for my spare.
I just got off the phone with the company - Custom Wheel Outlet a few hours ago - and they seem pretty confident I won't have any rubbing issues even though the back-spacing is only 4.5 inches as opposed to the 5.5 inches of back spacing that I have now, so, we'll see how they fit when they get here toward the end of next week.
I'll post some pics and a write-up once they're on.