I want to start a new thread because I would like this to be just about aftermarket rims WITHOUT wheel spacers. And also, we're not supposed to hijack threads.
I've seen the AEV XK and JK Pintlers used by members.
The JK Pintlers come in 3 colors. I prefer the dark ones.
Manufacturing Process: Cast
Coatings: Paint, Primer
Application: 2007-18 JK Wrangler
Size: 17" x 8.5"
Bolt Pattern: 5x5
Approximate Backspacing: 5.2"
Posted by Matt_ in 02-21-2013:
(Stock XK wheels are 7.5" wide with 6" backspace (+44mm)
With 1.5" wheel spacers you have an effective 4.5" backspace, 3" front face.
The WK/XK Pintlers are 8.5" wide with 5.75" backspace and 2.75" front face.
So yup, those calcs are correct. if you take off your stock wheels+spacers and replace these with the Pintlers, you'll lose 1/4".
Now if you get the JK Pintlers instead (which i prefer), they're 5.25" backspace so they'll stick out 1/4" further than your current setup.)
This also posted by Matt_ on the same day:
(We've confirmed with AEV in the past that their website is incorrect. The posted offset is accurate but their backspace is off. I dont know why they haven't fixed it yet.... its been well over a year.
On TUJ there's a sticky with an excel spreadsheet i created that can be used to convert between offset/backspace and compare different wheel specs. Also converts tire sizes.)
(The XK Pintlers stick out 1.25" further than the stock wheels.
The JK Pintlers stick out 1.75" further than the stock wheels.
Neither stick out very far....
My wheels stick out 1.75" further than the stock wheels so these are equivalent to the JK Pintlers, and im running 275mm wide tires)
What other aftermarket rims are people using without wheel spacers? Please share pictures and specs.?