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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-01-2009, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Can I have your opinion on my wheels?

I am looking to upgrade my wheels and go to a larger tire size (265/70/17's). I ordered an "Argent" colored Pintler wheel from American Expedition Vehicles. I have yet to install anything yet and the pictures are just to get an idea of how they may look on my XK. I just propped one up in front of my current rim to sort of get an idea of the look. In the pictures, it looks like I have low profile tires and to me makes it look like a ghetto cruiser - a look I am definitely NOT going for. Can you guys please tell me your honest opinion of how you think these may look keeping in mind they will be on larger tires? Does the color of deep grey look alright with my steel blue truck? I know whenever you customize anything, you risk the look of having it pimped out instead of just robust.

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Well, keep in mind, the 265/70/17's will be about 31.5 inches tall while your stock tires are about 29.5 inches. That will give you an inch below the rim and an inch above the rim. So they won't look like low profile tires.

As to the wheels, it may be my monitor, but I don't see a big difference in effect between the new and the current wheels. Have you thought about staying with the stock wheels and getting wheel spacers?

I can't comment much on color because of my monitor.

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I have always liked the AEV wheels. If you decide you do not like them and want to give them away I will be happy to take them.
The larger tires will make a difference but keep in mind that the new wheel is nearly a foot out from where the actual tire is then the camera plays tricks on the look. Check out UberCommander I think he has similar wheels and the tire size you are looking for.

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Those rims have a Ferrari look to them, especially with that yellow center cap. Those tires do look like they have a lower profile than normal maybe it is just the photo. I like those rims though. I think you probably would need a slightly larger tire with a more aggressive tread pattern to get away from the look that you described. JMO.
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I wouldnt worry about it and think the wheels will look absolutely amazing on your Commander. Especially once you get them mounted on the larger tires. Ill be getting the same wheels for my commander in the future, but I have not decided yet if I want the Argent or the Silver Pintler's. There are a lot of JK Wrangler guys running the Argent Pintlers on the Silver Blue Metallic and they look great. Did you end up getting the JK or the XK Pintlers?




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looks like a bad photochop
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The somewhat shinier wheel look good, especially since you've got the chrome side mouldings. I think it's a nice customization.


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Those are the stock tires in the photo so I know they aren't low profile, just the angle of the photo that gives the ghetto cruiser look (you can see they are propped up on two pieces of firewood just to try to get an idea). I ordered one of each finish, silver and argent. The silver wheels look so similar to stock that I can't justify the $1000 unless the look will be at least a little different. I went with the JK wheels which have an offset of 10mm vs the 43mm offset of the stock rims. With the larger tire included, the new wheels and tires should stick out about 1.8" further outboard for a wider stance. I am going to mount Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors on these rims I think. I really like your tires a lot XK, I just don't know about the road noise side of things with those............

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IMHO It doesn't look like a ghetto cruiser with low profile tires. (not that there's anything wrong with lo-pro tires, I like them actually). To me the new wheel looks smaller than the factory.
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I think they will look great with some big tires. Nice pick.

Seems like few else read the whole setup explanation- how the wheels are the same diameter as stock, and this is just one rim sitting in front of the stock setup for a idea of the look.
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