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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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KMAX,

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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...and the mystery creature on the right side of your picture? (nice jeep by the way)
I think it is a chupacabra.
 

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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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Ken - nice pics - especially of your son and your dogs!

The Jeep isn't so bad either :)
 

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Kmax, it looks like Dillon has better 4x4 traction than most of us. Nice pics of the dogs with your son too.......Jerry
 

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Those are '09 Rubicon take-offs sans TPMS.

Why didn't you get a set of TPMS's? You can get a set of 4 used from eBay for ~$90 or less. Actually, if you are patient and lucky, you can find new ones for that price like I did. ;)

BTW, love the pics. :)
 

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Thanks! I'm sure the TPMS units were kept by the previous owner for his new wheels. I've thought about getting new TPMS units but I guess I don't care enough to spend the money. I run my tires around 28-30psi on the street so the system is always griping at me anyway. Plus, I bought the Rubicon rims/tires for the off-roading during the warmer months and with only one trip to test them out so far, I've already beat them up a little. I don't want to shear a TPMS valve stem on the trail. A standard rubber stem is at least a little more able to take a rock hit than the rigid TPMS stem, and easier to trail-replace if it does shear. So that's my rationalization!
 

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And it's a fact that it would look nicer with one of your winch bumpers on it. I'm working on it!
 
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