Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lakemoor, IL (northwest Chicago burbs)
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I'm finishing up a set of re-centered 12 bolt HMMWV wheels right now. All 4 are welded (new centers and rock rings) and the first one is primed. The 97* weather isn't leaving much time for painting.
Check Pirate4x4 for info. There is a ton of info there on how to do it or get it done.
One thing to keep in mind (specific to the JK and a couple other vehicles) is that the front caliper overhangs the wheel mounting face on the rotor. I'm not sure if a pressed wheel center alone will provide enough clearance for the caliper or not. I am using 1.5" Spydertrax spacers to run my stock wheels for DD and to allow a flat plate center to clear the rotor. I set the new center on the lip in the wheel which gives 4.75" backspacing. With the 1.5" spacers, I will be at 3.25" which will be plenty for 13.5" wide tires. This also made it really easy to get the wheels true so they don't wobble. Very little tweaking was needed to get them straight.
Plasma cutting the old flange out, setting the backspacing, truing the wheels, welding them, and welding in rock rings took a friend and I right at 4 hours for 4 wheels.
I'll put all the info in a new thread when they are all finished.
2007 JK Rubicon Unlimited Rescue Green 6 Speed
Mods Shrockworks Rails & Bumpers, Currie Lift, Tom Woods 1310/1350, 36-13.50 Bias Iroks on HMMWV 12 Bolts (play tires), 35" Toyo M/Ts on ProComp 7028s
To Do Co4Lo suggested Grade Eleventy bolts for my new bumper flag mounting bracket