15" Wheels on a Rubicon? - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 09-21-2010, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
bluerubicon08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central VA
Posts: 614
Feedback: 0 reviews
15" Wheels on a Rubicon?

Does anyone know if there is a defined list of 15" rims that will work on the Rubicon?

If you're gonna be fucking weird, own it.

~SoCo
______
bluerubicon08 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 09-21-2010, 04:12 AM
Granite Guru
 
casaintsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bakersfield, Ca. (08'er)
Age: 54
Posts: 273
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to casaintsfan

We can start one, my pro comps fit my rubicon.
But I'm sure there are many threads already started.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Attached Images
 
casaintsfan is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 09-21-2010, 04:41 AM
Granite Guru
 
slacktide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Virginia
Age: 50
Posts: 234
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have these and there for sale


37s on Raceline Beadlocks 5.38 Yukon Gears
slacktide is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 Old 09-24-2010, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
bluerubicon08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central VA
Posts: 614
Feedback: 0 reviews

Bump?

If you're gonna be fucking weird, own it.

~SoCo
______
bluerubicon08 is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 09-24-2010, 06:50 AM
JKO Addict!
 
BigMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: GA
Age: 57
Posts: 3,341
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

See My Build thread in my signature.

You need a 15" wheel that has 3.75" backspacing. I have Pro Comp Rock Crawler steelies on my Rubi.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, Granite,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, ProComp 7069 17x9, Cooper STT Pro 37's, Warn M8000, ACE ProSeries Bumpers, RROR Skids, Poly Tie Rod and Drag Link, Ten Factory Chromoly Rear Axles
BigMike is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 09-24-2010, 06:54 AM
Rock God
 
planman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Billings, MT
Age: 53
Posts: 1,818
Feedback: 0 reviews

Do you want steel or aluminum?

Here is one list of mostly steel wheels:

https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31104


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
planman is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 09-25-2010, 01:13 AM
Rock God
 
vwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 836
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

x2 on the pro comp with 3.75 bs

Teraflex - Poly Performance - Poison Spyder - Off Road Hero's - Rugged Ridge - Superchips - Goodyear - aFe
vwang is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 09-25-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
bluerubicon08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central VA
Posts: 614
Feedback: 0 reviews

I was leaning towards aluminum. I'll be honest, I love the Walker Evans, but I'm a havin' a hard time coming up with the scratch for them! I'm thinking if I can switch to a 15" rim, then the rims will pay for themselves with the money I'll save in rubber over the years.

How's that for justification?

If you're gonna be fucking weird, own it.

~SoCo
______

Last edited by bluerubicon08; 09-25-2010 at 01:24 AM.
bluerubicon08 is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 10-04-2010, 06:52 PM
Granite Guru
 
casaintsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bakersfield, Ca. (08'er)
Age: 54
Posts: 273
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to casaintsfan

I know a guy that runs Mickey Thompson classics, 15x8 but not sure on the back spacing.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
casaintsfan is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 10-05-2010, 12:30 AM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 83
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have 4" bs soft 8s on my rubi ul. I just barely had to grind the caliper to make them fit. The backspacing has zero bearing on whether or not you will have to grind. The center of the rim is where it is no matter the bs. The part you may have to grind is completely insignificant. FYI if you do not have to grind upon initial install of soft8s you probably will after doing new brake pads. I also had 15" black rock 909s on my sahara and they were also 4" bs and they cleared by a mile. I also have a solid black one for my spare on my rubi to save weight on the stock tailgate.
Hardcoreheath is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 10-05-2010, 12:37 AM
JKO Addict!
 
paramaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Age: 45
Posts: 5,049
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to paramaniac

I've got 15" Cragar Soft 8's and haven't had to grid my calipers, I even just replaced my brake pads and still no rub


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
paramaniac is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 10-05-2010, 12:41 AM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 83
Feedback: 0 reviews

It's really hit or miss. Between how well the wheels were punched and welded and how well the calipers were smoothed out after casting. All I had to do was smooth out the casting flash on the caliper strap, and I was fine. Have you rotated the tires yet?
Hardcoreheath is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 10-05-2010, 12:44 AM
JKO Addict!
 
paramaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Age: 45
Posts: 5,049
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to paramaniac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardcoreheath View Post
It's really hit or miss. Between how well the wheels were punched and welded and how well the calipers were smoothed out after casting. All I had to do was smooth out the casting flash on the caliper strap, and I was fine. Have you rotated the tires yet?
Just did my first rotation and continue to be rub free


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
paramaniac is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 10-05-2010, 07:40 AM
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Beaver Falls, PA
Age: 41
Posts: 316
Feedback: 1 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by casaintsfan View Post
I know a guy that runs Mickey Thompson classics, 15x8 but not sure on the back spacing.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Can you get some more info on this???
gcally is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome