I think the AEV wheels are a good choice. I went with them because they were specific to the JK, designed with JK geometry and tire sizes in mind. An excellent value for what they are, JK specific wheels. I believe that extra design thought brings less wear and tear and better handling.
There are tons of wheel manufacture's but the back spacing and offsets are all compromises for the numerous applications that a 5x5 bolt pattern fits, not that most of them are bad they just are not vehicle specific.
Narrow tires and the wheels that fit them are just not popular, my ideal would probably be a 35/6 tire on a 7.5 or so wheel with 5 inches back space, no such animal unless I custom build a wheel and buy a container full of specially built tires...
Yea, when I talked to Paul at AEV he gave me a full lesson on the concept of “scrub radius” and how their wheels are engineered to maintain the stock scrub radius with 35” to 37” wheels while still clearing the suspension and frame. However, rlenglish’s comment about rubbing with even less BS than the AEV wheels concerns me a bit.
With all the people running AEV wheels and 37’s I have to assume there is ample clearance...
With all the modding of JKs it’s still amazing to me how much trial and error is involved.
If this Jeep wasn’t geared with 4.88’s (what was the PO thinking...?) I’d put in some spacers and 33’s and be done with it. But even with 35’s I’m gonna be turning 2600 rpm at highway speed, which isn’t awful but it’s higher than stock with the 4.10s and 32’s.
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