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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:01 pm

SJTD wrote:So howcome 17" tires are more spensive when there's less material in them?

OK, so the bead is a little longer but that's it.


They are typically D or E rated. But tires as a whole are not cheap these days. Even the 33x12.50R15's on my J10 were 240 a pop.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby az45 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:13 pm

Tires are not necessarily priced on the amount of material used, its more based on the rest of the market. As a rule,a 17" tire would could also be a more modern design in a newer mold or possibly built in a newer factory. Also, there's been lots of subsidies on import tires over the past 10 years, even though they have run out or been reduced, the tire prices have remained high.

REDONE you pretty much nailed it on your price theory. A Chinee aluminum wheel landed in the US is probably 50 bucks. They are cheaper to ship because you can fit more in a 40 foot container than larger diameters.

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:45 am

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Finally made a decision for wheels and tires, went with 16x10 MT’s and 35x12.5 tires to get backside clearance used 1” spacers from BJ’s, didn’t want to use spacer but just couldn’t get the look I wanted, in the mean time wrapping up details almost ready to fire it up and looking for someone to cut and Buff the paint


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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby SJTD » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 am

I like the MT's, have them on my CJ.

Be aware that they're not anodized or cleared so you have to keep them waxed.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:23 am

I recently came across these wheels that i thought would look good on your truck (bit late now). They sell them in 15", 16", 17", and 18" sizes.

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:48 am

I looked at those, just didn't want the beadlock look, there were lots of wheels that would have been just fine, but i must admit I'm a victim of my youth and the polished dish was desirable, plus the paint and trim is so dark they contrast with each other, looking forward to seeing the J10 with the grille installed, cheers
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:49 am

sonoraed wrote:I looked at those, just didn't want the beadlock look, there were lots of wheels that would have been just fine, but i must admit I'm a victim of my youth and the polished dish was desirable, plus the paint and trim is so dark they contrast with each other, looking forward to seeing the J10 with the grille installed, cheers
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Yeah, There is an issue someplace that I am trying to track down :(
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:10 am

SJTD wrote:I like the MT's, have them on my CJ.

Be aware that they're not anodized or cleared so you have to keep them waxed.


I saw that how are holding up on your CJ?

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby SJTD » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:09 pm

Since I didn't take my own advice they look bad. I can plead ignorance somewhat since I didn't know at first.

But to be honest in the 15 years or so that I've had the CJ I've never washed it so the wheels got the same attention.

Good choice on avoiding what I call the "beadlooks".
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:39 pm

SJTD wrote:Since I didn't take my own advice they look bad. I can plead ignorance somewhat since I didn't know at first.

But to be honest in the 15 years or so that I've had the CJ I've never washed it so the wheels got the same attention.

Good choice on avoiding what I call the "beadlooks".


For somebody that offroads around the rocks here, rock rings are great. The outer edge of the typical aluminum wheel it very easy to crack. A rock ring prevents this. And nicer wheels (Like Level 8 Pro's) have a removable rock ring. So when it gets damaged, you can take it off and either repair or replace it. But yes, there are many wheels that have the beadlock look but also don't have a rock ring.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby SJTD » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:15 pm

If that's a removable ring I rescind my comment. Didn't know there was suchy of a thing as a removable ring on a conventional wheel.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:40 am

So it's not a beadlock but a ring to protect the rim?

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:10 am

Not on all wheels, but on several yes.

This is the Level 8 Pro Bully (They also make the Tracker with the same feature)

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These are the wheels I had on my old JK, they also had a THICK ring for wheel protection, although not removable in this case:

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:20 am

Got it didn't know that's what the rings were for I just thought they were fake beadlock rings

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:27 am

sonoraed wrote:Got it didn't know that's what the rings were for I just thought they were fake beadlock rings


Some wheels use a normal lip with "bolts" on it, that are 100% for looks. But some have them for a reason.

Sorry to hijack your thread, we can get back to awesome build stuff now :)
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby jaber » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:55 am

Not a hijack if your informing us... :-bd
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby SJTD » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:31 am

I wonders how much replacement rings cost.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby Stuka » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:07 am

SJTD wrote:I wonders how much replacement rings cost.


The steel ones ProComp has on some of their wheels are pretty cheap. The Level 8 ones are a high impact resin (so that they are light), and I would not expect them to be much. But of the guys I have seen with them, nobody has needed to replace them. They hold up amazingly well.
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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Just when I thought I knew everything! :roll:

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Re: FastEddie J10 restomod

Postby sonoraed » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:46 pm

sonoraed wrote:Just when I thought I knew everything! :roll:





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