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    Looking for info on the KMC 228 Machete Desert wheels

    I current have the 229 Machete wheels and would like something with less backspacing and really like the 228s. Does anyone know if they have 2 valve stem holes in the wheels? Can you get centered caps for them and any reason the 4.75bs wouldnít work with 37Ē tires and 3.5Ē lift? Thereís not a lot of information out there on them.

    The ones Iím looking at
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    What Iím currently running
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    did you get this wheel?

    I'm also contemplating getting them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeeep View Post
    did you get this wheel?

    I'm also contemplating getting them
    No I havenít yet, you can see the amount of responses I got with my post for info. still trying to find out info on them. I was told by a dealer that there are none available at this time. Almost like maybe they stopped making that model. Not sure, I gotta dig deeper. If you havenít bought wheels yet Iíd recommend not going 3.5Ēbs on the JL rubicon.


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    The 228 version does not have dual valve holes per the manufacturer.

    The 4.75" backspace works great and inventory is available! If we can help you with a set please let us know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
    The 228 version does not have dual valve holes per the manufacturer.

    The 4.75" backspace works great and inventory is available! If we can help you with a set please let us know
    Can I buy KMC beadlocks through Discount Tire?
    Does Discount Tire mount and balance beadlocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HumbleJeep42 View Post
    Can I buy KMC beadlocks through Discount Tire?
    Does Discount Tire mount and balance beadlocks?
    -Chris
    Hi, Chris-

    We do not service beadlock assemblies but your local Discount Tire as well as Discount Tire Direct can order KMC beadlock wheels for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by HumbleJeep42 View Post
    Can I buy KMC beadlocks through Discount Tire?
    Does Discount Tire mount and balance beadlocks?
    -Chris
    My local discount tire balanced my beadlocks but just won't work on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepJL View Post
    I current have the 229 Machete wheels and would like something with less backspacing and really like the 228s. Does anyone know if they have 2 valve stem holes in the wheels? Can you get centered caps for them and any reason the 4.75bs wouldn’t work with 37” tires and 3.5” lift? There’s not a lot of information out there on them.

    The ones I’m looking at

    What I’m currently running


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    I am running the 228's on my JK and thinking about putting them on my JL as well. The 4.75" backspace on the JL is a great offset. They only have one valve stem but I'm really glad that they didn't have a second as I was able to drill my own and install a Monster Valve from Power Tank. The 229 can bee threaded to take the Monster Valve unless they still sell the version with the backing nut. I bought them in the machined finish and powder coated the wheel (minus the rings) black.

    I'm in Wilsonville. Not sure where in Oregon you are but if you are close, I can help you with drilling a second valve stem hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO View Post
    I am running the 228's on my JK and thinking about putting them on my JL as well. The 4.75" backspace on the JL is a great offset. They only have one valve stem but I'm really glad that they didn't have a second as I was able to drill my own and install a Monster Valve from Power Tank. The 229 can bee threaded to take the Monster Valve unless they still sell the version with the backing nut. I bought them in the machined finish and powder coated the wheel (minus the rings) black.

    I'm in Wilsonville. Not sure where in Oregon you are but if you are close, I can help you with drilling a second valve stem hole.

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    Iím still running the 229s right now. The monster valves sound nice. Iím in Bend, not too far away.


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