New Wheels for 2dr JL Rubicon KMC 229 Machete

JL5009

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Well I'm currently in the market for new wheels for my JL Rubicon and really like the KMCs 229 Machete. I saw them last week and felt those are the ones!

I asked if I can get center cap trim painted red to match red acents on my white Rubi [emoji2] (Pictures attached)& the shop owner told me to come back in a couple of days.

So he called me up today to pass by to check the KMCs out, all i can say is i am sold on them, but just need some feedback before I finalise the deal.


I'm currently running on the stock wheels with 285/70/R17s BF A/Ts.

The KMCs specs are:

17x9 Beadlocks
Offset-38mm
Back spacing 3.5


Ill be lifting my JL 2.5" soon and will be later changing the tires to 35 or maybe 37s.

With the Rubi being white, my choices are black, red and polished. To be honest, polished on the white is [emoji1786] so decided polish is the colour.

So anyone used the 229s on the JL? Is the the offset too much as in stress on the axles?



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Only in a Jeep will your truly feel the freedom in any trail..
 

JL5009

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Well here's the update..

Got them installed on the 285s at the moment until I get my lift kit.

Unfortunately they rub the side of the fenders on the trail, and i ended popping them out a coupleof times.

But so far I'm happy with the looks.20200909_183211.jpeg

Only in a Jeep will your truly feel the freedom in any trail..
 

JL5009

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Forgot to add the other pictures that may help others looking at the same wheel specs.20200908_205430.jpeg20200908_203922.jpeg20200908_203918.jpeg20200915_123732.jpeg

Only in a Jeep will your truly feel the freedom in any trail..
 

You do know the Rubi doesn't need a lift for 35s, right? Mine is on 35x13.5s right now with no suspension mods.
 

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