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Ordered 5 Walker Evans Legend II wheels. Thoughts from those who have them.


AMS417

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Just put in a backorder with my company for 5 of the 15x8 5x4.5 -19mm Walker Evans wheels in Bronze. Wanted something different, and I like the look of these. Was tempted to go to bead locks but that's fixing an issue I don't have yet. Planning to go up from 33" KO2 to 35x12.50R15 BFG KM3 when I can get my account rep to gives me some incentive. Just put a free set I won in a sales contest on my truck and then traded the damn thing in a week later. Should have got a new set for the Jeep instead.

Should be here in a couple weeks or so. In transit to the warehouse from port now. What do you guys who have this wheel think? Durable? Will it look good with Jeep being green? Two of my wheels are damaged (one bent bad, one has damage to the lug bore) and I need to replace the set. Also they are 10" wide, and I wanted 8. These seem like a good fit, and the price was great.

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I think they're a great looking wheel. Definitely on my list should I ever want to change up my wheels. I like my stock Ravines, though.
 

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Just put in a backorder with my company for 5 of the 15x8 5x4.5 -19mm Walker Evans wheels in Bronze. Wanted something different, and I like the look of these. Was tempted to go to bead locks but that's fixing an issue I don't have yet. Planning to go up from 33" KO2 to 35x12.50R15 BFG KM3 when I can get my account rep to gives me some incentive. Just put a free set I won in a sales contest on my truck and then traded the damn thing in a week later. Should have got a new set for the Jeep instead.

Should be here in a couple weeks or so. In transit to the warehouse from port now. What do you guys who have this wheel think? Durable? Will it look good with Jeep being green? Two of my wheels are damaged (one bent bad, one has damage to the lug bore) and I need to replace the set. Also they are 10" wide, and I wanted 8. These seem like a good fit, and the price was great.

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I think the bronze and green will go well together. Is that Hot Springs ORV park?
 
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I really like those wheels. Have narrowed my wheel choice to either those or Raceline Avengers. The Walker Evans wheels have a strong following.
 
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I think the bronze and green will go well together. Is that Hot Springs ORV park?
Sure is, right before the badge trail call Rubicon Ridge I think? Big rock ledge / wall trail there too called Bailie's Boulders, watched some pretty hardcore rigs run that area. TJ's with LS engines, tons and 40's. Went down there back in Nov I think. Buddy broke his TJ fighting a rock ledge and that's when I decided I need a trailer so we don't have to worry as much about getting home.

Wife wanted a camper too, so this is current project. Bit of both.

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Ya they are nice .. definitely a bucket list for my jeep.. maybe someday!
 

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Those should look great! I had my eye on the pure black ones but from what I can tell they are months out in 15x8 so will probably go in a different direction.
 
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Well I got a call today, wheels showed up to the warehouse a little earlier than expected. I was able to rearrange my schedule and get them installed at a buddies shop. Took my 5 old aluminum wheels to the recycler rather than try to sell them to some poor soul on Facebook. Got $57 for the old wheels. One was bent, one had ovaled out lug holes so they really should not have been put back on the street.

These new wheels look good. I really do like them. Its a shame I am going to go smash them into rocks tomorrow :love:. This is the last day they will look this nice. The bronze color is more gunmetal than bronze. Depending on the lighting.

Only complaint is the damn center cap on these has 5 bolts holding it on. Most wheels have 2, maybe 3 bolts. Good and bad I guess. Not really worried about losing one.

Going to do a wellness check on the Jeep tonight, fluids and a once over on suspension bolts. Need to dial in pinion angle a little more. Tomorrow we are trailering it to Rush Springs Off-road park near the Arkansas line. Think its in Pineville MO.

Have an intermittent rattle noise from the passenger side dash I cannot locate. Need to investigate that too. Doesn't sound critical but it is annoying.


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Love the wheels.

Are their center caps made of plastic?
Yes but they seem decent quality. They have five ears on them with a small Allen bolt through each holding it on to the wheel. Overkill it seems to me but I don’t see me ever losing a cap.
 
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Fluids checked and pinions adjusted. Needed 2 degrees up in front and 1 degree down in rear. 75% of my vibes are gone up to 75mph. Small harmonics come back at 75+ but it’s tolerable. When I go to 35’s it should be even better since the driveshaft rpm will go down a little. Still cannot locate the rattling noise in the dash. Eliminated a lot of stuff. Has to be something that got knocked loose in the last trip out. Also smashed the shit out a frame side lower control arm mount. Beat it mostly back with a hammer and pry bar.
 
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Well I got a call today, wheels showed up to the warehouse a little earlier than expected. I was able to rearrange my schedule and get them installed at a buddies shop. Took my 5 old aluminum wheels to the recycler rather than try to sell them to some poor soul on Facebook. Got $57 for the old wheels. One was bent, one had ovaled out lug holes so they really should not have been put back on the street.

These new wheels look good. I really do like them. Its a shame I am going to go smash them into rocks tomorrow :love:. This is the last day they will look this nice. The bronze color is more gunmetal than bronze. Depending on the lighting.

Only complaint is the damn center cap on these has 5 bolts holding it on. Most wheels have 2, maybe 3 bolts. Good and bad I guess. Not really worried about losing one.

Going to do a wellness check on the Jeep tonight, fluids and a once over on suspension bolts. Need to dial in pinion angle a little more. Tomorrow we are trailering it to Rush Springs Off-road park near the Arkansas line. Think its in Pineville MO.

Have an intermittent rattle noise from the passenger side dash I cannot locate. Need to investigate that too. Doesn't sound critical but it is annoying.


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Looks great... One of the few wheels that I'd consider changing my Pintlers out for.
 
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Well I got a call today, wheels showed up to the warehouse a little earlier than expected. I was able to rearrange my schedule and get them installed at a buddies shop. Took my 5 old aluminum wheels to the recycler rather than try to sell them to some poor soul on Facebook. Got $57 for the old wheels. One was bent, one had ovaled out lug holes so they really should not have been put back on the street.

These new wheels look good. I really do like them. Its a shame I am going to go smash them into rocks tomorrow :love:. This is the last day they will look this nice. The bronze color is more gunmetal than bronze. Depending on the lighting.

Only complaint is the damn center cap on these has 5 bolts holding it on. Most wheels have 2, maybe 3 bolts. Good and bad I guess. Not really worried about losing one.

Going to do a wellness check on the Jeep tonight, fluids and a once over on suspension bolts. Need to dial in pinion angle a little more. Tomorrow we are trailering it to Rush Springs Off-road park near the Arkansas line. Think its in Pineville MO.

Have an intermittent rattle noise from the passenger side dash I cannot locate. Need to investigate that too. Doesn't sound critical but it is annoying.


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They look great! One of my favorite wheels. I‘ve almost bought them a number of times. I was after a gunmetal with black accents, but I believe they are no longer available. Sold out and not making more.