"Pacing myself" build

I can't find the American Racing wheels in stock anywhere. Here is another option. I like the backspacing on this one.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/black-rhino/baker-wheel-wrangler-yj-tj/17x8.5-bronze-1785bkr-85114z71

Gravitating to the Toyos.

If you're talking about the bronze I dig them!

I'm not sure about the new Toyo RT Trails but have a little experience with the original RT's and hated them. Now they are drastically redesigned so that's probably not relevant, but really my only experience with Toyo and I wasn't impressed. The RT Trail looks really good though. Hope it performs well!
 
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I can't find the American Racing wheels in stock anywhere. Here is another option. I like the backspacing on this one.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/black-rhino/baker-wheel-wrangler-yj-tj/17x8.5-bronze-1785bkr-85114z71

Gravitating to the Toyos.

That combination is not trivial to find (esp in 5x5.5) which is why I went the route that I did.

But I had saved these in case it helps you.

Edit - Ah nvm, these are beadlocks. Ignore.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vsw-s2669
 
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I can't find the American Racing wheels in stock anywhere. Here is another option. I like the backspacing on this one.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/black-rhino/baker-wheel-wrangler-yj-tj/17x8.5-bronze-1785bkr-85114z71

Gravitating to the Toyos.

Dang! Too bad you can't find those American Racing wheels. The Black Rhino's look good too. If you could get with some bronze bolts it would be really cool. I checked all the Raceline's and you'd need a spacer to make the BS work on the few bronze offerings.

I like this one with a 2" spacer would give you 3.88 BS, which is darn near perfect to avoid some rubbing. Also way cheaper than the Rhino's at $162.75.

https://racelinewheels.com/products/946bz-boost?_pos=2&_sid=aea12c912&_ss=r&variant=32196658495568
 
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Have you considered JL or JT wheels and tires? You can find a set of those relatively cheap and they work well with a 2" adapter.
 
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Have you considered JL or JT wheels and tires? You can find a set of those relatively cheap and they work well with a 2" adapter.

x2. They're readily available and cheap. Throw in the JK wheels as well (same lug pattern).
 
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I was hoping to stay away from spacers/adapters, not that I'm against them, just want less to deal with. It definitely limits my choices, especially with a 17 wheel. I'm not going to give up on those ARW's, but I fear they are discontinued. I may revisit JK/JL wheels to see if something stands out for me.
 
I was hoping to stay away from spacers/adapters, not that I'm against them, just want less to deal with. It definitely limits my choices, especially with a 17 wheel. I'm not going to give up on those ARW's, but I fear they are discontinued. I may revisit JK/JL wheels to see if something stands out for me.

The nice thing about JL take offs is that you can get a set of 33" ko2s if you go with a rubicon take off set. Most seem to replace them fairly quick with 35 or 37s so there's a decent amount out there with almost new tires.
 
The nice thing about JL take offs is that you can get a set of 33" ko2s if you go with a rubicon take off set. Most seem to replace them fairly quick with 35 or 37s so there's a decent amount out there with almost new tires.

Yep...I picked up a set of 5 beadlock capable Mopar wheels and tires with only a few hundred miles on them. While these are 35s, 33s are much more common.
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@bobthetj03, the only real downside to factory wheels vs aftermarket is if you want to run lockout hubs. You can bore the factory wheels, it's just a bit of work to get them done. Most aftermarket wheels will come bored.

FWIW, this is a set of JT wheels I run on my TJ, for wheeling only. I paid $400 for 4 wheels and 5 tires that were like new. The tires are Firestone Destination MTs. Also, I did bore these out to 2.75" for the small hub kit. I've wheeled them hard with the adapters and wouldn't let that be a concern. The only caveat there is to not forget to run thread locking compound to mate the adapters to the TJ hub.

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Those are nice, but I like the Raceline’s better.

We need an update. Whatcha thinking’ brah?!

I agree. The Raceline's would be my first choice, if they were available. Update? Sorry, button pushing unsuccessful. That is so yesterday. Come on, you can do better than that!
 
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I'm regretting replacing the heater core when I was having AC issues. Not sure how to move forward.

How long did the PR heater core last?

How long have you had the 4-Seasons core? What AC Evap do you have?