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few pics of 30x9.5x15 with questions...

Hey all,
First off Id like to thank you guys for the replies and pics of my previous questions.

I got these from a guy in my neighborhood for next to nothing. They are Jeep tires and rims.

I think they look okay, what do you think?

The wheels are starting to peel as you can see in the one pic. I really dont want to spend the money for sandblasting and rechroming, so can I just sand the "infected" part and touch up with a chronme type paint? What should I use? Any suggestions?

Also, I want to sell my 225x70x15's with stock rims, what can I expect to get for them? Still in good condition with about 50% tread.

Thanks for the help.
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I'm looking at a set of the same rims. Did you have to do anything for them to fit? i thought there were some concerns about the front hub size? They look great by the way.

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pauly, that concern may be for just 4x4 models. it doesn't look like he's 4x4.

IMO, i'm iffy on the rims. I like the tires. something about how the holes are and the dome of the chrome. But if you like 'em, rock 'em.
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OP, your rims arent chrome. they're aluminum and then they're clearcoated. my recommendation to you would be to sand the rims down to the bare aluminum and then re-clearcoat them. the existing clearcoat is whats chipping off of them.
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^^what he said, or you can just paint them black (which is what i would do)
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^^what he said, or you can just paint them black (which is what i would do)
Thanks for the replies guys. I was starting to think I wasnt gonna get any hits. Haha.
Yeah, Im also a little iffy on the wheels, but thats what was on the tires and like I said, I got a really good deal from a Jeeper.

My bad about the chrome statement, They are obviously aluminum. I was thinking of sanding them down and painting them black also but just wanted some input from you guys before I did anything.

Do I just sand them down to get all the peel and clearcoat off with like 120-150 grit, then clean them up with like 400 so the paint will stick?

Sorry for the dumb questions, just never did wheels before.

Also, for those of you who went 225 to 30x9.5, what kind of drop have you seen in mpg's?
I have not seen almost any loss of power. It almost seems like the truck is now in a BETTER powerband. (probly should put that last question in different thread)

Anyways, look forward to any replies. Thanks.
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I have used aircraft stripper in the past as it doesn't bother the rubber to strip clearcoat. Then you could either polish and seal or re-apply some clear.
How is the backspacing on those rims? I beleive they are 5.25 backspacing? They look good but is there any rubbing etc?

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thanks paul,
im not sure of the backspacing, but there is no rubbing at all.
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Going to look at a set this weekend. They have Yokohama's mounted. They have the same clear coat peeling that yours have. I will have to measure the front hub size as I am a little worried about the size. I have a 2008 XL 2wd so I am hoping the hub size hasn't changed.

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Cool Pauly,
I doubt you will have any problems.
If you strip and repaint them, be sure to send me some pics. And Ill do the same for you.
Thanks

BTW, what size tires are they mounted on? Are you running stock (225) now?
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not sure what people on 30's report, and i dont know much about the 02+ 4cyl, but i will say that on the older 4 cyl trucks people lose 2 or more mpg on 31s, hence the reason im still running stock (actually smaller cause they were cheeper)
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The tires mounted on them are Yokohama super diggers. They are 30.5x9.5x15. Kllrbee just to clarify you didn't have any issues with the front hub not fitting through the rim?
You wouldn't know what size hole is in the Gambler rim would you. At least I could measure my hub to see if it will fit. If I can be reasonably sure they will fit then it will be worth the drive to pick up the rims/tires as they are a distance away.

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hey Pauly,
You could probly see in the pics that I just popped off the center cap and the front hub fits right in there, But yeah, the hub will hit the cap if you try to leave it on.
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I guess I'm worried because I could have sworn I read on here somewhere supposedly the 2008's 2WD had a front hub size increase from previous years? Sorry one more question can't really tell from the pictures but do the tires sit "in" more than the originals?

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Okay Pauly,
dont worry about the questions, no problem.

I really dont know about the increase in hub size from 07 to 08, but Im sure someone on here has the answer to that one.

The stock Gamblers are 15x8 with 5.25 BS.
Stock steelies are 4.5 BS.

So yea, it seems that they would sit in more, although I dont notice it.
Probly cuz the section width of the 225/70 is 8.85 and the 30/9.5 are obviously 9.5.

Im not good at figuring out the mathematics of it, but it would seem to me that the wheels are .75 in, but the .65 difference of the section width negates that, even tho have to take half of that to be .33.

I really dont know if Im figuring this out right. But the inside of the tire is .75 in and the outside of the tire is .33 in or closer to the vehicle. I havent actually measured, thats just crunching the numbers.
To be honest, I dont see any difference and the "look" of the tires on the truck actually make it look and feel like a truck. The difference is huge.

I would say to try and find out if any difference in the hub size and if not, then get them. I am not dissapointed at all except for the peel of the wheels. But it just snowed here and they go nuts with the salt so the sanding and repainting of the wheels will be after winter.

Hope this helps brutha.
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Just an update:
Went to see the rims/tires but no deal. Two of the tires were pretty well shot and two rims were peeling badly. I had measured my front hubs and they were 2.75 dia. I measured the rims and they were just slightly larger so yes they would have fit. Too bad as he wouldn't budge on the price so no deal. Thanks Killr for all your help. Back to the search.

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