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Old 05-09-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Yep, got mine from http://www.factoryreproductions.com/
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

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Yep, got mine from Factory Reproductions
Are your wheels Chrome or Polished?
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Polished....but be warned the polishing isn't perfect....you can see imperfections.

Don't get me wrong I love the polished wheels but some people have complained about the finish.
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

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Polished....but be warned the polishing isn't perfect....you can see imperfections.

Don't get me wrong I love the polished wheels but some people have complained about the finish.
Really... hmmm... Like how noticable are the imperfections? And I love the look of the polished wheels! Shiny silver, yet not over shiny like Chrome and not to plain like Hyper Silver. I might have to get these after seeing yours.

Also, how do they ride? I have the stock 20's now on mine and it rides really smooth. Just curious how much I'd be giving up going with 22"s.

And last question, what size tires are you running on the 22x9 ?
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Imperfections consist of little swirl marks here and there....I like them. Kind of makes the wheel "twinkle"....or sparkle. Haha! I get complement on the wheels all the time.

I didn't really notice any change in the ride....now that might depend on which tires you choose also. Also I'm on Eibach springs so it's already a little stiffer but not much.

I have the staggered setup with 305/40's out back and 265/45's up front. These are right at 1" larger than stock and on Eibach springs I sometimes rub the front tires on big dips in the road. Not much of a problem for me because I love the look and it doesn't rub all that often. Your roads may be better or worse than mine.
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

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Imperfections consist of little swirl marks here and there....I like them. Kind of makes the wheel "twinkle"....or sparkle. Haha! I get complement on the wheels all the time.

I didn't really notice any change in the ride....now that might depend on which tires you choose also. Also I'm on Eibach springs so it's already a little stiffer but not much.

I have the staggered setup with 305/40's out back and 265/45's up front. These are right at 1" larger than stock and on Eibach springs I sometimes rub the front tires on big dips in the road. Not much of a problem for me because I love the look and it doesn't rub all that often. Your roads may be better or worse than mine.
Thanks for the info. Ok some more questions, because I'm knew to the whole tire size numbers and stuff. If I got 22"s and wanted to keep the same clearance as the 20"s, what size tires would I need to run? (I'm not sure what the stock 20"s are, I'll have to look when I get off work. )

Also, I wonder what the weight difference's are from the 20"s vs 22"s, I'm sure they are heavier. Do you notice accelration is more sluggish at all? Do you take a hit in MPG's?

Also, I have the Quadra Lift Suspension, so I wouldn't be doing any suspension kits or anything, would just get the wheels/tires.

Thanks, your insight is very helpful!
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Stock tires are 265/50/20 which is 30.5"
A 265/40/22 would be right around 30.5"....but every brand is slightly different.
Here is a tool that will help you a lot.
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Oh, ya....heavier but I don't know by how much and I did take a little hit on MPG but I can't be to sure because the tire diameter is larger throwing off the MPG calculation. I guess I could calculate it manually but I haven't. And yes it's a little more sluggish....again mainly because my tires are slightly over sized....also those 305's out back are even heavier still.
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Thanks for the quick response, great info here, appreciate all your help five.7 !!
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

No problem....just don't forget the pics when your finished.
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Great posts Five & etennyson, lots of information! Great jeeps!
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Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

I have a 2012 Laredo. I am looking to buy chrome SRT replicas, lowering the vehicle and I need to be able to tow a boat. I want to make sure I dont rub at all.

I've been looking at Five's setup and I really like it, but s/he's mentioned there's been some rubbing in the front. But s/he also mentioned the lowering kit was 2.5, but doesnt know fer sure.

Five's setup:
22x9 w/ 265/45
22x10 w/ 305/40
2.5 lowered?

My Option 1 (Barely lowered):
22x9 w/ 265/45
22x10 w/ 305/40
Lowered .8 & 1.1

Concern - not lowered enough & tire dia past 30.5 (factory dia)

My Option 2 (Lowered fully):
22x9 w/ 265/40
22x10 w/ 305/35
Lowered 1.6 & 1.8

Concern - Rubbing or rear tire too skinny
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