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Re: Which Finish on my Wheels?

Got the wheels mocked up last night. This is a 32 offset front and rear. Rennen wont take them back if I mount a tire so I have to guess by what it looks like in the air. I tried jacking up the control arm but the suspension is so stiff that it just raised the Jeep up more.

Ive gone back and forth 3 times on whether or not I think these will tuck enough. What are your thoughts?

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Ive got at least a 1/4" of clearance from the front caliper:



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Re: Which Finish on my Wheels?

Tires finally came in so I took one down to test fit. They were slammed with customers so he only had time to do the front. I didnt even get a chance to get a good side shot



They definitely dont sit outside the fender but they stick out just a bit more than the stock wheels which is fine by me. Also picked up the new lug nuts which are 2" long. They look way too big off the wheel but not all that bad mounted. I think Ill keep them.



I may eventually drop the front end a bit to eat some of that fender gap:



Turned it lock to lock and its very close to the fender liner but doesnt touch. No way the 315 would have cleared.



Dropped them off at the powdercoater afterwards. I love the silver but need them darker. They could only do 20% gloss or 90% gloss so I decided on no gloss. They will do a sample and get it over to me before finalizing that. I picked out Gamblers Gun Grey which is a semi gloss and already UV stable.

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Looks nice!, which wheel/tire combo is that? Rennen CRL55 ?
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Re: Which Finish on my Wheels?

They look to stick out too much for me...but as long as u like them is all that matters. My offset is 35 and they are perfect imho.
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They look to stick out too much for me...but as long as u like them is all that matters. My offset is 35 and they are perfect imho.
never really figured out the offset thing and this might be why...yours don't stick out as much as his even tho you have more offset...why?....is it because yours are less concave than his?

El Jefe, I really like them and agree a darker gray is better. Will your offset drastically increase the paint damage from tire debris throw off?
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Re: Which Finish on my Wheels?

Its a +35 offset which brings the wheel closer to the hub. -35 would push the wheel out.
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Re: Which Finish on my Wheels?

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Looks nice!, which wheel/tire combo is that? Rennen CRL55 ?
Correct its the CRL55 in a 21x10.5". Tire is a Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 in 295/40/21. Comes with a 50k mile warranty

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They look to stick out too much for me...but as long as u like them is all that matters. My offset is 35 and they are perfect imho.
Ya I was kind of rushed at the shop so I didn't get to look at it for more than a minute or so. I have at least 2-4mm of clearance from the front caliper and all sorts of clearance from the rear brakes so I could always machine down the hubs to get to +35. The owner of Rennen swore up and down they will tuck fine so if they dont this is on him.

I dont know why they did mine at +32 when they did Zaimiam at +27 front and +32 rear. His Jeep is slammed though so Im sure that helps


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never really figured out the offset thing and this might be why...yours don't stick out as much as his even tho you have more offset...why?....is it because yours are less concave than his?

El Jefe, I really like them and agree a darker gray is better. Will your offset drastically increase the paint damage from tire debris throw off?
Ya every wheel seems to be different depending on the width and how much dish it has. These have quite a bit of dish to them. Most wheels need to be +35 to +38 while others work at +40 or more

These will definitely stick out more than the stock wheels but Im not too worried about it causing more damage. Skirts are protected pretty well

Wheels should be done tomorrow or Friday. They sprayed a sample piece for me and did the 90% clear on it. It got much darker and glistened in the sun so I went with no clearcoat. Fingers crossed it looks good!
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Are they 20x10.5 all around? Did you mount them yet?


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Re: Which Finish on my Wheels?

They are 21x10.5 on all 4. Actually 5, Im replacing the spare but it probably wont fit in the Jeep

Well here goes...

I wound up changing the clearcoat 2 times on them as I wasn't happy with the finish. Got a call that the wheels were done so I headed down to pick them up. The color is exactly what I wanted, an extremely dark grey. Everything looked good so I paid them and headed to Discount who has been holding my 21" tires for over 2 weeks. They put a tire on and he calls me over to look at something on the wheel.He points to the center cap and asks why the shop powdercoated over the cap. They can't balance the wheels without popping out the cap and damaging the powdercoating. The lady told me they would remove the caps and do them separately so Im very confused. They partially tried popping a cap out and the powdercoating chipped. Awesome.

So I call them and she kind of gives me the run around like they didn't have any options. She thinks a shop can balance the wheel by using the lug nut holes. They thought they would damage them using force so they decided to coat over the caps. I called Rennen and he laughed and said this shop doesn't know what they are doing. The caps are part rubber and aluminum which I had never heard of. He said they baked the caps at the same temp as the wheels which warped them and melted the o-rings. So I put all of the stock wheels and tires back on and take the wheels back to the powdercoater.

The guy who owns the place is waiting for me and is also the one that tried taking them apart. He immediately apologizes for the issues and explains to me that they didn't want to damage the caps. They tried popping them out and noticed the inner part of the cap started to bulge so they stopped. He thought that the caps were pressed in. I asked why they didn't call me but I guess he or someone in the shop just decided to coat them. He admitted they have never done a wheel like that before so Im not sure why I was the first.

I get Rennen back on the phone and ask if they make a better cap that would fit and he said he could get a set of forged caps to work which are $25 each. He tells me again the caps are 50% aluminum and 50% plastic. I brush this off and am now thinking how is that even possible?! There's no such thing right? Anyways, I get off the phone and we inspect the cap. The o-ring is fine and the cap came out but its bulged in the center. I ask if I can just go buy some blank caps and have them redo the wheels as I could care less about the logo being on the cap. He says he has a buddy that can custom make some blank caps that will work and they will redo it all free of charge.

Heres a little sneak peak of the final product in the meantime. It is Gamblers Gun Grey with Casper Clear. Hoping to have these on late next week now

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Are you installing side flare extensions like scottina06 did?


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