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Why do the manufacturers skip 9" wheels and go straight from 8 to 10? If I get extended flares for my TJ, I don't want to buy new 8" wheels, and 10 inchers are going to stick out, even with the wider flares. 9" is the perfect compromise. Why can't I buy some 767's 9" wide with 4" backspacing?? The rat bastards <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I have a set of Einke's (sp?)that measure about 9.25" wide.
 

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Why don't you want 8's??? you realize wheels come in differant backspacing to move them in or out right? I say run 8's, I only know 2 people who have had problem with keeping tires on the rims and they had 10" aliminum wheels so I would stay away from those. Also some Centerline wheels come in 8.5"
 

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Originally posted by NE-RokToy:
<STRONG>you realize wheels come in differant backspacing to move them in or out right? </STRONG>
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Just curious as to why they skip 9's...
 

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Id be willing to bet it's so the manufactures don't have to have more dies/tools machines, etc. So to save money.
 

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I'd say because the market for a 9" wheel can easily be shifted to either 10" wheels or 8" wheels. You can get an 8" wheel with the proper amount of backspacing to get the tire to go wherever you want in relation to the fenders.
 

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mine are about 9.25 inches. they are the aluminum alloy chevy ones i think. only problem is that they have those <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> lugnuts
 

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probably not common 'cuz most vehicles pretty much have one size that fits...it's the crazy wheelers that start playin' with wider rims (and we're not THAT big of a group)so the manufactures keep thier tool cost down. Ya know some one some where wants a 7.25 <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> for them 33X9.5's
 

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Originally posted by 1220:
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Why do the manufacturers skip 9" wheels and go straight from 8 to 10? If I get extended flares for my TJ, I don't want to buy new 8" wheels, and 10 inchers are going to stick out, even with the wider flares. 9" is the perfect compromise. Why can't I buy some 767's 9" wide with 4" backspacing?? The rat bastards <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
i dunno but you can buy my beadlocks... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by badassjeepguy:
<STRONG>i dunno but you can buy my beadlocks... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Now what are you doing?? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I can't use those badboys. You know me, 99.9% street driven <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Glenn (Red TJ) e-mailed me about wheelin' Saturday with Bob Rank and a few others, but he didn't know where to go. I'm waiting for him to mail me back...Wanna go?

Probably be too tame for you but what the heck, go anyways <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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