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Just a little catch up here. Wheels finally arrived and have been powder coated. I went with Wheel Vintiques Smoothies reversed. 17 x 9 with a 4.25" backspace. They are matte black.

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Installed Metalcloak hinge steps to make it easier for strapping stuff on the roof.

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Wheels, tires, and Metalcloak 3.5" Gamechanger lift are going on at the moment.
I love love LOVE those wheels





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I love love LOVE those wheels
Thanks! So do I. They are heavy and don't have good brake venting but I'm not worried about it. I'll put in some upgraded rotors if I need. I am going to have 5.13 gears as well.
 

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Thanks! So do I. They are heavy and don't have good brake venting but I'm not worried about it. I'll put in some slotted rotors if I need. I am going to have 5.13 gears as well.
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Forgot to post the wheel/tire pics here in the build thread. It's hard to capture how cool these wheels look in real life. The deep dish on the reversed smoothies in black looks freaking awesome in person. I painted the hubs to match the Gator body.

It's sitting on a 3 1/2" Metalcloak Gamechanger with additional 1 3/8" Icon coil spacers in the rear.


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Comparison to a stock Gladiator for a little perspective:

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I absolutely love these wheels as well. I never could find any solid wheel that would fit with the right amount of deep dish look like I wanted. They look perfect for what I'm wanting. Did they build them for you in reverse from your request? I didn't see this as an option on their site but maybe I missed it.
Anyhow, bravo :clap:
 
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I absolutely love these wheels as well. I never could find any solid wheel that would fit with the right amount of deep dish look like I wanted. They look perfect for what I'm wanting. Did they build them for you in reverse from your request? I didn't see this as an option on their site but maybe I missed it.
Anyhow, bravo :clap:
Thanks! Yes, they are a special request. You will need to call them. Mine have a 4.25" backspace as well. They were really backed up and I ended up taking them without powder coating. Was going to take at least a month longer to get that done. I bit the bullet and paid to have them done locally.

There is very little room for the calipers but they fit. The installers had a hard time getting the tpms sensors in but managed it

Was a bit of work to get it all done but man they are perfect!
 

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My current build so far. Waiting on my RK 3 inch lift, Dugger Rhinos, and 37” ridge Grapplers. Also regearing to 4.88.
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As one Gator Guy to another. Build it to your liking for what you want it to do. Great plans for a great outcome.
Don't let the exterior fool ya. This Gator goes out, and not to the mall.

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Dang. Almost twins. I stuck with the stock wheels and went with bfg ko2 nolift yet but have the metal cloak game changer on order and the rebel full heights rack. Just trying to see if I can get it to rub

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