January 22, 2018
I took a chance on ordering a these wheels for my 2014 Jeep GC Overland to pair with a set of Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires. There was only one existing review of the wheels on tirerack.com which was positive, but not overly detailed and I couldn't find anything else online, so I was slightly nervous and therefore felt it important to provide my initial feedback.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fit and finish and the overall aesthetics. The color matches my dark gray Jeep almost perfectly, but I do wish the center caps were replaceable with the OEM Jeep caps. My other negative critique is that these dark gray wheels shipped with bright chromed lug nuts. They are set deep in the wheel so not overly noticeable, but I would have preferred to see something color-matched or at least close. The other issue is that the lugs provided are smaller than the OEM lugs on my GC in terms of outside diameter. To be clear, the threads are the same size and they fit the lugs just fine, but the smaller diameter nut housing was unexpected. I assumed the wheels came with a new actual lug wrench, but it is actually just an adapter socket which allows you to use your existing lug wrench, or if you're like me, 1/2" torque wrench & breaker bar with the size nuts. Also, while it is possible to use this "lug installation tool" on a breaker bar by itself, it only accepts a 1/4" socket which is really too small for this type of job. Really just means an extra step during install/removal if you're doing it yourself.
In terms of performance, these wheels are just slightly heavier than my OEM 20" wheels which isn't noticeable when driving, and stiffness seems about the same. I was very happy with how smooth these rolled on a recent 100 mile trip even on my winter tires. Road feel is still strong and handling is only slight impacted, but again more a function of an 18" winter tire as opposed to my 20" Michelin performance all seasons. Overall I'm happy and would recommend.