December 21, 2017
In 2012, I purchased five 17x9 +12mm offset Gauntlets with 315/70R17 Duratracs mounted straight from Tire Rack. The +12mm offset is perfect for the JK Wrangler with 35" tires. The finish on the outer surface of the wheels was excellent. The inner surfaces of the wheel were well primed, but the black satin was sparse in that area. I covered that area with low gloss black engine enamel which was a perfect match. I am now into my sixth Michigan winter with this wheel and tire combination, with 96,000 miles (I do five-tire rotations). The wheels show no signs of corrosion even though they see plenty of sodium chloride in the winter and calcium chloride in the summer (used on my dirt road). The wheels basically look new. Also, it was easy to mount a 2" led side marker light as a CHMSL in the Gauntlet's center cap on the rear-mounted spare tire.