Rugged Ridge adds new Euro-Spec XHD Aluminum 17-inch x 8.5-inch Hub-Centric Wheels for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU

Euro-Spec XHD Aluminum Wheels provide correct wheel size and backspacing for a factory look with O.E. tires

Rugged Ridge®, a leading manufacturer high-quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories, today announced the addition of new Euro-Spec XHD Aluminum wheels in 17-inch x 8.5-inch, which allow JK owners to remount slightly-used stock tires or upgrade to a similarly-sized off-road tire without changing the stock track width or stance.

Rugged Ridge Euro-spec XHD Aluminum Hub-centric wheels are designed to fit stock tire size without any lift or modifications. Photo credit: Rugged Ridge

Rugged Ridge Euro-spec XHD Aluminum Hub-centric wheels are designed to fit stock tire size without any lift or modifications.
Photo credit: Rugged Ridge

The Euro-Spec XHD Aluminum wheel is designed with the same hub- centric design as that of JK factory wheels in order to provide adequate clearance for factory brake rotors, steering linkages and suspension components, making for a fast, trouble-free install. The one piece design incorporates decorative button head socket cap screws around the perimeter of the wheels, giving the appearance of a more expensive three-piece wheel, while 5.17-inch (11mm) backspacing ensures a superior fit for vibration-free performance. Each wheel has tapered seat-mounting holes to accept the original JK lug nuts and work with original factory tire pressure monitoring system.

Rugged Ridge XHD Euro-Spec wheels are available in Satin Black or
Gunmetal powder coated finishes, not just for a great aesthetic, but
also a long life. All XHD wheels have been independently tested to meet and exceed stringent SAE J2530 standards for wheel strength and durability.

Rugged Ridge Euro-Spec XHD Aluminum Wheels are backed by Rugged Ridge’s limited lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship, as well as a one-year finish warranty. They are available through select Jeep and off-road parts & accessories retailers nationwide with retail starting at $229.99 each.

For more information about the Euro-Spec XHD Hub-Centric Wheels, or Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an authorized retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at 770-614-6101 or visit

Price Description Price
15301.60 XHD Wheel, Satin Black, 17×8.5, 07-16 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU $307.99
15301.61 XHD Wheel, Gunmetal, 17×8.5, 07-16 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU $307.99

Jeep unveils eight Mopar concepts at Moab

Chrysler rolled into Moab with truckloads of “Moparized” Jeeps and wicked Ram Trucks meant to the turn heads of fans at the 44th annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

“Our customized production vehicles show how Mopar can accessorize Jeep and Ram vehicles that are on the road today while our image vehicles showcase directions we could take in the future,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. “We will gauge reaction to these vehicles. And as we develop our next generation of new Mopar parts and accessories, we will listen closely to this dedicated group of hard-core off-road enthusiasts.”

“Moparized” Vehicles
The Mopar Underground design team is a small group of dedicated engineers, designers and fabricators who are led by Mark Allen, Chief Designer – Head of Jeep Design Studio, Chrysler Group LLC. The Mopar design team has been customizing production vehicles since 2002 and has introduced nearly 20 concept vehicles to enthusiast crowds at the Moab Jeep Safari.

The Mopar off-road engineering team is led by Keith Montone, Manager – Mopar Jeep and Ram Off-road Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. This experienced group of vehicle engineers is dedicated to providing Jeep and Ram customers with the best off-road parts and accessories. The team has introduced many new parts and played a key role in developing the first aftermarket lift kits available from an automotive manufacturer.

“Moab is a proving ground for us to test our vehicles on extreme trails alongside our customers,” said Allen. “We will take all of the feedback we get from our customers right back to the design studio with us.”

Following are eight “Moparized” image vehicles that will be shown in Moab:

Jeep Wrangler J7

Jeep Patriot Extreme

Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss

Jeep Nukizer 715

Ram PowerWagon

The General

Mopar Ram Runner

Mopar ImMortal

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Product of the Week

Quadratec faced a dilemma naming their latest “Featured Product of the Week“. They wanted to call attention to the best new exterior chrome or stainless accessory for 2007-10 Wranglers, but with so many great products how could they choose? Simple. The chose the entire line of Rugged Ridge polished accessories. So, when your looking for ways to outfit your Wrangler, remember it is best dressed in Rugged Ridge.