Mickey Thompson Dee­gan 38 Pro 2 Wheels

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When it came time to mount up our new Dee­gan 38 A/T tires, what bet­ter way to do it than on a set of Mickey Thompson (MT) Dee­gan 38 Pro 2 wheels? The wheels are an eight-spoke de­sign in two-tone matte black, which I ac­cent with mud, dirt and snow. While I’m not a fan of ‘faux’ any­thing, MT’s de­sign­ers gave the wheel a rugged look with the faux bead locks, crested em­blems on the cen­tre caps, and laser etched Dee­gan 38 and Mickey Thompson lo­gos. They come in 15" to 20" fit­ments, in a va­ri­ety of sizes, and are TPMS com­pat­i­ble. MT says, “All Dee­gan 38 Se­ries wheels use 60 De­gree Con­i­cal Bulge Seat lugs but will also ac­cept E/T Style lug nuts which pro­vide a lug­cen­tric in­stal­la­tion.” Our test wheels for the Jeep were 17x9, 5x5, with 4.5" of backspac­ing and a -12 off­set. They had no trou­ble clear­ing the rear sway bars of our 4" Ter­aflex sus­pen­sion (un­like the stock 18" wheels which need 1.5" spac­ers), while keep­ing our 33" Dee­gan 38 A/T tires al­most un­der the stock fend­ers. They look great, wash up easy, and held a bead down to 10 psi – nice!

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