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I made the decision this morning to go with billet for sure. Now on to the lift kit choices I have an 02 sahara with a rubicon express 3.5 short arm and want to go with something similar but more performance minded
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I think the Hutchinsons are indestructible.. and gorgeous.

For all the AEV Products I love the Pintlers are not one I can say that about. On this forum alone there have been a few guys complaining about a crack at the spoke to rim joint. I don't recall any complaints about the Bridgers but just looking at the Pintlers it is obvious that transition from spoke to rim is gonna be weak.

Stick with the Hutchinsons. Besides a bullet proof reputation they look fabulous. And they are a street legal beadlock.
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I think the Hutchinsons are indestructible.. and gorgeous.

For all the AEV Products I love the Pintlers are not one I can say that about. On this forum alone there have been a few guys complaining about a crack at the spoke to rim joint. I don't recall any complaints about the Bridgers but just looking at the Pintlers it is obvious that transition from spoke to rim is gonna be weak.

Stick with the Hutchinsons. Besides a bullet proof reputation they look fabulous. And they are a street legal beadlock.
Actually, the Pintler cracks appear to have been a manufacturing defect. I had a set on each of my first and second TJ's with no problem (and both still going strong). I have a set of Pintler beadlocks on my Brute, no problem. I had a set on my JKUR and they were *all* showing signs of cracking when I noticed the first one. They were replaced by AEV quickly and that set is perfectly fine still. That was a 5.7L Hemi JK with probably 15k miles when the first set went bad that was on 35's and had only very mild off-roading.

Now, if you like the Hutchinsons for the looks, then by all means. But I wouldn't write off Pintlers because of the cracking...I doubt very much that AEV is selling wheels *now* that will crack like that.


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Looks like fun hope to see it out on the trails!
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