AEV’s popular and versatile Borah DualSport Wheel is now available for the 2018+ JL Wrangler! As the name implies, this is not another one-size-fits all aftermarket wheel – it is specifically designed for the JL Wrangler, paying close attention to its unique offset, back spacing and center cap bore requirements. The Borah’s unique offset of +25mm, works perfectly with the JL Wrangler’s variety of fender flare styles and provides the optimal balance of tire clearance, scrub radius and handling.
The JL Borah wheel is available in a number of customizable configurations with either a fully-functional Beadlock Ring for running very low tire pressure off-road, a Protection Ring designed for street use as well as additional wheel protection off-road, or no ring for a simple, minimalist look. Both the Beadlock and Protection Rings are interchangeable, giving you the flexibility to run a Protection Ring on the street or upgrade to a functional Beadlock Ring for off-road use.
The JL Borah is available now in either an Onyx or Satin Black finish – Onyx/Machined, Galaxy Black and Galaxy Black/Machined are all coming soon! The optional Beadlock Ring and Protection ring are both available in a silver or onyx finish that can easily be painted for a truly customized appearance.
What is the difference between the “Beadlock Ring” and the “Protection Ring?
The Beadlock Ring is made from forged aluminum and makes the Borah a true, functional beadlock wheel. The Protection Ring is a non-functional cast aluminum beadlock ring, designed as a sacrificial part to protect the wheel from trail scratches and also provide the same look as the Beadlock Ring.
I want to purchase the Borah with the Beadlock Ring but I've heard beadlock wheels can't be balanced. Is this true?
There are two sides to this misconception. The first goes back to the old cut and weld method of creating a beadlock wheel. Anytime a wheel is cut and welded, balance can be a major issue and often times it is the wheel causing the issue. AEV Beadlocks are cast as a beadlock and do not experience this issue. Proper balance can also be compromised by improper mounting of the tires to the wheels. It is quite common for a tire to be mounted in such a way that the tire is not set on the wheel properly, and this can wreak havoc with balance. It's very important to follow the instructions when installing the functional Beadlock Ring and then drive the vehicle before balancing the tires.
Is the offset the same as other AEV wheels?
No – Since the Borah can be used as a true beadlock wheel and is designed for more extreme terrain, we pushed it out a bit more than our standard wheels. The JL Borah offset is +25mm and backspacing is 4.72”. Keep in mind that when run as a true beadlock, the width outside of the factory fender flares will be greater than with other AEV wheels.
Can I run the Borah wheel with a beadlock ring on the street?
Well, assuming your state has no specific ban on multi-piece wheels, you certainly could. But just because you can, is it a good idea? That depends on you. Beadlock wheels are a specialty piece of equipment and as such take specialty maintenance and awareness to be used safely. If you want them because they look cool, beadlock wheels are certainly not for you – and that is primary reason why AEV designed the Borah to be dual purpose wheel. Proper maintenance of these wheels is critical and requires the consumer to do the initial install correctly, re-torque the wheels at least once a month, and replace all the bolts every year at minimum. It's a good idea to develop a routine of looking over the wheels at every fuel stop, just as you would check your engine oil. Beadlock wheels are not for everyone and therefore, as a general policy, we recommend that they be used for off-road purposes only.
All of AEV’s wheels carry a lifetime structural warranty against manufacturer defects.
- Hub centric design
- Accepts OE lug nuts
- Recessed valve stem for added protection
- TPMS Compatible
- Both versions have been tested to stringent DOT/SAE J2530 standards
- Molded AEV Center Cap included
- Lifetime structural warranty