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frederickflintstone

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PostSubject: anyone running jeep rims?   Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:08 pm

although I am all set for wheels for my RMW I was wondering if anyone has tried factory alloy wheels from a jeep JK (07 up wrangler) or a newer grand Cherokee. both have a 5 on 5 and most of them are 17" rims. I see them pretty cheap on CL as people always put custom rims on a jeep. sometimes they can be had with nice tires that might not be too tall for a wagon.
just wondering about the offset and if anyone has thought of this?
pics if you have them.

I myself like the cheapness and ride of 15" tires.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:39 pm

i have not seen them on b body but have seen some jeep wheels on astro they also have the 5 on 5
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:55 pm

The only thing I would worry about is backspacing on them.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:10 pm

You'd need a spacer to overcome the high offset, but otherwise, bolt right on.

Cheapness of 17 inch tires is also a thing. And better ride thanks to having some actual stiffness in the sidewall instead of blubber.

Food for thought.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:24 pm

Stingroo wrote:
You'd need a spacer to overcome the high offset, but otherwise, bolt right on.

Cheapness of 17 inch tires is also a thing. And better ride thanks to having some actual stiffness in the sidewall instead of blubber.

Food for thought.

Better corning handling for sure but not what I call better "ride" IMO the claim to fame for this type of wagon is it living room couch seating, V8 power and the float on a cloud ride.

although I have it different than some, if I want a sporty wagon to carve corners I get in my Toyota matrix XRS with 18" wheels and 40 series tires. Tach it up to the 8,100 RPM redline and row thru the 6 gears.

just depends what you want to do with your wagon that's why I threw it out there.

if I was still rollin on the stock aluminum rims I might consider jeep alloys. I know some of them are 18" and now maybe 19"


I also picked up a set of Chevy truck rally wheels in case I ever want to run winter tires.

I also have some plain steel rims from my 75 LeSabre and some dog dish hubcaps if I want to go that route.


JMO YMMV cheers
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:57 pm

I used to have a set of 5 on 5 rally wheels with the beauty rings....wonder what ever happened to them.

Im sure they are long gone by now. It was the best $40 i ever spent.

If you find a cheap set and place them on the wagon, please post a photo. I would be interested to see how they look.

So I just checked my area and Wrangler wheels with tires are going for $100 - $300. Most have never hit the road!
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:43 pm

i just checked stl CL and holy crap jeep rims are cheap. shame they are so fugly (but they look brand new and the tires on most look good)
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PostSubject: Re: anyone running jeep rims?   Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:24 am

yeah. I have seen brand new take off 18" aluminum rims with a 29" dia. tires for $450. affraid

just not sure on the JK or grand Cherokee backspacing.

I was thinking about just taking a jack and lug wrench to try them out, but I went with the old school road wheels.


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