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post #16 of 124 Old 07-11-2011, 01:49 PM
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When I first saw the title to this thread I only had one thought "man that's going to look terrible"...however, I really dig those steel wheels. I've never seen them before...ever; but I like em'. Too bad 17" tires are so much more than 15's unless you find a nice set of used ones!


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i have a 3" lift on my cherokee now, but i fear the tire would be to close to the back of the fender. you say grand cherokee lower arms? are they long?
No they have a relief, or bend, where the tire rubs the arm on tight turns.

Mine measures 20" center of wheel to bottom of non hacked flare, and it's a RC 3" coil. So, pretty safe to say mine's the same height.

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When I first saw the title to this thread I only had one thought "man that's going to look terrible"...however, I really dig those steel wheels. I've never seen them before...ever; but I like em'. Too bad 17" tires are so much more than 15's unless you find a nice set of used ones!
Heh... thanks. She's no beauty queen, but it gets the job done.

I have $410 into 6 tires & wheels.

The wheels were $100 for 4, and $50 for 2, on seperate occasions, at different junkyards ($25 is a pretty standard junkyard wheel price).
The tires were $150 for 3, $50 for 1, and $60 for 2, all separate craigslist deals.
They're all between 75% tread and brand new with form nubs still on them (OEM spares).


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No they have a relief, or bend, where the tire rubs the arm on tight turns.

Mine measures 20" center of wheel to bottom of non hacked flare, and it's a RC 3" coil. So, pretty safe to say mine's the same height.


okay, i remember my stock arms having the bend in them... they bolt right up? or is there minor grinding involved? i remember reading somewhere about wj arms but dont remember much about them

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No, I don't think I'd say they "bolt right up" close though.
The body end tabs need bent, or the bushing needs trimmed.
The axle end fits same as stock though.
I dunno if yours would rub though, mine measure a full inch taller, and barely rub at full turn, so yours being a bit smaller might clear... won't know till you run them I guess...


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ah i see, thank you.

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Those look excellent. Best looking 17" wheels I have seen on a Cherokee.

Call them "Soft 10's".



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Call them "Soft 10's".
Thanks Greg.
Soft 8's have nice dimple die'd holes, you can pick them up with out loosing a finger. These aren't... call them "hard 10's"

Just realized I have more pics of the wheels that aren't in this thread...
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I dig this. Where did you get the wheels? Are they dealer take-offs as well?
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Can you explain this a bit more?

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Center caps are stock XJ, the wheels needed the mounting holes for them, but even they fit great.
What do you mean the wheels needed the holes for them? You had to drill something to mount them up?
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Can this be moved to the tech section, since it's way more info than pictures at this point?


The stock black center caps have 3 holes through the wheel for mounting them.
The stock XJ wheel has holes for those mounting screws, the magnum steel wheels don't.
It's not something you need to do, unless you really want to run center caps.

I'm talkin about the little holes between the lug holes:



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Stock height LJ... needs an inch or two of lift to really clear these. It was fine steering lock to lock, but any flex while turning, the tire would hit the sway bar.



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The LJ above now wears magnums. And BFG MT's. On a H&R 1.1" kit.



And another convert:

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Loved the look of the Magnum steelies so I grabbed a set for my dd (sprayed with rustoleum hammered gunmetal grey) and slapped a set of 225/65R17 Michelins on... I know I know they aren't 255/75R17s but they will get me to work on time and thats what counts. Also I need to pick up a set of the center caps, so far they have eluded me.




Jeeps really look great guys, just wanted to let you know you inspired me, maybe one day mine will finally grow up!


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The LJ above now wears magnums. And BFG MT's. On a H&R 1.1" kit.



And another convert:
Sweet my jeep got quoted from one Forum to another here is another picture to keep the thread going!



and here is my brothers MJ on 300c steelies



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Who all is running spacers and what are your thoughts, I wouldn't mind a slightly wider stance.


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Yeah Nuny, it's my thread over on NAXJA (deucestudios over there), and I've just been keeping this one updated too. That MJ is going on NAXJA if you don't post it I will haha...

They really look good on stock height. Were those 225/65R17 the tires the Magnum had, or did you get different ones?

I'm running 1.25" spacers in just the rear now. Really puts the tire right at the fender, just like the front is. It's fine without it, I might not even keep them. I just wanted to see what it was like with them.



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Yeah Nuny, it's my thread over on NAXJA (deucestudios over there), and I've just been keeping this one updated too. That MJ is going on NAXJA if you don't post it I will haha...
They really look good on stock height. Were those the tires the Magnum had, or did you get different ones?

I'm running 1.25" spacers in just the rear now. Really puts the tire right at the fender, just like the front is. It's fine without it, I might not even keep them. I just wanted to see what it was like with them.

Awesome! Post 'em up I'm sure my brother will get a kick out of it!

The tires on my XJ are not originally from a magnum, my wheels came bare. I picked the tires up at a local junkyard for a steal, and I think they were off of a newer GM SUV (225/65/R17 Michelin Latitude Tours). The tires on my brothers were the original 300c tires and look great as well.

Last weekend I drove from Ohio to Knoxville, TN in the Jeep and avg 20.5mpg and in the rain on the way home the wheels and tires were amazing. Not to mention much much quieter than my Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors I took off. With the stock size tire you can really notice the stiffer sidewall and slightly better handling than the 15's we took off.

Thanks for the info on the spacers, I kind of like not having the wheels stick out now it helps keep the Jeep from needing washed everytime I hit a small puddle.

To be honest I love the look of your Jeep, everything you have done keeps it looking like a factory option. Keep it up!


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