post #1 of Old 09-23-2008, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
paroxysym
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4,673
jk rims on the xj

i been kicking around the idea of throwing a set of 17" jk rubi rims on my xj. has anybody else thought of doing so? i know i will need adapters for them to work- which is the only thing holding me back. i found a nice deal on 5 rims and new bfg mts on them for cheap. i think they would compliment the lift im getting nicely. would 3" be enough to clear them? i believe they are just shy of 32s..


2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
OEM+
paroxysym is offline  
post #2 of Old 09-23-2008, 08:08 PM
Chris_Walker
Registered User
 
Chris_Walker's Avatar
1988 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pitman, NJ
Posts: 1,261
They might rub a little going over bumps. I'm not sure what the backspacing is on them, but with the adapters, they shouldn't rub at full steering lock. Post pics if you do it. =D
Chris_Walker is offline  
post #3 of Old 09-23-2008, 08:14 PM
xjfever
Web Wheeler
 
xjfever's Avatar
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: north Ga.
Posts: 14,216
Well if you are running 32's right now I see no reason that they wouldn't work.

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
xjfever is offline  
post #4 of Old 09-23-2008, 08:40 PM
Two_Jeeps
Registered User
1991 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 165
I put a set of 05 Rubicons on my 91 XJ earlier this year. I didn't use any spacers and until I mounted a larger tire, I didn't need the lift.

Here what it looked like the day I bought the wheels:




Here's what it looks like now with a 2" lift, new tires, new paint, etc...





Those tires are just under 32" and I haven't had any problems yet. Granted, I don't do a lot of serious off roading, but it has been on the trail a few times since adding those wheels and tires with no problem.

My other car is a mountain bike
Two_Jeeps is offline  
post #5 of Old 09-23-2008, 09:05 PM
jeeper01
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 544
I would say go for it. I personally think it would look badass with some spacers/adapters.

1998 Cherokee Classic... 2" BB on Moabs
1988 Cherokee Limited... 4.5" RC lift, RK longarms, on 31's. Several homemade skids.

Last edited by jeeper01; 09-23-2008 at 09:06 PM. Reason: I can't read
jeeper01 is offline  
post #6 of Old 09-24-2008, 08:08 AM
ktmracer419
Registered User
 
ktmracer419's Avatar
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3,511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Two_Jeeps View Post
I put a set of 05 Rubicons on my 91 XJ earlier this year. I didn't use any spacers and until I mounted a larger tire, I didn't need the lift.





.
tj's have a 5 on 4.5 lug pattern

jk's have 5 on 5 lug pattern

adapters are needed in his application

97 xj
44 front, detroit, alloyed
60 rear, detroit, 35 spline alloyed
35" beadlocked km2's
3" midarmed
more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at
ktmracer419 is offline  
post #7 of Old 09-24-2008, 08:53 AM
wil badger
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 2,890
I have a set of JK rims I was going to put on my ZJ. The back spacing is an inch more then the stock ZJ rims. So with a 1" spacer it should bring you right back to factory backspacing.
wil badger is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
which rims? Undecided XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum 20 06-28-2008 06:49 PM
name these rims xj BMX xj XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 19 09-10-2006 12:48 PM
i got new rims! dynamite44 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 13 02-16-2006 07:33 PM
Polished Aluminum Alloy Rims or Chrome Plated Alloy rims twisted_ed XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 11 07-10-2005 11:37 PM
Rims SuperStreetJeep XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 15 03-14-2005 07:26 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome