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Unread 10-19-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Rims for lifted ZJ (4.5 inch)

I know this has been asked a million times... but I still don't know exactly what I need. I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee I6 (all stock). I am looking to lift it with the Iron Rock 4.5 inch lift. I want tires in the range of 31" to 33" on a set of Crager rims. Maybe D windows, but I don't know the size, back spacing, etc. I am looking to order the rims from Summit unless anyone knows where I can get them cheaper. If anyone knows what I need the help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first car so I'm doing the best I can.
It would really make my day if someone found a link to the rims, but just the info would be nice enough.


Thanks all!

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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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get 15"x8" with 4" backspacing. that will allow you to run up to 12.5" (or 13.5?) wide tires. most of the 33s you find will be 11.5-12.5 wide range. if you can wait for a good deal, you could get a used set of wheels for in the 100-150 range. but they arent too much new either. i run 15x8 with 4"bs. wheels are 31x10.5. pics in my build thread and photobucket in my sig. keep in mind i have iceland offroad fender flares, so yours will stick out from the body more
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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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get 15"x8" with 4" backspacing. that will allow you to run up to 12.5" (or 13.5?) wide tires. most of the 33s you find will be 11.5-12.5 wide range. if you can wait for a good deal, you could get a used set of wheels for in the 100-150 range. but they arent too much new either. i run 15x8 with 4"bs. wheels are 31x10.5. pics in my build thread and photobucket in my sig. keep in mind i have iceland offroad fender flares, so yours will stick out from the body more
Will there be any problems they stick out? I really don't mind the look. Thanks for the fast response!
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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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31's will look way to small on 4.5. go with 33's. and summit is pretty much the cheapest you will find them. shipping time for mine was less than a week. they have great customer service, too. with my order, i got a schick hydro razor. got my soft 8's when they were like $45 a wheel, which is the cheapest ive seen it. it fluctuates. but like king said, get 15x8 w/ 4in. bs. and do yourself a favor and buy center caps. it looks heluva lot better than with no center caps. the ones i got were stainless and only like $3 a cap. i bought them like 6 months ago and there's no rust on them

edit: they wont stick out too much, but with any lift, it looks a lot better when they stick out.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #5
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Alright thanks, I think I found the winner! Is this it?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3425812/
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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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yes thats it. the soft 8 is a little cheaper if it doesn't matter that much to you, but either would work perfectly
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3975812/
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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:36 PM   #7
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dont forget the center caps. theres black and chrome. i got the chrome to break up all the black, and like i said they still look new
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GOR-HC216BC/
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GOR-HC216A/
and when you take them to a shop to have them installed, get new lug nuts, you wont regret it. also, ask to get the wheel weights on the inside. non-black wheel weights on black wheels doesnt look good
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Unread 10-19-2011, 09:37 PM   #8
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Thanks, I will probably go with the soft 8 style it looks good.
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