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Unread 03-29-2011, 06:00 AM   #1
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inexpensive 5x4.5 alloy wheels?

I'm running factory r15 canyons on my ZJ (5" bs) and am looking to jump from 30s to 33x12.5 (I'm fully cut front and rear, and I'll have proper lift and everything squared away first) but I will need wheels with less BS.

Tight budget so I'm looking for an alloy wheel that is $100 or less each. Soft 8s are cheap but heavy. I'm trying to help the 4.0 as much as I can and avoid steel wheels.

The other option I suppose is to just run spacers, but it's nearly as expensive as buying a set of cheap wheels. Any suggestions on inexpensive alloy wheels? Thanks!

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Unread 03-29-2011, 06:54 AM   #2
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I was recently looking as well, and there really isn't such a thing as a cheap aftermarket alloy wheel. I ended up ebaying OEM alloy wheels off a Cherokee (I was looking for 16s)

Find a vehicle that comes with wheels that would work and eBay them. Might be hard to find the correct backspacing, but with a little research, you should be able to find one.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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There are lots of alloy wheel for $100 or less. No need to go with heavy steel wheels that are hard to balance.

Try this place: http://4wheelonline.com/TruckWheels.1180

The Ion wheels have free shipping and some 15x8 wheels are under $80 PLUS free shipping! I paid $96/wheel for my Pro Comp 7069s. Had to pay shipping though.

Here's the thread about the Ions..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/ion-wheels-1139043/
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I stand corrected. Awesome! I was not able to find any I liked in 16s. (Especially not in the 16x7 that I needed for the tire size I'm looking to run)
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Unread 03-29-2011, 11:01 AM   #5
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Some Costco's carry ProComp alloy wheels, worth looking at. If you are going with larger than stock tires, you probably will have to buy the wheels from Costco and take them elsewhere for tires.
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