Icon wheels are hard to find in the SW!
Been on the prowl for a set of Icons. CL has had a couple of sets but all a long distance away. Surprised that they have not shown their faces in the Tucson/Phoenix area. Picked up a nice set of Liberty wheels at a great price but decided I still want the Icons. Once I get past probation I will post a wanted ad in the classifieds. Any other sources out there?
Interesting that the Icon wheels rarely show up on EBay but are available refinished from a couple of suppliers. Another set showed up on CL in Missouri this week but that is not even close- almost as far away as the Pacific Northwest.
WOW! This week, two sets of Icons are now available to me, one set in silver, from a Limited & one set in charcoal from a Classic. Thinking about buying both. Heck wheels are like shoes, never can have too many!!
Got the Icons on yesterday & what a difference. For some reason, the original owner had a set of 205/75R15 on the Jeep (for 10 yrs.!) which are two sizes too small. Rolling diameter of that tyre is 27.1", the OEM 225/75R15 has a R.D. of 28.3" & the 235/70R16" which are on the Icons have a R.D. of 29". The latter fills out the wheel opening nicely. No rubbing or issues with this set-up & the spare tyre fits in the space of the original too! Still working on buying the silver Icons. Will put up for sale the 16" Liberty wheels which I initially purchased before the Icons became available.
Originally Posted by PimaXJ View Post
Not that any of that matters--just trivia. As long as my speedo/odo are accurate and don't have rubbing issues, I don't care what my XJ used to have, I'm happy with my 235/75r15's. Glad to hear you found your Icons.
Build Thread -- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/whats-chrokeese-build-thread-2525690/
Owners manual for both my XJ and MJ list 205/215/225 as stock options. Anything under 225s looks weird though imo. It's like my aunt's Ramcharger. Stock tire size is 235/75/15s on it and they look weird as hell they're so small on there.
Interesting the different sizes offered. I would guess the 205/75R15 was usually found on the 2WD versions. I have the original window sticker & build sheet on this vehicle & it lists the 225/75R15 as the OEM. The spare is a Goodyear Wrangler RTS (OWL) which I believe is one of the originals. Still working on obtaining another set of Icons in silver for a fair price. Really glad to discover the Liberty Renegade wheels are the same Icon as found on the Cherokee!
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