I'm brand new to the Jeep community. I've been driving a Jeep for months on and off and now permanently have a 1999 XJ Cherokee. I love the thing but it sure as hell needs work. As I said I don't know much of anything about Jeeps and need some help on builds, what parts to use, what brands are good/bad, etc. right now it's a 1999 Cherokee Sport with no lift, stock 15in rims 215/75 tires with absolutely NO tread that need to be replaced. Looking for some advice on tires and wheels. Was thinking of getting these http://www.wheelfire.com/scontent/Wh...&TireSKU=22856 but honestly don't know if they are a good deal or good quality. Obviously I'd need a lift and was looking around for some kits. Could someone suggest a good brand and what a good price would be. Also not sure where to look because ordering straight off the internet probably isn't the cheapest. Many more ideas just want to handle this right now. All and any help is appreciated!!
I'd recommend you change the rim size. Those are a 15x7 which is the same as stock rims. To fit bigger tires better, you should get them in a 15x8. I do like the style though, even though they're all black.
And a 30x9.50 tire will fit stock height with a little rubbing occurring, not much.
It's tough to give you all the info you'll need all at once so I'll just tell you that you need to search around the forum, read some build threads, and decide what's going to work for you and your Jeep. As far as tires, I got mine from discounttire.com and it was a quick and easy deal at a good price. Before you worry about lifting or modding your XJ, you need to make sure it's in good mechanical condition, clean oil, new filters, no vacuum leaks, etc. You can learn a ton here so start reading and see what you can find. Good luck with everything Jeep related!
My XJ thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/im-back-xj-2628914
How high do you want to go? You can do a bastard pack lift up to 3" for pretty cheap
S10 main leafs with eyes cut off. 96 Explorer modified shocks. ebay 3" lift coils. unbolt the brake line brackets and straighten the hardlines, but leaf center pins and new U joints
If you have an extra set of sway bar ends you can weld them longer or make quick discos without too much work
Current: 99XJ 6.5 lift-Bought 2015
Sold: Patriot Blue 00 XJ.
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Thanks for all the suggestions and help! After some thought and looking at builds I think I'll try for some newer Wrangler rims like these! Thinking about a 2" lift and saw some suggestions on brands and I'll have to research those. Should I get them installed at a shop or try myself I'm fairly handy but don't have experience with springs, leaves, etc and don't know what or how to replace said parts. The rims I attached a picture of are 16s not 15s that I have on right now but should be fine with a 2" lift with no scrapping? If not please let me know. Thinking about rigging a flagpole hitch on the back, might be a tiny bit more economical than buying one for $40 also might be some fun. Thanks for all the suggestions and ideas. Let me know if I'm on the right track or if any of my logic here is flawed
07+ JK Wranglers use a 5x5 bolt pattern, so those wheels won't fit on your XJ without an adapter. All earlier Wranglers (87-95 YJs and 97-06 TJs), all XJ Cherokees (84-01), and all first gen ZJ Grand Cherokees (93-98) use a 5x4.5 bolt pattern.
Wheel diameter alone has no bearing on whether or not you will have fitment issues. Total wheel size (diameter, width, and backspacing) as well as tire size are what will determine fitment on your Jeep.
1992 Cherokee Laredo - all stock, DD. Needs some minor rust repair, then on to the mods!