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Unread 06-27-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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which rims?

well im getting some new tires and am wanting to put some new shoes on the rig. so im debating between the stock ravine wheels or a set of black ION wheels. my rig is a 96 gold xj, so any opinions will be accepted.

the black ion's



and the ravine's



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Unread 06-27-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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what tire size are you running?
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Unread 06-27-2008, 09:39 PM   #3
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15x8 with a 3.75 bs
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Unread 06-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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your TIRE size is needed. this will help determine the wheel choice due to different backspacing.

Ion-3.75" BS.........pretty much whatever you want

Ravine- 5.25" BS......10.50 wide tire max. w/ steering stop adjustment. under 10.50 wide, no issues
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Unread 06-27-2008, 11:12 PM   #5
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im gettin a set of 235 75 15
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Unread 06-27-2008, 11:20 PM   #6
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im gettin a set of 235 75 15
Get the ravines. 3.75 backing spacing will look goofy on a stock jeep with stock tires.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 08:00 AM   #7
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thats what i was thinking just wanted to get some other opinions on it.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 08:07 AM   #8
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thats what i was thinking just wanted to get some other opinions on it.
Yeah they will stick out a good 2 inches more on each side and with the tiny tires it looks funky.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 08:23 AM   #9
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ravines would look better on a gold xj imo and has better backspacing for what you need
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Unread 06-28-2008, 08:54 AM   #10
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Ravines have gotta be one of the best looking Jeep wheels, EVER ! Ravines, hands down.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 11:10 AM   #11
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Ravines are very nice, but I'm kinda partial to the TJ Canyons since I bought some. I do like the Ravines better than the ION rims. IMHO
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Unread 06-28-2008, 11:18 AM   #12
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Ravines are good.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 12:39 PM   #13
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Ravines are very nice, but I'm kinda partial to the TJ Canyons since I bought some. I do like the Ravines better than the ION rims. IMHO
The ZJ canyons are better I think. I think they have less backspacing.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 12:55 PM   #14
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The ZJ canyons are better I think. I think they have less backspacing.

The ZJ Canyons are only available in 15x7 and backspacing is 5.25" (i think) whereas the TJ Canyons are 15x8 with 5.5" backspacing.
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Unread 06-28-2008, 01:22 PM   #15
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The Ravines are really plain and kinda generic to me because so many manufacturers make stock wheels like that, but the style of the Black Ions has been done to death around here too. Black wheel with circle holes - I've seen that look a hundred times at least. I think they're both VERY conservative choices and you should get wheels that haven't been used on hundreds of Jeeps already.
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