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post #1 of 26 Old 05-11-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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What rims should I get?

Hi, this is my first post in this forum and I have a quick question. I have an emerald green 1996 jeep cherokee and I am looking into giving it a 3" lift with 31" bfg all terrains. I would also like to get a new set of rims to replace the stock steel ones. I would like to keep the price under $100 per rim. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 26 Old 05-11-2013, 05:53 PM
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D windows will look good. I think they are one of the best looking rims that you can put on an XJ. They average around $50 for the cheap ones and 75 for good quality name brand ones. I have American Racing 767 wheels on mine. They retail for 80 IIRC. Pro Comp has some that are 55. Cragar also makes some. Another popular wheel are the Soft 8's. Or you could go all out and get alloys that will retail over $100. Steel wheels are probably your best bet if you don't want to spend over your limit.

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Don't do d windows or so 8s the weight is absurd. Something like 48lbs a wheel..stock aluminums weighed 20. That's almost 100 extra pounds in rim weight alone, effecting handling, braking, efficient and where & tear. Look for some aftermarket aluminum or alloy wheels. Eagle alloy, pro comp, American racing, atx, and many other brands.

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Black rims are the "in-thing", but I think all black looks like junkyard material. I tried to fit with the trend and went 50/50. I love it. These were $150/pc.

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Don't do d windows or so 8s the weight is absurd. Something like 48lbs a wheel..stock aluminums weighed 20. That's almost 100 extra pounds in rim weight alone, effecting handling, braking, efficient and where & tear. Look for some aftermarket aluminum or alloy wheels. Eagle alloy, pro comp, American racing, atx, and many other brands.
And no, D Windows and Softs 8s do NOT weigh 48 lbs a piece.
They weigh around 28 lbs a piece vs about 20 for the stock allow wheels. I notice absolutely no difference in my handling, braking, gas mileage, ect on steel wheels over the alloy I had before.

As for the OP, I'd do anything but D Windows and Soft 8s. They're done to death and everyone and their brother has them. I like my V5s, but I'm picky about wheels and picked them because they look like stock wheels.


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And no, D Windows and Softs 8s do NOT weigh 48 lbs a piece.
They weigh around 28 lbs a piece vs about 20 for the stock allow wheels. I notice absolutely no difference in my handling, braking, gas mileage, ect on steel wheels over the alloy I had before.

As for the OP, I'd do anything but D Windows and Soft 8s. They're done to death and everyone and their brother has them. I like my V5s, but I'm picky about wheels and picked them because they look like stock wheels.
OP has stock steelies, so the difference is even less.

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Thanks everybody for your input, it helps me out a lot!
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And no, D Windows and Softs 8s do NOT weigh 48 lbs a piece.
They weigh around 28 lbs a piece vs about 20 for the stock allow wheels. I notice absolutely no difference in my handling, braking, gas mileage, ect on steel wheels over the alloy I had before.

As for the OP, I'd do anything but D Windows and Soft 8s. They're done to death and everyone and their brother has them. I like my V5s, but I'm picky about wheels and picked them because they look like stock wheels.

Ill look around online but the last time I had pro comp d. Windows or whichever brand they were they were 48lbs on a scale. So yes 28lbs at each corner would effect handling & breaking, 8lbs not so much!

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Ill look around online but the last time I had pro comp d. Windows or whichever brand they were they were 48lbs on a scale. So yes 28lbs at each corner would effect handling & breaking, 8lbs not so much!
There is no way possible that they can be almost 50 pounds. I tote around horse feed daily and each bag is fifty pounds. And those rims are no where close to that.

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Ill look around online but the last time I had pro comp d. Windows or whichever brand they were they were 48lbs on a scale. So yes 28lbs at each corner would effect handling & breaking, 8lbs not so much!
I have 15x8 ProComp D Windows that I just got and the boxes said they were 32 lbs for the whole one wheel package. The boxes with two wheels said 64 lbs. I don't see how yours were 48 lbs on a scale.

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Maybe I'm off but I remember 48 pretty vividly.

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Maybe that was the weight with 235's on 'em.

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Steel wheels are harder to balance, atleast from my experience. They had to use a huge amount of weights to get my steelies to balance up, they never did get them right on. You can't beat steelies for durability tho.

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ION makes some pretty decent cheap alloy wheels. I paid $75 a pc for my 174's with free shipping from JC Whitney(best deal I could find).

It's hard to beat a decent set of used wheels for the money. Search around on craigslist or a local junkyard if you're on a budget. You can usually find wheels and tires used for less than you'd just pay for new rims.

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