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Unread 12-04-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Biggest Rims on XJ

Does anyone know whats the biggest rims that you can fit on an XJ?? With 18's what size tire can you mount?? Same with 20's?? Stock XJ...

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Unread 12-05-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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um... oh, you're from new york. makes sense now. anyway, how much drivability are you willing to sacrifice? i'm sure with enough trimming and the right set of rims and tires, you could throw some 24's or 26's on it. maybe bigger.
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Unread 12-05-2008, 02:44 AM   #3
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no way...

well, lifted maybe

but on a stock XJ i doubt you'll get more then 20's under there
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Unread 12-06-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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the new charger rims look great on an XJ IMHO.
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Unread 12-06-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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um... oh, you're from new york. makes sense now. anyway, how much drivability are you willing to sacrifice? i'm sure with enough trimming and the right set of rims and tires, you could throw some 24's or 26's on it. maybe bigger.
Don't play that stereotypical BS.

Anyways, to the OP:

18's is about the biggest you can safely tuck under there with decent tires on a stocker. 18's are the biggest that look good on a XJ/MJ as well.

17's with some good performance tires are the perfect combo for a street XJ, though.
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Unread 12-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #6
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Here's what I use on my XJ in the spring/summer/fall. The rim is an 18x7, and tire size is 225/60 18, just about the same height as the original 225/75 15.

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Unread 12-07-2008, 06:06 PM   #7
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Here's what I use on my XJ in the spring/summer/fall. The rim is an 18x7, and tire size is 225/60 18, just about the same height as the original 225/75 15.

Finally you post a decent side shot!

How did you remove the cross bars on your roof rack?

Thanks,
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Unread 12-10-2008, 10:19 AM   #8
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Finally you post a decent side shot!
Thanks!! Haha, I know I should have posted one looooooooong ago, just never got around to it.

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How did you remove the cross bars on your roof rack?

You just need to remove the Torx bolts that hold the rails onto the roof, then slide off the caps and then the bars will slide off. It's a bit of a PITA but I think it looks much better. Did you ever wind up getting the 18's on yours?
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Unread 12-12-2008, 06:55 PM   #9
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With proper lift. I think you can fit a 33" tire on that XJ.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 08:38 AM   #10
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Thanks!! Haha, I know I should have posted one looooooooong ago, just never got around to it.




You just need to remove the Torx bolts that hold the rails onto the roof, then slide off the caps and then the bars will slide off. It's a bit of a PITA but I think it looks much better. Did you ever wind up getting the 18's on yours?
Ahh ok- thanks.

My 18's are all cleaned-up and sitting in the basement. I bought some well used tires for test fitment purposes, but since they are well-used I'm waiting until I've completed all of my holiday traveling before putting them on. With my sister's wedding, Thanksgiving, etc. I've been driving all over the South East the last few months. Didn't want to hit the road with worn tires and a spare that's now the wrong size.

I'll post some pics in January of my rig with the 300C wheels wearing 235/65/18s at stock ride height. Also leaning towards the OME 2 in. lift, but that won't be until Spring.

Did you re-use your stock lug nuts or get some specific to those wheels?
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Unread 12-18-2008, 08:52 AM   #11
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Ahh ok- thanks.

My 18's are all cleaned-up and sitting in the basement. I bought some well used tires for test fitment purposes, but since they are well-used I'm waiting until I've completed all of my holiday traveling before putting them on. With my sister's wedding, Thanksgiving, etc. I've been driving all over the South East the last few months. Didn't want to hit the road with worn tires and a spare that's now the wrong size.

I'll post some pics in January of my rig with the 300C wheels wearing 235/65/18s at stock ride height. Also leaning towards the OME 2 in. lift, but that won't be until Spring.

Did you re-use your stock lug nuts or get some specific to those wheels?
Sounds good! I reused my original lugnuts; they were in good shape, and the taper on them matched the Magnum wheels perfectly. The lug holes are a bit larger because the 300C/Magnum uses a larger wheel stud, but the outer edge along the taper is exactly the same size. And, the center hole is exactly the right size to go over the front hubs. Just tighten them down in a star pattern slowly so they all seat properly, then torque to spec. Make sure you post some pics of your rig when you put the 300 wheels on!
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Unread 12-18-2008, 09:12 AM   #12
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Thanks for the lug info.

Pictures soon! Should be 'interesting' with all of that chrome- at least the chrome wheels will match the grill and the rear hatch trim which are chrome from the factory. I'll be blinging for sure.

The stock wheels are going to get some Mud-Terrains or something similar so I'll be able to completely change the look of my Jeep at whim within an hour and 2 beers in the garage.
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Unread 12-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #13
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Nice wheels!
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Unread 12-20-2008, 09:44 AM   #14
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Thanks for the lug info.

Pictures soon! Should be 'interesting' with all of that chrome- at least the chrome wheels will match the grill and the rear hatch trim which are chrome from the factory. I'll be blinging for sure.

The stock wheels are going to get some Mud-Terrains or something similar so I'll be able to completely change the look of my Jeep at whim within an hour and 2 beers in the garage.
Bling is OK, as long as it's not over-done. It'll handle quite a bit better with the 18s as well, so that's a big bonus. I have a set of TJ steel wheels with 225/75 15 Wrangler GSAs that I use from December-March. They're good in the snow, which we've already had this year in NJ. Gotta be prepared, especially when hauling my wife and kids around.

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Nice wheels!
Thanks man!!
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Unread 12-20-2008, 09:58 AM   #15
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Kinda makes me wonder what the rims would look like on my WJ.

After winter is done, of course.

I've been keeping my eye out for OEM jeep chrome 18 inchers, but not having much luck.

Of course, with the amount of highway miles i drive, 18 inchers with good tires isnt exactly a bad thing.

It would also let me put really aggressive tires on the OEM 16's for when I need it.
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