I have an set of Jeep GC Ronin 17in chrome wheels (originally offered on 2007 GC Limiteds) that I was planning on getting rid of. They came on my 05 GC when I purchased it. I replaced this set with 2011 Overland 20in wheels a few months ago (pictured). But, the new 20in wheels will not be ideal for snow/mountain driving.
I am trying to think of some other options for the old set rather than selling them. Reason - I am not a BIG fan of how the Ronin's look in chrome. Could I powder coat/paint the wheels (dark grey or black) and add larger mud terrain style tires to this setup? I do not have a lift on my GC, so, I am not sure how big of tires I can fit on these rims.
I'd be interested in hearing from any of you that have experience that I could from from regarding
1. powder coat mods to wheels
2. Increasing the tire size on stock GC
Thanks for your time!