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post #1 of 10 Old 02-04-2018, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Photos of factory wheels - aluminum?

I am looking for photos of factory wheel options, preferably aluminum, if that was even an option from the factory. Between my less than satisfying search experience with the forum and the photobucket thing, I got nothing.

FYI: my plan is to see if I can find something "close enough" in an aftermarket 16x8" wheel.

On a side note, a good collection of factory steel wheel photos would be nice to have too.

I found these on eBay, a mismatched set that is a little overpriced IMHO, but are they even close to factory?

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They are period wheels but I did not believe open Jeeps got alloys until the Wrangler in 1987 and they were more modern than those, all the brochures i have seen of the later CJs have painted or chromed steel wheels.

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http://www.lov2xlr8.no/jeep.html is a good resource for period brochures.

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The ones you pictured are older aftermarket. The OEMs look similar, but are narrower ones at 15x7. 70 to 76 Renegade I believe.
Your 85 would have been 15x7 chrome or white steel wagon spoke with center caps.
If you want aluminum, go with your choice of aftermarket. Just make sure the center hole is 4.25” or 108mm to clear the front hub.
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Ed's answer and info is spot on.

Ansen/ American racing and a few others make repops of those wheels now (VNA69 Ansen sprint), and I believe American Racing just released a new version of that with a fake beadlock called the 012 aluminum slot

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Thanks all for the replies. Knowing that aluminum wasn't a factory option makes things easier as there is not pressure to get close to what could have been an option. I will keep my eyes open for something that I like in 16x8. Too bad the VNA69 Ansen sprint only appears to be available in 15" and 17".

http://www.americanracing.com/wheel/...9-ansen-sprint

Oh well, the chrome wagon wheels would be a nice option too.

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Are you sure you want a 16" rim?

Most all the 16" tires are E load rated and most folks find them to be too stiff for a lightweight CJ.

I'm weighing the pros and cons now as my 03 TJ uses 16" I might be going to 15s to use the C rated tires.

This is a new version of the older Renegade Aluminum
https://www.tomsbroncoparts.com/prod...--66-77-bronco

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Are you sure you want a 16" rim?
I do want to go at least 16" if not 17". I will eventually need to clear a rear disk brake setup, but more importantly, it seems that 15" tires are becoming increasingly rare in my neck of the woods.

I haven't put too much thought into the LT tires contributing to a harsh ride, but then, I do have RS5000 shock on the Jeep fight now, so how would I notice?

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There are plenty of C and D rated 16" LT tires as well as passenger sizes (eg P285 or P305).


My 4Runner had 16" P tires (has 17s now) and F350 gets 16" E rated LT tires. Never had a problem finding different sizes or tread patterns in either.
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