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Which Style of 17" Wheels
1. Steel (Utilitarian Style) 44%  44%  [ 8 ]
2. 7 Spoke (similar to Limited Rims) 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
3. As Is (JK Wheels) 28%  28%  [ 5 ]
4. Other 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:32 pm 
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tommudd wrote:
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Noob Alert- I am really confounded by the wheel spacer thing. If I lift 2.25-2.5 in and keep the stock rims and put say 245/70r17s on will spacers help rubbing (fender,swaybars,etc.)? I need to re-read the whole backspace issue again as well I guess. The Unique 83B 17x7s come with 38mm offset and the KK stocks are 41mm (or vice versa,lol), With close to same BS/offset it wouldn't work well lifted in regards to rubbing w/o spacers. KKs need 4'' of BS when lifted for the best setup?
Sorry if I am wasting people's time, I'm sure the answer is right in front of me-literally. I'm re-reading this whole topic over and over! Should probably just dive all the wheel topics and read up!
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Not wasting anyone's time, only way to learn is to ask.
With only a 2.5 inch lift you can most likely get away with stock rims and a 30 inch tall tire ( like the 245-70-17 again depending on brand/ tread design) Many have done it already. But what comes into play is that most want a little wider look and also possibly better handling by having a wider stance. So that is where either spacers or wheels with a different backspacing come into play. One other thing also is the fact that as you lift an IFS you also pull the wheels in towards the frame a very small amount so this also helps when installing spacer / different wheels.

Thanks for the explanation tommudd and arengant, I nuke things some times! Makes sense now, reading up does help also. :-)r I'll take all this into consideration with the upcoming upgrades.

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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:13 pm 
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I also like the 265/70/17



Nothing wrong if you want a SMALLER tire :wink:


Unfortunately, I don't have the torque that you have to turn big tires and tow an off-road camping trailer! Even with 4:10 gears, a 31" tire is about my max tire height if I want to have a good handle in mountainous terrain. Wait until you add a winch, roof rack, and have a loaded Jeep towing a trailer, then you will know what I mean. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Thats why I would love to have 4.56s even with 32s
just to have the power when I get into the hills with a trailer on
Of course even if I had the CRD I'd regear to keep it running where it should be
Mine with my 5X7 empty trailer is in the 5950-6000 lb range

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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
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arengant, any updates or pics?

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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:05 am 
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arengant, any updates or pics?

Nope. Sold the Jeep on Sat... I still have the wheels if you want them ;)

Sad day but:

I live 1.5 miles from work
The offroad seen on the island is blah.
It would take me $2k to ship the jeep home
AND we are going to be a family of 5

Very hard to justify keeping it when I got an offer for what I wanted.

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Wow, you loved that Jeep! I'm surprised you sold her! With a family of 5, maybe you should wait for the Grand Wagoneer to come out. :mrgreen:

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Wow, you loved that Jeep! I'm surprised you sold her! With a family of 5, maybe you should wait for the Grand Wagoneer to come out. :mrgreen:


Yes it was shock :x

If the GW is as capable as the Commander (I wouldn't go on crazy trails, just some overland) I would, but it sure looks like a Durango with NO ground clearance!

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I'm revisiting this thread in hopes to entertain the thought of purchasing OE 17 X 7 steel wheels with 4.5" backspacing from a 300c, Challenger, or Magnum (LX Platform). If I decide to go through with this, they will actually be going on the XJ.

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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
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Those wheels won't fit well enough...they seem like they will but they are different and will cause damage, especially when used for off roading.
http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/f200/inexpe ... els-45074/

Probably a thread here, but the above one on the bottom of the first page and the whole second page discuss it well. I wouldn't run them after reading that thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
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Those wheels won't fit well enough...they seem like they will but they are different and will cause damage, especially when used for off roading.
http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/f200/inexpe ... els-45074/

Probably a thread here, but the above one on the bottom of the first page and the whole second page discuss it well. I wouldn't run them after reading that thread.


Those are not the same wheels, but they might be the same bolt pattern. The guy on the XJ forum installed them with no problems, but they were the 17" steel wheel. Read this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/17x7 ... s-1169862/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Tom, here's the rim that I think arengant had. It's the 5X114.3 OEM part# 04782466AC. The wheel seemed to fit fine and the lugs tightened the rim nicely. Otherwise, I don't know what I'm looking for in terms of fitment. I only purchased one wheel. If you sift through these pages, the debate was whether the 5X114.3 or the 5X115 was a better fit. According to what I understood, arengant said that the 5X114.3 was the better fit between the two.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:14 am 
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I thought his were the other ones , oh well ...so what is the back spacing on the wheel you bought ?
I come up with this when looking for that number
Model & Year
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Model Charger
Year 2011,2012
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Auto ID 2406
Grade Reconditioned
Hollander 2406
Ident. Ident: 04782466AC
Lug Pattern 5-115MM
Material Steel
Size 17x7
Style 10 Hole
Type OEM
Description This Dodge used steel wheel is a genuine Dodge factory OEM rim. This Dodge stock wheel comes equipped on 2011-2012 Charger models. All of our Dodge rims are genuine Dodge Charger factory OEM wheels unless otherwise specified. This used rim is a Dodge Charger stock wheel. We may also have center caps available for purchase along with this Dodge Charger used wheel. If 4 of these stock Dodge Charger rims are purchased, we will provide center caps for your car if available.

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 Post subject: Re: Poll: 17" wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 7:57 am 
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Something I hadn't realized until I began tire shopping for my Jeeps is that there's less of a selection for 17" tire sizes.
Liberty's came with stock wheels in 17" & 16". You can fit 15" wheels but likely will need spacers or offset rims to clear the Liberty's tie rod ends and brake calibers.


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