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I had zero issues with my Mickey Thompson Classic IIs. I may try and get Classic IIIs for my street tires.


01 XJ Classic custom front 3 link, HP60 front, Sterling Rear, 110 inch wheelbase
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Unless you totally grenade the wheel a shop can repair an aluminum wheel almost as easily as a steel wheel. I like the lower weight and rotational mass of aluminium. Of course I was a drag racer for many years. I've just never had a problem with aluminum wheels off road but I'm also not a rock crawler.
 

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I first wanted Aluminum when I started looking but then I saw what I liked in the steel wheels. Aluminum seemed to be a premium price, but I do like that they were lighter. I found it hard to find Steel Rims that would fit my Stock suspension. I finally found these Aluminum wheels and I guess I settled for those.
 

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Nothing wrong with aluminum at all. I ran aluminum wheels for 3 years. They are lighter weight, but I don't notice any difference between aluminum and the steel wheels I have now
 

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I'm not understanding why it was hard to find stock size wheels of either material. Lots of cars and trucks both have 5x4.5" bolt patterns and use 15x7" wheels.
 

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The issue seemed to be a stock suspension. Salesman said I could get if remember correctly anything between a 12 and 32 offset. Most of the others were either 6 or negative offset which required a lift. I do not have a lift and am not going to lift so that is why I was having trouble. I also wanted them Black and the more agressive looking rims were all negative offset. I guess the figure those of you with lifts are the only ones looking for agressive looking rims. Mine is a 2WD no need to lift it.
 

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Ah. There are a hundred options online in various brands. Were you trying to stay with one store?
 

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Ah. There are a hundred options online in various brands. Were you trying to stay with one store?
Yes I was trying to stay with Discount Tire. They had the promotion of $100 prepaid visa for a set of 4 wheels. $60 prepaid visa if you use your Discount tire card. Total came to $403 at first with lugs but since I had just bought chrome lugs last August they were able to reuse those it came to $350. Thats about $47.50 a rim after rebates on a rim that was originally $82.

I ended getting AR172, 5x8 with +20 offset and they fit fine without rubbing.
 

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Glad to hear it
 

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Looking good. Keep going you'll end up in the Modified Cherokee of the month.
 

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Very Funny, I do not think so. LOL
Why not? Like the man said 31's and a small lift and you're there. Throw a locker in the difference and you'll be amazed of the places you can go. Sometimes 4x4 just gets you stuck worse and 4x4 without lockers is just 2 wheel drive. My first off-road rig was a 1977 Ford Courier with a Lincoln locker in the rear. 2 wheel drive with Firestone old school mud grips on the back. Never got it stuck, momentum and wheel speed got me thru the mud. :D
 

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Why not? Like the man said 31's and a small lift and you're there. Throw a locker in the difference and you'll be amazed of the places you can go. Sometimes 4x4 just gets you stuck worse and 4x4 without lockers is just 2 wheel drive. My first off-road rig was a 1977 Ford Courier with a Lincoln locker in the rear. 2 wheel drive with Firestone old school mud grips on the back. Never got it stuck, momentum and wheel speed got me thru the mud. :D
I just thought putting a lift on a 2WD was just silly. As you can see I am naive when it comes to my Cherokee. I have only entered this new world for about a year now. I am a city driver so I do not plan on doing any wheeling. I am just having a little fun with my Cherokee. I do enjoy this forum and all the new ideas it brings, that is why I became a member. I only submitted a build to keep track of my Cherokee and maybe someone with a 2WD could benefit from naivety.
 

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White grand cherokee is running 2wd at the time . I got stuck twice but had a blast and raised some eye browse. No locker either and tires were pretty wore out
https://youtu.be/NZWvYTZLU4w

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Yes WJlizard I could tell the person making the video was having a good time.
 

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I just thought putting a lift on a 2WD was just silly. As you can see I am naive when it comes to my Cherokee. I have only entered this new world for about a year now. I am a city driver so I do not plan on doing any wheeling. I am just having a little fun with my Cherokee. I do enjoy this forum and all the new ideas it brings, that is why I became a member. I only submitted a build to keep track of my Cherokee and maybe someone with a 2WD could benefit from naivety.


One of the cool things about the Cherokee is a 2 wheel drive and a 4 wheel drive shares all the same suspension parts. Only major difference is no transfer case and diff in the front.


01 XJ Classic custom front 3 link, HP60 front, Sterling Rear, 110 inch wheelbase
Just a guy in a garage trying to live the dream!
 
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