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Old 01-12-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Rim Size Question..Please Help

Hi Guys, I'm going to be buying a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited X within the next few months. I want to put rims on it. My question is what do you think would be the biggest size rim I could put on there without having to put a lift kit on it or anything like that. I was thinking maybe 22". Thanks so much.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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You might get a lot of flak for even mentioning it. I think the biggest tire that can be used on a stock suspension is a 32".... so whatever wheel you can fit in a tire under 32" would be fine. Just be sure to get something with a little less back spacing so there are no clearance issues.

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yuckkk, but yes AZTJ is correct
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Personally I think any rim over 18" looks bad on a Wrangler, but you can run up to 33 inch tires with the proper back spacing on a stock JK, so you could run 305/30 26in rubber. Kumho and Pirelli both make tires that size for about $500 each. That would make them 12x33 The rims would need to be 26x11 with 5 inch or less back spacing.

IF you can find a 26in rim with 5x5 bolt pattern or not, or even a 22in with that pattern remains to be seen. The largest tirerack.com has with 5x5 is 20 inch
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IF you can find a 26in rim with 5x5 bolt pattern or not, or even a 22in with that pattern remains to be seen. The largest tirerack.com has with 5x5 is 20 inch
There are rims that large with the 5on5 pattern, I've seen 'em. TireRack has a big selection, but not all.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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IMO it just looks like a big goofy Conastoga wagon with the big rims on em....but that doesnt mean Im right or that I should even be listened to.....if its a pose your after and huge rims indicate that to me......lift it and put 37s on it.......off road or not at least ya wont have peoploe who USE there Wrangles chuckling when they see you.......g
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #7
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I'm not looking to put huge rims on it to make it look ridiculous. I think 22" rims would look fine. Big enough for me but not to big to look stupid. The stock rims are 18" right? So it's only 4 inches bigger. There plenty of room from the tire to the fender so that's not an issue. I don't really want low-profile tires on these rims either. So the small tire shouldnt really be an issue. Here's a pic of a Wrangler Unlimited X on ebay. It has 22" rims on it. I don't like that choice or rim but I don't think it looks to big, do you guys? Thanks
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But see - 99% of us use our Jeeps offroad, so a 22" rim is out of the question. Its the only reason we say "It looks stupid" or whatever. Its a personal choice, and if you're never going to use your Jeep(if its 4WD) offroad, what you do to it is all up to you. Weather we like it or not shouldn't matter.
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The beautu of this forum is the ability for us all to voice our opinions. But I have to agree I do not like the look of 22's. Too much bling for my taste.
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I'm not looking to put huge rims on it to make it look ridiculous. I think 22" rims would look fine. Big enough for me but not to big to look stupid. The stock rims are 18" right? So it's only 4 inches bigger. There plenty of room from the tire to the fender so that's not an issue. I don't really want low-profile tires on these rims either. So the small tire shouldnt really be an issue. Here's a pic of a Wrangler Unlimited X on ebay. It has 22" rims on it. I don't like that choice or rim but I don't think it looks to big, do you guys? Thanks
I think that looks terrible. And it looks worse being dark, bright colored paint looks better when complimented with bright silver or chrome rims.
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Hih4s, I completely agree that the yellow with black rims look like crap. I'm planning on getting the Stone White Jeep and putting TIS Chrome Rims. I think white with chrome will look really good!
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I cant say I think it will look good with 22" rims, but looks is all a matter of taste. 20" rims with 37s is the biggest rim/tire combo I think look decent. Is your Wrangler a 2wd?
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Its all about personal preference. If you think that it looks good, go for it. It will eliminate ALOT of off road use, but if its a garage queen then whats that matter. Personally I think anything over 17s on a Jeep is way too big. 15's look the best, but for the on-road compromise I went with 16's. The bigger sidewall just looks much better on a Jeep.

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