Let me start by saying - yes, I searched. I read, and read, and read. People tend to have different opinions on it, and I can keep reading til the cows come home. I figured I'd cut straight to the chase, ask my specific question, and hopefully get answers specific to my question. I have a 'soft 8' style wheel on my truck, and kind of thought a set would look good on the Jeep too. Looks like the best I'm going to do is 16x7 with 4" of backspacing, which I know means the wheels will stick out more than stock. Jeep is a 2wd '05 Liberty Limited. It has the 17" wheels from the factory. The suspension is all stock and will remain that way for the time being. I might eventually get around to doing a lift on it, but for the foreseeable future, let's go with the assumption it doesn't have a lift. Tonight I put a ramp under opposing tires (front driver, rear passenger) to see what the clearance looked like. On the rear it tucked pretty close. The front looked like it had some room. Didn't turn the wheels or anything to see what that looked like (I'll probably do that tomorrow). Are the 17" wheels 7 or 7.5" wide? What is the backspacing on them? I've read conflicting info. Worst case I'll yank the spare off and get a measurement on it. Either way, I get a consensus the wheels are 7 or 7.5" wide, and about 5 or 5.5" backspacing. assuming the wheels are 7" wide, and 5" backspace that means that a 7" wheel with 4" backspace would effectively stick out 1" further. From looking at the tuck on the rear wheel, I'm really thinking this setup won't work on a stock suspension? The wheel might BARELY clear, but I definitely didn't think a tire would fit in there, even IF the wheel cleared. Front looked to have more clearance, but again I didn't check lock to lock (that was just with the wheels straight. I guess I'm really just wanting to get confirmation 16x7" w/ 4" backspace is a bad idea at stock height (if it will work, let me know). I might just try to clear 245/70-R16 on stock wheels at this point and maybe get aftermarket wheels if I decide to do a lift. I think I could clear the 245/70 from the room it looked like were left in the fender wells.