I WANT 16x8 wheels!!!!

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  1. HDP

    HDP New Member

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    I don't think I've ever had such a hard time finding wheels I like for my Liberty than any other vehicle I've owned. All the wheels listed to fit are car/tunner wheels. I want rugged off-road style wheels in an 8" width that will fit with no issues... no 5 spoke fast & furious 20" chromed out skinnies. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
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    Unless your lifted your a no-go for a 8" wide rim.Keep your stock rims,paint them if needed,as there the only 100% sure fire way for no rubbing.
     
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    Thats what I did. I painted my steel wheels black and my wifes alloy wheels a darker gray.
     
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    Wow, I hope this isn't what you guys do to your kids when they ask for something specific for Christmas... :)
    I have a lift kit in the garage waiting to be installed.
     
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    None for me(well at least in this country).

    Heck I skipped a 8" wide rim till I went 10" of lift and went 10" wide on track width.8" rims are really for 11.5"-12.5" tires for best wear and able to air down if you go offroad without beadlocks.Your normal 235,245,265,and 10.5 wide tires mount better on a 7" rim anyways.I ran 265/75R16 Interco Trxus MT's and it stated right on the tire mount only on a 16x7 rim.
     
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    Ok, then where can I find a 16X7 rugged off-road style wheel and not a car/tuner wheel that pops up on every search for Liberty wheels?
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Naw......as soon as the kids are too old for lollypops we send them out to get their own job and jeep and stuff......:smokin:

    Besides, no christmas this year. The world is coming to an end on 12/21/2012........so get your stuff now...:happy175:


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    Newbie disclaimer, but in looking to upgrade my son's Liberty I saw some nice ones from V-Tec. Not sure the quality but they look good, and have 16x8's.
     
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    if your not lifted, there is a low chance 16x8 will fit, hard to know the ones your talking about to give you a definite answer until we know back spacing for that rim.

    Generally speaking unless lifted 99% chance they won't. 16 x7 is a better choice, stock backspacing of 5.5 inches preferred.

    once lifted 245 75 16 will fit on the stock 16 x7 rims well. no lift, 245 70 16 or 225 75 16.
     
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    I don't know if you consider Moabs from a TJ rugged and off-road looking, but they are 16x8 and fit perfectly with 235/70R16's on my unmolested '04 KJ. It is a pretty common swap, but Moabs with 5x4.5 lug spacing are becoming harder to come by. (the JK's use 5x5 and won't work)
     
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    235-70-16's on an eight inch wide wheel?
    Best not to air down too much as an eight inch wide wheel is way to wide for a 235 tire.
    I bet the guy who installed those tires wasn't all that happy Eh?
    Eight inch wide rims are best suited to 265 wide tires and up.
     
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    No way do you want to run that small of a tire on an 8 inch wheel
     
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    Strange, cause on my RX7 I run a 235 up front on 8", 265 rears on 9"...
     
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    maybe 235-60s or something like that
    but 235-70s are too narrow
    Lots of years selling tires and wheels in my early years
    plus no where will you find where it says they need that wide
     
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    I run JK 5x5 wheels with wheel lug adapters and they look great. Picked up 5 rims for $100 and adapters for $170 so it was not bad. Everyone that has the TJ moab wheels wants a pretty penny for them and JK wheels are a dime a dozen to come by now.
     
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    I have less in my Moabs than you have in spacers and wheels together
    deals are still out there
    just saw a set of 5 go for 275
     
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    235 is the section width.The actual mounting width and tread width is vastly different between a 235/70 and a 235/45-55 low profile tire.

    Mounting a 235/70 of a 8" rim makes the tire act like it's under-inflated no matter what psi you run and the fact that airing down without blowing a bead is impossible.I would only run a 11.50"-12.50" wide tire on a 8" rim.The 265/75 Trxus MT's I once ran had it stamped right on the tire to mount only on a 7" wide rim and those are alot wider then a 235/70.
     
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    But my 5 wheels included Nitto Terra Grapplers that were 2 years old so I had no problem buying adapters for the total I gave. That made for a smokin deal
     
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    As long as you're happy thats all that matters