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Will these rims fit my 1998 Cherokee sport?

Old 08-21-2015, 07:37 PM
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Looking for a set of stock Aluminum jeep rims..... to replace my rusting out stock steel rims.

pondering these...
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/5151185911.html


Is the offset,backspace the same as my 98 cherokee sport?

seems like a fair price...
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1. Those are some really rough nasty looking rims, I'll bet they will bead leak like crazy.
2. They won't fit anyway, those wheels are 5 x 5, you need 4.5 x 5.
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4.5 x 5
OK, thanks Turbo....

I'll keep looking.. not a big hurry but I'd like to get a set before winter.

edit:

Just spotted these.... off a 99 Sahara...

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/5182951591.html

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4.5 x 5

* 84-01 Cherokee (XJ)
* 86-92 Comanche (MJ)
* 93-98 Grand Cherokee (ZJ)
* 02-06 Liberty (KJ)
* 97-06 Wrangler (TJ)
* 87-95 Wrangler (YJ)
* 04-06 Wrangler Unlimited (TJ/LJ)

More in depth list: http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-r...#axzz3jXh53dgB

Some won't have same backspacing, M is what you want.

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I have my old rims that came stock on the jeep I just picked up ... I'll sell them to you cheap ... You pick up the shipping.... They are a little rough looking ( old) off I believe a country model ...
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Originally Posted by John T View Post
Looking for a set of stock Aluminum jeep rims..... to replace my rusting out stock steel rims.

pondering these...
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/5151185911.html


Is the offset,backspace the same as my 98 cherokee sport?

seems like a fair price...

Those are 17" rims I think, they are on my stock 04 GC.


You can buy a new set of steel rims in the correct size to upgrade tires a 15x8" with 3.75" of BS for under $200 shipped from Summit, Jegs and others. Then you know what you have and not rusty either that you can air down for off road use with up to a 12.5" wide tire.
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i agree with fred on this one. new vs used.

but those 99 sahara rims are from a tj. those will fit (5x4.5) and are a nice rim (canyon). the tire size is a little large if you're stock height, but will look great on a semi stock cherokee.
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Originally Posted by Fred/N0AZZ View Post
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You can buy a new set of steel rims in the correct size to upgrade tires a 15x8" with 3.75" of BS for under $200 shipped from Summit, Jegs and others. Then you know what you have and not rusty either that you can air down for off road use with up to a 12.5" wide tire.

whats your opinion on these?

4" backspace....
will that be a problem?

http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...5812/overview/

Actully, I'd rather buy the Cragars ... the Barts have some BAD reviews..
I never had a problem with Cragars.. in the past.
http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...75812/reviews/


Heres a 3.75 width ...
http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...81237/reviews/

OOOooooh...

I think I like these...
http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...55812/reviews/

I like these also... but with the center caps at 37 bucks each, now your up to $100.00 per wheel..
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http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...1237/overview/

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Cragars ....
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Originally Posted by freegdr View Post
Cragars ....
I agree.


OK,
4 wheels with 4 center caps- $271.00 (free shipping)
http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...55812/reviews/

http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...illocation=int


One more question for you guys....

What size lug nuts for 98 Cherokee sport? 1/2-20 RH ?

I might as well order some new shiney nuts also...

http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...012b/overview/

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YJ, TJ, ZJ, XJ, KJ, and KK all have the same bolt pattern (5x4.5 or 5x114.3). I have a list compiled of all alloy 5x4.5 Jeep wheels with whatever extra info about them I've been able to confirm. I'll probably add the steelies to at at some point.

Jeep alloy 5x4.5 pattern wheels.
  • 5 Slot 15x6 unknown BS (probably 4.25)
  • Turbine 15x7 5.25 BS
  • Lace 15x7 5.25 BS
  • 5 Star 15x7 5.25 BS
  • 10-hole 15x7 5.25 BS variation include beveled holes and/or rivets
  • Teardrop 15x7 5.25 BS
  • Ecco 15x7 5.25 BS ~19 lbs
  • Grizzly 15x7 5.25 BS ~19 lbs
  • Canyon 15x8 5.5 BS ~20 lbs
  • Ravine 15x8 5.5 BS ~17-18 lbs
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  • Gambler 15x8? 5.5 BS
  • TJ Moab 16x8 5 BS no step between spokes ~25.5 lbs; with step lighter but unknown
  • Icon 16x7 5.25 BS ~21 lbs
  • ZJ Timberline (aka Snowflake) 16x? 5.25 BS
  • TSI 16x7? 5.25 BS
  • Silver star (ZJ 5.9) 16x7 5.25 BS ~20-21 lbs
  • No info on early ZJ 5 slanted spoke wheels.
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 16x7 unknown BS (prolly 5.5) ~24 lbs
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 16x7 unknown BS (prolly 5.5) ~24 lbs
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 16x7 unknown BS (prolly 5.5) ~24 lbs
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 17x7.5 unknown BS (prolly 5.5)
  • Keystone 16x7 unknown BS
  • Victory 17x7 unknown BS
  • Echelon 18x7 unknown BS

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Originally Posted by mschi772 View Post
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Wow,
Thats some great info.

That should be a sticky on the top page of somewhere...
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Order placed.

Thanks All.

I'll post a pic when I git the tars spooned on.
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Wow,
Thats some great info.

That should be a sticky on the top page of somewhere...

Yep.
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