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    Lightbulb So I'm RE-thinking the wheel situation...

    ... as I have been more diligent about exploring the aftermarket wheel selection (and STILL concluding that most of them are BUTT fugly, I might add... ), and re-thinking the use of wheel spacers on a DD.

    THAT said... I have found - what I think - is a nominally decent-looking wheel, but I need the brain trust to size it up for me, so that - literally - I order the RIGHT size, bolt-pattern, etc. To wit:

    http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel.cfm?id=2572

    Pick me a size, here, that will allow 265/70/17's to clear - http://www.fueloffroad.com/specs.cfm?id=2572&name=D523

    Looks like this, BTW.



    Which, when you toss it into their "build-a-truck" widget, makes your Jeep look like THIS!



    '07 Jeep Commander, Rocky Mountain Edition - 287 V-8 - Superchipped - aFe Stage II R-5A CAI - Flowmaster Super 44 - 2" Daystar lift - Spidertrax spacers - 32x10.5x17 Cooper A/T's - Fastman throttlebody - Skyjacker 8000 shocks

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    That looks nice!!! Dont like the wheels by themselves but when you throw it on the XK it looks great!!!
    2K6 Limited Jeep Green Metallic/Saddle Brown Leather XK HEMI QDII Old Man Emu HD Suspension w/ Fox Emulsion 2.0 Rear Shocks 1.5" SpiderTraxx Wheel Spacers 265/70 GoodYear MTRs w/Kevlar True Dual Exhuast w/IMCO 50 K&N 63 CAI Diablo 91/Performance Transmission Tuned SA Belly Skid MOPAR Gas Tank Skid, Transfer Case Skid, Suspension Skid Front Tow Hooks 6k HID Lows/3k Fogs

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    They only come in 17x9 with -12mm offset.... not a wheel i'd run on an XK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    They only come in 17x9 with -12mm offset.... not a wheel i'd run on an XK
    D'OHHHH!!! The offset LOOKED deeper than that.

    Well... back to the drawing board...
    '07 Jeep Commander, Rocky Mountain Edition - 287 V-8 - Superchipped - aFe Stage II R-5A CAI - Flowmaster Super 44 - 2" Daystar lift - Spidertrax spacers - 32x10.5x17 Cooper A/T's - Fastman throttlebody - Skyjacker 8000 shocks

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    Matt whats wrong with the off set?
    2K6 Limited Jeep Green Metallic/Saddle Brown Leather XK HEMI QDII Old Man Emu HD Suspension w/ Fox Emulsion 2.0 Rear Shocks 1.5" SpiderTraxx Wheel Spacers 265/70 GoodYear MTRs w/Kevlar True Dual Exhuast w/IMCO 50 K&N 63 CAI Diablo 91/Performance Transmission Tuned SA Belly Skid MOPAR Gas Tank Skid, Transfer Case Skid, Suspension Skid Front Tow Hooks 6k HID Lows/3k Fogs

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    Sticks the wheels too far out, especially with 9" wide rims. Will cause rubbing issues and probably look odd. They'll stick out almost 1.25" further than mine.

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    Put another way.... they're equivalent to running 3" wheel spacers with stock wheels

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    Oh wow!!!
    2K6 Limited Jeep Green Metallic/Saddle Brown Leather XK HEMI QDII Old Man Emu HD Suspension w/ Fox Emulsion 2.0 Rear Shocks 1.5" SpiderTraxx Wheel Spacers 265/70 GoodYear MTRs w/Kevlar True Dual Exhuast w/IMCO 50 K&N 63 CAI Diablo 91/Performance Transmission Tuned SA Belly Skid MOPAR Gas Tank Skid, Transfer Case Skid, Suspension Skid Front Tow Hooks 6k HID Lows/3k Fogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Put another way.... they're equivalent to running 3" wheel spacers with stock wheels
    OH - that's NOT so bad! I was afraid there wasn't ENOUGH offset, and they'd rub on the INSIDE!

    You think they'll rub the sheetmetal though?
    '07 Jeep Commander, Rocky Mountain Edition - 287 V-8 - Superchipped - aFe Stage II R-5A CAI - Flowmaster Super 44 - 2" Daystar lift - Spidertrax spacers - 32x10.5x17 Cooper A/T's - Fastman throttlebody - Skyjacker 8000 shocks

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    Yes, you'll need a solid 4" lift to run 265/70/17s on those wheels... or cut out the pinch weld sheet metal... or run stock diameter tires.

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