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I have looking for a set of steel wheels for the Renegade. Thanks goes to Cal Tom for all of is efforts for searching out rims for the Trailhawk. Never the less, I can't find the rims I have pictured. I have taken a different route and if they are not available by the time I'm ready to buy (2 years from now) I will have some custom made. Anybody no all the dimensions for 16 " stock wheels? I want to go with 16's because of the greater tire selection.



Some companies that makes wheels:

http://www.blackrockfab.com/customwheels.htm
http://www.thewheelconnection.com/customrims/generic/steel-wheels.php
http://atlanticanywheel.com/services/wheels-made-to-order
http://www.thewheelsmith.net/index.html
 

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Indy, I just looked at them yesterday and was sadly disappointed.

The steelie 16" are +40 offset so the main face is practically flush with the lip of the rim. It is a very flat look to it. The paint is a matte gloss, not shiny glossy.

And from the appearance, the flat face of the wheel is level to the rim edge making it impossible for any type of wheel cover. I am pretty sure what you see is what you are forever stuck with. IMHO.

I'll try to stop by the dealer today and get some closeups.

They are IIRC 16" 6.5" wide 5X110 pattern with +40 offset (as a FWD).

Seriously, I was planning on a Sport in white. I could live with black on black wheels then. But they are ghastly. I'm not spending 23k+ for my eyes to be drawn downward to that.
 

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Indy, I just looked at them yesterday and was sadly disappointed.

The steelie 16" are +40 offset so the main face is practically flush with the lip of the rim. It is a very flat look to it. The paint is a matte gloss, not shiny glossy.

And from the appearance, the flat face of the wheel is level to the rim edge making it impossible for any type of wheel cover. I am pretty sure what you see is what you are forever stuck with. IMHO.

I'll try to stop by the dealer today and get some closeups.

They are IIRC 16" 6.5" wide 5X110 pattern with +40 offset (as a FWD).

Seriously, I was planning on a Sport in white. I could live with black on black wheels then. But they are ghastly. I'm not spending 23k+ for my eyes to be drawn downward to that.
Thank you so much JFS for the information. I greatly appreciate it!;)
 

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Here's a pic. See how there's no place for a wheel cover to grab onto the wheel. Unless someone comes up with a design where it grabs at the center.

PS: Can someone come up with the size of the center hole?

 

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Here's a pic. See how there's no place for a wheel cover to grab onto the wheel. Unless someone comes up with a design where it grabs at the center.

PS: Can someone come up with the size of the center hole?

A wheel like this will be perfect for winter snow tires.
 

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I had a set of Black Rock 941B Dune 15"x7" rims with zero offset and 31"x10.5 tires on my old 2000 Suzuki/Chevy Tracker.
It needed 1" spacers up to clear the calipers, but overall, it looked tough.

The downside was the weight. A 4Cy engine just doesn't have a lot of grunt, so it was S-L-O-W.

This time around, I'm going with aluminum rims and thinner sectional profile tires.
 

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Was it hitting the springs or something? Maybe adding a 5mm-10mm spacer would do the trick?
spacers will definitely do the trick, small ones too. I will be putting them in my trail hawk to be able to put in 255s. any bigger than that and I believe it will start causing drivetrain problems that obviously won't be covered by warranty
 

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spacers will definitely do the trick, small ones too. I will be putting them in my trail hawk to be able to put in 255s. any bigger than that and I believe it will start causing drivetrain problems that obviously won't be covered by warranty
Let us know how that works for you - I'm interested in getting something comparable to a 31" setup. Guess that would be something like a 255/70R17? Have you determined how easy it would be to change the speedo gearing to compensate for the difference in diameter?

Honestly, I don't know how practical this would be. Hoping that others figure out the practical limits before I even take delivery of my Trailhawk.
 

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Let us know how that works for you - I'm interested in getting something comparable to a 31" setup. Guess that would be something like a 255/70R17? Have you determined how easy it would be to change the speedo gearing to compensate for the difference in diameter?

Honestly, I don't know how practical this would be. Hoping that others figure out the practical limits before I even take delivery of my Trailhawk.
Well it is likely that Mopar will soon offer suspension lifts for the Renegade, since they started offering them for other models after partnering with Fox. On the "Renegade Hard Steel Concept" They use BF Goodrich 255/70/16 which are pretty perfect for the look I'm going for. I might wait for the Mopar lifts since they will be covered under Mopar warranty. However the difference in the stock 215s and the BFG 255s is nearly 16% which I believe is apparently absolute suicide and can cause brake failure so I will need to do more research before determining my course of action.
 
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