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Stonycar
July 17th, 2005, 10:41
Hey, I dont know if im in the right thread but I'm looking for the orignal wheels that went on the cherokee classic on 97+ models. I currently have the 15" ecco but id like to have 16 and 255/85.Think they look just like the ones on the KJ. I just need to know the name of those wheels and maybe a good vendor on the net ... Thx a lot guys !!!

Eagle
July 17th, 2005, 11:14
Icon.

They are also used on the KJ.

Stonycar
July 17th, 2005, 17:35
Thx dude... I was quite sure they were the same wheels on the kj but now im sure so its gonna be pretty easy to order :D Thx again !!!!

98JeepXJ
July 17th, 2005, 18:19
Just an FYI: The Icons came on the 00 and 01 Classics and Limiteds, as well as some KJ Renegades. The ones on the Classics and KJs are a dark gray/charcoal color and the ones on the Limiteds are more of a silver. I had a similar thread a couple weeks back in which I learned this.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=60258

BCKNBLK
July 17th, 2005, 18:20
My '01 Cherokee came with the 16" five spoke Grand Cherokee wheels, but that was part of the 60th Anniversary package. Its nice having a little extra height, but tires are more expensive.

Eagle
July 17th, 2005, 21:29
My '01 Cherokee came with the 16" five spoke Grand Cherokee wheels, but that was part of the 60th Anniversary package. Its nice having a little extra height, but tires are more expensive.
I'll bet if you check carefully you didn't get any extra height. Stock tire size for late model XJ Sports with 15" wheels was 225/75R15. Stock tire size for my 2000 XJ Classic with 16" wheels was 225/70R16. Note the change from 75-series to 70-series. I suspect your XJ also came with 70-series tires.

Looking at a representative Cooper tire (since I happen to have a Cooper brochure here, for some reason), the Discoverer A/T in 225/75R15 has a diameter of 28.20" and in 225/70R16 it has a diameter of 28.30"

That's not much of a difference, especially when you realize that any incease in height is only half the difference in the diameters.

Stonycar
July 18th, 2005, 12:48
Hey thx again for all that precious information :P I love this site !

Lawn Cher'
July 18th, 2005, 12:56
Maybe it is an optical illusion, but I've seen KJ rims swapped under both a XJ and a ZJ and they seem to have more BS than stock XJ/ZJ rims. Just an FYI.