I'm a new owner of a 3.2 ADII Latitude and want black wheels. I've looked at what's available and really like the black Replika TH wheels but am concerned about the 31mm offset and 7.5' width. My stock wheels are 7" wide and 41mm so the TH wheels would stick out 5/8" more and the 245/65/17 tires I plan to run they would stick out at least 3/4" more. That doesn't seem like much but the stock tires are already pretty flush.
I know plenty of people must be running TH wheels on non-TH Cherokees; how bad is the mess without the wider TH fender flares? What can be done to keep from throwing slop all over the side of the car? TIA.
Hey Fred, and welcome to the forum !
Yes it's been done many times and I really don't think you need to worry. And as @dhh3
mentionned, there are always mud flaps available.
I have to question your numbers a little bit though :
1) Offset is 10mm difference, so 2/5" more out, not 5/8" (one inch = 25.4mm)
2) Wheel width : has no effect of tire position.
3) 245 vs 225 wide is 20mm difference, which is less than one inch (4/5"), but also split on either side of center so you need to divide by 2... which means 10mm more out (2/5").
So total : 4/5", which isn't a lot.
Enjoy the Replikas !
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