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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2007, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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16x8 Mickey Thompson Classic Wheels

Im just curious if a 16x8 wheel with a 5x5 bolt pattern and 4 7/16 backspacing would fit on my 2007 Jeep Commander 4x4. I know that the commander comes stock with a 17 inch wheel but need to know if a 16 inch wheel will clear the brakes/rotors/calipers?

If so i might eventually get a set of Mickey Thompson Classic II's with OMF beadlocks. However If the 16x8 wont fit on the commander ill go with the 17x9 Classic II with the OMF's. I really dont plan on lifting the truck for a few years and i think a 9 inch wide wheel wouldnt be practical for running a narrow tire.




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Someone here must know the answer to this. Maybe i can somehow measure how much clearance my stock wheels have and see if an inch smaller wheel will fit?


This is what the OMF Bealock will look like on Mickey Thompson Classic II's. They are real Beadlockers. Those are the tires i am going to run also! Just not as big of course....

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If you don't have at least 1/2" of clearance between the outermost part of your caliper and the inside of the wheel, then you'll never fit a 16" wheel.

I don't have a Commander, so I can't check for you, but my 4Runner came with 17" wheels and I definitely cannot fit 16" wheels due to brake clearance problems.

Can't you find some 17 x 8 wheels that you like?
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I don't think a 16" wheel will clear the brake calipers. Take a look at how tight the clearance is on the stock 17" wheels it.
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I can't find 17x8 in a wheel that i like. If i had the 4 inch AEV lift i wouldnt mind the 17x9's but i want them to fix all the little issues before i were to buy it!




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I can't find 17x8 in a wheel that i like. If i had the 4 inch AEV lift i wouldnt mind the 17x9's but i want them to fix all the little issues before i were to buy it!
Isn't Phunkeydude running similar style wheels?
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Beadlocks are a PIA for street driving. They are very difficult to balance and absolutely not necessary on a Commander as no way are you gonna be offroading in such a situation where you got to air down below 12psi OR anywhere near that. john
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Here is a pic of Phunkeydude's Commander. The wheels are very similar to the one's you like but no beadlock. You don't really need the beadlock and they are actually illegal on the street in some states--you may want to check your state laws before sinking all that money into them.

Actually those are the wheels that i am talking about but i am going to send them to OMF and have them custom beadlocked.




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[QUOTE=John]Beadlocks are a PIA for street driving. They are very difficult to balance and absolutely not necessary on a Commander as no way are you gonna be offroading in such a situation where you got to air down below 12psi OR anywhere near that. john[/QUOTE


According to OMF these custom beadlocks are just as easy to balance as stock wheels and i was assured that i would have no issues in balancing them.

Also in a few years from now when i dont owe as much on the commander it will be getting the AEV 4 inch lift and will be driven offroad.

A few times now that i have been offroading i have blew out tires and having a beadlock wheel would have prevented it. I don't consider putting my truck in 4x4 and driving in my back yard offroading either!




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Might surprise you to know that I have won 7 trophies with my TJ and have offroaded nearly every named trail in America, including the Rubicon. Thats all I do year round. So, I think I speak with experience. The Commander was not designed to be a rock crawler or even a mud runner. Its too big, too heavy and even with 33" tires will be too low to ever tackle a trail rated higher then say a 5 on a scale of 1-10 without suffering considerable damage, not to mention the IFS front axle. It is a great snow or other wet terrain vehicle, a nice forest trail offroader (which is what 90% of people that go offroad call offroading). If you wish to run serious trails or become a real rock crawler keep your Commander as your tow vehicle and buy a used TJ and modify it properly. You will save money in the long run and accomplish more of what you are dreaming of. john
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