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Help with understanding wheel numbers

Hi everyone, so me and the wife bought a new 2012 Cherokee loredo x yesterday and the wife wants nicer rims than the stock rims. I am new to understanding what all the numbers mean when it comes to wheels. So the specs are P265/60R18 and then it says 18x8 aluminum wheels. So she want to get some chrome wheels that are the same size 18" so we don't have to buy new tires. So from searching there doesn't seem to be many wheels to choose from. Can we put 18x8.5? So not sure if you have enough info on the stock wheels. We have no idea what to get or where to start. Any help would be awesome! Thanks
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Re: Help with understanding wheel numbers

some of the 18" polished stock wheel may suit her. I see them on ebay all the time
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Re: Help with understanding wheel numbers

You can run anywhere from a half inch narrower to 1/2" wider and stay within the manufacturer's recommended rim width.

The important things to watch are the bolt pattern and offset. Jeep is 5x5 (5 bolts in a 5 inch diameter) and the offset is around 50mm positive. Wrong bolt pattern will not bolt up at all, wrong offset and the rims will either stick out from under the truck or tuck too far under. Too much of either and you will have problems with steering or if they tuck way too far under, they just won't clear the brakes and therefore, can't even bolt on.
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Re: Help with understanding wheel numbers

Yes, you can run an 8" and upwards of a 10" and still be just fine. If you're curious about the mfg's suggested wheel width look up the tire on tire rack. They usually (always?) have the range in the specs section.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

Heres just an example I pulled up.
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Re: Help with understanding wheel numbers

As stated above 8.5" wheels will be fine as long as the offset is correct.

As for tire size (I know you aren't changing them) but just for general reference, the first number is the width in mm (265mm), the second number is the height of the sidewall (aspect ratio) and is a percent of the width of the tire (ie. 60% of 265mm) and the last is the wheel size (18")
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Here are some of our wheels hope this helps . We also offer a discount to all forum members please PM me with any questions you may have.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
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Here are some of our wheels hope this helps . We also offer a discount to all forum members please PM me with any questions you may have.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
Are you sure those are the correct links? They take you to the rimsntires.com wheel comparison (which is a great comparison site btw) but it compares a:

315/70/17 on a 17x10 with ET10 to a 165/70/13 on a 13x5.5 with ET40.
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