Disclaimer: the car is dirty and straight off of jack stands, so the front suspension is far from settled. Couple that with the fact that I'm about to completely redo the front suspension with Shelby/Arning drop, and maybe a quarter of a coil trimmed off of the 620, 1 inch lowering springs and it should look right soon. The rear is just too high. I need new/better leaf springs for that. So I know it's too high presently, but I have plans in place.
Anywho, I'm so excited!
They look great in person, but I had to share the first impression pics ASAP.
The fit is spot on perfect.
17x7, 4" backspace with 245's
17x8, 4.5" backspace with 255's
Ordered with tires mounted and balanced from CJ Pony parts.
They look nice. Do they make a spinner style center cap?
You're not the first to ask me that question. The design is surely evocative of Halibrands, and i think they'd look good with spinners. As far as I know, US Mags does not offer them as an option, but I bet spinners could be retrofitted.
I may explore center cap options at some point, but these will do for now.
I'm not an expert, but I play one on the internet.
They only stick out toward the bottom of the fender. They're within the tops of the wheel openings front and back and they've already been rolled. I would be shocked if I encountered any clearance issues.
They look great. I was originally planning on 17's. If I do go 17's, those will be on my short list. My suspension is a bit lower then yours, I'd be interested how much room there is if you lower your car.
When modifying the front suspension you can test fit wheels/tire before installing the springs. With just the upper and lower control arms connected to the spindle, you can put a jack under a tire and move the wheel through every possible position while checking for clearance issues.