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    Anyone got a suggestion on places in the front range area to buy wheels? I am looking for a set 16x7 5x5.5 wheels for the wagon, and while I can find quite a few online aftermarket suppliers (with exactly what I want) - the sticker price is kind hitting hard. The price of new wheels and tires is so much that I am seriously considering skipping the lift kit, and whether its even worth anything more than new tires on my old 15" rims (that are too wide)....Anyone got a recommendation on a wheel shop?
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    Have you tried craigslist?
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    Tom previously posted:
    "Have you tried craigslist?"

    Un-endingly....I've spent so much time on CL and FB marketplace that my eyesight is going bad....
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    Only thing I can think of is CL. Have you considered going to a 15 inch wheel? They seem to run a little cheaper depending on what style / material your wanting to run. I had 15x8 5x5.5 on the Scout and I believe I got four black steelies for about $50 - $60 each.

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    Can't get tall skinny tires in a 15" wheel. Plus 5x5.5 lug pattern is not very common these days, and even old fords and dodges that used 5x5.5, only required a 3.8 or so center bore. I need a 4.25 center bore. With 16s, 85 ratios are possible: either a 215/85/16 (think I can squeeze in with no lift) and 235/85/16 which would require a lift....Remember that original rims on these old Willys were only 4.5" wide, and they were designed in the rear for the tire to tuck inside the fender - so wide rims with wide tires (even when not that tall) require lift or trimming....Plus, I am going for a bit of the vintage look. Wide tires suck....
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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-pattern.3347/

    Samurai wheels are on the list at the end, those aren't too hard to find

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    These are the ones i really want - but struggling to justify the price: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/usw-97-7755/overview
    Also considering these which are very similar but with a bit of black:
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/usw-94-7755/overview
    But I've been considering these based on price:
    https://www.discounttire.com/buy-whe...que-42/p/72684
    Didn't really want a black wheel - but with chrome center caps (extra money) and lugs it could work....
    whadayall think?
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    Here are a couple CL finds - they are 15" which is not ideal for tire size...would probably end up with a 30x9.5 for now, and eventually add lift and bump up to 31-33x10.5 (33s are pretty big for an old willys with original running gear). I gave in and contacted both sellers as the price could be right ($50/wheel would be ideal)....of course, neither seller got back to me...
    https://denver.craigslist.org/wto/d/...072846995.html
    https://denver.craigslist.org/wan/d/...071924902.html

    guess I should post a pic...replace the white wagon wheels with....
         
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    I have some that came off the Willys.... Iíll check the size when I get home. I had them powered coated but then Ended up going with different wheels. Iím pretty sure they are 16Ē wheels but Iíll post a pic. If they work you can have them, they are taking up room
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    RockyMtRebel previously posted:
    "I have some that came off the Willys.... Iíll check the size when I get home. I had them powered coated but then Ended up going with different wheels. Iím pretty sure they are 16Ē wheels but Iíll post a pic. If they work you can have them, they are taking up room "

    Yeah - if your willys was the military m170 (and not a cj6 - sorry don't remember the details), then it would have had 16" wheels - most likely 16x4.5". We can definitely chat!
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    Hey there, thought I'd throw this out there. I found this deal a few days ago as I myself have been looking for some new wheels/tires. I've never bought anything through here before, but it's a pretty good deal. Looks like they have some 16x8 5x5.5/5 in the chrome crawler, not sure if that would work for ya.

    https://www.uswheelgarage.com/collections/truck-4x4

    That site is linked through US Wheels main site under the "Blowout Sale" on the top.

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    thanks....Been browsing US wheels website a lot...They have the wheels I want, but they are never in the garage blow out sale. I could live with those chrome crawlers, especially at $61 apiece, but can't go wider than a 16x7. Tough to mount a 215 wide tire on a 8" rim and the rim itself would start to hit the rear fender....I'd really prefer 16x6, but that is pretty much unobtanium, so 16x7 will work just barely.
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