Another 15" wheel thread!
So my daughters Cherokee was stolen and recovered and they did enough damage that I decided not to fix it. I did have 2 sets of rims and tires for it, ipike studded winters and a set of all seasons in 215/75R 15 so sold the hulk without the wheels. Yes I searched and researched and yes I know the rims won't fit over the front Caliper.
So really looking for input from people who have used spacers.
215/75R 15 are 0.5" taller than stock 215/60R 17 and 0.3" shorter than stock 215/65R 17 tires so right in the middle.
Looks like a 1" spacer on the front will be plenty to clear the Calipers, I should have measured the stud length last night, don't want to have to trim studs so might have go thicker and don't want the wheels to stick out and spray the side of the body. I don't know if I should bother with rear spacers because of the body spraying issue, difficult to add flares in back with the rear of the back door being flush.
All in all pretty impressed with the car, $2900 at auction with 118k no rust, driving home engine light on and cvt acting a little funny. I felt sick as I didn't want to learn how to rebuild a cvt (doesn't look that tough though). Turned out to be two wires of the transmission harness rubbed through and open circuited. Repaired the wires and harness insulation and problem solved! Took me about 3 hours diagnosis and repair, no USEFUL trouble codes.. You have to know it went to auction because of the transmission issue!
Last edited by Wild Bill; 05-05-2017 at 03:48 PM.