Choosing a new set of Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels can be a daunting task, mainly because there are so many options on the market. We are here to hopefully make shopping a little easier by looking at some of our favorite Jeep Grand Cherokee rims that not only look sharp on the road, but also perform well off-road.
Before you really start digging into wheel options, it’s worth considering what you need from a new set of wheels. If your Jeep is a permanent resident of the dirt, then we’d consider a super aggressive and rugged wheel that can not only withstand the occasional hit from a rock or tree root, but also help protect your tire and keep the bead in place. However, if you spend most of your time on paved roads, maybe you can opt for something with a bit more style and lighter weight. The options are darn near endless, as most every aftermarket wheel manufacturer offers something to fit the Grand Cherokee.
Now let’s look at some new Grand Cherokee off-road wheels from some of the top brands in the industry.
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1. Editors Choice: Method Race Wheels
Method Race Wheels is another name synonymous with off-roaders all around the globe and a great choice for new Jeep Grand Cherokee rims. This company has become known for their wide range of Grand Cherokee wheel offerings, in a multitude of finishes. The Method series of wheels blends a classic style with modern features, like simulated beadlock rings (or full beadlocks on certain wheels). With black, bronze, titanium, and machined finishes all available on certain products, off-roaders can find a wheel that fits their style from Method. Prices are highly competitive, too.
2. Best Wheels for a Budget: Vision Wheels
Some of our editors know from personal experience that off-road wheels can be one of the largest expenses in building an off-road rig. If you don’t need a mirror polished finish on your Grand Cherokee wheels, Vision has a wide selection of inexpensive steel wheels that can take a pounding on the trail and still help your GC look sharp. Just like most other wheel manufactures, Vision offers a variety of wheel designs to suit your fancy and stands behind their product with a lifetime structural warranty and a one-year warranty on the finish. Best of all is that the steel wheels are a fraction of the cost when compared to many forged aluminum wheels on the market today.
3. KMC Wheels
If you like options, KMC has a large variety of wheels available for the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Available in wide variety of finishes, different KMC styles are offered in a variety of sizes. If you aren’t looking to do any serious off-roading in your Grand, then a set of 20s or 22s could be right up your alley. For those with lifted and purpose-built machines looking to take on the elements, KMC has off-road wheel options as well. The XD series is available in either 1-piece or 2-piece wheels, and there are new custom options for KMC wheels as well. These are some of the best best Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels you’ll find anywhere.
4. American Racing Wheels
Talk about styles for anybody, American Racing has everything from classic polished aluminum wheels to shiny chrome versions to satin black with simulated bead lock rings. You can even get neon green wheels, if that is your style. American Racing has been around for many years and they continue to offer a deep line of Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels. One of our personal off-road favorites is the AX201 Cast Iron Black. As with the other wheel manufacturers, American Racing has a wide range of size options for you to select from. Match your Grand Cherokee rims with off-road tires and you’ll have one complete package.
5. Black Rhino Wheels
Black Rhino has an insanely deep lineup of wheels for use on- and off-road. There are a few we are interested in, including the Armory and the York, but one of the brand’s best Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels is the Overland. The Overland is a split five-spoke design that is integrated with its outer bolted lip and concave surfaced layers. Not only is this a rugged looking design that is sure to thrive in off-road environments, but it looks fantastic with the matching black bolts. There are 25 different sizes available to suit most any application – including the Grand Cherokee.
6. Fuel Off-Road Wheels
The beauty of Fuel Off-Road rims is they have a product for almost everyone, no matter your style or budget. Want some hardcore off-road rims? Fuel has the Podium lineup that has a simulated beadlock. Curious about something a little more flashy for your Jeep? Fuel has a classic chrome wheel with a gloss black lip – both finishes will be sure to catch your eye. If options are your preference, along with a large dealer network, then Fuel Off-Road has a great selection of some of the best Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels anywhere.
7. Raceline Wheels
As a leader in off-road wheel manufacturing, it was a no-brainer that we had to include Raceline in our list of best Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels. Raceline offers a wide variety of wheel design and finishes to give your Grand Cherokee the unique look that you desire while being able to withstand the rigors of extreme off-road driving. All their wheels come with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacture defects, but with their track record both on and off the pavement, you’ll likely not have to worry.
What bolt pattern Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels do I need?
Before you place your order, you need to make sure your desired Jeep Grand Cherokee rims will actually fit. If you’ve got a Grand Cherokee WJ (1999 to present), your bolt pattern is 5×5″ (or 5x127mm for you metric fans out there). Older Grand Cherokee ZJ models (1993 to 1998) have a 5×4.5″ bolt pattern (5×114.3mm). Choose your wheels accordingly when you purchase and make sure to use a website’s “see if it fits” tool to help you out.
You can often return unused wheels if you order the wrong size, but you will be out shipping fees at the very least. Better to check twice just to make sure.
Does rim diameter matter when choosing wheels?
Yes, in more ways than one. First we suggest not going any smaller wheel diameter than what came stock on your vehicle. We say this because many manufactures have specifically chosen that wheel size to clear brake components like the calipers. Second, the rule of thumb is to run a wheel diameter that is half the size of the tire you plan to run. So say you’re going to run anywhere from a 33″ to a 35″ off-road tire, you’d likely want to run a 17″ wheel. When you run a large wheel with a smaller diameter tire, you decrease the sidewall flex resulting in a harsher ride and decreased off-road capability.
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Updated 6/7/2021: Updated product links, product descriptions, ranked products and added two new products. (Raceline wheels and Vision wheels)