This is sort of a duplicate post as I put this info in another thread. I am running Cragar soft 8's 17"x8" with 4.5" backspace. As noted above, cheap, steel and reasonably good looking. I have trxus 37's so the sidewall is still deep enough for airing down, I have only gone to 12-14 #'s so far but I am sure I can go lower.
The only issue with 17" rims so far is the Tera big brake calipers on the front had to be clearanced (ground off the name) to fit.
Bond's alpha1 kit in the rear was fine.
Price wise, it would have saved me $ to go smaller, but fwiw, I think any dd mods needs to be done with thoughts for retaining or improving road manners as well as off road ability. Ergo, I felt the need to upgrade braking. Others may feel differently.
I know Rebels' kit really works well, but can anyone post if the rotors will work with 15" rims?