All the best stability control doesn't mean shit if the tires aren't reacting with the pavement. I just scoured craigslist daily for a month. Got 4 2 piece BBS wheels with near new snow tires for $200 after the girl wrecked her Jetta (not in the winter, not with those wheels). The wheels alone were worth way more than that.
edit: Even have snows for the XJ. Bought a set of XJ Limited Icon wheels off here for $200, and for $79 a tire plus mounting I don't use the 4x4 unless I want to play and I stop quickly enough that I only worry about being rear ended.