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"New" Jeep wheels, but a few ???

I just got a set of these for free, I'm going to mount my "offroad" tires on these. They are 15X7, with (I Believe)5.5" backspacing
What kinda problems will I be running into with these? I currently have 255/70R16 on stock wheels, no lift...and what size tire should I throw on???



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Way too much backspacing. Our stock wheels have 4.5". Those are going to be tucked up in further, and whatever size "offroad" tires you have will be that much closer to rubbing.
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Well, first of all, they're going to be way too stuffed into your wheel wells. They will ba a full inch closer to the frame than stock.

I wouldn't use them, personally. Is anything wrong with your stock wheels?

If you want another set of rims, I'll sell you my old factory Edge 15x7's, the full set of 4, for $100 and I'll meet you halfway to give them to you. One of them is a bit scarred from offroading, but they look fine overall.
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Ha ha! You beat me by seconds, Jey!
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guess what you just got something thats not even worth useing. throw then in the trash can.

do yourself a favor and get your self a set of 15x8 rocks. let me get you a link the price will be under $200 ish
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...6458&x=51&y=13
$37 each

now go get some like 32" Mud kings kick but tire for offroading or some Buckshots
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Can anybody confirm the back spacing on those wheels? I even registered on a Jeep website, and couldn't find anything about them...
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yeah I remember wanting to buy jeep rims cheap and backspacing was higher than 4.5 thats for sure.
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Can anybody confirm the back spacing on those wheels? I even registered on a Jeep website, and couldn't find anything about them...
i cant confirm the right inch but i have watched people in person try this it doesnt work the backspacing just isnt right at all.
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well, you guys have forgotten a even bigger problem

you wont have to worry about them being too close to the frame, cause unless you machine out the hub center hole, it wont fit over the ranger hubs
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well, you guys have forgotten a even bigger problem

you wont have to worry about them being too close to the frame, cause unless you machine out the hub center hole, it wont fit over the ranger hubs
I was planning doing that, but the backspacing is gonna kill me. Using a 1" spacer would just make this whole thing retarded....

I just didn't want to drive 100 miles a day with MT's on, that's why I wanted another set of wheels....
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Like Zach said... rock crawlers. You could probably sell those Jeep wheels on eBay for a decent amount and the crawlers would be even cheaper. How do you beat 37 bucks a rim!?
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dude rocks its under $200 a set i mean come on do it right the first time
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dude rocks its under $200 a set i mean come on do it right the first time

I didn't start this topic to get a lecture on how to do it right, and how to spend $200 on wheels. I simply asked if any problems would arise from having 5.5" backspacing. THAT point has been noted on several posts above, but nobody has confirmed that these wheels HAVE 5.5" backspacing.

Do it right the first time? That's funny, for a set of wheels and tires that will see 100 miles a year if they're lucky...

If I were going to BUY a new set of wheels, they wouldn't be 15's, hell my truck has 16's stock. I got these for FREE, I wasn't gonna say no. I knew the bolt spacing was the same, I just wasn't sure about the backspacing. If I need to, I'll make them fence posts, before I throw them out!
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....How do you beat 37 bucks a rim!?
EASILY BEAT, by the word "FREE"
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Hey guys would 15's even fit over his brakes??
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EASILY BEAT, by the word "FREE"

yea that will do it lol
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Hey Chuck, the rubicon wheels have 5" BS, and I know Cherokee wheels have more than that. I am 99.99% 5.5 is the number, but like I said I am positive it is more thna 5".

Be careful machinging out the center, you can't do that on Rubicon Moab wheels b/c of the amount of material left.

Try posting on www.jeepforum.com. If they are in good shape, they probably would sell FAST.
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Hey guys would 15's even fit over his brakes??
I have 15" wheels that fit over my brakes..

Chuck: If you do end up buying wheels, I would consider going w/ 15's anyway.. A tire for a 15" wheel is actually cheaper and easier to get in most popular off-road types than for a 16" wheel.
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The 15" tire being cheaper thing, was a bonus for getting these wheels for free! But, I doubt they will ever go on my truck. I will pick them up tomorrow, and measure the back spacing for sure though.

I don't go offroad as much as some of you, and having Swampers on my 01 all the time, really shook me up on the highway! Which is why I wanted "another" set to go offroad.

I may have seemed got harsh above, I meant nothing by it, it's just the way I feel...

Carl, it's funny, that's the Jeep board I registered on www.jeepforum.com
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well, you guys have forgotten a even bigger problem

you wont have to worry about them being too close to the frame, cause unless you machine out the hub center hole, it wont fit over the ranger hubs
It's the other way around I believe isn't it? Jeep fit Ranger but not the other way around?
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Can anybody confirm the back spacing on those wheels? I even registered on a Jeep website, and couldn't find anything about them...
I did. I told you they would be an inch closer to your frame. Since stock wheels are 4.5, that would make these 5.5, yes?
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i think them jeep rims are just ugly!
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It's the other way around I believe isn't it? Jeep fit Ranger but not the other way around?

not sure what you are asking

Jeeps have smaller hubs then Rangers (well, most jeeps) so Ranger rims will work over a jeeps hub while jeep wheels will not always work over a rangers hub
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