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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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06 Jeep Liberty Wheels on a 1998 ZJ - Opinion?

06 Jeep Liberty Wheels on a 1998 ZJ - Opinion?

A co-worker has a set of 17" 2006 Jeep Liberty wheels. The bolt patterns match perfectly. I could run a 235/65/17 sized tire and be set.

Honest opinion - How do you think they'll look?

Mike

*The picture is just a sample but same wheel and same color.



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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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I'd have to see it on the ZJ with the offset... I threw a set of '05 Rubicon Moab wheels on my ZJ, and just lucked out that the offset worked.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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I think itt would look nice, and it would also be original. I say do it!
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I'd have to see it on the ZJ with the offset... I threw a set of '05 Rubicon Moab wheels on my ZJ, and just lucked out that the offset worked.
Had to use adapters though, right?
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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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I think itt would look nice, and it would also be original. I say do it!
I'm leaning towards it but want to see what everyone's opinion is. Or whether or not any one has seem a ZJ with these wheels.

Thanks for your input.
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No adapter needed for TJ wheels ('05 Rubi). You'll need them for JK wheels though.
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No adapter needed for TJ wheels ('05 Rubi). You'll need them for JK wheels though.
Oh, hard to find though. I like the look of that wheel much better.
Thanks for your input.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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So... 2006 Jeep Liberty is:

5 lug 4.5 inch or 114.3mm High Positive Offset

I should have no issues, right? Bolt up and roll out?
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No problemo my friend. I'd just be a little worried that the Liberty wheels might be too skinny for bigger meat later down the road. What is the wheel width on those?

I got these wheels for $300 with factory GY MT/Rs. They're pretty cheap. Drove them for awhile then went to MTZ 33's.
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No problemo my friend. I'd just be a little worried that the Liberty wheels might be too skinny for bigger meat later down the road.

I got these wheels for $300 with factory GY MT/Rs. Drove them for awhile then went to MTZ 33's.
Wow - that is a sweet truck. Bigger meat as in larger tires? If so, I have no plans to go larger on tires. If I change my mind I would lift it and find the exact wheels you're rolling with.

So........ for now, I would stick with the 235/65/17 or whatever the biggest tire I could go without worrying about rub. Any suggestions?

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As long as the offset works, you'll be good to go~ :-)
31's are about the biggest you can go without lift...
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As long as the offset works, you'll be good to go~ :-)
LMAO - Okay where it goes -- yes, it's embarrassing.

You keep referring to "offset" so what the heck does that mean?



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Offset is how far they stick out relative to the axle. Too little (-) offset and the wheels rub the undercarriage. Too much (+) offset and they stick out too far past the fender.
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So this is what I found doing a quick search on the Liberty forum:

17" (diameter) x 7.5" (wide)
Bolt pattern: 5 X 114.3mm (4.5")
Hub Center Bore: 71.5mm
Offset: +41mm.

Any ideas? I read about offset now. So it's the outside edge of the wheels distance from the center. Makes sense. So I need to ensure the wheel at least sticks out to the edge or over the wheel well.

Yeah?
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Yeah... Check this link out for offset calculator...



http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/WheelOffsetCalc.html
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