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post #1 of 13 Old 10-27-2016, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Going from 16" to 15" wheels possible ?

I have a new to me 96 Grand Cherokee limited v8 awd with stock 16's dana 44 disc rear , The cost diff between 15's and 16's is a bit for new wheels and tires so can I go down or will I have clearance issues , Plus used 15's are way more common used , Thanks.


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post #2 of 13 Old 10-27-2016, 02:53 PM
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ZJ came with both 15 and 16" wheels, either will fit.


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^^^ What KG said. Stock lug pattern is 5 on 4.5". Backspace should be 5" from inside rim to mounting surface.

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Awesome guys thank you , Wasn't sure about the rear disc brake , Have had a few zj's but all were drum rear.

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Nope, rear discs are so tiny you won't have any issues. I've got four corner disc and 15's from the factory.


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post #6 of 13 Old 10-27-2016, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Good deal ,Thanks kg6mov.

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-28-2016, 02:35 AM
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Is that the same for Niners


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post #8 of 13 Old 10-28-2016, 07:36 AM
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Yep

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Yep, nothing special about the niner axles/brakes.

Except that stupid 1330 u-joint.


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post #10 of 13 Old 10-28-2016, 02:59 PM
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Except that stupid 1330 u-joint.
Well those 1330 rear DS u-joints are about 25% stronger than the tiny 1310s, so nothing stupid there

..but, they should've had 1350s from the factory

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Yeah, but a 1310 is still spec'd way above what a stock niner puts out. All the V8's should have gotten something better than the 1310 all around IMO, but doing it just for the 5.9 and only in the back is more annoying than anything else.

Says the guy with a niner rear shaft and axle . . .


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Going very much off-topic, but some trivia 1330 not mentioned, but it's torque rating is pretty much in between 1310 and 1350 ratings.




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I have a new to me 96 Grand Cherokee limited v8 awd with stock 16's dana 44 disc rear , The cost diff between 15's and 16's is a bit for new wheels and tires so can I go down or will I have clearance issues , Plus used 15's are way more common used , Thanks.
Totally feel ya there, lucky for me at some point someone ditched the 16in alloy rims and put 15 steel rims on mine.

My wallet is much happier. Running 235/75R-15 Goodyear Wrangler , black wall out... I have rear disc brakes.

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