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post #1 of 13 Old 07-08-2011, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 93 zj with a 3.5" lift and have found a really good deal on some 285/70/17 tires. My buddy has some wheels that he took off his charger and I know the bolt pattern is the same but I do not know about the offset and the backspacing. I dont mind if the wheels stick out further I just dont want them sitting in anymore than a stock 15'' zj wheel. Can someone help me out on this?

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-08-2011, 07:35 AM
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the bolt pattern is not exactly the same.....5x114.3 vs 5x115. it will work but might cause vibration. the offset of the charger is usually a mid offset (+15 to +25 range) and the zj is pretty similar. the rims might be a tad wider from stock depending on which wheel you currently have versus what the charger has. wouldnt see much of a difference honestly.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-08-2011, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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I can get the charger wheels for $60 bucks and the 285/70/17 for $100 bucks so its a sweet deal. Everywhere that I look it says that they have the same 5x114.3 bolt pattern. Is there different bolt patterns of some zj's and chargers?
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-08-2011, 09:22 AM
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you talking about new body charger? the bolt pattern is 5x115. it will work on a 5x114.3 on the jeep but it can cause problems with the studs sometimes (stretching)
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-08-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Not the newest body like a 2011 maybe like an 2008 or 2009. I dunno if there is a difference in the two as far as the bolt pattern.
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I have a 93 zj with a 3.5" lift and have found a really good deal on some 285/70/17 tires. My buddy has some wheels that he took off his charger and I know the bolt pattern is the same but I do not know about the offset and the backspacing. I dont mind if the wheels stick out further I just dont want them sitting in anymore than a stock 15'' zj wheel. Can someone help me out on this?
Can you fit 33x 12 tires on with only a 3.5" lift ? thought you would need 4.5 + to do that .

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either way, the offset is going to be a pain in the *** because its like running a stock wheel.....you will rub the control arm.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-08-2011, 03:13 PM
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hit the button too quick.....dont run the charger wheels. a. offset to high for a 285 tire b. going to possible stretch the wheel studs.

skip the sweet deal and get something made for the jeep...unless you are going to run spacers then everything ive said is pointless.

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Can you fit 33x 12 tires on with only a 3.5" lift ? thought you would need 4.5 + to do that .
With trimming you could run 33" tires stock.

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With trimming you could run 33" tires stock.
WOW , not my 94 ltd .I could do maybe 33x10.5 with 1" spacers and some trimming, not 33x 12 . i can't even run 31X 10.5 stock without rubbing (smashing into) the control arms . But Then ,that might be different if you had the up country to begin with .

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What's up with all the deleted messages? You guys were that crude that it was deleted.

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post #12 of 13 Old 07-11-2011, 02:07 PM
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WOW , not my 94 ltd .I could do maybe 33x10.5 with 1" spacers and some trimming, not 33x 12 . i can't even run 31X 10.5 stock without rubbing (smashing into) the control arms . But Then ,that might be different if you had the up country to begin with .
Ya maybe not 33x12 but a skinnier 33". I have seen people on here talk about them or their friends doing it. I personally couldnt trim that much metal off right now.

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post #13 of 13 Old 07-11-2011, 02:21 PM
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What's up with all the deleted messages? You guys were that crude that it was deleted.
haha it doesn't matter.

I sure like ratmonkey's "reason for deletion" though

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