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post #1 of 9 Old 07-20-2016, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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2012 Liberty off road options (stop laughing please...)

So I had a TJ and loved it, but it was nickel and diming me to death with rust issues. I traded it in on a 2012 Liberty Jet and somewhat regret it, but I do like the nice ride, options, etc. Anyway, the Liberty came with 20" rims. I'm looking to downsize to 16" or 17" and put on some A/T tires. Nothing crazy, just something I can drive back to my deer stand without worrying about getting stuck. I almost got stuck in my Wranger with 33" mud tires on it when it was wet, so I wont be trying anything stupid in the mud. Just something that the 4wd will work in and will help in the snow too. PA winter will be here before we know it... Thanks!

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-20-2016, 03:53 PM
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If you can find some of the discontinued Kumho AT KL78's, get them while you still can. They're such a good AT, and they're so dirt cheap now. I rarely jump straight to a single recommendation for people, but the price is so right if you find them. Otherwise this is a job for the same old list of good AT's that have floated around here many times before.

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-21-2016, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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This isn't so much of a tire question as it is a wheel question. I know the pattern is 5 x 4.5, and it's 7.5 wide, but I'm wondering the best route to go far a replacement set. I could go to a junkyard and buy a set of smaller stock rims, but if I'm spending $50 each, why not buy new ones? I found a set of 15" wheels on quadretec.com, but they're 8" wide and I don't know if they'll rub or not. Also if anyone had any other ideas on where to look.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-21-2016, 03:21 PM
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KJ's did have 16's from the factory. Have you checked Craigslist for anyone selling a set? Honestly $50 per alloy wheel is as cheap as you could hope for. Buying aftermarkets is so much more expensive. The deals are out there--I got a 5-wheel set of Eccos for this XJ for $27 per wheel, and they are in perfect condition and powdercoated.

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-21-2016, 03:23 PM
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This isn't so much of a tire question as it is a wheel question. I know the pattern is 5 x 4.5, and it's 7.5 wide, but I'm wondering the best route to go far a replacement set. I could go to a junkyard and buy a set of smaller stock rims, but if I'm spending $50 each, why not buy new ones? I found a set of 15" wheels on quadretec.com, but they're 8" wide and I don't know if they'll rub or not. Also if anyone had any other ideas on where to look.
I'd rather have stock take offs than aftermarket steel wheels.

As for fitment, sorry, all I can offer is to check the KK Liberty Tech Forum.
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-21-2016, 06:20 PM
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As long as brake clearance isn't an issue, YJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ, KJ, KK.... all the same pattern.

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Craigslist, ebay, here, other classifieds....

There's no XJ wheel thread, but YJ, TJ, ZJ, XJ, KJ, and KK all have the same bolt pattern (5x4.5 or 5x114.3). I have a list compiled of all alloy 5x4.5 Jeep wheels with whatever extra info about them I've been able to confirm. I'll probably add the steelies to at at some point.

Jeep alloy 5x4.5 pattern wheels.
  • 5 Slot 15x6 unknown BS (probably 4.25)
  • Turbine 15x7 5.25 BS
  • Lace 15x7 5.25 BS
  • 5 Star 15x7 5.25 BS
  • 10-hole 15x7 5.25 BS variation include beveled holes and/or rivets
  • Teardrop 15x7 5.25 BS
  • Ecco 15x7 5.25 BS ~19 lbs
  • Grizzly 15x7 5.25 BS ~19 lbs
  • Canyon 15x8 5.5 BS ~20 lbs
  • Ravine 15x8 5.5 BS ~17-18 lbs
  • Gambler 15x8? 5.5 BS
  • TJ Moab 16x8 5 BS no step between spokes ~25.5 lbs; with step lighter but unknown
  • Icon 16x7 5.25 BS ~21 lbs
  • ZJ Timberline (aka Snowflake) 16x? 5.25 BS
  • TSI 16x7? 5.25 BS
  • Silver star (ZJ 5.9) 16x7 5.25 BS ~20-21 lbs
  • No info on early ZJ 5 slanted spoke wheels.
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 16x7 unknown BS (prolly 5.5) ~24 lbs
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 16x7 unknown BS (prolly 5.5) ~24 lbs
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 16x7 unknown BS (prolly 5.5) ~24 lbs
  • Unknown name KJ wheel 17x7.5 unknown BS (prolly 5.5)
  • Keystone 16x7 unknown BS
  • Victory 17x7 unknown BS
  • Echelon 18x7 unknown BS

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-22-2016, 03:34 PM
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The 15 inch ones listed above will not fit due to rubbing on th calipers in front. Stick with 16 inch ones and if not lifted then 245-70-16s

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Fifth one up from the bottom.. that's what I put on my last Liberty. They look so good and work great. They were factory on certain Renegade package Libertys. Then find a good 255/70-16 tire to wrap them in and you're set. A small 1" coil spacer kit will finish it off nicely.

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-27-2016, 11:04 AM
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Fifth one up from the bottom.. that's what I put on my last Liberty. They look so good and work great. They were factory on certain Renegade package Libertys. Then find a good 255/70-16 tire to wrap them in and you're set. A small 1" coil spacer kit will finish it off nicely.
Yes a one inch coil spacer may just bring it back up to stock height and then you can run 245-70-16s
Example picked up a one owner 03 with 81,000 miles, sat 1.75 inches than new so even with a one inch spacer no way to run larger tires

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