From 5x4.5 to 5x5 bolt Pattern ADAPTER???? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Tires & Wheels > From 5x4.5 to 5x5 bolt Pattern ADAPTER????

FS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options! Stainless Steel Door Hinge PinsPoly Door Hinge Bushings

Reply
Unread 09-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
bordeauxman
Yellow-Rubinator
 
bordeauxman's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 81
From 5x4.5 to 5x5 bolt Pattern ADAPTER????

I have a 2006 TJ Rubicon with a 5 X 4.5 wheel bolt pattern and I am considering buying some lightly used Walker Evans bead lock wheels that are a 5 X 5 bolt pattern.

What are the thoughts on using an adapter/spacer to get to the 5 X 5 bolt pattern? What problems could arise using an adapter? Is it a no problem situation or a watch out situation. My rig is a weekend driver only and although I don't wheel as much as I like to, I do run moderate to challenging trails that sometimes need some serious skinny pedal action.

Here is an adapter that I am looking at: http://www.amazon.com/Spacers-Adapte...ype=automotive

__________________
2006 Rubicon, Detonator Yellow, 5.5" Clayton Long Arm lift, 35" Pitbull Rockers, F&R Lockers, D44s, Winch, Metal Cloak Fenders, SwayLock in the front, RCV front axle shafts & Ten Factory Chromoly Shafts in the rear, Armored up underneath, Safari Rack.

My Favorite Threads (work in progress!!!)...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/me...others-842196/
bordeauxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
biffgnar
Web Wheeler
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 13,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by bordeauxman View Post
I have a 2006 TJ Rubicon with a 5 X 4.5 wheel bolt pattern and I am considering buying some lightly used Walker Evans bead lock wheels that are a 5 X 5 bolt pattern.

What are the thoughts on using an adapter/spacer to get to the 5 X 5 bolt pattern? What problems could arise using an adapter? Is it a no problem situation or a watch out situation. My rig is a weekend driver only and although I don't wheel as much as I like to, I do run moderate to challenging trails that sometimes need some serious skinny pedal action.

Here is an adapter that I am looking at: http://www.amazon.com/Spacers-Adapte...ype=automotive
Make sure net backspacing not too low. Make sure you get quality adaptors. Install them correctly. All will be good.

Realistically the net backspacing is your real issue. Not sure what Walker's wheels run, but my Raceline beadlocks are 4". If I put on adaptors I'd be sub 3" probably. Not sure I'd be comfortable with that.
__________________
Thank you Dave Cole, Dynomax, Falken and all the Spec Class sponsors!!
biffgnar is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
bordeauxman
Yellow-Rubinator
 
bordeauxman's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 81
Thank you. I think I will go for new wheels with the proper backspacing and bolt pattern.
__________________
2006 Rubicon, Detonator Yellow, 5.5" Clayton Long Arm lift, 35" Pitbull Rockers, F&R Lockers, D44s, Winch, Metal Cloak Fenders, SwayLock in the front, RCV front axle shafts & Ten Factory Chromoly Shafts in the rear, Armored up underneath, Safari Rack.

My Favorite Threads (work in progress!!!)...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/me...others-842196/
bordeauxman is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.