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Unread 02-23-2014, 06:57 AM   #1
Kayakfisher
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rims that I inherited

I have a set of 5 rims that I inherited from my step dad. they are:
Alcoa aluminum
5x5.5" lug pattern
15x8 rim size
4.5" hub opening
3.75" backspacing

I have a 2002 wrangler X which are 5x4.5 lug pattern. anyone have any experiences with the lug pattern adapters good or bad? I have heard people at the jeep dealers say they not to use them because of safety reasons. looking for real feed back and experiences. Would like to be able to use these rims because they were custom made rims for my step dad's cj7. I Called Alcoa and they said they had no info on them because they were custom made. They even went through their archives and could not find any photos of them.
I would be willing to trade them for flat black rims 16x8 with 5x4.5 lug pattern with the round holes like pro comp or Mickey Thompson has.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:02 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Kayakfisher
I have a set of 5 rims that I inherited from my step dad. they are: Alcoa aluminum 5x5.5" lug pattern 15x8 rim size 4.5" hub opening 3.75" backspacing I have a 2002 wrangler X which are 5x4.5 lug pattern. anyone have any experiences with the lug pattern adapters good or bad? I have heard people at the jeep dealers say they not to use them because of safety reasons. looking for real feed back and experiences. Would like to be able to use these rims because they were custom made rims for my step dad's cj7. I Called Alcoa and they said they had no info on them because they were custom made. They even went through their archives and could not find any photos of them. I would be willing to trade them for flat black rims 16x8 with 5x4.5 lug pattern with the round holes like pro comp or Mickey Thompson has.
You will always get mixed reviews when it come to spacers/adapters. Some people will never run them because they wheel too hard and do not want the risk of a bolted connection breaking. Others who don't wheel as hard, see mostly street driving have no issues with them when installed properly with locktite and torqued to spec. The biggest thing is to get a high quality spacer, not some eBay knock off. I've been running 1.25" spider trax spacers for years without issue but I don't play I the rocks as often.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
Kayakfisher
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You will always get mixed reviews when it come to spacers/adapters. Some people will never run them because they wheel too hard and do not want the risk of a bolted connection breaking. Others who don't wheel as hard, see mostly street driving have no issues with them when installed properly with locktite and torqued to spec. The biggest thing is to get a high quality spacer, not some eBay knock off. I've been running 1.25" spider trax spacers for years without issue but I don't play I the rocks as often.
Okay that makes sense. Mine is a daily driver but sees some easy trails since it is all stock at the moment, so I probably don't have to worry about it too much then. I'm actually still thinking of going with the 16X8 rim since the tires I want when these run out, only go as small as a 16" diameter. I may just sell these and use the money towards those. Thanks for the info!
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