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Unread 06-21-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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well,i bought wheels and they don't fit the Cherokee

What a let down. 15X8's and they don't leave room for the tire...I've heard about spacers but know nothing about them or even if they apply in this case.The guy showed me the wheel on the Jeep and it touches right by the leaf spring....

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They must have the wrong offset. Spacers will work, but rims with the correct offset will work better.
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Unread 06-21-2015, 08:11 PM   #3
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Yea i'm going thru that whole offset thing.I'm going to sell these and get a set of 15x7's. I always seem to learn lessons that cost me money!! lol. Can someone tell me without question that THESE wheels will firt my Jeep with no issues?They are 15x7's, I just don't know what Those other numbers mean in relation to fit. Thanks
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Well the problem with the wheels you bought aren't that they are 15x8 - if they are touching the leaf spring than it's the backspacing that's wrong. To measure backspacing you have to lay the wheel face down on the ground, lay a straightedge across the backside of the wheel and then measure from the mounting surface up to the straightedge. That number will be the backspacing. Stock XJ wheels are typically 15x7 with 5.25" of backspacing. One of the more popular sizes of aftermarket wheels is 15x8 with 4" of backspacing.

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Well the problem with the wheels you bought aren't that they are 15x8 - if they are touching the leaf spring than it's the backspacing that's wrong. To measure backspacing you have to lay the wheel face down on the ground, lay a straightedge across the backside of the wheel and then measure from the mounting surface up to the straightedge. That number will be the backspacing. Stock XJ wheels are typically 15x7 with 5.25" of backspacing. One of the more popular sizes of aftermarket wheels is 15x8 with 4" of backspacing.
Thanks.So will the wheel in that picture I posted with all that info fit my Jeep?
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114.3mm = 4.5 inches of back spacing. If the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5" they will fit nicely.
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114.3mm = 4.5 inches of back spacing. If the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5" they will fit nicely.
How do i tell about the bolt pattern?It looks like jeep bolt pattern that's on my jeep and the same on those wheels pictured that don't fit and that I'm now selling..
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Unread 06-22-2015, 08:02 AM   #8
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Manufacturer Part Number:
297B-5712
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Soft 8
Backspacing: 4
Boltpattern Metric: 5x114.3 Size: 15x7
Wheel Size: 15 Offset: 0
Load Rating: 2200 Hub Bore: 83.82
Wheel Width: 7 Color:
Black
Partnumber: 297B-5712 Brand:
Pacer
Model Other: 297B
This is rest of that that wheel info.Backspacing is 4.So this fits?
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114.3mm = 4.5 inches of back spacing. If the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5" they will fit nicely.
That number isn't the back spacing, that's the bolt pattern. I don't know why they'd mix metric and imperial in the same set of measurements, but 5x114.3mm is 5x4.5" so yes, they will bolt on, and since they have 4" of back spacing, they should provide plenty of clearance for the leaf springs.
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ok,thank you for the info.I have tons to learn about all this stuff. Appreciate it.
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Backspacing refers to the distance from the back of the rim to the mounting flange. Where your info says offset0(4", center), this is measured by mm as to how far off center the mounting flange is. You'll see tires that are usually offered in +5 or -19. The +5 will suck the tires up into the wheel wells. The -19 will make them stick out.
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Backspacing refers to the distance from the back of the rim to the mounting flange. Where your info says offset0(4", center), this is measured by mm as to how far off center the mounting flange is. You'll see tires that are usually offered in +5 or -19. The +5 will suck the tires up into the wheel wells. The -19 will make them stick out.
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The description of the wheels say +"0mm"...what's that??
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Another question.Will a 15x7 or 15x8 with an offset of -6 fit?
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Another question.Will a 15x7 or 15x8 with an offset of -6 fit?
Offset and back spacing are both, by and large, the same thing, but are just measured in different ways. Offset is a measure of how far the mounting flange on the wheel (the part that actually touches the axle) is from being in the middle of the wheel, and it's usually expressed in millimeters. A negative number means the mounting flange is closer to the vehicle (good for us, results in a wider stance), and a positive number means the mounting flange is closer to outside of the wheel (bad for us, results in a narrower stance). I'll come back to this in a moment. As another person pointed out earlier, back spacing is measured by laying the wheel on its face (the side you see when it's mounted) and placing a straight edge across the inside of the wheel, then measuring from the mounting flange to the straight edge. This measure is normally expressed in inches, and in my opinion is more helpful. Let's say you have a 15x8 wheel, which is 8" wide. If you have an offset of 0mm, you have 4" of back spacing because the mounting flange is in the very center of the wheel. On that same wheel, if you have an offset of -19mm (roughly .75"), then you have 3.25" of back spacing since the mounting flange is 3/4" inwards from center, which is a good thing. Generally speaking, back spacing of 3.75" to 4.5" is pretty desirable of you want to run larger than stock tires.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 10:32 AM   #15
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Well,I just ordered the ones in the ad I posted but I did call a retailer on a set and they had 15x7's with a -6 off set.I didn't know if that would work.The ones I ordered have 4 backspacing and "0mm" of something else so I guess they fit.
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