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post #1 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Will 15 X 8 steelies Fit?

I have a great set of 31' BFG AT's (about 1/2 tread) on a set of 15X8 (4.25 backspacing) on my deceased cherokee. Wondering if these will fit on my stock 08 Liberty sport?

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 12:09 PM
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check both vehicles and see if they have same bolt pattern and backspacing

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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the bolt patterns are the same i am unsure what the backspacing is on the stock rims. But does anyone know if a 15" rim will fit?
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 01:32 PM
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the diameter of the rim shouldnt matter unless youre making a mallcrawler. the width, backspacing, and bolt patterns matter most. if bolt patterns match then thats the first step checked, idk the 08 liberty backspacing specs.

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 05:36 PM
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You might and that's a strong might get a 15" to fit but the caliper will be way too close for comfort.16" is pretty much as small as it gets

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 05:47 PM
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The stock backspacing is 4.75" and the offset is +40mm on the stock 16" rims iirc. My guess would be that Elt31987 is right in the fact that you may run into caliper clearance issues with 15" rims.
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-27-2010, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just looking to see if anyone has tried or heard of using them. Just had a blizzard so i haven't been able to measure. They're still on my cherokee and my KK stocks are going bald. If its possible, i would be nice to not spend $ on tires right now.

Caliper clearance may be an issue

Are there any sensors to worry about? I think there is a tire pressure sensor?
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-28-2010, 01:48 AM
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Mike -

AFAIK, all KK models come stock with TPMS sensors in place, so you will need to either arrange a workaround (LOST JEEPS • View topic - "Trick" The TPMS - if there is a prohibition against cross posting to other forums I apologize) or replace your TPMS on the new Steelies. I just walked out and have a feeling that this is probably a moot discussion. After unbolting the wheel and taking a look, I think that it is unlikely that a 15" rim is going to provide enough clearance around the caliper. You MIGHT be able to modify the caliper housing to make it work via a die grinder, but that can result in catastrophic failure if you take off to much or attack the wrong area on the housing. The only real way to check is probably take the KK, throw it in the air and see if the thing will fit. Not fun in the weather I know.

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-28-2010, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your info. Sounds like i'm not gonna bother wasting my time. Thought it might be worth looking into if they would match up. In no way am i looking to modify the calipers or do anything unsafe. Thanks again and happy New Year to all!!!
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