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post #1 of 12 Old 03-20-2013, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Need help on tires, rims

I have a stock CJ5 with only a small shackle lifted front to offset the winch weight.
I found some new rims in a pawnshop for cheap that fit (5 X 5 1/5) and are what I wanted as for the look.
Here's the deal. Rims are 17X9 with a back space of 5 1/4", which is pretty close to center. I haven't bought tire yet and want advice on what to buy if any for these rims. Will they work? Which tires (size ) would work with my rig. Driving will mostly be asphalt. Thanks

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-21-2013, 01:15 PM
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I am not sure what height would be best for you but width wise I would go with 12.50. 10.50 will work if all you do is drive on roads but 12.50 are a perfect fit on 9" wheels

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-21-2013, 01:41 PM
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I agree w/Lpat. Tire rack can give you a better answer if you input your vehicle info, and click on the +1 (size) option. They also tell you when you've gone to big at checkout. Like that can happen! IMHO I like BFG All Terrains for your applicatyion. But then again I usually drive on pavement instead of asphalt.

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What did those rims come off of? Pawn shop prolly wont be much help....but I'd
try fitting them on the CJ first....

17" sounds like much newer (Jeep) vehicle, which the hubs are different.
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So nobody is concerned about the 5 1/4" backspacing? Sounds like a lot to me.
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-21-2013, 03:43 PM
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I'm having a hard time believing they fit. Mainly the center hole. Have you actually bolted them to the Jeep? I also think with a narrow trac axle you are going to have problems with tires rubbing the springs when turning, with any tire over a 9.50.
I guess it is possible someone special ordered these rims.
Did you actually measure the bolt hole pattern? Correctly?
This should be interesting to see work out.

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-21-2013, 04:33 PM
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the backspacing may not be enough to clear the springs, but if you're getting them at a pawn shop I am assuming it is a good deal and since they are what you want you can get some wheel spacers for them. so even if the bolt pattern isn't right you can change that with spacers. tire size depends on what you are running right now, how much room you want there to bee from the top of re tire to the wheel well and if you're planning on going up a few inches rehearing can also be a factor

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post #8 of 12 Old 03-21-2013, 08:05 PM
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Need help on tires, rims

5 x 51/4 is also the bolt pattern for 1/2 ton dodge from '94 on and they fit on CJ's, I've swapped mine a few times to see what 20's looked like on my CJ. I'd be concerned about the back spacing though and rubbing. Also make sure the center hole is large enough to fit the hubs on the front. A good P metric tire in 17" is a 265/70R 17 which are about 31" tall and 9.5" wide.


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"I've swapped mine a few times to see what 20's looked like on my CJ."---19jeep85
Halloween? Lose a bet? Just kidding. Any pics?

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post #10 of 12 Old 03-22-2013, 11:47 AM
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Be carefull!!! I bought 18x9 rockstars for my narrow track cj5 and I had to put wheels spacers just to keep the tire from smashing the frame in the rear... I put 1 1/2" spacers all the way around and now I clear all corners. Here is a pick with spacers and 33x12.5 mud grapplers!
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"I've swapped mine a few times to see what 20's looked like on my CJ."---19jeep85
Halloween? Lose a bet? Just kidding. Any pics?
Now I didn't say they stayed on! But seriously I have a set of 35's mounted in 20's for my summer tires on my Ram and wanted to see what 35's on my CJ would look like after my lift was installed. So before buying a set, and since they weren't on my truck yet, I slapped them on the Jeep, drove around the hood quick...cranked the bass, wore my hat backward and drank a 40...then immediately took them off! Sorry no pictures but I may put them on again just for the street cred and photos!

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Now I didn't say they stayed on! But seriously I have a set of 35's mounted in 20's for my summer tires on my Ram and wanted to see what 35's on my CJ would look like after my lift was installed. So before buying a set, and since they weren't on my truck yet, I slapped them on the Jeep, drove around the hood quick...cranked the bass, wore my hat backward and drank a 40...then immediately took them off! Sorry no pictures but I may put them on again just for the street cred and photos!
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In this case we need mugshot pics!
I wonder if my 20s from my '11 Big Horn Ram will work. I could pull that off, and make that **** look good!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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