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nukoland 09-28-2013 05:55 AM

Wheel Bolt Pattern Issue
 
I am stationed in the Middle East and have an EXPORT (non-U.S.) 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. I recently bought new rims from DT in the U.S. thinking the bolt pattern was the same regardless of delivery location. I was wrong. The 5 X 127mm does NOT fit my jeep and the TCN working at the local tire shop related that the stock pattern appeared to be "around" 115mm.

However, when I got home and threw the 4 brand new wheels and 4 brand new 33x12.5 tires back into the garage (argh!!) I got back online and see that 114mm, 4.5inch bolt pattern is much more common. Is 5 X 4.5 my real size?

BLUF: Can anyone tell me what exactly the bolt pattern is for my EXPORT 2011 Sahara???

Filthy-Beast 09-28-2013 07:29 AM

5x4.5 is the TJ bolt pattern, did you buy this new or used? Spidertrax makes an adapter for this.

nukoland 09-28-2013 10:47 AM

interesting. why would this be? i bought it used, it is a 2011 Sahara EXPORT with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern........? wtf?

Filthy-Beast 09-28-2013 10:50 AM

PO might have swapped axles.

spyder6 09-28-2013 11:35 AM

All export wranglers have the same 5x5 pattern as US models. Something is fishy

Vin 09-28-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Filthy-Beast (Post 16383377)
5x4.5 is the TJ bolt pattern, did you buy this new or used? Spidertrax makes an adapter for this.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nukoland (Post 16386913)
interesting. why would this be? i bought it used, it is a 2011 Sahara EXPORT with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern........? wtf?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Filthy-Beast (Post 16386961)
PO might have swapped axles.

Definitely a possibility. 5x4.5 is not only for TJs, but ZJs, YJs, XJs and the new Patriots and I think Liberties and Compass's. That's alotta factory and aftermarket wheels to choose from.

JoonHoss 09-28-2013 08:50 PM

Any chance it already has wheel spacers/adapters?

nukoland 09-29-2013 09:18 AM

no existing spacers or adapters, just flat out 5x4.5. could this thing have been wrecked and axles replaced....front and back?? strange.

Vin 09-29-2013 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nukoland (Post 16406337)
no existing spacers or adapters, just flat out 5x4.5. could this thing have been wrecked and axles replaced....front and back?? strange.

Sounds like the PO(Was there a PO?) changed out the axles for the more widely used 5x4.5 wheel. Or perhaps that's all the PO had access to at the time.

OH9JK 09-29-2013 10:35 AM

Do all 4 hubs appear to have this 5x4.5 bolt pattern? Just curious if you tried them all...my thought is a possible axle shaft change.

Filthy-Beast 09-29-2013 10:40 AM

PICS of hubs, diff, axles, calipers etc.


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