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post #1 of 5 Old 06-29-2020, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Need help identifying this wheel!

These wheels came on a 1997 Jeep TJ I was lucky enough to be given. They are 16inch, and the usual 5x4.5 bolt pattern. They heave been painted bronze but were originally the usual clear-coated aluminum OEM finish. They do not appear to be an OEM Jeep wheel, unless my Googling was a big fail. I did see 1 Google image of a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 2-door shod in these wheels also. The only identifying marks I can find on the wheel is a JWL marking, indicating that the wheel is approved for vehicles in the Japanese markets, although I'm not sure if it is a wheel from a Japanese car company. Looks to be from the late 80s through 90s wheel. What can you tell me?!

Thanks in advance for everyone's help!

Jason Knight

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-29-2020, 08:23 AM
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They look similar to some Jeep factory wheels, but I don't think they are.
Look on the inside lip/edge of the wheel for any markings or numbers. There's usually some clues stamped on the wheel somewhere.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-30-2020, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Kruzin for your reply. I went back and checked the wheel more closely and found some very faint serial numbers and a Chrysler symbol cast into the back side of the wheel spokes in the grainy casting finish. Fantastic! I then used to look up all of the Chrysler vehicles with that size and bolt pattern, and Voila! The wheel came on 1997 and 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees. I kinda like them since they are different from almost anything else people are running on their TJs and was looking for a spare.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-30-2020, 11:45 AM
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It looks like a Grand Cherokee TSi wheel, from 1997 or 1998

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I think those are the ZJ TSI wheels too.
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