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post #1 of 4 Old 03-22-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie trying to buy a wheel...

So when I bought my Jeep CJ7 a while ago, it came with 33x12.5 R15 wheels on it. However, the spare on the back was the stock small tire and obviously would not work. I was able to buy a Mickey Thompson tire off a friend that is the same size, so now I need a rim. I have been looking at a rim on Quadratec (Black Rock Wheels 975585540 - Black Rock Series 975 Type Blade Steel Wheel in Matte Black for Jeep® Vehicles with 5x5.5 Bolt Pattern - Quadratec) but I don't know what size I need. From the research I have done, it seems like I can go with either an 15x8 or 15x10 but how do I know which one? I would think it has to match what is already on my Jeep, but I have no idea what that is. Is there a way to find out? Does it really have to match the others in case I need to use it?


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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Well the best way to to measure across the wheel...it doesn't need to be exact, but you will be able to tell the difference between an 8" and 10" wheel with a tape measure and the help of a friend maybe.

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WANTED: SYE and cv shaft...good condition and good price. for a TJ with about 5-6" of lift.
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So how would I measure it? Do I go through the holes in the wheel from side to side? I did a preliminary measurement, but it looked like 12 inches so I'm not sure if I'm measuring correctly. If I did get a different size than what's on the Jeep currently, would it not work if I had to use it?

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yes it would work, and I would put the tape measure through the holes in the wheel and measure flange to flange...that would be weird if it was a 12" wide wheel with a 12.50" tire...I doubt that this is the setup so maybe have your friend give you a hand and take a look...or go for it and order the 10" wide wheel because that is most likely what is currently being used.

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