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post #1 of 6 Old 08-02-2019, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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stock Jeep 17" rims in 5x4.5?

I have ZJ Grand Cherokee which is 5x4.5. I got a full set of used Jeep 35" tires on 17" 5x5 rims

I'm searching for stock Jeep 17" 5x4.5 on Craigslist, but they're likely 5x5. Did they ever make in 5x4.5?

Anybody know of any 3rd party mfrs that make 17" 5x4.5?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-02-2019, 06:04 AM
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I can't imagine there's an aftermarket wheel manufacturer that doesn't make a 17" wheel in 5 on 4.5". Grand Cherokees after the ZJ are all 5 on 5", as are JKs & JLs. XJs, TJs & YJs are 5 on 4.5".

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Stock ZJ wheels only came in 15", but there are tons of aftermarket wheels that would work.
But buying new wheels just to mount used tires on seems counter productive. It would make more sense to buy new 15" tires to use on your existing wheels.
Used tires are never a good bet. They were removed from the vehicle they were on for a reason. Did you check the manufacture date on those tires? Tires do have a shelf life, and if they're over 6 years old they should not be used.

And is your ZJ lifted enough to handle 35s? That's a big tire for a ZJ, and is going to require a decent lift to fit them.

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4 used Nitto Grappler tires at 2013 (via DOT insignia), just at the 6 yr limit. The unused "like new" spare tire is dated 2015. Got them for $100

I've seen sets of Jeep rims go for $30 to $50, they can be obtained for cheap on Craigslist

I agree..what's the purpose of dismounting, then mounting/balancing OLD tires..costs $$. Plus, most legit tire places won't to it for liability issues. I guess I could "sell out" to those awful 5x4.5 - 5x4 adapters/spacers ($60 set of 4), but I REALLY don't like them
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I just ran into this thread:


techster82 said:
Rubbing is my concern as well. I might end up going to a TJ backspaced aftermarket wheel on this build if the JK setup is too problematic. I'd prefer not to add 2" of spacing on each corner with heavy 35" tires hanging off if I don't have to.

Yah if you look at the stock backspaceing on the jk rim it's easy to do the math. I think it's about 6.5" but check because I'm not totally sure. Most aftermarket tj rims used for that size tire are 3.75 or so. That's a huge spacer to get that clearance. A far better way is to just swap to jk axles
My 5x5 17" rims BS measures out at 6.75" (apparently from a JK), I have some aftermarket Centerline 15x8 rims which have BS of 4.5" (close to stock for ZJ)

So, as per above I can go with a 2" spacer/adapter to get the desired result -- rim/tire placed at about stock position

Yo might want to look for a bit wider wheel adapter. I'm running the stock 10" wide tire and they rub the control arms with a 1.25" adapter. If you can find a 2" (I think Spidertrax makes one) you'll be better off with a 12.5" tire. That is going to be a tight fit on a JK wheel though...
Love the JK moab style wheels on my Tj. G2 1.25" Adapters, 2" BDS lift. THese are also the stock tires that where on the JK too. 32", and they look just about right with that wheel and 2" lift IMO.
Any recommendations on quallty spacer/adapters?
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