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post #1 of 33 Old 02-23-2020, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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5 Slot OEM 15X7 Aluminum Wheels

I came across a set of five OEM 15X7 aluminum 5 slot wheels 5 on 5.5 for sale off a ‘76 CJ. Wheels look in excellent condition. On the reverse side is stamped A13738 and FORGED - nothing else. My questions: Will these fit my ‘79 CJ5 with power disc brakes? Are these genuine OEM wheels?


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Sorry - photos didn't post - here they are: (Seller polished one wheel to show how they would look.)
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They are not OEM wheels. They appear to be a typical aftermarket "Starsky and Hutch" rims from the '70s.

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Thanks Matt. I was leaning that way but was not 100 percent certain. I was concerned the wheels had no stamping on the inside like 15X7JJ and the manufacturer, etc. Seller claims these cane off a ‘76 CJ and are original to the Jeep.

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I'm not aware of any 5-slotted wheels that came on CJs from the factory.

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the only 5 slot wheels that came from the factory were on the early 70's cj5 renegade 2's. if i remember they were a 15x7 wheel. i doubt those are original. they look like they are U.S. MAG U101 wheels. they can look very good on a cj.

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My 76 CJ7 Renegade came with five slotted wheels like that and the sales brochure had wheels like that on the front.
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Called: “Forged Aluminum Styled Wheels”
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They are factory. Early CJ5 Renegades had them, but also were available during the 76-86 era. But I think they were phased out early on. Seen here in the 1976 literature. I've got a set, I can see if the numbers match. 15x7 were factory, wider versions exist but were not (15x8, 15x10).

When I was stationed in Hawaii in the early 90s, a friend had a bone stock 76 CJ7 exactly like the one in this picture.
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That would be great if you could verify the number cast into the inside of the wheels. Seller is adamant they came with a new ‘76 CJ. My concern is fitment over my front disc brakes and also are they OEM.

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I stand corrected. Sorry for my misinformation.

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That would be great if you could verify the number cast into the inside of the wheels. Seller is adamant they came with a new 76 CJ. My concern is fitment over my front disc brakes and also are they OEM.
I'd be suspicious if those wheels have been media blasted. Not necessarily bad, but they look really clean, especially the back side.

Mine aren't nearly that nice. I had to go at the wheels with an abrasive pad, but I found "FORGED" and what looks like a different number.
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Here is a set I had years ago, and sold. Wish I'd kept them. When I saw that picture of the for sale ones, it reminded me of the ones I sold.
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There used to be a guy who sold refinished, original American made forged aluminum wheels on ebay. He would CNC polish them and then clear powder coat them. They looked better than new. He had a couple sets of these Jeep slots and they were stunning. I thought I saved his info and pictures of the wheels, but can't find it now.

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Here is some other info:
http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index...-wheels.33546/

I researched these wheels quite a bit about 20 years ago, and I was active on the EarlyCJ5 board.

As for your question, will they fit factory disc brakes, I'm not sure. I don't recall ever seeing these wheels as factory after 1976, and of course front discs didn't come out till mid 77. So, they might not, but my bet is they will. I can check tomorrow, I will have to pull my CJ D30 axle out from behind 3 or 4 others.

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