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post #1 of 10 Old 04-20-2021, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Cj-5 Rims

What year did Cj's [Cj-5 in particular] start with wagon wheel rims?

Were they originally an option and if so when did that start? Did they eventually become the "only wheel" or were plain steel wheels continued on base models?

I've been looking and can't seem to find definitive answers.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-21-2021, 03:54 AM
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The wagon wheels started in the 1977 model year. Both the CJ-5 and CJ-7 as an option in 15x8 rims. The standard rims were steelies in 15x6 and then became 15x5.5 in 1982. There's some difference in the steelies in 1977 when front disc brakes became available that year.

CJ-5 and CJ-7 used the 15x8 wagon wheels up until 1981 due to them having the narrow track axles. 1981 is the rarest of the 15x8 rims since they were drilled for the new chrome center caps.

CJ-5 and CJ-7 went with 15x7 wagon wheels in 1982 as the axles were widened by about 3.5 inches starting that year but the CJ-5 still used the narrow track axles till the end of production in 1983.

As far as I know....
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Thanks Keith!

I've got a '79 and will be going for an "older" look. Black W/S frame etc.. and along those lines wanted to go with plain steel wheels. When I got the Jeep it had ill-fitting aluminum wheels with washers on the wheel studs and the lug nut engaging maybe 3/4 of the threads...Yikes!

"There's some difference in the steelies in 1977 when front disc brakes became available that year."
As I do have disc brakes I guess I'm looking for '77 and up wheels. Could be a challenge...

I have 3 date coded wagon wheels,[ I'll have to check the date], 15x8, powder coated black if anyone wants to trade for '77 and up steelies.

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Another thought, Is this when the fender flares were added?
CJ-5 and CJ-7 used the 15x8 wagon wheels up until 1981 due to them having the narrow track axles.

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You could always try these stock steel wheels (15X8 though):

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wvi-62-585504

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Thanks. I think the 8" will be too wide for the tires I have. Going with the old-school team I have L78x15 and the 8" rims I tried them on were noticeably too wide. [Looks like they're out of stock until Aug.]

I did learn I shouldn't rely on memory when getting bro a project that's been on the back burner for 3 years. It looks like I sold the three 8" powder coated wheels I had and bought 4, 7" spoke wheels date coded 1986. They're in nice shape but not cleaned or powder coated.

I know this sounds a little strange and contrary to what most do, but I'm going for about a '65 stock Cj "look", somewhat narrow tire, no fender flares, black w/s frame. With the tire size the 7" might look ok, but I'm thinking the 6" would be better.

With what Keith is saying;
" CJ-5 and CJ-7 went with 15x7 wagon wheels in 1982 as the axles were widened by about 3.5 inches starting that year but the CJ-5 still used the narrow track axles till the end of production in 1983."
It looks like I'm putting the narrow wagon wheel on the narrow [1979] axle.

I guess If I want "steelies" I'll be looking for '77 -82 as I do have disc brakes. Hmmm...

Thanks for everyone's help.

And if anyone has steelies, '77 - 82 and want to trade for 1985 date stamped 7" wagon wheels, let me know.
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I think those stock looking steel wheels might be available in a 15X6.

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Found a 15X7 -

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wvi-62-575504

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Found 15X6 - although the description does not list the hub bore size one of the reviews mentions these wheels fitting a CJ5. I would contact Summit to verify specifications. Also you may wish to purchase a single wheel - whichever brand/style you choose - to make certain the wheel clears things like disc brake calipers, etc.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wvi-62-5655334
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Thanks!

I did see the Cj5 comment. I wish the guy had mentioned the year etc... I printed out their measuring guide, but I think ordering one is the right idea. I have a ways to go before this is a huge concern so maybe I can find some OEM wheels by then.

Thanks again for your help!

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