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Old 11-18-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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wheel/hub question

This may be a rather simple question, but..

Are all wheels made with a standard lug pattern? meaning will a 5" lug Jeep wheel fit on a 5" lug dodge? or are the after market products maded to specific wheels. what is "Back spacing"?

Eiither way can someone explain the sizes of the wheels (Not the tires I got that figured out)

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:57 AM   #2
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I think you as long as the bolt pattern is the same you whould be ok. In saying that I'm not talking 5 to 5, or 8 to 8 lug. Jeeps are stock 5 x 4.5, I believe.

measure from the center of one hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. On a wheel with 5 bolt holes this is not possible. The next best thing, which will provide a "close enough" approximation is to measure from the center of one bolt hole to a line (or ruler) that is drawn between the opposite edge of the two opposing bolt holes. The bolt pattern is then indicated by the number of bolts X the bolt circle diameter - for example a 5x5.5" bolt pattern is 5 bolt hole arranged around a circle which is 5.5" in diameter. This may also be referred to as 5 on 5.5"

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Old 11-18-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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thanks, any idea on what "Back Spacing" is?
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Backspacing is the distance from the inside rim surface to the backside of the wheel mounting surface. It determines how far a wheel (& tire) sticks into or out of the wheel well of the vehicle. Wheels with a lot of backspacing will stick further in. Wheels with little back spacing will stick further out. Sometimes when swapping in wider axles 4x4 owners will switch to a wheel with much more backspacing to compensate. You should note that the backspacing measurement is critical when considering the wheels clearance of the suspension, braking and steering components as well as the body. All of these must be considered in both normal conditions and when at full suspension travel or articulation.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:59 PM   #6
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