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Old 07-25-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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16x8, 5x5/5.5 in? Will these fit a JK?

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I'm looking for a set of 16" steel wheels and the set I like are 16x8, 5x5/5.5 in. Bolt Circle, 4.50 in. Backspace. Will these fit on my JK? I know the JK is 5x5 bolt pattern...but what does 5x5/5.5 mean?

Also, will 315/75R-16 Duratracs fit on 16x8 wheels?

Any clearance issues with 16x8 wheels?

Thanks in advance for answering a frequently asked question!

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It looks to me like they are describing a dual fit wheel which means that it has both bolt patterns drilled. This is not uncommon, especially if the center cap covers the lug nuts.

So the 16x8 and 5x5 as well as the 4.5 backspacing is all good for a JK.

The 315/75-16 is almost identical to what the specs would be on a 35x12.5x16... IF they made such a thing, so that should be all good as well. Plus they look to be rated for an 8" wide wheel.

I think you are good to go as long as you have the lift to handle the 35's.

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Old 07-25-2014, 06:21 PM   #3
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https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt...yfp-t-901&fp=1

^^^Click on the above, and when it opens, click on The picture of wheel bolt patterns, 4 Lug, and 5L.
Next scan through the data. This will answer your questions regarding wheel bolt patterns.........
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As noted, those are dual fit wheels. Not the best of choices for offloading.
The backspacing will fit.
Always check the tire manufacturer tire specs for acceptable rim widths. Try to stay within that range although some go up 1/2" narrower as a cheap headlock mechanism.
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It looks to me like they are describing a dual fit wheel which means that it has both bolt patterns drilled. This is not uncommon, especially if the center cap covers the lug nuts.

So the 16x8 and 5x5 as well as the 4.5 backspacing is all good for a JK.

The 315/75-16 is almost identical to what the specs would be on a 35x12.5x16... IF they made such a thing, so that should be all good as well. Plus they look to be rated for an 8" wide wheel.

I think you are good to go as long as you have the lift to handle the 35's.
Gotcha - they're dual fit wheels. The backslash between 5 and 5.5 is what threw me off...should of included a photo in the first place.
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Mine are on the way , somewhere between Georgia and Oregon on a brown truck .
Now I gotta figure out what color to paint em.....(Any color but Black.....)

FYI : There is a thread here , actually several of em covering these wheels....Some of the guys with 16" smoothies still had interference issues with the disc brake calipers and had to grind for clearance.... Just a heads up.
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I've definitely heard caliper interference issues on 15's....hopefully little to no issue with the 16's. Are you getting 16's or 15's?

I'm powdercoating matte black....I'd like to get them as close as possible to the tire color/sheen.
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I've definitely heard caliper interference issues on 15's....hopefully little to no issue with the 16's. Are you getting 16's or 15's?

I'm powdercoating matte black....I'd like to get them as close as possible to the tire color/sheen.
I'm going 16X8X4"BS.... Smoothies from Summit Racing.

Here is a link to the Thread about the "White Wheels".....

Classic white wheels!

Check out page#6, Posts #'s 164,188,194,196,198,199 and others....about grinding.... Also a post about powder coating and it costing an extra $130.00 (?) per wheel because the shop had to strip the paint off to powder coat..

Good Luck ! "BH"
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I didn't catch that you were doing steelies. I don't think the 16's will be a problem, but they are not as easy to fit as alloys.

And 4.5 is a conservative backspace for steelies. I'm interested to see what they look like when done...

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:54 PM   #11
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I just received my first two wheels today.... I ordered 16X8X 4 " BS steel "smoothies" from Summit Racing...
I installed one wheel on the rear axle to check the clearance on the Brake Caliper.
Looks like I have about 3/8" of clearance, wheel turns with no problems. I have NOT checked em on the front axle yet, I'll try to do that soon but I see no reason for there to be any difference...
Now, where is my white paint?..... "BH"
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FYI: I just mounted up one of my new tires.... (265-75-16 Kelly Safari TSR ) Yea I know, itty bitty, but about 1/4" shorter than the 18" dualers ( 255x70x18 ) that I have been running...
With the 4" back space, the sidewalls stick out of the rear fender about 1 1/2".
They don't look too bad, but I kinda wanted to tuck everything inside the fenders.
I'm happy with them.... Next week i'll mount the rest up and put em on for a week or so and see how I like em. Too hot n dry to run em now, I'll use the Dualers for Summer time. "BH"
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I also ordered (5) 16x8 smoothies with 4.5" BS from Summit and I was able to pick them up from their warehouse south of Atlanta (pretty awesome place....like Pep Boys on steroids). I'll be mounting them on 315/75R 16 Duratracs under an AEV 2.5 lift. I'm taking them to the powder coater tomorrow - I'm going with either semi-gloss or matte black. I was going to paint them myself so I can easily touch up chips with a spray can but wanted a little more durability....got a good deal as well...$60 per wheel.

This is all going on a 2015 JKU I've ordered I'll probably post a build thread once it gets here and the fun begins!
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:54 PM   #14
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White Steel Wheels

Here is a picture of mine... "BH"
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