Wheel Adapter Question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
Newb
 
WakeDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 13
Wheel Adapter Question

I am new to the jeep/offroad scene and have a question about wheel adapters.

Do wheel adapters that change the bolt pattern from 5x5 to 5x4.5 add any more stress than a typical 5x5 wheel spacer would add?

I was originally looking at 17" wheels for my 09 JKUR but really want to go the cheaper route with 15s or 16s. The wheels I really want are the Mickey Thompson Classics with the fake colored bead locks (not Classic 2s). This only comes in a 17" size for a 5x5 bolt pattern. I came across the adapters which would allow me to use the smaller rim sizes that are made for older jeeps.

Any help is appreciated.

WakeDude is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
Newb
 
WakeDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 13
Never mind, I think I talked myself out of this anyways. I did a little more research and saw that running 15" wheels resulted in lower backspacing than what I wanted once the adapters were taken into account. It wasn't as low with the 16s but still lower that I wanted to go, plus the difference in tire/wheel price with KM2s compared to the 17s was only about $100-$150 bucks.

I wish I liked more wheel styles. There are only 2 or 3 types I like and they all happen to only come in 17".

WakeDude is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Which wheels is it that you like?
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
Newb
 
WakeDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 13
I like the Mickey Thompson Classic Locks withe colored lock rings. I also like the Pro Comp 3036 series.

I'm not really interested with going with blacks wheels and I like the fake beadlock look that the two above have.

I've spent a few nights now trying to find something in a 15 or 16 to try to same money on tires but I'm picky and haven't found anything. I also have a bad habit of spending more money than I should on things to get exactly what I'm looking for. Bargain shopping is not my forte unfortunately.
WakeDude is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 11:03 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
I've always liked the PC 3036. Unfortunately, most PC wheels are on national backorder with no ETA, so they may be hard to come by. Since you like the MT with colored lock rings, I would recommend looking into the ION 171. They come in 15" and have been reported to fit the JK without any issue. Here is a pic. Keep in mind that the lock rings can be had in different colors or you can have them powdercoated.

__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Jeeplover1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 15,748
those are saweeeeet
__________________
Im a Vet and bled for my beliefs and was willing to die for them, what have you done for yours?
Jeeplover1 is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
Newb
 
WakeDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 13
Wow excellent. I never ran across those. Red is actually what I was going to go with too.

I'm picking up my red 09 JKUR tomorrow. So excited.

Thanks!
WakeDude is offline   Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 07:15 AM   #8
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,286
4fit's middle name is "Rimstein." Little-known fact.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
4fit's middle name is "Rimstein." Little-known fact.
Who? Me?
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #10
pavement princess

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 41,760
Never mind, I have a sick mind

__________________
3.5' lift, 37x12.5x17 MTR. Rock Krawler custom length X-Factor arms,Teraflex,Synergy,Rancho 5000X shocks. Krawl Offroad
- General lift discussion thread. Have a question, need help, issues, selecting a kit, ask here
- My 2007 2 Door Build
Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote
Reply

Tags
spacers , wheel adapters

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bilstein shock question TJFlori TJ General Discussion Forum 17 03-22-2012 10:10 PM
Lift/Suspension Question DANA30 TROLL TJ General Discussion Forum 0 03-22-2012 08:00 PM
Soft Top Question TJ Kyle TJ General Discussion Forum 2 03-22-2012 07:02 PM
Question about shocks biggrenn YJ Tech Forum 1 03-22-2012 06:46 PM
Crazy question 05wranglerx05 TJ General Discussion Forum 2 03-22-2012 05:10 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC