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Old 09-28-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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Bolt Pattern Issue - Damn Export Model!!!!

I am stationed in the Middle East and have an EXPORT (non-U.S.) 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. I recently bought new rims from DT in the U.S. thinking the bolt pattern was the same regardless of delivery location. I was wrong. The 5 X 127mm does NOT fit my jeep and the TCN working at the local tire shop related that the stock pattern appeared to be "around" 115mm.

However, when I got home and threw the 4 brand new wheels and 4 brand new 33x12.5 tires back into the garage (argh!!) I got back online and see that 114mm, 4.5inch bolt pattern is much more common. Is 5 X 4.5 my real size?

BLUF: Can anyone tell me what exactly the bolt pattern is for my EXPORT 2011 Sahara???

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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That is weird.

The TJ had 5x4.5 for years.....

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Old 09-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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Very weird, as they'd need custom rims as well. TJs' had 15 inch rims on everything, and none of those would clear a JK brake caliper.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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extremely weird....it is definitely a 5x4.5 and is definitely a 2011. i did by it used and it IS an export model. could they have continued to run 5x4.5 on their overseas jeeps for some reason???
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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No. Take pictures please. They had leftover Dana35's in 2007 and still used a normal 5x5 bolt pattern. I've never seen any JK with a 5x4.5. Where was it built? Is it a J8?
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Did the previous owner replace the hub to fit his favorite 5x4.5 wheels on it?

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