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Old 07-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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Can I throw old Porsche wheels on my Jeep?

So I have 4 mag alloy retro Porsche Fusch wheels in 15 inches. BUT theyhave 5 lugnuts instead of 6... and I'm sure that the offset isnt the same,, SO is there a cheap way to go around putting them on my Jeep?? Any spacer or hub adaptor, or just keep the wheels I have on it? They are 15 inch fuch 7 inch and 8 inch wide and fit just fine on a 77 911s and a 78 911 sc, and I'm looking to mount them onto a 2000 wrangler tj 4.0 sport. Thanks
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A 2000 TJ that has 6 lugs? Are you sure? How about the other needed measurement - the space between the lugs. My 03 is 5 (lugs) on 4.5 (inch centers). Cheap? Adaptors aren't cheap are they? Also why would you want two different width rims on your Jeep? Just bite the bullet and get some wheels meant for a Jeep and sell the Porsche ones to pay for them.

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Uh why? But if you must, NEVER go off road with those rims on the JEEP! They are not designed for the impact forces generated when 4x4ing. If you have the NEED to do this, get wheel adapters to change the bolt pattern and offset the rims to stop the rubbing.But why would you do this to a poor jeep? Your going to give it Identity issues.A Jeep will never be a Porsche and a Porsche will never be a JEEP! Be prepared for ridicule by your peers and strangers alike. Not to mention your poor Jeep!
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:38 PM   #4
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For goodness sake think of the JEEP MAN!
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AY-YI-YI!Leave the sports car parts alone,dude!NOT COOL!
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:19 PM   #6
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sell the porsche rims and get jeep rims, problem solved.
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I would not be putting Porsche wheels on a Jeep. They aren't designed for offroad use and the backspacing is probably way off. You also are going to want the same width wheel all around. It isn't a sports car. The money you might have to spend to get adapters could be spent better on a set of wheels that would fit your Jeep. Not to mention all the crap you are going to catch from other jeepers for having those on your jeep.

It two words.... not safe.

Besides you can get wheels for less than $50 each through Summit Racing.
Cragar 3975812 - Cragar Black Soft 8 Wheels - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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... My 03 is 5 (lugs) on 4.5 (inch centers).
I have a 99 TJ...I thought it was 5 x 5.5, not 4.5. Did they change this from the 99 to the 03?
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I have a 99 TJ...I thought it was 5 x 5.5, not 4.5. Did they change this from the 99 to the 03?
nope, all tj's are 5x4.5
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Sell the alloys. Do not put them on the jeep. Or you will be very sorry. Sports car wheels will not last long on a jeep.
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I have some Porsche rims in the garage and the backspacing is different. Please note what the other people are saying. I have always had a Porsche in the family and the rims really do not stand up to much. I do not know how many rims I have bent when hitting pot holes. Sell the rims and buy some Jeep rims. You will be much happier in the long run.
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Are you going to be lowering the jeep also? maybe put some hydraulics on there so you can get the jeep bouncing like the low riders?
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well the idea is that they have been putting 20 inch versions of the classic fusch wheels of the 70's on the new porsches. the fusches are very strong and the black look is pretty sweet even if my buddies dont think it's as cool as their bead locks. I kind of understand the identity deal as my mother put classic drag wheels on her 02 trans am and I think it looks sweet, but I wouldnt put classic british spokes on anything other than a new british sedan, never on a sports car, muscle car or off roader. I just really like the black look of the old 5 spoke Porsche rims and think it'd look cool on anything. I appreciate the imput on the perceived streangth of them and their short comings in the application off of the road..
Sorry guys. I thought this was a safe place to ask questions and learn from others; but for those that took this seriously and got back to me with useful responses. Thanks, I appreciate it doclouie, 4jeepn, big b, coyote and 03 Rubi. Now the comment about turning the Porsche into a jeep is fascinating, one I've concidered and none of the Porsche guys aprove of either, but perhaps this crowd would love the idea: You know how everyone takes vw bugs and turns them into dune buggies? Why not a 911 or a 912? Big shocks, big tires, cut fenders,rally headlights, rock bumpers, 6 megaphone headers, 6 megaphone carbs, winch, face it guys, you'd love to see an offroading 911. I would never lower a jeep unless I decided it'd be a good rally car, which I dont think it would... I just like the Fusch wheels is all.
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The Cragar Soft 8's are black and look pretty nice, I think. And they are only $42 each.

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The Cragar Soft 8's are black and look pretty nice, I think. And they are only $42 each.
Yup. I agree.
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