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Old 03-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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Tire size for these wheels

Looking at the iOn Alloy 171 wheels. The size of the wheels are 16x10, 6x5.5

What size tire would I need to go over them, and any brand/style of tire recommendations would also be appreciated.


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Old 03-14-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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6X5.5??? You need for the TJ 5X4.5

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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6X5.5??? You need for the TJ 5X4.5

What's the difference
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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What's the difference
Bolt pattern. To make those fit you would need to get some sort of conversion kit to change your axles to 6 bolt or whole new axles. Not worth it at all unless you are crazy in love with those rims....
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What's the difference
Whats the difference... Serious???
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Bolt pattern. To make those fit you would need to get some sort of conversion kit to change your axles to 6 bolt or whole new axles. Not worth it at all unless you are crazy in love with those rims....
He could just use spacers/ adapters, but they're 1" thick minimum, which would stick those wheels out way, way too far.
They make those wheels with 5 on 4.5.
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As Jeepwayoflife said, those will not bolt on to your current axle. the lugs will not line up and there will be 1 extra hole.

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Whats the difference... Serious???
Yeah I was serious.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #9
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Thanks.


Was not aware that the '5' stood for bolt pattern. Never purchased any new wheels.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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While you're in the process of learning:
I would go with a 15" wheel if you're going to put larger and wider tires on. The 15" tire is cheaper than a 16".
Go with a 8" rim not a 10". The 8" will be much better if you plan to off road, When you air down it will hold the bead better than a 10" rim.
I believe that you will have more of a choice of tire sizes with a 15" rim than a 16".
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While you're in the process of learning:
I would go with a 15" wheel if you're going to put larger and wider tires on. The 15" tire is cheaper than a 16".
Go with a 8" rim not a 10". The 8" will be much better if you plan to off road, When you air down it will hold the bead better than a 10" rim.
I believe that you will have more of a choice of tire sizes with a 15" rim than a 16".
You are getting some good advice here. The bolt pattern is absolutely critical, since those wheels just will not fit without adapters, which will indeed push the wheels out too far, put additional stress on the wheel bearings and other components, and is just not worth it. Buy the proper stuff once and then enjoy it. I agree that for a TJ with modest modifications, 15" rims are just fine. You can certainly run 16s and larger.

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #12
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I found a set of 15x8 bolt pattern 5x4.5


The seller says there is a -27 offset. How should that factor into my decision to purchase ?
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