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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:31 am    Post subject: Wheel Swap Reply with quote

I have a 2000 XJ with:

P225/75R15 Tires

WJ5S - 15X7.0 Full-Face Steel Wheels

WLYC - All Steel Wheels

I am considering purchasing new alloy wheels. Should I switch to a 16-inch wheel? If so are there any modifications I need to make elsewhere to accommodate the larger tires? ABS? Etc.

Can a Grand Cherokee 16 x 7.5 inch wheel replace the existing wheels without modifications?

What are the relative merits and considerations?

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tires and Wheels

2000 XJ. Currently with 15 inch x 7, 5-114 (4.5 inch) bolt pattern wheels.

I plan on driving my car on roads with very occasional beach and dirt road use.

What size, manufacturer and model tires and wheels do you recommend?
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Wheel Swap Reply with quote

Reader wrote:
I have a 2000 XJ with:

P225/75R15 Tires

WJ5S - 15X7.0 Full-Face Steel Wheels

WLYC - All Steel Wheels

I am considering purchasing new alloy wheels. Should I switch to a 16-inch wheel? If so are there any modifications I need to make elsewhere to accommodate the larger tires? ABS? Etc.

The tires are only larger if you make them larger. Otherwise, if you go to a larger diameter wheel you just use a lower profile tire to net the same overall height.

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Can a Grand Cherokee 16 x 7.5 inch wheel replace the existing wheels without modifications?

You can only use Grand Cherokee wheels from a ZJ Grand Cherokee. A WJ Grand Cherokee uses a 5x5" bolt pattern that is not compatible with the 5x4.5" on your Cherokee (and XJ) and the ZJ GC's.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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