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    so i know i have asked this question before, BUT

    So i have a 1997 TJ stock 15 inch wheels

    will the newer 16 inch stock wheels fit .Like from a 2008 ?

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    No they won't Scott. The JK bolt pattern is 5x5, where the TJ is 5x4.5

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    You could run some wheel adapters/spacers to change to that bolt pattern, just need to check the backspacing of the wheel to see how much of a spacer would be right. Not always preferred, but that's what I have to correct the backspacing for running a Rubicon wheel and tire setup on the Grand Cherokee. The main downside is if you have to do axle or ball joint work, or replace rotors, you need to unbolt both the wheel and then the adapter.

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    thank you guys ,just looking to go 16 inch with a stock wheel and no spacer

    looks like we will keep 15
    Scott / teamjeepcrawl / Xoverland

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep crawl View Post
    thank you guys ,just looking to go 16 inch with a stock wheel and no spacer

    looks like we will keep 15
    You can get a 16" wheel for the TJ, stock even, I had them on my 2000 Sahara

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    Why would you want to go to 16" Scott?
    Usually load rated = heavier/stiffer 8-10 ply tires
    Less sidewall too, so less cushion and rim protection :(

    I know the XJ Cherokee and KJ Liberty had the same 114.3 bolt pattern and center hub bore as a TJ. Both had 16" options ;)
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    reason behind the 16 inch is all the deals on craigslist for 16 inch. thinking about picking up some all season / snow tires on rims for these late season runs. the mud terrains i have now go no ware in snow
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    5x4.5 is a common bolt pattern. I know that ford ran it for years. Not sure of the backspacing, but crown victorias have a 5x4.5 bolt pattern. Some 16" steel wheels from a police interceptor may fit. Pretty sure they were 16x7 rim.
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