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    So I just got my wheels in today, they sent me 15x10 5x4.5, I was told that I should get 15x8 with 5x5.5. How different is this going to be? Will it even fit with my jeep? Its a 2006 TJ. I am just curious if this will be good or if I will have to send them back?
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    you got the correct rim, your bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5, not 5 on 5.5. just make sure your tires aren't any narrower than 10".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckato4477 View Post
    you got the correct rim, your bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5, not 5 on 5.5
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    Sweet. I was getting worried there for a minute. I want my jeep lifted now and not to have to wait for new wheels. Thanks for the info guys!
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    Wheel size is correct for up to a 12.5" wide tire, and bolt pattern is correct for a TJ.

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    you can run a 12.5 tire on a 15x8 rim but you will have "balloning" and the likely hood of popping a beed is greater. alot of guys wont do it for that reason but some do (not sure why) I'm getting 15x10s for my 12.5s I guess it's all in what you want to do. but the bolt pat is correct as stated above
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    no ballooning issues on most I've seen. 15x8 will hold the bead quite a bit better as well. All in all it comes down to preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    no ballooning issues on most I've seen. 15x8 will hold the bead quite a bit better as well. All in all it comes down to preference.
    X2. I'm running 12.5 on 8" wheels and like it. I can air down to 8 psi, and haven't lost a bead yet.



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    Im glad ya'll are clearing this up....cuz i have 15'' wheels that are 10 deep with 12.5 wide tires, and am considering going to an 8"wide wheel for better hold on the bead at low pressure..besides....i think it gives the perception of a beefier tire "cool factor"if that makes since...What the hell do i know ?? I didnt know nothin' about nothin til' i came to Military Jeepers...Now i feel like I know a little somthin about nothin !! come on back..

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    I thought TJ's were 5 X 5.5, learned something new. As far as the width, I have two sets of rims, 15X8 and 15X10. I like the 8's better for the simple fact that the ballooning helps protect the rim from rocks as well. The 10's that I have show that they've been wheeled perty good.
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