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    Default Jeep mesh wheels?

    Don't shoot me....I'm just trying to think outside the box here lol!

    I've been researching mesh wheels and would really love to find some 5-lug options that fit well. I stumbled across these. The lug pattern is the same. Not sure about offset and hub size. Anyone know if they'll work?
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    Oh, and I forgot to mention they are 15x7.

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    My neighbor used Mopar wheels on his '79 F150 and i think David Claflin used Mopar cop wheels on his LTD 5 lug conversion. The bolt pattern is the same, have to do some research for things like center hub dia. and offset. Here's a website with info: https://www.roadkillcustoms.com/whee...ference/#tab-3

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    Thanks for the link! It looks like the hub opening is slightly larger on the jeep wheel (71.5 vs 70.3 on the 5-lug Mustangs). I'm still trying to find info on the wheel offset.

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    That site doesn't list exact offset measurements, but it does show the Grand Cherokee wheels and late model mustang wheels to have "medium/high" offset.

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    Interesting idea

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    Rockauto currently has 4 reconditioned black mesh wheels in stock for around $127 each.

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    I found some info on offset. I looked up the tri-bars (15x7 from 94 mustang) and it's listed as 24mm. A different wheel from the same early 90's Cherokee is listed as 31.7mm. Unless I'm mistaken, I think that means they'll most likely sit in a little further than mustang wheels. Not 100% on this, but more than likely, that's the deal. I think it is probably the same situation as the crown vic and/or Mk VII wheels (I'm still finding mixed information on this).

    If this is the case, I might be back to square one. However, I'm not completely opposed to using, for instance, an sn95 or even new edge rear end to make up the difference... with a set of thin spacers in front. I'm not considering rear spacers.

    The only problem I see is that I would prefer keeping the stock width in the rear in order to bolt on a set of draglites/slicks for the occasional weekend romp down the 1/8mi.

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    Looks like 1/4" spacers would pretty much put them where the stock fox wheels sit.

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    Ideally you want wheels with the correct offset, but I honestly have never had one single issue running a spacer on all the mustangs I've owned. I'm not sure why so many are against them. Unless they're too thick to tighten a lug nut enough...I say run them spacers lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-O-N-Y View Post
    Ideally you want wheels with the correct offset, but I honestly have never had one single issue running a spacer on all the mustangs I've owned. I'm not sure why so many are against them. Unless they're too thick to tighten a lug nut enough...I say run them spacers lol
    I'm guessing the problem is with the thick spacers. I presume they make two different kinds. Thin ones that work just like a washer on a bolt, and thicker ones that you bolt onto the hub and then bolt your wheel into a separate set of threaded holes. I have a set like those on a 4-wheeler. I can see the problem being that the inner bolts are hidden. You won't know if they're starting to come loose unless you remove the wheel. For my 4-wheeler, I just used good loctite on them. It's literally just an old Honda 300 fourtrax that I use occasionally to hunt or check trail cameras. Nothing crazy at all.

    I think I'm going to try these wheels, if I can find a used set. I have a couple friends helping me find some. Rockauto has reconditioned wheels that would be great, but I don't want to waste $600 if I'm overlooking fitment issues. I already have a nearly brand new set of tires that will fit them. If I have to use 1/4" spacers, I'm sure it won't be an issue. These wheels would be used for putting around town and cruise-ins. For the track, I'll use my draglites with bias ply slicks.

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    Your best bet is lincoln lsc from the mark 7 series, they have pretty cool mesh pattern in 16in.
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...heels-on-86-GT

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    I was looking for a set of 5-lug mesh wheels and figured I'd have to go with one of the above options, but I ended up finding a set of 5-lug American Racing wheels. Not sure what they were produced for, but the seller had them on a fox and they evidently fit well.
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