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Offline kalve

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what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« on: November 23, 2012, 05:06:25 PM »
What jeep wheels will fit a 85 amc eagle?
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Re: what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 08:57:15 AM »
Here is a link to a website that gives the sizes of various jeep wheels.  You'll want something with a 5X4.5 or 5X114 bolt pattern.  I have wheels off a early 90s Grand Cherokee (I think) and added 1" spacers on the back wheels so the center cap would fit in - otherwise the hub stuck out too far.  Good luck!

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/jeep-wheel-specifications.htm

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Re: what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 09:27:26 AM »
ok thanks I am looking to replace the tires later on an when i do get some newer wheels for the eagle. I am planning to black out the whole car black leather interior black exterior an black/smoked lenses an headlight/taillights all the way round it. An plan to tint the windows dark as i can an put some black an chrome 15" wheels on it with 2.5 dual magnaflow exhaust. An start swapping the trans from auto to 5 speed manual come spring an go with the Jeep NV3550 trans an do limited slip on the eagle
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Re: what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 05:38:23 AM »
The ten hole cherokee rims fit the best. The wire-wheel looking cherokee rims are nearly an inch deeper backspacing than the ten holes, and that means that it will bind in the front. The front wheels can't spin once you tighten the lugnuts. I still used them but added an extra inch to the back (2" spacers) and an inch to the front. The spacers are quite strong and come in 1", 2", and 1.5" for about $60 on ebay.

In total I use three types of rims, all alloy rims, with spacers
-Stock Eagle Sport Alloy rims- 1.5" in the rear, no spacer in the front.
-Ten hole XJ rims- 1" in the rear, no spacer in the front
-Wire XJ rims- "2" in the rear, 1" in the front.

I don't use any other stype of rims, but I have heard of people using others and having trouble clearing the weights in the inside. Don't assume all XJ rims will work because they vary drastically in back spacing from each other. Don't use Ford Explorer rims because I tried once and the hole in the center was much too small to fit.
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Re: what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 12:12:50 AM »
The 2wd rims are correct width. I would consider RWD Ford or Dodge rims for wider tires, but I hate changing the offset. I plan on LT235/75R/15s in my near future (snow coming next week!)
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Re: what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 01:36:22 PM »
i checked out that chart. is it safe to say all yj and tj wheels will work?

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Re: what jeep wheels to fit a 85 amc eagle?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 12:37:11 AM »
Aside from some overwidth ones, yes.
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