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Old 01-09-2006, 11:22 AM
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What wheels are you running or planning on using? Many come in dual bolt patterns, like the Weld Draglites I'm using. I had the same dilemma because my Rambler uses a 5x4.5" pattern like Ford and Mopar, but Jag uses the Chevy 5x4.75" pattern. You can't just redrill Jag IRS hubs either -- they require some machine work because the wheel studs just fit outside a lip on the inner side of the hub. So I just got wheels with dual patterns. I run the same size tire all around too. MY spare is a 5x4.5" pattern, so I'll have to change two tires if I get a flat on the back! Might buy another Draglite for the spare. A narrow wheel with a smallish tire would likely weigh no more than the steel "space saver" spare (from a Jeep Cherokee) I have now.
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