Questions & Answers
Questions: Why can't the original 16" steel wheels be used after a disk brake conversion? What are the clearance issues? Could a spacer be uses if you still wanted to have a jeep that looks original?
Question By: Daniel McGill on Nov 3 2018 5:57 PM
There can be clearance issues on the inside of the rim. We have have people use spacers too.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 5 2018 11:47 AM
Questions: What is the part number for tubeless tires for these rims? i would prefer the military tread pattern.
Question By: Albert D Windes on Oct 21 2018 5:35 PM
They really dont make a NDT tread that is tubeless. Please call and ask for Mike M. I can go over a few options with you.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 23 2018 5:38 AM
Questions: Can the tires for the civilian rims be tubeless running on the M38 or do they require the tube?
Question By: Lewis on Aug 18 2018 4:57 AM
We have both tubeless and tube style tires for these rims. They will accept either.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 21 2018 5:52 AM
Questions: Can you use these with your disc brake conversion kit?
Question By: Steve Moore on Aug 2 2018 12:14 AM
You will have some clearance issues. You typically need to go to an aftermarket rim with the disc brake kits. They are readily available anywhere locally.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 2 2018 5:54 AM
Questions: Hi Mike - do you have wheels to fit the Coker 62962 L78-15 tire? Thanks - Mike
Question By: Mike on Jul 10 2018 4:31 AM
Im not familiar with that tire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org its specs and i can find out for you. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 10 2018 5:58 AM
Questions: The rim in the first photo looks different than the rim in the 3rd photo. My rim looks more like the 3rd photo since the gaps look the same size. The first photo has much larger gaps. I own a CJ2A with 16in rims and i believe the are 4.5in ? Do you believe these are the same rims?
Question By: Zack on May 12 2018 3:58 PM
The photos are of the same rim, just different angles. They are 5 x 5.5" Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 13 2018 3:50 PM
Questions: Will 7.50 16 tires work on these wheels?
Question By: Richard Neuhs on May 3 2018 9:13 PM
Once you try to mount a tire large than 700 you run the risk of having rubbing issues. You could possibly need to add spacers to set the tires out some. Ultimately, they will fit though. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 4 2018 7:44 AM
Questions: When it says both 6x16" and 7x16" tire fit the rim, what does the 6" and 7" refer to? Is that the bead to bead width?
Question By: Matt Schnabelrauch on Feb 13 2018 1:54 AM
That is the width of the tire itself.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 13 2018 5:55 AM
Questions: Will these rims fit a 235/85/16 on a 1962 pickup?
Question By: Jr on Nov 29 2017 2:39 AM
Im not sure exactly what tire that is. Please email email@example.com and we can try to help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 29 2017 5:55 AM
Questions: Would these work for/be correct for a 1952 Willys M38? Unfortunately mine was bought with 15 inch civilian rims and I want the correct military type 16 inch ones.
Question By: Duane on Nov 15 2017 4:02 PM
Yes, these are 16" and very very similar to the original 16" rims used on the military Willys
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 15 2017 10:36 AM
Questions: Will these wheel rims work for radial tires without a tube ? I wanted to use 215/85/16's for highway use as the NDT type tires are rather dangerous in wet weather.
Question By: Lance Alfieri on Nov 14 2017 11:58 PM
As long as you have a tire that is a non-tube style tire then it should.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 15 2017 5:58 AM
Questions: I'm looking for rims for what I think is an MBT or M100 trailer. The bearing cap is 4-1/8", so the center whole of the wheel must be at least that diameter... (The axle assembly may not be stock.) What is the center hole diameter of this wheel?
Question By: Will on Nov 9 2017 10:31 PM
4.25 center hole
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 10 2017 5:36 AM
Questions: Will these fit on a 78' CJ5 with factory disk brakes?
Question By: Don on Sep 11 2017 5:05 PM
Sorry, i don't believe so.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 11 2017 11:03 AM
Questions: I notice three different looks to the face of these wheels. I need to match what I have on Jeep. Can we do this? It is the last one in pictures listed.
Question By: VH on Aug 29 2017 6:56 PM
They are all of the same rim. Just different views.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 30 2017 5:53 AM
Questions: What is the back spacing for this rim?
Question By: Brian on Aug 14 2017 11:14 PM
3-5/8" is the backspacing
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 15 2017 6:39 AM
Questions: Do you have a similarly styled wheel for a 56 Willys truck that will mount a 9.00-16 tire?
Question By: Robert on Jun 13 2017 5:36 PM
Sorry a 9.00x16" tire really will not work for a Willys Truck. They are for much larger vehicles.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 13 2017 11:13 AM
Questions: I have a 1969 Volkswagen "Thing" that has been converted by kit into a 1944 Kubelwagon. The tires and rim are incorrect. I want to convert to a Firestone NDT 6.00 X 16 6 ply tire. I will need new 16 inch rims too. which rims should I use to be somewhat historically correct. I will also need a new back spacer - correct? If so what spacer should I purchase to fit the new rims for the Kubelwagon kit car? Thanks in advance. Loren
Question By: Loren Feldkamp on Jun 5 2017 7:11 PM
Sorry, we really don't get into these vehicles. We just do Willys.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 5 2017 1:03 PM
Questions: I have a cj3a that I have converted to 11 inch brake drums. Will the 16 inch rim fit over the drums?
Question By: Daryl Walker on Apr 22 2017 1:33 AM
Yes, they will accommodate.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 24 2017 5:46 AM
Questions: Hi, what is the backspacing dimension? I think I saw the answer below but what is the center hole diameter? I need a 16x6 or 16x5 wheel, 3.5-3.75 backspacing, center hole >4in, 5x5.5in bolt pattern. Would this wheel work?
Question By: Dan on Dec 17 2016 1:10 AM
3-5/8" is the backspacing.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 19 2016 5:40 AM
Questions: What is the proper bolt pattern on 1970 CJ-5 .is 16" the proper size tire ?
Question By: David Holland on Oct 6 2016 1:22 PM
5 x 5.5" pattern. This rim is proper for you. 15" or 16" rims were optional on that year.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 6 2016 6:33 AM
Questions: Will this rim work with the tubeless STA 8-ply Traxion tires that yall offer on here? I believe it will, but just want to make sure before I order them. Thanks.
Question By: Travis on Aug 9 2016 11:49 AM
Yes this should for any tire 7.50 and smaller.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 9 2016 5:47 AM
Questions: I have a 1946 CJ2A. I just did a front disc brake conversion using your kit #376895 and found that the 15" wheels I have will not clear the calipers. Would these 16" wheels work? If not do you have wheels that would?
Question By: Warren on Jun 11 2016 6:27 PM
Originally your CJ-2A would have had 16" rims on there. These rims will not clear the disc brake conversion. You will just need to go to an aftermarket rim with the 5 x 5.5" pattern and you should be all set.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 13 2016 5:56 AM
Questions: when do you recommend using 6 X 16 tires? my m38a1 53 jeep has a spare wheel which is 16X6.00? i reed 4 new rims & tires, I need to make my steering as easy as possible.
Question By: Bj Illingby on Apr 3 2015 12:00 AM
The M38A1 can used either 7.00x16 or 6.00x16 tires.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 6 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 63 truck,the bolt pattern measures 5.25 but everything I look @ says they are 5.5. What is the real size?
Question By: Dean Metherell on Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM
All Willys Trucks 1946-64 and All Willys Jeeps from 1941-71 are 5 x 5.5 spacing.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: What is the most authentic rim/tire (NDT type) combination for a 1946 CJ-2A that you carry?
Question By: Erik on Nov 29 2014 12:00 AM
We typically sell this rim and part number: F600-16DN
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 1 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1948 cj2a. The person before customized and squeezed in a 289 V8 ford engine. I believe axles (5 x 5.5 bolt pattern) are still original. What do you recommend I change diff or axles to accommodate this very strong motor. I know I'm going to brake something if I'm on it to hard.
Question By: Jamie on Nov 26 2014 12:00 AM
The axles should be just fine. They are gonna be 5.38 ratio's.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 1 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this rim fit a 1970 jeepster commando
Question By: Anonymous on Nov 6 2014 12:00 AM
Yes, you should have 5 x 5.5 pattern on that vehicle.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 7 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: what is the bolt pattern on a Willys MBT trailer.
Question By: Raymond on May 29 2014 12:00 AM
I believe it is 5 x 5.5
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 30 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: will the rims with tires on them fit my 46 cj-2a
Question By: Anonymous on May 25 2014 12:00 AM
Yes these are proper for the CJ-2A.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 27 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1951 cj3a civilian, original axles. What is the diameter of the center hole in the rim? Thank you
Question By: Dave on May 6 2014 12:00 AM
4.25 like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 6 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: What was the original rim/tire size on the 1947 CJ2A?
Question By: Wayne Bailllie on Mar 13 2014 12:00 AM
Typically they were 16 rims like the ones above. These are the correct ones for your Willys.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 14 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1957 forward control 150. Is this the correct rim. Also what is the correct center hole size? The bolt pattern spacing is also what? Thanks
Question By: Anonymous on Feb 8 2014 12:00 AM
Yes these are the correct rim. They are 5 x 5.5 pattern.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 10 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I am installing the disc brake conversion kit ( front ) on a 1951 CJ. Problem is the original wheels will not clear the calipers. Do I use different wheels, or use a spacer between the wheels and hub to create clearance. If wheels, what application. If spacers, do you have them and longer studs available?
Question By: Gary Clark on Feb 3 2014 12:00 AM
On some original style rims the disc kit will not clear the inner spacing. Aftermarket rims have to be used then.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 4 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have just acquired a 1961 Willys pickup. The original wheel rims have been replace with a wider rim and tires which make turning unwieldy. I would like to go back to the original rim size and tire which I believe has a narrower footprint and will turn much easier. Is the rim that you have advertised the original size and takes the original wheel size. Thanks for your help. Sid
Question By: Sid Wilson on Dec 15 2013 12:00 AM
Yes this will be the proper rim for you vehicle.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 16 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: Will hub caps for a 65 tuxedo park iv fit on these rims? If not do you know what rims they would?
Question By: derek on Aug 28 2012 12:00 AM
The rims used on that vehicle are different. If you have the original hub caps you will need those specific rims.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: what finish do these have,looks like chrome in the pic
Question By: Anonymous on Aug 17 2012 12:00 AM
That is just the glare from the flash. They are black.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 17 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Which rim would have been more typical for a 1971 CJ5 15 or 16?
Question By: Joe on Jul 20 2012 12:00 AM
Most CJ-5's have 15 rims but 16 were always an option. You see it both ways. Either will work. I prefer the 16.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 20 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I own a 1947 cj2a with 16's, does it require modification to put 15 inch rims on it
Question By: IAN on Jun 7 2012 12:00 AM
No 15 rims will work too as long as they are 5 x 5.5 pattern.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 7 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Is the lug bolt pattern the same on a 15 rim as it is on a 16 rim? I have 15 on it now and want to change to a 16 rim! Will a 7.50 military tire fit OK under my 1946 CJ2A on 16 rims? Thanks in advance, Harry
Question By: Harry on Apr 8 2012 12:00 AM
Yes they are all the same pattern. This will be correct rim for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 9 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: What color were the rims on a 1961 CJ5? I have seen old photos with white rims and others that appear to match the body. If the answer is white, do you know what paint code was white?
Question By: Mark on Feb 8 2012 12:00 AM
They were a number of different colors. Typically there was a cream color used if it was white.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 8 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1954 Willys Truck. Per chance....is this the same wheel that would have been used on a Ford Truck of this year?
Question By: Jim on Dec 16 2011 12:00 AM
Its a 16 rim with 5 x 5.5 spacing.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 19 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I recon a 7.00 tyre will fit ok but what about a 7.50 as these are easier to get hold of here in the uk
Question By: kj williams on Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM
A 7.50 will mount on these rims as well.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 24 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Have a '62 4WD Utility Wagon, but appears to be a 15# wheel and having trouble locating the right rims for it?
Question By: Norwood on Oct 10 2011 12:00 AM
We have them. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 10 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this #640800 wheel fit the 48/49 Jeepster?
Question By: Anonymous on Jul 15 2011 12:00 AM
No the 2wheel drive jeepster used a different bolt pattern.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 15 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: whats the original size rim for a '48 cj2a
Question By: Anonymous on Jul 11 2011 12:00 AM
This is the proper size rim for a CJ-2A
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 12 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1946 ford pick-up, is this rim similar to this year ford with a 16 rim?
Question By: Robbie on Jun 8 2011 12:00 AM
It is a 5 x 5.5 bolt pattern.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 8 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Did 1952 Willys Trucks have a 5 stud or 6 stud bolt pattern on the rim?
Question By: JOHNY57 WILLYS on Apr 26 2011 12:00 AM
All Willys Trucks are 5 x 5.5 wheel spacing and pattern. This is the proper rim for them. Please call me toll free. We can help.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 26 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: What is the bolt pattern for a 1964 CJ-5
Question By: Anonymous on Apr 10 2011 12:00 AM
These are 5 x 5.5 just like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 11 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: What finish is applied to the rim?
Question By: Anonymous on Mar 8 2011 12:00 AM
These are painted black.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 9 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: does this wheel have to have a tube with the tire?
Question By: scott lively on Apr 26 2016 3:04 AM
That depends on the tire you are using, not so much the rim.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 27 2016 9:02 AM