Has Anyone Used These Wheels

Wasilla

Gear Grinder
All-Star
Apr 14, 2020
11
Washington
First Name
Joe
Willys Model
Jeepster
Willys Year:
1949
I would like some advice on these wheels for a 49 jeepster, any issues? Pros - Cons?

Or what wheels are you using?

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/sto...&submodel=&engine=&Nrpp=&No=&persistYmm=false

U.S. Wheel Paint Ready Smoothie Wheel (Series 51) Size: 15" x 6"

Paint Ready Smoothie Wheel (Series 51)
  • Size: 15" x 6"
  • Bolt Circle: 5 on 4.50"/4.75"
  • Back Spacing: 3.75"
  • Offset: 6mm
  • Center Bore: 3.19"
  • Load Rating: 1500 lbs
This is for a driver, just to have fun and enjoy the Jeepster. Will be running 225 Michelins

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help.
 
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FinoCJ

Bigger Hammer
Aug 28, 2019
193
Denver, CO
First Name
James
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1958
Will have extra lug holes...looks odd when you see, but when covered by hubcap it's not an issue...here is example without hubcap to see both lug patterns
 

Wasilla

Gear Grinder
All-Star
Apr 14, 2020
11
Washington
First Name
Joe
Willys Model
Jeepster
Willys Year:
1949
Fino is correct, 5 on 4.5 and 5 on 4.75, I would have preferred just the 5 on 4.5, but I preferred to spend the added cost on other parts I need ;-)
 

rocket

Precision Fit
Sep 3, 2015
757
Sierra Mtns
First Name
Rodney
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1963
I used a set on My 55 Olds. I had different bolt patterns front to rear. 5"on 5" and 5" on 5 1/2" I bought the dual pattern Chrome smoothies172 (2).JPG and have had them for almost 20 years with no issues, other than dog piddle rusting the chrome.
 

rocket

Precision Fit
Sep 3, 2015
757
Sierra Mtns
First Name
Rodney
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1963
Electrify those wheels Rodney. The dog will only piddle on them once. :oops:
Never was my dog. But good idea. I did do my metal trash can once. I straped it to a 2ft square piece of plywood on a 4ft square piece of expanded metal. Two aligator clips on an old extension cord. No more trash all over the street. I was very careful about unpluging it on trash day.
 

joeyjeepster

Gear Grinder
Sep 3, 2020
7
sayre pa
First Name
joe
Willys Model
Jeepster
Willys Year:
1949
I would like some advice on these wheels for a 49 jeepster, any issues? Pros - Cons?

Or what wheels are you using? these are what I run on my 49 jeepster

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/sto...&submodel=&engine=&Nrpp=&No=&persistYmm=false

U.S. Wheel Paint Ready Smoothie Wheel (Series 51) Size: 15" x 6"

Paint Ready Smoothie Wheel (Series 51)
  • Size: 15" x 6"
  • Bolt Circle: 5 on 4.50"/4.75"
  • Back Spacing: 3.75"
  • Offset: 6mm
  • Center Bore: 3.19"
  • Load Rating: 1500 lbs
This is for a driver, just to have fun and enjoy the Jeepster. Will be running 225 Michelins

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help.
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joeyjeepster

Gear Grinder
Sep 3, 2020
7
sayre pa
First Name
joe
Willys Model
Jeepster
Willys Year:
1949
I would like some advice on these wheels for a 49 jeepster, any issues? Pros - Cons?

Or what wheels are you using?

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/sto...&submodel=&engine=&Nrpp=&No=&persistYmm=false

U.S. Wheel Paint Ready Smoothie Wheel (Series 51) Size: 15" x 6"

Paint Ready Smoothie Wheel (Series 51)
  • Size: 15" x 6"
  • Bolt Circle: 5 on 4.50"/4.75"
  • Back Spacing: 3.75"
  • Offset: 6mm
  • Center Bore: 3.19"
  • Load Rating: 1500 lbs
This is for a driver, just to have fun and enjoy the Jeepster. Will be running 225 Michelins

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help.
 

Barnabas

Bigger Hammer
Jun 28, 2015
49
Mount Vernon IL
First Name
Scott
Willys Model
Jeepster
Willys Year:
1949
I'm using Ford Ranger Wheels. They take a special lug that holds the wheel centers on, so I swapped my left handed thread front hub for another right handed one. and I'm using a Ford Ranger rear axle for the higher ratio and bigger brakes. My car was a parts car pile when I got it.
 

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rocket

Precision Fit
Sep 3, 2015
757
Sierra Mtns
First Name
Rodney
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1963
I'm using Ford Ranger Wheels. They take a special lug that holds the wheel centers on, so I swapped my left handed thread front hub for another right handed one. and I'm using a Ford Ranger rear axle for the higher ratio and bigger brakes. My car was a parts car pile when I got it.
Looks good.
 
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