Wheel Fitment

Discussion in 'Renegade Wheels & Tires' started by PlatinumCore16, Nov 7, 2019 at 12:41 PM.

  1. PlatinumCore16

    PlatinumCore16 New Member

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    Hello all,
    Just wanted to share a recent experience for those of similar mindset:
    Personally, I would like to have a full-size spare if driving in less-than-ideal conditions. I live in CO and I drive to the mountains pretty much every weekend in the winter; less-so in the summer (and this is less of an issue during summer). If a tire goes flat, or somehow becomes inoperable, I do not have the luxury of limping along on "run-flats" (marketing gimmick anyways), and a donut would perform WAY less than required during a snow storm, or heavy sleet, etc. Therefore, I would like to always have a full-size. Now getting the full-size spare for our Renegades, specifically the non-TH, is typically lengthy and costly.

    Enter the junkyard.

    Now, if you're going to get a spare wheel from the junkyard, do your homework. Not only on the lug pattern and stuff, but also on the car when you get there. Try to make sure you don't get a wheel that is janky, out-of-kilter, or otherwise damaged. Usually it's pretty easy to see, but not always. Verify when you put on the new tire. If you have a shop mount the tire, they can tell pretty quickly if something is off. Sizing for our wheels, if you didn't already know (Google is wonderful) is: 5x110 pattern with a 65.1mm center hub.

    Something ELSE that you need to be sure when you snag a completely different wheel (because let's face it: you're probably not going to find another Renegade wheel to snag) from a completely different car, the backspacing and other dimensions. I personally went with a Chevy HHR. I wanted a steelie, but ended up with an alloy. Not the worst, but more expensive ($10-$15 more depending on your locale). HOWEVER: The Chevy HHR wheel DOES NOT FIT THE FRONT OF THE RENEGADE. Lemme repeat that.

    A CHEVY HHR WHEEL OF 5X110 BOLT BATTERN AND 65.1MM CENTER HUB DOES NOT FIT THE FRONT HUB ASSEMBLY OF THE RENEGADE.

    The stock Renny wheels have a pretty severe cutout right where the calipers are, so it doesn't hit. The HHR wheel, does not. So, if you find yourself an HHR wheel, like me, it can only be placed on the back. Certainly not a deal-breaker, and much cheaper than buying a new Latitude/Limited alloy/steel. This also comes into play when placing wheel weights. Make sure you check your wheels when they are balanced that they don't hit the caliper.

    And that was my experience. Please use at your own risk. There are several other makes/models that will fit, PM me if you don't know where to get started on your research!
    Thanks,
    Platinum
     
  2. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing. :)
     

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