Jeep Cherokee has enough popularity due to its off-road and daily use capability. So, many Jeep Cherokee users want to do some modifications to their vehicles to increase their performance. Among them, wheel modification is one of the most popular modification methods.
But, there isn’t a standard one-size-fits-wheel for Jeep Cherokees. The correct size tire will depend on the make, model, and year of your Jeep Cherokee. So, now you might ask what wheels will fit on a Jeep Cherokee.
The below guide will provide an in-depth guide regarding your asking and also mention some considerations for choosing the wheels that fit your Jeep Cherokee.
Can I Put Any Wheels On A Jeep Cherokee?
You cannot put any wheels on a Jeep Cherokee without proper combination. The selected wheel should have the same bolt pattern size. Otherwise, you will find performance issues with your vehicle.
The lug formation of passenger vehicles is usually 4, 5, 6 or 8. If the new wheel bolt pattern matches the vehicle’s stock wheel, you can replace the wheel with a new one.
What Size Are Stock Jeep Cherokee Wheels?
The Jeep manufacturers rarely change the stock of the Jeep Cherokee wheels size. According to the vehicle year model and trim level, Jeep Cherokee wheels can be found in various sizes, including 15 to 20-inch-rim sizes.
The below table shows the exact stock wheel size of the Jeep Cherokee depending on the year:
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How Do I Know What Size Tires I Need For My Jeep Cherokee?
There isn’t any clear-cut answer to which size rim will fit with your Jeep Cherokee. The reason is rim size varies according to manufacturing year. Even within a single year, the size of the rims might vary. So, the only easy way to know whether a wheel fits with your Jeep Cherokee is by considering a few things, which are mentioned below:
Your first consideration should be the bolt pattern. You should first measure the bolt pattern to determine whether it is compatible with your vehicle.
You can easily measure the bolt pattern at home. If the wheel has four lug nuts, measure it from the center of a lug nut to the nut across from it. For the 6 and 8-lug nuts, you need to measure them just like 4-lug nuts, center to center.
If the wheel comes with 5 lug nuts, you’ll need to measure from the center of a lug nut to the nut across. If the bolt pattern matches your stock Jeep Cherokee wheel, you can use the tire with your Jeep Cherokee.
Also, you should match the rim size to perform better with the wheel. For this, you need to check the rim size of your vehicle from the owner’s manual. Also, you can check it from the sidewall of the existing wheel. The number after the word “R” on the wheel refers to the rim size. If it shows 16, it means a 16-inch rim size is the best fit for your vehicle.
Your first priority should be bolt pattern and rim size. If you notice the bolt pattern and rim size match, you can go with the tire. But don’t forget to check the other factors, such as offset and backspacing.
What Wheels Will Fit On A Jeep Cherokee?
You already know the wheel can be interchangeable if the wheel bolt pattern matches each other. Also, you need to consider the rim size. If your vehicle model was manufactured between 1993 and 1998, you need to get a wheel that has a 5×4.5 inches bolt pattern. For a later model, the bolt pattern should be 5×5 inches.
Also, don’t forget to consider other factors mentioned in the previous section. Below are mentioned some vehicles model which wheels you can use on your Jeep Cherokee:
- Jeep Wrangler JK/JL (17-18 inches)
- Jeep Liberty
- Jeep J series
- Ford: Escapes, Lincoln, Mustang, Mercury, Rangers ( Specific year model only)
- Jeep Gladiator (17-18 inches); Ideal for wranglers but also Jeep Cherokee
- Jeep Wagoneer
- Chrysler RT
Do All Jeep Wheels Have The Same Bolt Pattern?
You will not get an exact bolt pattern with all Jeep wheels. It will vary the vehicle make and model. But, the common lug pattern you will get is 5×5 or 5×4.5. If you want to replace your rims, you will need to measure the pattern exactly.
What Is The Biggest Tire I Can Fit On A Jeep Cherokee?
If you select a tire bigger than the recommended, you will face a rubbing issue on either side of the wheel. Also, the largest size will vary by the Jeep Cherokee making year. You can fit 275/ 55 R20 max on the Jeep Cherokee without facing any rubbing issues.
Are Jeep Cherokee And Ford Wheels Interchangeable?
You can replace your Jeep Cherokee tire with Ford wheels. But you should match the tire bolt pattern and rim size to know which year Ford wheels will be compatible with your vehicle. So, there isn’t an easy way to mention some Ford models which can interchange with Jeep Cherokee wheels.
If you want to interchange or replace your Jeep Cherokee wheel, you will get plenty of options in the market. Though you can use some renowned vehicle wheels in your Jeep Cherokee, you need to know the proper measurement of your wheels to get a better outcome.
So, I hope the article helped you to know what wheels will fit on a Jeep Cherokee and what you should consider when you want to change or interchange the wheels.
I am Rick Bofia, a Jeep mechanic with a wealth of experience in repairing and maintaining Jeeps of all models and ages. I take pride in my expertise in diagnosing and repairing complex Jeep problems, from engine and transmission issues to suspension and brake system repairs. My passion for Jeeps and my dedication to delivering top-quality services have earned me a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy mechanic in the Jeep community. Whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs, you can trust me to get your Jeep back on the road in optimal condition.