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How to determine wheel load when buying new wheels?

My Jeep: 2015 JGC Altitude with tow package

Does anyone know how to determine what the wheel load would be on these vehicles?

I am looking at a set of SRT Spider Monkey reps that Discount Tire can get me, but the sales person said that the wheels, rated at 1800 lbs each, would not work with my Jeep because the Jeep exceeds the 1800 lb limit. He just plugged in the info into their software and it gave him a value of 1850 lbs.

Everything I read, so far, says it is the Gross Vehicle Weight (6500 lbs) divided by 4. This puts the Jeep's wheel load at 1625 lbs.

Can anyone point me to the proper method for determining wheel load?

Thanks in advance. I appreciate it.

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Re: How to determine wheel load when buying new wheels?

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My Jeep: 2015 JGC Altitude with tow package

Does anyone know how to determine what the wheel load would be on these vehicles?

I am looking at a set of SRT Spider Monkey reps that Discount Tire can get me, but the sales person said that the wheels, rated at 1800 lbs each, would not work with my Jeep because the Jeep exceeds the 1800 lb limit. He just plugged in the info into their software and it gave him a value of 1850 lbs.

Everything I read, so far, says it is the Gross Vehicle Weight (6500 lbs) divided by 4. This puts the Jeep's wheel load at 1625 lbs.

Can anyone point me to the proper method for determining wheel load?

Thanks in advance. I appreciate it.

-Bob
Hi Bob
I'll chime in from the other side of the world.........WK2Jeeps is your friend. If you haven't seen this site check it out for invaluable info.
The specification sheet .pdf for a 2014 (p7 weight distribution), sets out the front rear distribution for the various models, 2wd and 4wd.
http://wk2jeeps.com/2014/2014_wk2_specifications.pdf
For a 4wd 3.0l the distribution is 54/46 in the Limited model and this seems the be the worst case. This gives front axle load of 3510 and a wheel load of 1755 when at GVM so it would appear the wheels would be OK but they don't have a lot to spare.
Hope this assists.
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Re: How to determine wheel load when buying new wheels?

You can also look at the decal on the driver's door jamb. It lists the front and rear GAWR and overall GVWR with the factory rim and tire sizes.

On my 16, the front GAWR is 3200 lbs and the rear is 3700 lbs. My GVWR is 6500 lbs. So whatever you go with, your wheels should at least handle that at a minimum.
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You can also look at the decal on the driver's door jamb. It lists the front and rear GAWR and overall GVWR with the factory rim and tire sizes.

On my 16, the front GAWR is 3200 lbs and the rear is 3700 lbs. My GVWR is 6500 lbs. So whatever you go with, your wheels should at least handle that at a minimum.
I've got those same readings, MD. Puts the rears over the wheel rating. Thanks again
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