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Re: what does "5J" mean?

To: "Kevin Sullivan" <>, "Evangelos Makris"
Subject: Re: what does "5J" mean?
From: "Ptegler" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 17:21:53 -0500
So then what's a JJ rim?  I thought JJ had the little lip
that actually ends up on the inner edge of the bead to help hold it in place?
Isn't the J just the outer lip (visible) and flat on the inner edge (inside of 
the tire
edge of the bead) ???

Paul Tegler 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Sullivan" <>
To: "Evangelos Makris" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: what does "5J" mean?

On Sat, 4 Nov 2000, Evangelos Makris wrote:

> There's something about Rostyles that I don't like. Even chromed ones like
> mine. They look a lot like wheels from 70's Opel or Ford cars, bad. So I
> may start looking for five ventilated disc type wheels from early BGT's.
> Parts manual says "5Jx14". What does this designation mean and how can I
> measure a wheel to make sure it's a 5J and not a 4J or something else?

5" measured inside the rim where the bead of the tire fits.
The "J" is the name of the shape of the rim edge which indicates that 
tubeless tires will work.  I think it will actually be stamped on the rim.

Kevin Sullivan   
Khoral Research Inc.
Albuquerque NM USA 

1968 Dodge W-200 Crewcab "PW"
1960 MGA                 "Baby"
1957 Magnette ZB         "Pup"
1959 Magnette ZB         "P2"

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