Asked by Jul 22, 2017 at 03:24 PM about the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 97 jeep grand cherokee. I got used rims
and tires off a 00 grand cherokee but the bolt
pattern is too small on the 97. I'm wondering if I
can interchange the rotors so that the wheels fit?

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No, because the bolts (studs) are attached to the hub, not the rotors. And you would also notice that trying to switch the rotors will not work either for the same reason. Shows you are creative but it won't work on this rig. The "WJ" Jeeps are 1999-2004. Anything before or after that generally doesn't swap out very well except maybe tires only.

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