Go off-road in style and improve performance with our help as we take a look at the best 5×4.5 wheels available in the aftermarket.
Are you in the market for a set of high-quality 5×4.5 wheels to take your vehicle off-roading? We have you covered! We’re sharing our top picks for the best 5×4.5 wheels (including 5×4.5 beadlock wheels).
We are strictly looking at wheels with a 5 x 4.5-inch bolt pattern (5 x 114.3mm for you metric fans) that are to stand up to the abuse that only off-roaders can dish out.
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1. Editor's Choice: Method Race Wheels
Method Race Wheels tops our list of best 5×4.5 wheels with a variety of options that are made using solid A356 aluminum. To increase the strength of these aluminum wheels, Method puts them through a heat treating process to ensure high-quality, long-lasting construction in the finalized product.
Not only are they some of the strongest wheels you can get in the off-road industry, they also come in a wide variety of designs and finishes to give your rig a unique look. In addition to the finish, the Method wheels also feature a Street-Loc V.1 lip that provides a secure bead seating surface and a simulated beadlock look.
With so many features, we couldn’t help but make it the favorite of our staff.
2. Best Budget Wheel: Pro Comp Series 51 Steel Wheel
Whether you’re trying to trick out your ride on a budget, or you want 5×4.5 wheels that you don’t have to worry about taking a good beating, the Pro Comp Series 51 Steel Wheels are just what you’re looking for. These 5×4.5 wheels from Pro Comp feature a sturdy gloss black powder coat finish and a classic D-pattern for a clean look. These are great wheels that can stand up to plenty of abuse and won’t break the bank. In the 5×4.5 bolt pattern your wheel diameter options are limited to only 15″ and 16″ diameters, so that is really the only downfall.
3. Best Beadlock Wheel: Method Race Wheels 105 Beadlock Matte Black
If you’re looking for the best off-road wheels in the industry, you know that Method Race Wheels are designed for serious off-road enthusiasts. That’s why you’re seeing them on this list for the second time. Their 105 Beadlock 5×4.5 wheels are constructed from solid A356 aluminum and T6 heat treated, which ensures a long-lasting and highly durable construction of their wheels. Aside from being a tough wheel, capable of withstanding the harshest terrains you tackle, the Method 105 features a stylish 12 window design that looks perfect on any rig.
When we say that these wheels are meant for serious off-road enthusiasts, we meant it. The Method Race Wheels feature a beadlock design that clamps the outside bead of the tire to the wheel with a forged 6061 aluminum beadlock ring that is secured into place with American-made Grade 8 zinc hardware. These wheels have been torture tested in some of the toughest races in Baja, so they should be just fine for you
4. Best Classic Looking Wheel: American Racing AR23 Machined Wheels
We couldn’t leave American Racing off a list of best off-road wheels. Their AR23 machined finish 5×4.5 wheels have a classic look with their 5-spoke design that makes them stand out on any truck or Jeep that you mount them on. These 5×4.5 wheels feature a machined finish with a clearcoat finish to add protection and come with a lifetime structural warranty in addition to a one-year warranty against peeling or lifting of the finish. They’re a tough and durable wheel that has found its way on many a rig, and will look great on yours as well.
5. Pro Comp Alloys Series 32 Wheel
A big name is off-road wheels Pro Comp Alloys is always a good bet. The Series 32 wheel is available in a number of finishes, but we particularly like the flat black.
These 5×4.5 wheels are built with Pro Comp Alloys’ pressure casting technology that is designed to provide next level wheel strength. These wheels also come with a high offset (6) brake clearance designed for modern performance trucks. The Series 32 has a maximum load rating of 2,200 pounds
What does 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern mean?
When you are shopping for wheels, you need to find ones that match the bolt pattern of your vehicle. In this case, we are looking specifically at 5×4.5 wheels.
What this means is that these wheels have five lugs and the distance between between the center of one lug and the outside edge of another lug that is across the hub is 4.5 inches. In metric, this would be a 5 x 114.3mm.
What vehicles have 5×4.5 wheels?
5×4.5 wheels are fairly common – especially for Ford vehicles. In fact, 5 x 4.5 is often referred to as the Ford bolt pattern. A lot of older Jeeps and trucks also use the 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern, including Dodge Ramcharger, Dodge Nitro, Ford Ranger, Honda CRV, Honda Pilot, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Comanche Chief, Jeep Compass, Toyota Tacoma, and a whole lot of others.
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10/13/2021: Updated product descriptions, replaced out of stock items with American Racing AR23 and Pro Comp Series 51 steel wheels, ranked product, added additional resources
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