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: What's the difference between "J" & "JJ" wheel contours?


bob_k
12-16-2006, 11:42 AM
Element wheels are stamped "JJ", but I'm looking at a lot of Honda/Acura wheels that are only "J". I found that JJ are used on 4 wheel drive vehicles. Are there any issues or concerns with using "J" wheels on the Element?

spdrcr5
12-16-2006, 12:10 PM
Just guessing here, but the letter designations generally have to do with the safety agency who tested and approved the wheels for use. It could also signify the type of usage the wheels are approved for.

The J and JJ could be similar to the TuV designation on most European wheels and parts.

EDIT: Ok, just did a quick search and came across this site (http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html) which should help. Scroll down to the place marked Matching your tyres to your wheels. In there they talk about the design and shape of the wheel bead and how tires get mounted, etc.

DJA
12-19-2006, 12:19 PM
Just guessing here, but the letter designations generally have to do with the safety agency who tested and approved the wheels for use. It could also signify the type of usage the wheels are approved for.

The J and JJ could be similar to the TuV designation on most European wheels and parts.

EDIT: Ok, just did a quick search and came across this site (http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html) which should help. Scroll down to the place marked Matching your tyres to your wheels. In there they talk about the design and shape of the wheel bead and how tires get mounted, etc.

Wow. That really is a tire bible! I learned a lot in just a quick scan...