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so i've been looking at a couple websites to see what rims are out there that i might possibly want to get for the MO next summer.. i am almost positve i want 22".. but when looking at these websites i see two different categories.. car wheels (fwd) and truck wheels (rwd).. now from what i remember the MO is FWD when not in its AWD mode.. but i dont think of the MO as a car? i would think it would be considered truck for truck wheels.. anyone who has bought rims online or who can tell me if there is even a difference please help a bother out..

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I believe the AWD is 80/20 front/rear until more kick is needed from the back.
 

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The FWD does not route any power to the back until traction is needed (i.e. 100% FWD), then it can split the torque up to 50/50. The driveshaft leading to the rear wheels is constantly turning though, and its an electronic clutch in the rear transfer case which couples the AWD.
 

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The things to be concerned with are the Offset and the weight rating.

The offset for that Murano is 35mm and That's really the most important thing in determining FWD/RWD.
Funny thing about the Murano. It is basically a FWD vehicle. But it has the same offset on the wheels as the FX which is a RWD vehicle........
Just get a wheel that is 35 and don't worry if they call it FWD or RWD.


IMO the weight rating should be 2000 pounds or more.
This is something I never see discussed.
When Nissan was not shipping Chrome wheels I went out to buy some aftermarket wheels. I found a nice set but they were rated at 1620 pounds.
IMO that is not a strong enough wheel for a 4000 pound vehicle,
I believe that the rule of thumb is gross weight divided by 2.
I kept looking and found wheels by Ion that were rated at 2000 pounds.

One of the other things to look at is the hub. Most likely you will buy a wheel with a larger hub hole than the Murano hub. Make sure you have them use Hub Rings. The Murano is a little unusual in that regard too. I believe that the Murano hub is 66.5mm. Not everybody stocks hub rings in that size.

Homer
 

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The Murano hubs are standard Nissan size. All Nissans use the same size hubs.
 

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thanks for the replies guys.. i only really needed to know if i choose a fwd or rwd wheel.. but from what hfelknor said just aslong as the specs of the wheel is right it shouldnt matter.. thanks for elaborating how the AWD works.. i basically got the gist of it from all the other AWD threads.. :D
 

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I was told that it was AWD up to 18mph, then it was FWD. :confused:
 

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BARCODE said:
I was told that it was AWD up to 18mph, then it was FWD. :confused:
This is true for AWD LOCK mode. AWD up to 18mph, and then automatic AWD (FWD, then AWD when needed) after that.

Now the G35X and the FX AWD have a more clever system - since they are RWD, they default in AWD when starting from a stop, then go into automatic AWD mode (RWD, then AWD when needed).
 
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