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Looks good, nice work.. To complete, you might consider using a plastic weld to seal the seam

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Yeah, I'm going to put a bead of something to finish it off. I plan to fill the gap seen on the side view too, but wanted to make sure it all fit and functioned properly before dressing it up.

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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

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Yeah, I'm going to put a bead of something to finish it off. I plan to fill the gap seen on the side view too, but wanted to make sure it all fit and functioned properly before dressing it up.
What did you use to bolt the tire down? Just picked up a set of 255R70 x 18 BFG KO2's on Sahara wheels, hold down is short, and off center (threaded hole is towards the front).. Going to check tomorrow to see if I can make some additional clearance in the front of the tire wheel, to center the hold down ..

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Old 07-03-2016, 08:52 AM
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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

I'm assuming you're asking about the spare tire mounting in the cargo hold? If so, I just used the original fastener to secure it. I put the spare in as far forward as it would go, and screwed in the stud. The stud doesn't have to be, precisely centered in the rim for the spare to be secure. It's just gotta hold it down, which it does.
If that's not what you were asking, or if you need any specific pictures just let me know and I'll clarify, and/or take pictures as needed.
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I'm assuming you're asking about the spare tire mounting in the cargo hold? If so, I just used the original fastener to secure it. I put the spare in as far forward as it would go, and screwed in the stud. The stud doesn't have to be, precisely centered in the rim for the spare to be secure. It's just gotta hold it down, which it does..
Yes, talking about securing the tire in the well.. My hold down bolt doesn't seem to reach the threads ( my14)..
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:05 AM
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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

Hmmm. Odd. Mine's a '14 too, and seems to reach just fine. The tire is 255/70/18, mounted on a 2016 Sahara rim. I'll go take a look at the stud to see if there is anything you can do to make it work.
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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

So I just went out and took a closer look. The stud is short but mine does hold. It's not an ideal grip, but I get about 1.5 turns of thread engagement before the disc contacts the rim. I only snug it from there (no need to really crank it down) so total thread is about and extra 1/4 turn from there.

The only solution I can see right off the bat is to use an extension on the stud. Basically a threaded coupling, and another section of threaded rod. This image is a random size to give a visual representation of what I'm talking about (not sure what size the stud is on the spare)





You'd probably have to trim the stock stud a bit so the coupling doesn't bottom out, but you could adapt it fairly easy.
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Just threw them on my '13 WK2 v6. No clearance or spacing issues
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Installed a set of 18" non spoke Sahara wheels on me 2014 WK2 diesel. They came very close to the brake calipers in the front. So close that I added 1/4" spacers just to be safe.
I have a few concerns running this set up.
I Know this is an older post. But my 18" non spoke wheel rub the caliper bracket. I got them for very cheap. What spacer make did you go with? And are they safe? I really want to run this rim. Do the 1/4" inch spacers just slide on existing lug nuts like big washers? Therefore making the wheel non hub centric. Does anyone on here know the best way to run this rim on a stock height 2011 wk2? Is it best to go with bolt on spacers? And if so what size will work.
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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

I purchased a set of 5mm aluminum spacers from Adaptec to fit my Sahara wheels to my 2015 WK2. Clears the calipers with space left on the hub to center the wheel and lots of thread left on the studs. I've ran these for quite a few miles and have gone off road with them with no issues. These are cut to order and are hub centric. Just slide them over the studs and mount the wheels. I make sure to hand torque them to 90lbs whenever the wheels are off.

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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

It appears that the rims just touch the caliper bracket. 5mm should be enough. Thanks for your feedback. By the way I see you are a VMax owner. I had a 2004. I now have a Bandit 1250SA
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I have a few concerns running this set up.
I Know this is an older post. But my 18" non spoke wheel rub the caliper bracket. I got them for very cheap. What spacer make did you go with? And are they safe? I really want to run this rim. Do the 1/4" inch spacers just slide on existing lug nuts like big washers? Therefore making the wheel non hub centric. Does anyone on here know the best way to run this rim on a stock height 2011 wk2? Is it best to go with bolt on spacers? And if so what size will work.
Thanks all.
As previously mentioned 5mm should be sufficient. Mine cleared without spacers, but they're very close (see post #15). I suspect it's close enough of a fit that it's a Jeep by Jeep kind of situation. With that though, it also means it's not going to take much of a spacer to make them fit. 5mm (.196") or 3/16 (.187") should be enough to clear with room to spare.
1/4 (.250") Will work, but I wouldn't go any thicker. As VMX12R mentioned, you want to make sure you've still got the proper amount of thread engagement on the studs. 1/4 or less should be okay.
To answer the other questions. Yes they slide on like a giant washer. If you get a thin one (less than 1/4") you should still have enough hub to align the wheel. IIRC the hub sticks out about 3/8", so technically the 1/4" spacer may have some hub sticking out yet, though the bevel on the end may prevent it from locating the rim. If you buy a thick spacer that covers the entire hub, some of the commercially available spacers will have a step that acts as a new "hub" to locate the rim. They tend to be expensive though, but it's much easier than trying to line up a rim without them. I did this on an old vehicle I once had. The rims weren't hub-centric so I had to spend a lot more time/effort making sure they were properly centered over the lugs (lug-centric). It was a giant pain in the butt every time I had to take a tire off and put it back on.

Sorry for the long response, but I think that answers your questions. Hope the whole thing makes sense now.
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Re: Anyone have JK sahara rims on their wk2?

I appreciate your input. The more info the better. I think I have decided to go with 5mm like VMX12R has done. I will be ordering them soon. These will be summer only as I run a winter steel black rim for the next 3 or 4 months. I bought 5 Sahara rims and tires used for only 3 weeks for 500 which is very cheap so the extra money for spacers in nothing. I just want to do this right and safe. I will post pics when I do the switch in the spring but here is a couple of the test fit. One showing the rim touching the caliper.
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