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Installed: 18 x 9, 0 Offset , Leveling Kit , 275/65r18

Hey guys,

Just wanted to throw some information your way since there's a constant desire for larger tires and questions whether or not they'll fit. Loved the look that CheneyMatthews had on his, so here is my experiment.

Wheels are 18 x 9 ATX Mojave II with 0 Offset
Tires are 275/65r18 General Grabbers AT2
RRO Leveling kit installed

Results:

Car will rub.

Front fender flares will have to be either trimmed or completely removed as I
did.

Pinch weld was bent back yet at times there is still rubbing in that area. As long as you dont wheel it, and is a mall crawler like mine, you should be fine.

Atthaced is a photo of the setup. Dont know why photos are sidways...
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Looks good. I like the style of the wheels.


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Looks good. I like the style of the wheels.


Thank you. And thank you for correcting the orientation of the photo!
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Re: Installed: 18 x 9, 0 Offset , Leveling Kit , 275/65r18

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Hey guys,

Just wanted to throw some information your way since there's a constant desire for larger tires and questions whether or not they'll fit. Here is my experiment.

Wheels are 18 x 9 ATX Mojave II with 0 Offset
Tires are 275/65r18 General Grabbers AT2
RRO Leveling kit installed

Results:

Car will rub.

Front fender flares will have to be either trimmed or completely removed as I
did.

Pinch weld was bent back yet at times there is still rubbing in that area. As long as you dont wheel it, and is a mall crawler like mine, you should be fine.

Atthaced is a photo of the setup. Dont know why photos are sidways...
I'm starting to worry. I have an appointment for tomorrow to install a set of 275/55R20 tires. I will also install a set of Bilstein 5100 which are leveling struts. Do you think the issue with rubbing is due to your wheel's offset? Since the tires stick out much more than stock.
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Re: Installed: 18 x 9, 0 Offset , Leveling Kit , 275/65r18

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I'm starting to worry. I have an appointment for tomorrow to install a set of 275/55R20 tires. I will also install a set of Bilstein 5100 which are leveling struts. Do you think the issue with rubbing is due to your wheel's offset? Since the tires stick out much more than stock.
Based on my point of view, the offset definitely forced me to remove the front fender flare. I'm not sure what your offset is, but if you're close to stock, and perhaps no less than +18, you should be fine. However, I still think you will have to bend back the pinch weld. Have your tire installer check if it's rubbing the weld, if not, you're fine. If it is, ask if they'll bend it back. It isn't a difficult job at all. All you need is an angle grinder and bang it back with a hammer or use a crescent wrench to fold it. It took me about 10 min per side to do, and that was because I had the tires on! If you have it on the lift, it should take you 5 min each pinch weld.
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Based on my point of view, the offset definitely forced me to remove the front fender flare. I'm not sure what your offset is, but if you're close to stock, and perhaps no less than +18, you should be fine. However, I still think you will have to bend back the pinch weld. Have your tire installer check if it's rubbing the weld, if not, you're fine. If it is, ask if they'll bend it back. It isn't a difficult job at all. All you need is an angle grinder and bang it back with a hammer or use a crescent wrench to fold it. It took me about 10 min per side to do, and that was because I had the tires on! If you have it on the lift, it should take you 5 min each pinch weld.
I have stock 20s which are 56 offset I believe. I looked at the specs on the Kumho AT 51s and it looks like the are on the shorter side at 31.80" height. Width is 11.2. I guess I will find out tomorrow. Will post my findings as it seems like no one is running those tires on a WK2 AFAIK.
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I have stock 20s which are 56 offset I believe. I looked at the specs on the Kumho AT 51s and it looks like the are on the shorter side at 31.80" height. Width is 11.2. I guess I will find out tomorrow. Will post my findings as it seems like no one is running those tires on a WK2 AFAIK.
I feel like you will need spacers on stock offset... or else it will rub on the upper control arm bolt.
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I feel like you will need spacers on stock offset... or else it will rub on the upper control arm bolt.
Hopefully not. I will find out tomorrow.
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Looks great, I thought about leveling a new overland before we bought our high altitude.
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Re: Installed: 18 x 9, 0 Offset , Leveling Kit , 275/65r18

That WK2 looks great with the new wheels!!!

Im currrently running Toyo ATII 275x65r18 on em 18" wheels and there is no rubbing on stock suspension.

I would like to change wheels to probably the XD Bully, they are 18x9 with 5.71" of backspace and an offset of 18

Is the offset/backspace of the XD wheels fitment friendly on the wk2?

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That WK2 looks great with the new wheels!!!

Im currrently running Toyo ATII 275x65r18 on em 18" wheels and there is no rubbing on stock suspension.

I would like to change wheels to probably the XD Bully, they are 18x9 with 5.71" of backspace and an offset of 18

Is the offset/backspace of the XD wheels fitment friendly on the wk2?

THX
It sounds like you will be ok. If not, you should be able to get away by just bending the pinch weld and cut out that wheel liner hump that covers the pinch weld.. The fenders should clear though, unlike mine.
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Re: Installed: 18 x 9, 0 Offset , Leveling Kit , 275/65r18

Those who are wondering about the pinchweld and felt liner, here is a pic of what I did. It is where the 'square' cut out is.




Just use an angle grinder to cut slits and hammer it down easily. 5 min / side.



Also,

to deal with the fender flare, I just ripped it off and tucked the liner under the mounting holes and re-fastened hte rivets. I feel like this method will only work with black cars, and I actually like the rugged look so far, and is cohesive with the holes in the wheels. I might i the long run, custom make an overlay with fiberglass and paint it black, and double stick tape it over, to cover the holes and have it flush with actual fender.




And another shot of the car for attention purposes

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