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Re: Snow Rims and Tires

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Can someone confirm the lug nuts for a 20inch wk2 overland wheel will fit / match a 18 inch limited rim, and the TPMS is the same type for both? THANKS!
Im interested in this because I want to swap the 20s for the 18s

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Can someone confirm the lug nuts for a 20inch wk2 overland wheel will fit / match a 18 inch limited rim, and the TPMS is the same type for both? THANKS!
Yes, the bolt pattern, lug nuts, and TPMS are identical on the OEM 20's & OEM 18's.

I run OEM Limited 18's with Blizzaks on my Overland in the winter, and OEM 20's with the crappy Fortera's in the summer. Plug and Play.
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Re: Snow Rims and Tires

Next question...

I have a line on a set of wrangler 18 x 7.5 rims with tpms for a set for winter. They are off an unlimited from 2012. Will these "plug and play" with a 2012 Overland with HD brakes? I'm not worried about the diameter, but mostly the TPMS.... And also I'll get narrower winter tires, which is ideal. Any thoughts? Will the TPMS work? I will make sure the tire load rating is high enough on the smaller tires. And which tire size is best for winter in this rim size assuming I want the speedo to still work? Thanks in advance.
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I have a line on a set of wrangler 18 x 7.5 rims with tpms for a set for winter. They are off an unlimited from 2012. Will these "plug and play" with a 2012 Overland with HD brakes? I'm not worried about the diameter, but mostly the TPMS.... And also I'll get narrower winter tires, which is ideal. Any thoughts? Will the TPMS work? I will make sure the tire load rating is high enough on the smaller tires. And which tire size is best for winter in this rim size assuming I want the speedo to still work? Thanks in advance.
From what I've found, the TPMS transmitters should be the same. Don't know about any possible speedo error with the Unlimited wheels/tires, as my OEM 18's with tires are the same diameter and height as the OEM 20's with tires, which creates no speedometer error on mine. My 18" Blizzaks are 265/60 R18
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Re: Snow Rims and Tires

Actually, I think the wranglers are different until 2013, so I went elsewhere, fwiw. Going with 255 65r 18 blizzak dm-v1's on 2012 oem wk2 18's, will report back when done.
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Re: Snow Rims and Tires

For those that haven't bought new wheels yet....
Jeep sells a steel wheel (probably the same as the full size spare in the tow package)
18 Inch Stamped Steel Wheel for Winter Use.
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2011 2012 2013 2014
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Look around and you might find them cheaper....

The info is a few years old, so I'm guessing they probably fit the 2015 and 2016 models also.
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For those that haven't bought new wheels yet....
Jeep sells a steel wheel (probably the same as the full size spare in the tow package)
18 Inch Stamped Steel Wheel for Winter Use.
Model(s):
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Model Year(s):
2011 2012 2013 2014
Part Number(s):
68051987AC

Jeep Grand Cherokee Wheel (Part No: 68051987AC)
$145

Look around and you might find them cheaper....

The info is a few years old, so I'm guessing they probably fit the 2015 and 2016 models also.

That is indeed info, but seriously, that is about the price of an aluminum rim new from an online dealer.. Not to mention cheaper options used. I'm not sure why you'd choose steel over aluminum in the winter or summer at least in the rust belt. AL is lighter, more corrosion resistant. Why not want AL? They're everywhere. The only advantage of steel is it is cheaper, right?? But not anymore, apparently. I suppose they are more fixable if they are deformed, but really, if they are that damaged, just buy a new one! I don't get the steelie thing.
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Re: Snow Rims and Tires

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That is indeed info, but seriously, that is about the price of an aluminum rim new from an online dealer.. Not to mention cheaper options used. I'm not sure why you'd choose steel over aluminum in the winter or summer at least in the rust belt. AL is lighter, more corrosion resistant. Why not want AL? They're everywhere. The only advantage of steel is it is cheaper, right?? But not anymore, apparently. I suppose they are more fixable if they are deformed, but really, if they are that damaged, just buy a new one! I don't get the steelie thing.
Quick Google search shows you can get them for $135 (plus shipping).

#1 - steel will bend and sometimes spring back (depending on the hit) versus aluminum usually just breaking or cracking. Especially cheap cast aluminum wheels. Mercedes has a video on YouTube about cheap imitation wheels cracking when hitting potholes versus higher quality OEM wheels. It's mainly a "buy our over priced OEM wheels" type video, but it does highlight how some cheap cast wheels will break.

#2 - guaranteed proper fitment without worrying if you got the right backspacing/offset.

To each his own...
I was merely pointing out another option for those looking around for options.

If you want aluminum, go for it.
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Re: Snow Rims and Tires

So I am now on my 255 65 18 DMV-1's on take-off polished aluminum rims from a 2012 WK2 Limited.. These came with the TPMS and they all work! Super happy it was all "plug and play". Only downside was the prior owner never probably rotated or cleaned the rims so the contact surface with the wheel cylinder was totally corroded.. I had to wire brush them a ton down to clean metal then covered it with anti-sieze.. Which I've done some times I rotate the tires to prevent the corrosion or sticking.. NEw TPMS worked fine - You have to drive for a bit then shut down the car for 20 minutes then drive for up to 15 minutes at above 15mph constantly per the thread on here somewhere to activate the new tps, but mine connected once I restarted and drove a short distance... Now we just need some snow! I initially preferred the 20's for hwy driving (not that I had a choice, they came with the car) but as I expected, the 18's (also with winter squishy tires) are SOOO SMOOOTH. I won't want to go back to my Terra-Grapplers in the spring! Not to mention more sidewall means more rim protection!

Anyway, cheers to all, thanks to the helpers here..
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