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Old 10-26-2011, 04:50 AM
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Did the core fit or is there some play?
I'm not really sure what you mean by the core? The Hemi uses HD brakes, the V6 uses regular brakes.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

That's the center hole in the wheel. I had to search a bit to find some info on the reason why this is important. I pasted below what I found. Obviously, if the hole is big enough that what counts...


Centerbore relates to the center hole in the wheel that centers the wheel on the hub of the car. Since most wheels are mass produced, they have a large center bore to accommodate several different vehicles. If this is the case, it is recommended that you use a hub ring. Hub rings are hard plastic or metal ring that fits between the wheel and the vehicle. This centers the wheel perfectly on the hub ensuring that there is no run out when the wheel is installed on to the vehicle. Without hub rings it is possible to get vibrations even if the wheel / tire assembly is perfectly balanced.

It's from a tire and wheels seller. They have great online tools to calculate fitment etc. : http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

It can be very usefull when searching for a replacement.

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I'm not really sure what you mean by the core? The Hemi uses HD brakes, the V6 uses regular brakes.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

I just bought a set of 18" rims and tires from a wrangler off kijiji. I wanted to use them for winter tires as well. They are Bridgestone Dueler A/T P255/70R18.
Does anyone know how they perform as winter tires?
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

Good idea, I will start looking on Kijiji also. Any indication of the price you paid?

Also, the type of tires depends on a whole lot of factors. Depending of what you do with the Jeep and what kind of winter conditions you have in your area. I did a bit of research on this and, the Dueler appears to be a nice tire for off-roading but more of a Mud & Snow type (formerly known as all season)In this brand I like the Blizzaks for tough winter conditions including driving on shear ice. I will probably choose the DMV1 like many others have said they did if you look in the winter tires tread.


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I just bought a set of 18" rims and tires from a wrangler off kijiji. I wanted to use them for winter tires as well. They are Bridgestone Dueler A/T P255/70R18.
Does anyone know how they perform as winter tires?
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

I got them for $600. The rims look like new and the rubber has 20,000 kms on them. the rubber looks almost new. I was gonna put the DMV-1's on the 18's but the rubber is almost perfect I thought I'd save a few bucks. The tread is more aggressive than the 20's that come on the jeep. Costco priced me 1134 installed after tax to mount the DMV-1's.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

I think you made a great deal here. I just noticed that you are in Ontario and I am in Quebec and after much online shopping I found the best deal for the 18's is at Tirerack.com around $900 delivered (install is extra) and they will deliver them to a local CAA recommended mechanic.

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P.S. I should have added that due to Quebec's law the mud & snow tires are not permitted between Dec. 15 and March 15. I believe it is the only legislation to have legislated this. Which will explain my bias towards the DMV1's over Duellers or WRanglers which are great tires for winter.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

So, I am just about to pull the trigger on a set of the Sahara 18's. Can any of you guys speak as to the largest tire that will work with the quadralift at normal ride height? Can I go 275 width with these wheels?
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

Ideally, I would like to do GY Duratrac 275-65-R18 or 275-70-R18 on the Sahara rims
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

The only Mopar recommended size in 18" for all WK2 is 265/60-18. Otherwise, I would suggest you call the dealership to enquire about changing size.

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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

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Ideally, I would like to do GY Duratrac 275-65-R18 or 275-70-R18 on the Sahara rims
I can definitely address this subject. The 275/70/18s will rub badly at normal height unless you do a lot of cutting.. 275/65/18 is the tallest that will fit with no rubbing without cutting. I have 305/60/18s (33 x 12.5) on 18 x 9.5 wheels and I had to do quite a bit of cutting to make room for them.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

yes they will fit...keep tire budget in mind. There are few tires in this size and they will cost ya.

used Saharas with tires $450...new tires $700+.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

Okay thanks for the info. Just to be absolutely clear though: I understand that 275/65/18 will fit the JGC, but will that size be okay on the sahara wheels? Given the offset/and dimensions that wheel? It might be kind of a stupid question...
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