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Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

What's the verdict on the Wrangler 17" and 18" Rubicon and Sahara wheels?

Will they fit, and how much more do they stick out?
I have 17" rims currently.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

yes they'll fit
if you had the HD brakes, then only the 18s would fit
they only stick out 5mm
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

Are these the same as the 2011 wrangler unlimited 18in alloys? I am looking to put those on my 4x4 Hemi Overland with HD brakes.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

Is there any downside to using said wheels for a set of winter tires?
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

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Are these the same as the 2011 wrangler unlimited 18in alloys? I am looking to put those on my 4x4 Hemi Overland with HD brakes.
same wheels they just come in different finishes, some are machined face with painted inserts, some are full paint...

no downsides...
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

Does anyone have any pics of a WK2 with 17" Rubicon wheels?
Can they fit over the standard brakes or does one need spacers?
I know this has probably been asked a bunch... but... pics please.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

@JayB - I believe that the 'Mopar Edition" WK2 is sporting the 17" Rubicon Wheels. I am considering going this route as well. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

im running 18" rims and tires off a 2010 wrangler
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

The 17 inch moab wheels (off Rubicons) look great on GCs and are pretty easy to find in near new condition. Once you lift a wrangler you have to run spacers on them to prevent rubbing at lock with larger tires (35 and up) so lots of people just ditch em. I did.
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I picked up a set of wrangler 18s brand new on crags list. Looks great. Like it so much I may sell my 20s
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

+1 for the Wrangler Sahara 18's. I feel they give the GC a more rugged look, make it look more like a Jeep and less like a crossover.
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Re: Wrangler 17" and 18" wheels?

These look very good. I was thinking of doing the same on mine for my winter tires. Did the core fit or is there some play? Also, I am still debating between 17's or 18's for winter, I am going down from the summer's 20's. I saw a comment here about the need for 18's if you have the HD brakes, do you know how to determine if it is so equiped? I have the 70th Anniversary Edition.

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+1 for the Wrangler Sahara 18's. I feel they give the GC a more rugged look, make it look more like a Jeep and less like a crossover.
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