Originally Posted by chitownjeep
I have the stock Rubicon tires on my 2006 WK, no lift, no cut bolt. Just 1/4" spacers to clear the brake calipers. The are 255/75/17.
An update: Rubicon Wheel 1XA51TRMAA - I took one of the 18" 2013 JEEP WRANGLER S SAHARA UNLIMITED RUBICON wheels home to see if it would fit with a spacer. The wheel clears the front caliper used on the 5.7 HEMI by 1/4" when using a 5/16" spacer. I did NOT install longer studs in the hub but I am going to. The amount of thread being used does not seem adaquate.
The only clearance problem I can predict is the wheel tire tread grabbing the bottom edge of wheel-well liner when the steering is full lock combined with a good bump. The liner is very flexible, so I am going to pull the bottom edge backward about 1.5" with long sheet metal screw and body washer into the car-body behind the liner.
The tires drive fine except for a slight balance problem around 60-65. Since the wheels/tires were pulled off a brand new Rubicon, I am thinking maybe the universal 5/16 spacer may be the problem. I am going to see if H&R makes a thin spacer that transfers the HUB alignment through to the wheel. A 1/8 or 3/16 spacer would also work and then I wouldn
t replace the studs.
I haven't calibrated the speedometer yet, but the shift points and everything else seem fine. It will cost me $225 (retail) for a Hyperteck 752501 programmer to fix the speedo.