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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

thanks for the picture. look very well congratulations . but I dont want push lift in this moment. but i no sure its work in CG07 stock
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

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I've got a lift, mind you. These are the 18" Saharas with 265/70/18 Falken Wild Peak ATs.
And this is stock wheels on the lift.
thanks for the picture. look very well congratulations . but I dont want push lift in this moment. but i no sure its work in CG07 stock
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

Looks great

I am looking at doing a similar thing.

What lift are you running?
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Looks great

I am looking at doing a similar thing.

What lift are you running?
I'm running the OME HD lift.
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

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I've got the wrangler Sahara's 18" and they fit fine, no spacers needed unless you upgrade the tire size significantly. The 255/70/18's should be fine.
I have a 2006 JGC with 5.7 Hemi. My dealer had 5 never-used 18" take-offs with tires from a 2013 JEEP WRANGLER S SAHARA UNLIMITED RUBICON. I had read in a few forums that 18x7 OEM Wrangler wheels with standard 44.45 Offset and 255/70-18 tires would work with the WK Jeeps.

When the dealer bolted on a front wheel, the spokes hit the Caliper. We didn't figure out what spacers might fix this but the 32" tires might hit the wheel well liner with any spacer.

This might be a problem with the larger caliper used on the 5.7 hemi . . but not
sure. Back to the drawing board on a wheel size upgrade.

These are 18x7.5 44.45 offset wheels that hit the caliper body used on the 5.7 Hemi.
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

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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.


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I'm running the OME HD lift.
any pinch weld mods or wheel spacers?
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

Finished with 2013 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited Wheels on 2006 WK . . (Except for changing TPMS Sensors since 2013 Sensors don't work on older Jeeps) The 8% increase in wheel diameter drives great with the HEMI engine. The car was a littly jumpy with the throttle at low speed. It is easier to drive in town with an open top coffee cup now

I was going to use a 3mm spacer but then calculated that I would only have .39" of thread engagement on the lug nuts. So today, I took my old 5" disk sander and 4 pieces of 40 grit sandpaper and ground down the bar on caliper that was getting in the way. I only took off about 1/16" and then shot a coat of Krylon clear coat since the bar now looked sort of like the wheel finish.

I now have .51" of thread engagement which is the same as stock wheels. 10.5 lug-nut turns = .51" and is standard on the WK wheels.

I also ground down a suspension bolt that was just kissing the tire at the top inside of the tire with the sander.

All is good now. No Spacer or other mods other than a little grinding with the disk sander.


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Just picked up a set of 17" JK wrangler wheels, which I believe are MOAB'S. Putting them on my 05 WK. I Mounted the front wheel quickly tonight, and it does indeed scrub the caliper/pad bracket. Really unsure the direction to go, 1/4" spacers or just grind down the bracket????? I have been trying to source longer studs with no luck. Does anyone have info on where they may have bought there's and possibly part #'s ? I really love the look of them on the WK's but fear grinding structural components. Going with spacers and longer studs will also closely maintain the stock offset, which I prefer I think. Any info and opinions greatly appreciated. Either way I have to get them on, and I know I'm not the only one who's done it. Thanks guys. Sorry to beat a dead horse!
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

I found that a thin spacer (like 1/8") can't be used with original studs because there is not enough thread to use any spacer. If your new wheels only require a 1/16" of grinding of the calibper bar, that isn't a structurual issue. I did this with a disk sander for the 18" 2013 Wrangler wheels to avoid using a spacer.

Lot of guys will recommend using a thicker spacer with integrated studs, but I wanted to keep the car "stock" except for the wheel change.
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Yeah, I agree with amount of stud left protruding with "any" spacer is inadequate. So I'm slowly convincing myself grinding may be the only option. I went ahead with the purchase of these wheels simply because the price was right and I love the look of them. As well, I can't seem to find a aftermarket wheel I like, in our bolt pattern. Very limited selection IMO.
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Re: Wrangler wheels on WK?

I was looking at the same type of setup w/ the 17inch MOAB's, but dont want to deal with grinding calipers and all that.

Anyone running anything else that gives you the offset needed to run a 265/70/17 without a spacer?
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