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Old 10-22-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: sahara rims

I'm sure you have looked at the pictures in the thread. The wheels fit fine, just clearing the caliper by the thickness of a credit card as they say. I've been running these wheels for over a year and had no problems. My tires are 255/55 r18, which is a little smaller than the 265/60's you have, but I think they will fit. Stock size for an 18" rim is 245/60 r18 if you want to get new tires and be in spec. If I were you, I would mount a wheel with tire on the front and lower it and turn it all the way to the left and to the right while lowered back down. If nothing rubs at lock to lock or withing suspension travel range, you are fine. There is no substitute for doing things yourself, but IMHO from reading other posts in the past, I think those should fit without seeing them. As for TPMS sensors, new ones retail for $115 online, but they may have a newer frequency that can be quirky for some people, but generally works for others. America's tire rebuilt my old ones for like $25 ea. and I've had no problems. Some folks don't trust the rebuilds. I figure if the rebuild fails, I'll check the tire pressure the old fashioned way, I carry a tire pressure gauge whether I need it or not. Also, I live in California where there are lots of tire shops competing for my business, so if I smell ignorance, it has a distinct odor of BS, I politely move on till I find a shop that knows what they are doing. At $50 ea a rebuild, that sounds high, but it's less than $130. Personally I'd save the $80 difference and carry a tire gauge. Ask them what they replace for the rebuild, it should be any rubber pieces & battery I would assume, what else could go wrong? Programming the sensor sounds suspicious to me because unless they have the wrong sensor, the computer will automatically detect and read the new sensors with 10 miles (usually less than 1 mile for me.) Also, tire shops like to over inflate the spare so it doesn't go flat. Insist that all the tires, including the spare are inflated to the same pressure or the computer will get confused and either won't read the tires or give you weird readings (it told me that my right front had no pressure for example). Good luck and don't forget to post pictures for everyone when done.

And regarding Pepboys, they are just covering their butt when they say "It might not fit." With years of experience in customer service, there is always some crazy customer who wants everything to be guaranteed, but for a budget price with used parts. They are just protecting themselves.
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Great I've done a little reading on them and it seems the tpms should fit the new whees if not I'll do without. Thanks for all the help.

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Re: sahara rims

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Well after banging my head over this I've decided to run the full set up, Sahara wheels AND tires, and user a Superchip Flashpaq to reprogram the speedo. 255/70R18s uploadfromtaptalk1383092477512.jpg

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Re: sahara rims

That looks nice! I wish my jeep was red. The larger tires fill the wheel wells nicely. Now that you have them on there, any rubbing of the tires or is it all good??? This is turning into a good thread for people who want to do this.
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That looks nice! I wish my jeep was red. The larger tires fill the wheel wells nicely. Now that you have them on there, any rubbing of the tires or is it all good??? This is turning into a good thread for people who want to do this.
I was surprised as well, i always new there was something about the stock wheel i didn't like and that was it. No rubbing yet but haven't flexed it good . I don't plan on wheeling it so not to worried. BTW thanks for the replies.

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Re: sahara rims

Looks great!

I've been running a set of JK wheels and tires on my 06 for over 3 years now. They came off of a 2009 JK and fit perfectly. The wheel sensors synced up perfectly without any issues.

The only rubbing I have noticed is when it is wet out they will squeal on the front fender wells, but not enough to even cut the surface, they seriously JUST touch! Also, when I still had the stock shocks and struts installed, I was able to bottom them out in the front pretty easy when I hit a good dip in the road. That rubbed a little on the inner plastic, but no real damage. Since the bilstein HD's I haven't had that happen again.

Enjoy them! They really complete the look of the Grand Cherokee nicely and I think they look great!
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Painted and installed. uploadfromtaptalk1384051681698.jpg

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Those look GREAT!!! Professional paint or powder coat? Or is this a DIYer? I want a close up on those. I like how you left the center cap and lugs silver to tie in the other chrome trim on the jeep. I
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Those look GREAT!!! Professional paint or powder coat? Or is this a DIYer? I want a close up on those. I like how you left the center cap and lugs silver to tie in the other chrome trim on the jeep. I
DIY I used duplicolor wheel paint from Pepboys LOL and thank you. I did not paint the inside and the black really brings out the imperfections of the rim. I am a little concerned about the longevity of the paint tho, it was a little cold when I did it and hopefully it hardens up more as it cures. It will be fairly easy to touch up tho and if I give it a couple more coats it will probably do well. uploadfromtaptalk1384092720651.jpg

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