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Old 08-22-2013, 08:16 AM
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What size spacers did you need?
1/4" i do have a slight vibration at around 80mph. U could go with full studded spacers but ur wheels will stick out a bit
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:20 AM
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1/4" i do have a slight vibration at around 80mph. U could go with full studded spacers but ur wheels will stick out a bit
I'd rather them stick out a little bit then deal with a whobble. Is safety an issue what that wobble or are you ok with it?

Also, this whole swapping wheel thing is new to me, so I would need to get a 1/4 inch studded spacer to make it fit right?
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Im ok for now, im in the process of trading them and in my daily commute i don go over 65mpg.

As far as spacers u might want to go with some 1.5" studded spacers. Plenty of our vendors carrie them
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Im ok for now, im in the process of trading them and in my daily commute i don go over 65mpg.

As far as spacers u might want to go with some 1.5" studded spacers. Plenty of our vendors carrie them
Cool. Thanks for the tip
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Last week I mounted up a set of 2013 Rubicon wheels on my mineral-gray 2011 Laredo-X. No problems, no spacers. Looks very similar to what was posted by randwats. Gave me about 1 to 1.5" lift over the 265-60 R18 Michelin Latitude Tour tires/wheels I pulled off. Did some mild off-road over the weekend, and no rub at flex or turn, except very slight contact with the front wheel well felt at full lock. They are quite a bit louder, even at speeds as slow as 15-20mph. Good thing the stereo bumps! Also have had to adjust how aggressively I take the Jeep into corners, as the taller sidewall and block tread does not play as well on-road.
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Last week I mounted up a set of 2013 Rubicon wheels on my mineral-gray 2011 Laredo-X. No problems, no spacers. Looks very similar to what was posted by randwats. Gave me about 1 to 1.5" lift over the 265-60 R18 Michelin Latitude Tour tires/wheels I pulled off. Did some mild off-road over the weekend, and no rub at flex or turn, except very slight contact with the front wheel well felt at full lock. They are quite a bit louder, even at speeds as slow as 15-20mph. Good thing the stereo bumps! Also have had to adjust how aggressively I take the Jeep into corners, as the taller sidewall and block tread does not play as well on-road.
No lift or leveling kit? Also, you have any pics to share with the class? Sure, randwats has one up, but would like to see a few more to firm up my decision.

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I was trying to upload some photos when I posted, but I guess because I didn't have any other posts I can't use albums? I too through it would be nice to have more photos/info up, as I was wary about doing the tire swap, but it all worked well. Very close clearance to the front brake caliper, but I think makes the Jeep look WAY better than the aftermarket wheels and touring tires that were on the Jeep when I bought it.

And yes, I don't have any lift or leveling, though I live about 20 miles from RRO, so always tempted to run over and pick up a lift. Had their spacers in my 2002 WJ until I went with a full lift for that Jeep. Now they're in my dad's WJ. I have had a few friends with RRO lifts in their KJs with nothing but problems, so that has me hesitate a little.
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Big big fan. Now, just gotta find the wheels for cheap enough and then its a wrap. Also, I do agree that it looks a lot better filling the wheel well.

Looks tough man.
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Big big fan. Now, just gotta find the wheels for cheap enough and then its a wrap. Also, I do agree that it looks a lot better filling the wheel well.

Looks tough man.
Thanks! It needed something. Especially when I could feel the 4x4 magic working, but the touring tires not. I was seeing wheels only posted around here in the $500 range, tires+wheels in the $1200-$1800 range. Picked these up with about 3k miles for $700. No TMPS though, so will have to monkey with getting new sensors or pulling the ones out of my old wheels.
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Thanks! It needed something. Especially when I could feel the 4x4 magic working, but the touring tires not. I was seeing wheels only posted around here in the $500 range, tires+wheels in the $1200-$1800 range. Picked these up with about 3k miles for $700. No TMPS though, so will have to monkey with getting new sensors or pulling the ones out of my old wheels.
Thats the going rate around here (NY) too. The only problem is, I want to say, 90% of the ones that I have seen all come with the mud terrain tires on there. From what I have read, they are super loud and bad in the wet bc of the size of the treads. So, I am opting to find a set without rubber and TPMS. Whats the rush, right?

I still need leather, tint, my PIAA's hooked up and my ATC.
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They are rather loud, but still quieter than my JK Rubi with them. I've driven about 250 miles since install, including some rain. Haven't noticed too much issue in the wet. I actually really liked the MTs in rain and snow on my JKU (Utah & Colorado snow, not that ice crap you get further east). Another reason I was hoping to get these on before winter. Life's trade-offs I guess.

Rumor also has it the spare will fit in the WK2 compartment, with removal of the plastic bins. I have yet to test that though.
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