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SickWhip 02-26-2012 10:48 PM

05' WK with Wrangler wheels/tires
 
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I was pumped to pick up a set of 2012 Wrangler 18's with 255/70/R18 Bridgestone Dueler AT. They came off the brand new jeep in less than a week!

When I finally got around to putting them on I started with the drivers side front. I read multiple thread stating that they'd fit without spacers or a lift....didn't fit. I put the wheel on and when I started lowering the wk the tire was touching the plastic bulge with a pinch weld behind it. The passenger side front seems like it has a good bit more room between the pinch weld and the tire. So bummed! Any suggestions???

The first two pics are of the drivers front with stock wheels/tires, last is the passenger side.

SickWhip 02-28-2012 05:37 AM

Re: 05' WK with Wrangler wheels/tires
 
No one???

antsjeep 03-02-2012 11:24 AM

Re: 05' WK with Wrangler wheels/tires
 
you gotta hammer that weld down and heat mold the fender liner.

I had to do mine as soon as i put 265's on my rig. Now i have zero rubbing and roughly 1/2" clearance at full lock in either direction :D

SickWhip 03-02-2012 12:01 PM

Re: 05' WK with Wrangler wheels/tires
 
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Originally Posted by antsjeep (Post 585088)
you gotta hammer that weld down and heat mold the fender liner.

I had to do mine as soon as i put 265's on my rig. Now i have zero rubbing and roughly 1/2" clearance at full lock in either direction :D

Thanks for the advice! Do you happen to have any pics or tips on how to do that?

antsjeep 03-02-2012 02:09 PM

Re: 05' WK with Wrangler wheels/tires
 
PM sent.

I followed that "how to" except for the part that says to cut the fender liner.

I used a heat gun and re-molded the plastic wheel well liners back enough to sit flush with the body. Looks factory and i didnt have to chop and re-patch the liners.

Good Luck! :D

SickWhip 03-02-2012 02:40 PM

Re: 05' WK with Wrangler wheels/tires
 
Thanks a lot, that how to was great!


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