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chris11 03-06-2013 10:39 PM

18s or 20s WK2 OEM Rims on WK
I've been researching this quite a bit. I plan on putting WK2 rims on my 2005 WK. I've seen a few pictures of 20's on a WK but none of 18's. What are yalls opinions on which would look better? I'd appreciate pics, if you've done it, for both size rims!

eganix 03-08-2013 09:49 AM

Re: 18s or 20s WK2 OEM Rims on WK
Just wondering what you ended up doing ? I tried putting 20" overland wheels on my WK and the fronts rub and not sure what to do about it. I had to put my old 18" WK rims back on.


SteelBlueWK 03-08-2013 08:51 PM

Re: 18s or 20s WK2 OEM Rims on WK
I was looking to do this too. A google search turned up several threads in Jeep Garage that turned me away from attempting it.

WK2 wheels have different offset than WK wheels. The wheel is moved in toward the suspension by about 1/2" and will interfere as you found out. You can use them but you need to use wheel spacers front & rear and longer wheel studs. Four spacers run about $300 plus cost of the wheels. Also, there are some threads about the lug nuts being different. The WK wheel lugs have a taper that holds the wheel. The WK2 lugs have a taper and a ridge that engages the wheel.

I felt the effort, cost and mods required to mount the WK2 wheels wasn't worth it. I'm going to go with STR reps when I get the cash together.

paroxysym 03-13-2013 02:54 PM

Re: 18s or 20s WK2 OEM Rims on WK
personally id go the 18s. i currently have the sahara 18s off a JK and they clear the calipers perfect and really are proportionatel with the WK. the 20s wont be that proportionate i feel, unless theyre the srts. im not looking forward to going back to a 17, because the 18s provide ample clearance for the calipers and you know you wont rub them where as the stock 17s hug the hell out of the caliper

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