post #1 of Old 08-18-2011, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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jk wheel hubs on a yj

I've got some JK wheels I want to put on my YJ, but I don't want to use wheel spacer/adapters. My front wheel bearings have 165,000 miles on them so I'm wanting to know if I can just put JK front wheel hubs on my YJ. The reason is the YJ bolt pattern is 5x4.5 and the JK is 5x5. The spidertraxx are going to run me $200 for front and rear and I'd rather spend the money on new hub bearings and alloy axles in the rear. I've looked up the part numbers on NAPA and they're different but I think it only has to do with the JK having the ABS sensor in the wheel hub and the YJ does not. Anyone have any idea's on this?

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Your only option is to get the adapters ............ or buy some wheels with the correct Bolt Pattern

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I don't think so. I guess you could buy one and try it.

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Is the spline count the same or even the same diameter? I thought I read somewhere that the jk uses a special size internal spline for the bearings and there aren't too many replacements to bypass the abs sensor on them. I'd like to see how this turns out...

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ok, then what about redrilling the old hubs from 5x4.5 to 5x5? I need to get to NAPA and compared the overall diameter between the two and see if there is enough metal left on the hub. If the diameter is the same from YJ to JK then redrilling to 5x5 should work, right?
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ok, then what about redrilling the old hubs from 5x4.5 to 5x5? I need to get to NAPA and compared the overall diameter between the two and see if there is enough metal left on the hub. If the diameter is the same from YJ to JK then redrilling to 5x5 should work, right?
I didn't say your original idea wouldn't work, I just said that there may be hiccups along the way. I definitely would not drill a new bolt pattern on to existing hubs, but that's just me. Try your jk hub theory out, it might work.

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I wouldnt bother. It's not worth it unless you really LOVE those JK rims. If anything your best and easiest route would be to get the adapter. Use breaks as a time to upgrade, dont use maintence as an excuse to upgrade, replace the wheel bearings and then get the adapter.

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Regardless of the front, how are you planning to address the rear?

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Regardless of the front, how are you planning to address the rear?
Ment to add that in as well but completely forgot after I caught s*** for being on the forum before I "ate breakfast and got a shower".

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the rear is going to be an 8 3/4 Chrysler with Moser axles drilled to whatever I specify. I wanted 16" wheels and I got a good deal on them. Then I saw the price of the adapters and my good deal went out the window.
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