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Unread 09-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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15" Rims on JK

I have a set of new 33" tires currently on steel 15" rims (5x5.5 intended for my CJ7). I want to swap the tires over to 15" rims that will fit my new JK (5x5). I've been told I will need to grind on the calipers in order to fit any 15" wheel.

I will be lifting the jeep JK and adding spacers. Will the spacers alleviate the rubbing issue?

Suggestions? Thoughts?

Thanks for the help.

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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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that would be a lot of grinding on the calipers.. I wouldnt recommend it...
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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I have heard that most 15" wheels fit right onto a jk
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Unread 09-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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Many companies are now making wheels that are 15 x 8 with negative offset or low backspacing that will not require any caliper grinding because they move the whole assembly farther out and will not cause any rubbing, look on this page... http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...rue&wd=15&rw=8
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