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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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Wrangler Wheels on a Grand Cherokee

Hi everyone. Question about fitting wheels from a wrangler on my JGC. I have a 2008 CRD Grand Cherokee and found a used set of wheels from a 2013 wrangler sahara that I was hoping buy. Has anyone tried fitting wrangler wheels and tires on a grand cherokee? Here are the wheels and tires I am looking at purchasing:

Wheels:
Jeep 7 spoke polished sparkle wheels
18" x 7.5"
5 on 5 (5 on 127mm) bolt pattern
6" back space
44mm offset

Tires:
Bridgestone dueler a/t
P255 70R18

Two questions: 1) would they fit and 2) would I have any issues with tire pressure sensors?

I would appreciate any insights anyone might have.

Thanks!

Ryan

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Unread 10-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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The wheel itself will fit just fine. The "new" JK and WJ (99-04) share the same bolt pattern. The tires that come on them might be another story. They might rub a bit especially if you use you jeep for anything other than paved roads. Check out the WJ forum here and type JK wheel into the search feature; you will find more info than you probably have time to read.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Also, the Wrangler wheels are 6.0" backspacing and I think the Grand Cherokees were always 5.0 or 5.5" so you might have rubbing issues on the upper A-arms regardless of tires. This is not an automatic "it'll work" in my opinion. You'll need to test fit them first.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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Also, the Wrangler wheels are 6.0" backspacing and I think the Grand Cherokees were always 5.0 or 5.5" so you might have rubbing issues on the upper A-arms regardless of tires. This is not an automatic "it'll work" in my opinion. You'll need to test fit them first.
Thanks WXman. I will do a test fit for sure. Does anyone know if 2013 wranglers come with tire pressure sensors? If so, would they communicate with my 08 JGC?
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Unread 10-29-2013, 11:29 AM   #5
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Yes they do have sensors, and no they won't work on your GC. They changed the frequency/protocol in 2011.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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Yes they do have sensors, and no they won't work on your GC. They changed the frequency/protocol in 2011.
Thanks. Thought it was a long shot anyways!
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Unread 03-31-2014, 03:00 PM   #7
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Just to follow up... I purchased that 2013 set of 18" jeep wrangler wheels and put them on my WK. I bought some 1/4" spacers, but turns out I didn't need them. The wheels fit and I haven't had any rubbing issues. The inner sidewalks of the front tires are pretty close to the suspension bolt, but they clear. I will have to order some TPMs eventually. Plan is to bolt on those bilstein 5100 adjustables all around. I'm thinking 2 inches will be the perfect lift. Thanks for your input everyone.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 03:01 PM   #8
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Just to follow up... I purchased that 2013 set of 18" jeep wrangler wheels and put them on my WK. I bought some 1/4" spacers, but turns out I didn't need them. The wheels fit and I haven't had any rubbing issues. The inner sidewalks of the front tires are pretty close to the suspension bolt, but they clear. I will have to order some TPMs eventually. Plan is to bolt on those bilstein 5100 adjustables all around. I'm thinking 2 inches will be the perfect lift. Thanks for your input everyone.
*sidewalls not sidewalks
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