post #1 of Old 11-30-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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any one going to do off road rims

i was thinking of doing some steel rims with 32'' im wating for them to come out with a leavling kit thoe

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post #2 of Old 11-30-2010, 10:30 PM
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Just make sure they will clear the calipers. Wk2s have a 12.9" rotor with a 2-piston sliding caliper. That arrangement tends to maximize wheel clearance over the bulkier 4-piston fixed caliper but you will still need at least 17" wheels. Steel wheels are hard to come by in sizes over 16". Also, your TPMS may have issues being mounted in a steel wheel. Just making you aware of some issues that may arise. Best of luck!
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17" JK wheels will not clear the caliper without a 1" spacer. There is only about a " between the stock 18" wheel and the caliper. Don't forget you need a little room for balancing weights.

Stock WK2 18" wheels are 8" wide with 6" backspacing and 56mm of offset.
JK 17" wheels are 7" wide with 5" backspacing and 44.45mm of offset.

If the JK wheels would clear the caliper they would sit " further out from the front and have " more room in the back.
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17" JK wheels will not clear the caliper without a 1" spacer. There is only about a " between the stock 18" wheel and the caliper. Don't forget you need a little room for balancing weights.

Stock WK2 18" wheels are 8" wide with 6" backspacing and 56mm of offset.
JK 17" wheels are 7" wide with 5" backspacing and 44.45mm of offset.

If the JK wheels would clear the caliper they would sit " further out from the front and have " more room in the back.
Thanks for the information. I knew JK Rubicon wheels won't work on a WK for the same reason so it's good to know it's the same with a WK2.

If anyone close to AZ has some stock 20" WK2 wheels I'd be interested in buying or trading my 18" wheels for them. I've even got BFG ATs already on them!
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