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Unread 09-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Wk Help on finding wheels for lifted WK2

First off, going to any website and putting in 2012, grand cherokee laredo x, results in about 5 wheels. I want to get a new set for my jeep thats now lifted with the 2.5" RRO lift kit. Can someone please help me in my search? What are the specs on our wheels? I know they are 18" 5x5 but I have no idea on backspacing and offset. Also, what sizes wheels will fit on this jeep? What are the ranges of offset and backspacing we can use? Anything and everything will help. Thanks!

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Unread 09-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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There are two wheel/tire sticky threads above which are a collection of information for wheels and tires, what fits, what doesn't. Wheels/tire selection can be subjective, its probably best that you browse through those threads and come back with more specific questions.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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There are two wheel/tire sticky threads above which are a collection of information for wheels and tires, what fits, what doesn't. Wheels/tire selection can be subjective, its probably best that you browse through those threads and come back with more specific questions.
Ya, I've viewed them both already. No help. Specific questions? You mean to tell me, "What are the specs on our wheels?" and "What are the ranges of offset and backspacing we can use?" are not specific enough? LOL. Anyway, can anyone confirm if these wheels fit:
Specs:
ATX188 Ledge
Wheel Size: 18x9
5 on 5 Bolt Pattern
Offset: 0
Backspace: 5

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/AX...PAX18889050600

Hope thats specific enough :|
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Unread 09-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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Whoops, I guess its this sticky thread with wheel details.

If you look at the inside of your wheels, they are stamped with size and offset. My 18s are stamped with 56.4.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...pedia-1372403/

If your wheel info isn't in those threads, then you are going to be an early adopter here. Let us know what you find out.

This site seems to have a bit more info: http://www.rimsntires.com/packages.j...earch&sized=18

(775x265mm). Bolt pattern: 5x127 (5x5). Offset: 18 to 45 mm. Tires up to 800x275mm. Rims up to 26x9.5".

That site lets you select stock or lifted, dunno how much you can trust it.


You can play with rim and tire sizes here:

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp?item=Wheel-Tire

They say the OEM 18 inch wheel has a 173 mm BackSpace, 45 mm offset, 9 inch width, however.

Depending on your lift, you may have fender clearance issues with that 0 offset, it will stick out near 2 inches more than the OEMs.
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The stickies helped me. There are multiple lifted WK2s here, including mine. We all managed to figure it out.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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Whoops, I guess its this sticky thread with wheel details.

If you look at the inside of your wheels, they are stamped with size and offset. My 18s are stamped with 56.4.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...pedia-1372403/

If your wheel info isn't in those threads, then you are going to be an early adopter here. Let us know what you find out.

This site seems to have a bit more info: http://www.rimsntires.com/packages.j...earch&sized=18

(775x265mm). Bolt pattern: 5x127 (5x5). Offset: 18 to 45 mm. Tires up to 800x275mm. Rims up to 26x9.5".

That site lets you select stock or lifted, dunno how much you can trust it.


You can play with rim and tire sizes here:

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp?item=Wheel-Tire

They say the OEM 18 inch wheel has a 173 mm BackSpace, 45 mm offset, 9 inch width, however.

Depending on your lift, you may have fender clearance issues with that 0 offset, it will stick out near 2 inches more than the OEMs.
Thanks for the info, helped A LOT! I also found that the guys at 4wheelparts.com are really helpful and you can just email the wheel guy there and he can check fitment!
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Unread 09-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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Keep in mind 4wheel parts can give general fitment data but they won't give you a lot of detail regarding offset and backspacing relative to your specific vehicle . A number of us with after market wheels with zero to negative offset and relative to stock have had to deal with vibrations and shimmies at higher speeds. These wk2's are very sensitive to Aftermarket wheels and tires so choose carefully.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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+1 on the vibration. Mine was very minute and may have been eliminated now after time. Or I just don't notice it.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up guys
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Unread 09-05-2012, 07:16 AM   #10
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Stay away from my setup...it was a real pain to get it to a tolerable level of vibrations. I hope by the time I have to get my next set of tires, there is a more definitive choice for smoothness figured out by the forum. Whatever setup you go with, make sure the installers have a Road Force balancing machine since that appears to be the best thing out there. I'm also dealing with rubbing up front, which I'm just too lazy to mess with.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #11
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Sorry to highjack this thread

I am having my lift installed tomorrow, and want some taller tires to use until winter.

I have searched the wheel encyclopedia, wheel and tire sizes gallery and the picture thread, and used google with no definitive answer.

Will these wheels/tires off a 2012 JK work? I know the 18's work, several guys have used them, and I know the 17's off the rubicon work, but couldn't find any examples of this wheel being used.

Thanks guys, and sorry again about the highjack, didn't deserve it's own thread!
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Ya, I've viewed them both already. No help. Specific questions? You mean to tell me, "What are the specs on our wheels?" and "What are the ranges of offset and backspacing we can use?" are not specific enough? LOL. Anyway, can anyone confirm if these wheels fit:
Specs:
ATX188 Ledge
Wheel Size: 18x9
5 on 5 Bolt Pattern
Offset: 0
Backspace: 5

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/AX...PAX18889050600

Hope thats specific enough :|

Sorry to reply so late, but that's exactly the wheel I have on mine, pics are in this thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/2011-wk2-1363156/
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Unread 09-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #13
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Went with a set of 18" XD Addicts machined. And BF Goodrich All-terrain 275/65.
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Looks great! Amazing what a 0 offset wheel and more aggressive tire can do for the looks of these Jeeps.
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Looks great! Amazing what a 0 offset wheel and more aggressive tire can do for the looks of these Jeeps.
+18 offset, but agreed!
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