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post #421 of Old 06-02-2013, 04:58 AM
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Looking at picking up 5 2013 Wrangler Sahara 18" wheels and putting 265/65/18 Goodyear SilentArmor tires on them. I'll put them on when needed and plan to put the spare in the back too.

I will mostly be doing beach, fireroad and snow here in Northern Cali. No major rock crawling.

I will be on the highway so aero mode should work without rubbing. No real need for park mode.

Will these rub in any of the different QL modes? I've read through the thread and it looks like the answer is No, they should be good. The unknown for me is wheels. I can't find info on the specs: offset, etc for them.

Just looking for some input before I pull the trigger.

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I am in a similar situation and there seems to be some variable opinion about 25/65/18 on here. My guess is that as long as those new rims are factory offset or wider stance than that you should be ok

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post #422 of Old 06-02-2013, 09:43 AM
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Looking at picking up 5 2013 Wrangler Sahara 18" wheels and putting 265/65/18 Goodyear SilentArmor tires on them. I'll put them on when needed and plan to put the spare in the back too.

I will mostly be doing beach, fireroad and snow here in Northern Cali. No major rock crawling.

I will be on the highway so aero mode should work without rubbing. No real need for park mode.

Will these rub in any of the different QL modes? I've read through the thread and it looks like the answer is No, they should be good. The unknown for me is wheels. I can't find info on the specs: offset, etc for them.

Just looking for some input before I pull the trigger.


Thanks!
If you look in the Wheel Encyclopedia thread the OEM 18" wheel is:
18 x 7.5 with a 44.45 offset. I have a set in a shed and that's what's stamped on them. They are or an 07 Wrangler. You can use this info on the calculator on RimsNTires or similar site for figment info.
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post #423 of Old 06-02-2013, 12:07 PM
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If you look in the Wheel Encyclopedia thread the OEM 18" wheel is:
18 x 7.5 with a 44.45 offset. I have a set in a shed and that's what's stamped on them. They are or an 07 Wrangler. You can use this info on the calculator on RimsNTires or similar site for figment info.
Thanks - after much searching I did finally find the offset. I still had a concern about fitting the HD brakes without touching and it appears it should fit.

I went ahead and bought the five I found on CL - it was a great deal IMHO at $265 for all 5. They are brand new, owner took tires off at 140 miles to put on other rims.

Ok - so I fit them on the WK2 and they fit with barely enough space for the brakes (see pics). Any concerns? Seems really tight but there is no contact.

Next decision is which tire and size. I will probably go with the 265/65/18 because I'm concerned about rubbing on the nut above the wheel and possibly the inside of the wheel wells at full turn with anything bigger. However, these wheels, having a 44.45 offset vs 56.4 should stick out further and not be so close to the suspension components (there is less backspace on the 18s (6") than on the 20s (6.7) - both with 265s). Am I understanding this correctly?

If I went with a 275/65 I'd have more selection in tire but the overall width would go from 10.4" (for 265 tire) to 10.8" (for 275 tire). I'm concerned about rubbing. I read through the tire threads and it looks like some people are fine and others have rubbing.

Anyone with 18x7.5" Wrangler wheels able to comment? I have a '12 Overland V8 with QL so would like to know if there is any rubbing in aero and park mods.

Also looking for recommendations on tires. Leaning towards Goodyear SilentArmors if I go with 265. If I go up to 275 it opens up the field by quite a bit. Any recommendations on tire (mild offroad like fire roads, beach and snow in the winter)?
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post #424 of Old 06-02-2013, 12:19 PM
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And now the pics...

Pic five shows a sliver of light from the backside of the wheel (looking from from the front). You can see how tight the brake is inside the wheel.
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post #425 of Old 06-05-2013, 05:34 AM
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Here is something very different

I changed my wheels, bought SRT rims on E-bay, 20X9, changed my tire size to 275/45/20. My 2012 Grand Cherokee handling characteristics improved tremendeosly. Excellent handling on curvy mountain roads. Replaced my Goodyear Fontera's with Coopers HP plus tires and I felt an instant improvement on dry and wet pavement. I really love the change I made

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post #426 of Old 06-05-2013, 06:45 AM
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Updated pics

Just wanted to post updated pics of my setup with the RRO leveling kit installed. Leaves plenty of clearance now for my 275/55r20 setup. The tires would barely rub on some big dips in the highway but now no issues at all.
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post #427 of Old 06-05-2013, 06:52 AM
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Updated pics

Sharing some update pics of my setup with 275/55r20's with RRO Leveling Kit installed. Gives needed clearance up front where tires would slightly rub on some big dips in the highway...it did fine over abrumpt bumps but those dips in the highway at speed would cause the outer edge of right tire to barely nip the felt liner just inside the black fender trim. All is well now...
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post #428 of Old 06-19-2013, 07:16 PM
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I didn't want to start a new thread so I did a search and found this one. My wife and I just traded our 2010 Grand Cherokee for a 2014 Grand Cherokee. It's our 3rd Grand Cherokee, you could say we like them. Anyway, we bought it this past weekend and today, I had the stock tires pulled off and replaced with Duratracs. I love the look but they are loud. They hum, not ridiculous loud but definitely loud. They seem to quiet down as you pick up speed, which is odd, but in the 25-45mph range they definitely hum. The BFG Muds on our 2012 Wrangler are quieter (no joke!). Overall, it doesn't bother me too much and I like the look.

I hope this helps anyone considering the Duratracs.

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post #429 of Old 06-22-2013, 01:45 AM
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Will 24x 9.5 with like a + 15 offset fit on a 2014 Overland with QL?
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post #430 of Old 06-23-2013, 01:11 AM
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whats the factory offset and width of the 2014 Overland with 18's

Hey guys,

Looking into new rims and wanted to know that the factory specs are on the 2014 Overland with OL and the 18's? Like whats the width and offset? Ive looked and couldnt find anything and i have asked a few questions about wheels but they keep putting me into a bulk tire/wheel thread and no one answers there because there are to many post and to hard to find anything out. So I hope this works and someone can help me out before they did it again and I dodn't get any help. Just the let the forum guys know, if you want paying customers, then dont bulk thread peoples questions....... just saying

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post #431 of Old 06-23-2013, 05:36 AM
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8" Wide, 56.4 mm offset.
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post #432 of Old 06-23-2013, 05:46 AM
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The information is in that thread, you don't need to ask again for it. Questions like yours usually don't get a response here because its one of those that gets asked over and over again and it just seems like the requester is too lazy to look it up.

Just saying that most folks don't want the main forum cluttered with these questions when you can easily find the answer either by looking in that thread or looking at whats stamped on your OEM wheels (most reliable). Its a community thing not a mod thing. Perhaps its way too much effort for you to pull a wheel off and look?

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post #433 of Old 06-23-2013, 04:25 PM
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The information is in that thread, you don't need to ask again for it. Questions like yours usually don't get a response here because its one of those that gets asked over and over again and it just seems like the requester is too lazy to look it up.

Just saying that most folks don't want the main forum cluttered with these questions when you can easily find the answer either by looking in that thread or looking at whats stamped on your OEM wheels (most reliable). Its a community thing not a mod thing. Perhaps its way too much effort for you to pull a wheel off and look?
Ok, I guess I understand about not CLUTTERING the main forum section. All my tools are packed and I can not just take a tire off and look, so I thought I would ask. As for looking in the tread, I look over all the posts and there is noting about 22's or 24's in this tread, so again by putting them all together no one can answer my question unless they go and find my post in the 100's of posts in this tread. So again the way you " CLUTTER " this tread with tons of posts is not efficient.......

But thanks for the person who actually answered my question and didn't write some useless info
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post #434 of Old 06-23-2013, 05:38 PM
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Friendly place, on a forum that averages about 10-15 posts a day I'd hardly call it cluttering. The stickys are OK if you're familiar with them, the search like on all forums sucks.
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post #435 of Old 06-23-2013, 07:32 PM
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Thread count doesn't matter unless those threads are inquiring about topics that have already been posted. If a person has a tire/wheel question...there are three (3) Stickys dedicated said topics. A user should first look through the threads already talking about the topic in general. If the question isn't answered by looking, then post it. There is absolutely no point in being lazy and not wanting to search. The search function actually works very well if you use broad search terms and look for a little bit. It isn't Google or Bing. A person does not need to be familiar with Stickys to use them...they are at the top of the page for a reason (they are one of the most common topics).
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