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Unread 07-20-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Wj jk wheels and tires on wj

I want to put jk wheels on my wj. I was wondering if I can do it while remain completly stock (for now). Ive read other threads on here and from what ive read, 245/70/r17 will be my best bet without trimming. A question that ran through my head is what about spacers? Could that help at all? I was wanting to put spacers on anyways. So let me know your input. Thanks.

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Unread 07-21-2014, 12:45 AM   #2
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there lots of info out there on this but here is what I have on mine.
17 JK takeoffs the ones in my pic there and 245/65/17 which really is a stock height I think anything bigger then that will rub and also wont fit in the spare area.
Now sure you can run them but if you wheel it will rub for sure 2 inch spacers would do the trick but you will want new shocks eventually.
Just curious are the 245/70/17 already on the wheel or is that the size your looking to buy? if not on the wheel and you don't want to lift go to the 245/65/17 better fit for stock.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 12:47 AM   #3
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I got the 255/75/17s and they didn't fit even close to stock.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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245/65/17 (worn) , 3/4" front spacers, no wheel spacers.



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Unread 07-21-2014, 10:34 AM   #5
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You can go up to 245/70-17 without any rubbing and it will fit in the spare carrier. Anything bigger and you will either need a lift or start trimming the bumper.
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You can go up to 245/70-17 without any rubbing and it will fit in the spare carrier. Anything bigger and you will either need a lift or start trimming the bumper.
x2. I am running that size with no problems
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Unread 07-21-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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Factory JK wheels/tires, no spacers, on a 2" BB rubbed for me on the inner fender when turning while backing up.
This was on pavement too. I got away with some careful, light wheeling but if you get a little more serious off road, the tires will rub.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 03:51 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. This helps me out a lot. The tires I mentioned are just what ive read that will work. I dont actually have anything on right now. Just stock wheels and tires. As wheel spacers go, whats my best bet? Like size.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 03:56 PM   #9
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Why run spacers at all? It's not like you need them. I run the JK takeoffs and have with no issues at all.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 05:15 PM   #10
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You can go up to 245/70-17 without any rubbing and it will fit in the spare carrier. Anything bigger and you will either need a lift or start trimming the bumper.
Man my 245/65/17 would just barely fit in the carrier and that was with a little air down also.
Does your lid sit flat and did you have to air it down?
Just curious what brand it is mine is a goodyear trailmark a all season type tread not really aggressive.
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Unread 07-25-2014, 10:30 PM   #11
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ok one more question. i think (correct me if I'm wrong) the stock tire for those rims are the good year wranglers 255/75/R17. now I'm only kind of good with knowing tires so will these fit or not?
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Unread 07-26-2014, 05:46 AM   #12
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To big without some lift those are 32's stock is 29.5 at the biggest.
Here a nice chart someone made.
noobliftcomponentchart2.jpg

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Unread 07-26-2014, 01:14 PM   #13
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yeah i figured they wouldn't fit. looks like ill have to buy the wheels and tires separately.
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Thanks to whomever made the chart. Very helpful.

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Unread 08-01-2014, 11:27 AM   #15
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Thanks to whomever made the chart. Very helpful.

JW
I don't remember where I first saw it but took a copy and its very useful.
good job to somebody
I am try to make a listing of the clips and fasteners that are used since that's always getting asked for.
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