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Unread 04-26-2014, 10:56 AM   #76
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That's good to hear, I plan on going with the same size. Did you do the pinch weld?

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Unread 04-26-2014, 10:56 AM   #77
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My spare does not fit though so I'm stuck with the original, how bad with a 3" difference mess with the traction and AWD system if I have to use the small wheel?
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Unread 04-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #78
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I aired mine down and trimmed the hitch to get it to fit. The difference in size will really mess up the drive train.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #79
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That's good to hear, I plan on going with the same size. Did you do the pinch weld?
No, how much did you air it down?
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Unread 04-26-2014, 11:20 AM   #80
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All the way its the only way I could get it to fit. It has 0 miles on the tire btw.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #81
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So you obviously carry a pump to air it up then if you need it? Guess that's better then effing up the drive system.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 09:20 PM   #82
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Ya just a little $20 thing, and yes a lot better than wreaking havoc on the drive train. Hitch mod is pretty easy, just a saws all and safety glasses.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 10:34 PM   #83
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Can't thank you all enough for this thread!

I bought some 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara wheels (and they are a beautiful wheel) not knowing the 255/70 R18 OEM Bridgestone Dueler A/T's tires might work. I can't believe they might fit. Bonus! We'll find out how much mine rub on a stock rig. Interesting that the thread seems to say they rub very little on a stock rig but more on a 2" lift set up.

As for the guys with the Wrangler's dumping their 18's they are everywhere right now on Craigslist here in Arizona. Most sets are two or three years old, have 4 well worn tires and a brand new spare, and they're practically giving them away at scrap aluminum prices. I think I may pick up some more if they really fit, my Jeep is mostly on the pavement and not on the ice like up in Oregon where I originally bought it. When someone really designs a popular 18" Mud and snow they'll wish they had these nice wheels back.

Now, can I put my stock 17" Cast Ronin's on my wifey's '08 Chrysler T&C? hmmm....
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Unread 09-08-2014, 10:28 AM   #84
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Good find. Tire rub shouldn't be bad, might need to a slight pinch weld mod.
I enjoy my 18" Sahara wheels. Wish the design was a little cleaner, but can't complain as they are cheap.
I am trying to get Goodyear to make a 295/70/18 Duratrac tire, but so far no luck. I email them every few months.
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