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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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2010 Grand Cherokee WK - JK Wheels (will they fit)

wondering if i can put 17" jk wheels on my 2010 wk?

i have a 2" rough country lift, and plan on getting either 265/65/17 or 265/70/17 tires... (nitto terra grapplers, or bfgoodrich a/t)

any thoughts or suggestions on these matters?

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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Don't know much about the tire sizes, but if those are 32" tires similar to what comes stock on the Wranglers, that's what I'm running with a 2" BB. Perhaps someone else can chime in who has a better idea on tire size equivalents.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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I can get the jk wheels for free if I want them, my buddy is taking them off his and giving them to me.. I like to paint them and put them on with my new tires, not a fan of spacers from what I have read tho... hopefully I won't have to have them...
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'd say do it, and it might be a good idea to look for Rubi take offs on Craigslist and save some money. I really like the look of the JK wheels on the wk. I had the Moabs on mine before I swapped them for Saharas.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:15 AM   #5
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I can get the jk wheels for free if I want them, my buddy is taking them off his and giving them to me.. I like to paint them and put them on with my new tires, not a fan of spacers from what I have read tho... hopefully I won't have to have them...
One of the jk wheels requires a spacer, just to clear the brake caliper, so you'll almost definitely have to use some type of spacer. I can't remember if it's the Moab wheels or the other jk wheels.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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One of the jk wheels requires a spacer, just to clear the brake caliper, so you'll almost definitely have to use some type of spacer. I can't remember if it's the Moab wheels or the other jk wheels.
Thanks alot and I guess it is still worth getting them considering they are free... I can figure out what to do with them then.. I really like the look of them, just not sure on the spacers... any thoughts on spacers yourself?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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One of the jk wheels requires a spacer, just to clear the brake caliper, so you'll almost definitely have to use some type of spacer. I can't remember if it's the Moab wheels or the other jk wheels.
It is the Moab wheels. With just a lift, depending on the tyre, the uca bolt might rub.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #8
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any recommendations on tire? I use to have the bfgoodrich all terrains and really liked them on my truck, seems like everyone I see now around the house is riding nitto's..? is this cost or performance based?
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All factory JK wheels require at least a 1/4" spacer to clear the caliper on the front of a WK. There are some very early 2005 with a smaller caliper on the front which they will fit but ive never seen one in person. Even with 265/70 they will clear they bolt.

For free thats worth the cost of a couple of spacers! And nittos are awesome tyres, lots of guys are running the Trail Grapplers, im running the Mud grappler and love them.
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so with 265/70 trail grapplers and 1/4" spacer I should be good with clearing the bolt and calipers on jk wheels? that's with the 2" RC lift?
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All factory JK wheels require at least a 1/4" spacer to clear the caliper on the front of a WK. There are some very early 2005 with a smaller caliper on the front which they will fit but ive never seen one in person. Even with 265/70 they will clear they bolt.

For free thats worth the cost of a couple of spacers! And nittos are awesome tyres, lots of guys are running the Trail Grapplers, im running the Mud grappler and love them.
Not true. The 18" sahara's clear without a spacer. It's just the moab's that need the spacer
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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #12
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so with 265/70 trail grapplers and 1/4" spacer I should be good with clearing the bolt and calipers on jk wheels? that's with the 2" RC lift?
Yes, on 17's.

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Not true. The 18" sahara's clear without a spacer. It's just the moab's that need the spacer
You are correct, 18's will clear, none of the 17's will, but generally people dont buy the 18's for wheeling. But you are correct.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 02:23 AM   #13
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Thanks alot and I guess it is still worth getting them considering they are free... I can figure out what to do with them then.. I really like the look of them, just not sure on the spacers... any thoughts on spacers yourself?
I think I'm a pretty good test case for spacers. I had eBay spacers and one of them failed on me. It most likely was the shops fault for over torquing them but nonetheless, one failed almost catastrophically. I switched to spidertraxx spacers immediately after and they are simply amazing. Some engineer did a breakdown and they are way better built then even our wheels are. Go spidertraxx without a doubt.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #14
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You are correct, 18's will clear, none of the 17's will, but generally people dont buy the 18's for wheeling. But you are correct.
You make a good point about the purpose...
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Unread 01-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #15
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thanks for all the input, from what I've read spidertraxx seems to win the popular vote so I will def go with them if I choose this route...

not a real fan of the 18's on the wk, not sure why, I've just always been more of a tire guy than wheel guy... like the more sidewall look...
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