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post #1 of 18 Old 03-16-2017, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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The Jeep is in my garage, finally but I know nothing about her, no history at all cause I bought her at the auction. Looks like I'm gonna keep asking many questions until I get things sorted out - why all those questions? Well, looks like she's had some mods put on here and there - she is definitely lifted a bit and she's sitting on bigger tires that have been mounted on aftermarket rims. I will start a build thread since I want to modify her a bit as well and perhaps that would be the perfect place for all the questions but first let's sort out the brakes - here's the scenario - she came to me broken, limping - front control arm is broken, rim is broken so just to put her into my garage I wanted to replace the wheel with a spare - to my surprise the spare does not fit! it fits as far as bolt pattern goes but I can't put it on the front hub because of brake caliper clearance - it just won't go on. Is it possible that PO replaced brakes with something bigger? Perhaps put SRT-8 brakes? It does say JEEP on the caliper - can anyone tell me what size spare wheel should be as far as tire and rim combination goes? Also, were there any upgrades available? Wheels on it right now are 17" - fine, that's stock size but the tires are much bigger than stock - 265/70 17.

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-17-2017, 12:33 AM
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Are you sure it's a WK spare rim? Worst case put the spare on the rear and move the rear up front.

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I bet the spare is from a JK.

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post #4 of 18 Old 03-17-2017, 05:21 AM
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Where's the caliper hit? On the inner face of the wheel or on the inner diameter of the wheel. WK's require at least a 17" wheel, but some of the JK 17" wheels still hit the inner face.

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post #5 of 18 Old 03-17-2017, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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I can't be sure of anything - the wheel was where the spare wheel should be - underneath the truck. I'll get more details once I take a look at that wheel closer and see if I can find any numbers. The wheel squeezes on really tight, does not go on completely as the inner diameter part starts rubbing against the caliper. I thought of switching wheels front to back but we were in a tight situation in the alley and wanted to get her into the garage ASAP...

sounds like I also have to start looking for the right spare, preferably with the same tire as on the truck.

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some pics would be very helpfull for us

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some pics would be very helpfull for us
we'll post some as soon as I'm able to take some

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post #8 of 18 Old 03-17-2017, 10:02 PM
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if its a jk wheel, the inside face of the wheel binds on the face of the caliper. maybe stack about 1/4" of washers on each lug, put the wheel on and roll it to where you need it. DO NOT DRIVE IT !!!
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if its a jk wheel, the inside face of the wheel binds on the face of the caliper. maybe stack about 1/4" of washers on each lug, put the wheel on and roll it to where you need it. DO NOT DRIVE IT !!!
about driving... well, can't really do that as the front lower control arm is broken. I needed to roll the truck into the garage just so I can start working on it - tow truck delivered her yesterday. I have already purchased entire left side suspension. Was confused a bit in regards to the entire suspension thing - as I said before, the truck is lifted - I'm not sure how it was done and that's why I wanted to know if there are any options like longer spindles for the lift etc... figured it's all stock and probably lifted with spacers - now I have to start working on getting new rims and tires... well - time to start my build thread going - I have ordered some stuff already.
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If that tire in the picture is the one you're trying to fit, I can see why it won't fit. That's definitely not the correct sized spare for a WK. The spare on a WK is a full size spare and should have similar dimensions to the original wheel.
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spare is on - I was able to put it on, just barely, catching a few strands of thread on each stud. It's just resting on it right now, not going anywhere - I will take it off later on.

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Holy restricted space Batman! You don't have much room to work on it. Good luck on your project and post your progress often. It will be interesting.
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I made room, moved it to one side. Here's the pic of the spare and the broken control arm... just found out that differential cover is broken and diff is dry... well, about time I started a Build thread
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That spare is definitely not a grand cherokee spare. It looks almost like it's off a ford ranger or something. Doesn't look like it's even a jeep wheel.

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post #15 of 18 Old 03-19-2017, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Here, some photos just before I took it off - mind you - it was holding by a thread - and after. Does not seem like a Ford rim... hmmmm
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