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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:21 AM   #1
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Tires clearance for bolt and PW

So I was able to fit my 255/75/17 on my 2007 wk but it's really close to the bolt. I thought about adding wheel spacers, but I think that might bring the tires closer to pinch weld when the wheels are at full turn. The clearance on the brake calipar is also very close so spacers would also give me some more room there as well. My other option is to leave well enough alone ride with it as is. It just seems really close.

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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #2
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If it clears the uca bolt/stud then it clears, no matter what.

The p/w on the other hand is hit or miss.

My advice would be to modify your pinch welds.
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Duratrac Wranglers, 255/75/17 w/ 1.5" spacers. Looks awesome, handles great....had to do pinch weld. It's and easy mod. Sledge and a torch for the plastic...didn't even cut the weld, just smashed it flat.
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Thanks for the quick responses so far.

I guess the real question is does it matter by how much it clears the pinch weld and uca bolt/stud, or is it good enough to just barely clear it?
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It's not going to get any closer to the bolt. But the PW will rub when the suspension compresses...
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Thanks for the quick responses so far.

I guess the real question is does it matter by how much it clears the pinch weld and uca bolt/stud, or is it good enough to just barely clear it?
Like I said, if it clears then it clears, no matter what.
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It's not going to get any closer to the bolt. But the PW will rub when the suspension compresses...
exactly.

live with minor rubbing or do the pinch weld mod.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 06:37 PM   #8
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Any problems getting a 255/75/17 tire to fit in the spare tire carrier?
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Unread 12-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #9
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Yep, it doesn't fit as is. My spare is still in the trunk area for now. I have the factory hitch receiver so I'll need to trim that for sure.

The other day when I was trying to get the receiver off, one of the bolts would just spin so I'll either have to take the bumper cover off and try again or trim the receiver while it's in place.

I've seen pictures where other WK owners have been successful after the mod so I'm still hopeful.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/o...l#post12793004
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Unread 12-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #10
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Just to follow up, for anybody who may find this thread later the 255/75/17 BFG Mud Terrain tires on the 2014 rubicon wheels did fit on my 2007 WK 4.7 no rubbing on the UCA bolt (it is very close) and I clear the caliper. I did find there was some very minor rubbing on the front driver side pinch weld. I'll be doing the PW mod later this month when I install my modified OME lift :-)
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