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Unread 10-06-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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wheel spacers for WK with 2" lift and 255/70/18?

so i've read around on here, but can't find anything concrete that says I will or wont need wheel spacers for my recently lifted WK.

I'm new to the jeep community, and looking at putting a set of Rubicon take-offs on my WK. Found em for a steal.

the WK just had a 2.25 inch lift put on it last week, and looking to close some wheel/fender gap.

the new set i'm looking at is a set of 255/70/18 Bridgestone Dueler tires on the 18" rubicon wheels. they are 32.09 according to the manufacture.

will these fit, or will I need wheel spacers?

Thank you all!

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Unread 10-06-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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negative.... i run 1/4" wheel spacers with my jk 18's for security reasons but no- not needed.

also rubicon rims are 17s, the sahara comes with 18s. if you have the 17s you will need at least a 1/4" spacer
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Unread 10-06-2014, 12:08 PM   #3
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last question: how much worse will my MPG's be when I go to say a...265/70/17 from a 255/65/17?

current tire is a 29, new tire will be a 32. I think i'm getting 15 around town and 19 highway now...

any guesses?
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Unread 10-06-2014, 12:56 PM   #4
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last question: how much worse will my MPG's be when I go to say a...265/70/17 from a 255/65/17?

current tire is a 29, new tire will be a 32. I think i'm getting 15 around town and 19 highway now...

any guesses?
honestly with a tuner and not a heavy foot- im getting 16-17 around town, and around 20 highway. honestly a 255/70 would look decent on a 2" lift as well, thats a 31..
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Unread 10-06-2014, 02:43 PM   #5
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That's another question: what tuner is everyone using?
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Unread 10-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
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you have a hemi so your options are superchips or diablo.. i believe. i run a superchips on my 4.7 on the 91 performance tune.

or you could go no tuner and get a AEV procal and just use it to adjust your speedo for the increase and tire size and call it a day
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Unread 10-06-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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negative.... i run 1/4" wheel spacers with my jk 18's for security reasons but no- not needed.

also rubicon rims are 17s, the sahara comes with 18s. if you have the 17s you will need at least a 1/4" spacer
Well shoot, beat me to it

18's from saharas should not require spacers.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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I have exactly the same setup as you with the 255 70 18 Bridgestones. Mine do rub a bit at full lock and I had to hammer over the sharp edge on the lower inside fender so it wouldn't nibble the tire. In 25,000 Kms. it hasn't caused any problem but a 1/4" spacer might be all you need. Actually, I think my wheels are what came from the factory on my 09. They are not Rubicon take offs. They look real good and give maximum ground clearance but in offroad situations where suspension can become compressed under sharp turning they will rub too much IMO. I don't offroad that much so it is fine but if you plan on doing a lot of offroading I would recommend a size smaller. Maybe 255 65 18's? You could put in a 1/4" spacer that would probably give you no rub clearance on level ground but it is a different thing when you hit the boonies.
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Unread 10-12-2014, 08:06 AM   #9
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i am running this exact set up too, except i went with the spidertrax 1.5 spacers, my wheel are off a 2012 sahara with the premium chrome spokes (guy said 65th anniversary wheel) i had to do the pinch weld mod once i added the spacers , but instead of keeping the bridgestone at tires that are so lame lookin which are 255/70/18 im gonna go with a 265/65/18 31.6 tire so ill have a little more clearance but a little wider,, works the same as 265/70/17 which is recommenced by rough country
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