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Unread 11-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Wheels and Tires for 2009 JGC

I have an 09 JGC limited with 18" Chrome Wheels but I want the stock 17" five spoke wheels. Are the 07-13 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Wheels compatible with my 09 JGC?

My prior research suggests they are compatible but am looking for a second opinion.

Also, any worries with stock Wrangler wheels/tires with a WK?

I think I can get a good deal on brand new stock wheels and tires from a 12-13 Wrangler and dump the 18" chromes.

Thanks!

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Unread 11-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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I believe they will work just fine! And you are correct on being able to find good deals on takeoffs! I got a set of brand new wheels and tires off a 2012 WK2 for $700. The WK2 wheels required spacers to fit properly tho. I don't think they are needed off of the JK wranglers.


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Unread 11-29-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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My first thought was to use 11-12 takeoffs because the stock rims are much nicer than my chrome or the wrangler stock, but I am worried about using spacers from both a safety perspective and in terms of voiding the powertrain warranty. Do you have any thoughts on that? (Those wheels look great by the way.)
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Unread 11-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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My first thought was to use 11-12 takeoffs because the stock rims are much nicer than my chrome or the wrangler stock, but I am worried about using spacers from both a safety perspective and in terms of voiding the powertrain warranty. Do you have any thoughts on that? (Those wheels look great by the way.)
From a warranty standpoint they might try to deny but ultimately have to prove the spacers caused the problem to legally deny your warranty claim.
From a safety standpoint I have total confidence in my spacers. As long as your spacers are both wheel and hub centric, have grade 8 or equivalent studs and are properly torqued you will not have a problem. I have run spacers on one ton diesel trucks with 40" tires and pulled some heavy loads and trailers with way to much tongue weight with zero problems!
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Unread 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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I have a set of 07 XK Limited wheels/tires that i'm selling. It's the full set of 5 if you're interested.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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I'm getting mixed messages. A forum somewhere else said no spacers would be needed. The dealership said that the hubs are different. I like the look of the 12 wheels on the 09 and would like to make that work. I won't be making the change myself--will have a shop do it--do I want to be sure of what I am getting into.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #7
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I did the swap and without spacers the wk2 wheels hit the spindle and will not sit flush against the hub. The backspacing on the wk2 wheels is different from the wk wheels.
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What size/type spacers did you use? Are the studs the same? I really like the 2012 takeoffs. Thanks again.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #9
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You will also need to swap your tpms sensors from your old wheels to the new ones, or purchase new ones.
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What size/type spacers did you use? Are the studs the same? I really like the 2012 takeoffs. Thanks again.
I used 1 1/4 spacers, the studs are different so if the wheels come with lug nuts you won't be able to use them. Search for spacers for a jk its the same as your wk but you will find more results
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