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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Couple of questions guys. Sure it's been asked before ,sorry, can I get my 8x16's onto a wk? Tyre size is 285/75/16. Will a 2" lift be enough with some front arch cutting?thanks

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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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IIRC a 16" rim will rub on the brake caliper. As far as the lift many people run 285's on the OME lift (2-3" lift). You will need to do the pinch weld mod though. Not to sure what you mean by trimming the front arch?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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unless you run the 16s with a large enough wheel spacer to push them out past the caliper, i would say no. if youve seen factory 17s on a WK there isnt a whole lot of room betwen the rim and the caliper. only WJ rims that will fit (and look decent IMO) are the rogues or hammerheads

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285s or a 33, will need the pinch welds done front and rear with a 2" lift
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Unread 11-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Thanks,should have said aftermarket steels,is there any excess metal on the caliper that could be ground off to help?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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IIRC a 16" rim will rub on the brake caliper. As far as the lift many people run 285's on the OME lift (2-3" lift). You will need to do the pinch weld mod though. Not to sure what you mean by trimming the front arch?
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Thanks, cut 1.5" off around edge of arch & bumper.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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Thanks, cut 1.5" off around edge of arch & bumper.
Ahh. Never seen anyone do it with a WK yet.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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oooo try to put the 16's on there! I'm sure with some caliper grinding and a wheel spacer it would fit. Worth a shot!
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Unread 11-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #8
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oooo try to put the 16's on there! I'm sure with some caliper grinding and a wheel spacer it would fit. Worth a shot!
Has no one tried it before?
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Has no one tried it before?
i believe there is maybe one or two running them- but you have to ground down quite a bit to clear the calipers and then if you dont want to do that- the amount of backspacing/wheel spacer youll need to run puts the wheel well outside the fenders, which can cause problems with the authorities

and thats a pic of a WJ up there- you could run a 16 or a 15 on a WJ
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Unread 11-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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Thanks,yea it's mine,fancied another wk and was wondering if my wheel & tyres would fit it.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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Thanks,yea it's mine,fancied another wk and was wondering if my wheel & tyres would fit it.
Some 16" rims will fit on some 05-07 wk's . there's a few guys running them if you search around . http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/1...ls-xk-1572355/
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Unread 11-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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Some 16" rims will fit on some 05-07 wk's . there's a few guys running them if you search around . http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/1...ls-xk-1572355/
Cool,thanks for that,was looking at 05 's to avoid horrendous road tax we have to pay.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 01:18 AM   #13
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Didn't clear caliper, gutted
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