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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Will these Rubicon wheels fit my 05 WK?

Yes, i know its been covered on earlier model jk's, but will the new 2014 rubicon 17x7.5's fit on an 05 WK as well with slight spacers? Heres a pic of the wheels...

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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Check out the wheel and tire thread. There was a guy who put a set of these on just recently. I believe he had a 1.5" spacer though. I bet they would have the same problem as the moabs with the front caliper rubbing. I have 2012-13 moabs on my Jeep. I doubt the JK would have changed hub assemblies going into 2014.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Yeah theyre a 5 on 5 pattern, backspacing is all im worried about. Eek, 1.5 spacer is pretty large....
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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you will need a 1.5 spacer like the spidertrax or rough country
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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you will need a 1.5 spacer like the spidertrax or rough country
^^^ Agreed.

The JK wheels in the OP have the same backspacing as factory WK wheels: 6.25"

Assuming all other things being equal, spacers will be in order to avoid rubbing.

BTW - OP, 1.5" spacers are very common. Nothing to be afraid of or shy away from.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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I was hoping the 1/4 spacers would work as with the moabs ..

These are new take offs with 200 miles on them, 1000$ is a pretty fair price I guess!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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You prob could run the 1/4" spacer up front if you wanted to. You don't have to go as big as the 1.5". That's just what a lot of people go with since it's a trusted brand. IMO, it looks a bit goofy to have that big of a tire stuffed all the way inside the wheel wells. I like the look of the tires slightly sticking out. Gives it more of an aggressive stance, also widening the stance to make it more stable on road and off.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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Doesn't it start to track goofy with the tires out like that?
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The tires only would stick out 1/2"....That's not a lot. There are some who use a 1" spacer that would be even with the fender wells. On road and on the trail I've never had problems tracking up a hill or finding my lines.
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