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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2019, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
rockymountainwk
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wheel and tire size

hi, i have a 2009 jeep wk and i was wondering if i could fit 2008 jk wheels with 255/75r17 tires on with stock height.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-18-2019, 07:12 PM
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Yes, if you're willing to do a bit of work and possibly still deal with some rubbing.
You will almost certainly have to do the "pinch weld mod". A search will get you step by step instructions for that.
Then you have to deal with the fact that 17" JK wheels need a 1/8" to 3/16" spacer to clear the front brake caliper. Using one of those makes lug nut thread engagement less than ideal. There are a few solutions to that. 1.)ET style lug nuts which will require enlarging the lug holes in the wheels. 2.) Longer wheel studs. I'm about to attempt this but can't confirm it's possible yet. 3.)Use a bolt on style spacer. This could cause issues with tire clearance even with flattened pinch welds.
I ran 255/70-18 JK Sahara takeoffs (same tire height) with my pinch welds done, no spacers and no lift. They slightly rubbed the "frame" at full lock.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-18-2019, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, if you're willing to do a bit of work and possibly still deal with some rubbing.
You will almost certainly have to do the "pinch weld mod". A search will get you step by step instructions for that.
Then you have to deal with the fact that 17" JK wheels need a 1/8" to 3/16" spacer to clear the front brake caliper. Using one of those makes lug nut thread engagement less than ideal. There are a few solutions to that. 1.)ET style lug nuts which will require enlarging the lug holes in the wheels. 2.) Longer wheel studs. I'm about to attempt this but can't confirm it's possible yet. 3.)Use a bolt on style spacer. This could cause issues with tire clearance even with flattened pinch welds.
I ran 255/70-18 JK Sahara takeoffs (same tire height) with my pinch welds done, no spacers and no lift. They slightly rubbed the "frame" at full lock.
thank you for the input, i am going to put some on and see about all the options you mentioned in person, and once again thank you
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-21-2019, 11:20 AM
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If you want something bigger without having to do modifications you can put 245/70-17s on your stock wheels. That's what I have on my '07.

2017 JK Unlimited Sport 6 spd
2007 WK Limited Hemi QDII
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