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post #1 of 8 Old 05-15-2020, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Will JK Rubicon wheels clear my calipers?

Can you fit JK Rubicon wheels without running spacers or is it the same deal as with JK Moabs and they'll hit the caliper?

Also: will 265-70-17s on JK wheels clear my UCA bolt without spacers?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-16-2020, 10:00 AM
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ive got rubi's on my 07 GC and the fronts did rub the caliper brackets. you have 4 choices:
1) grind the caliper mounting bracket until it clears the wheel.
2) use spacers / adapters that will move the wheel out about 2".
3) find a different set of wheels.
4) do what I did - use a 1/4" spacer that goes over the studs between the rotor and the wheel. ive had them on for about 3 years and over 60000 miles. no problems yet.
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Can you fit JK Rubicon wheels without running spacers or is it the same deal as with JK Moabs and they'll hit the caliper?

Also: will 265-70-17s on JK wheels clear my UCA bolt without spacers?

Thanks!



I had 1.5 inch spacers, i did not like the look and felt less safe if that makes any sense. i know people are using them and have millions of miles and do 20 foot jumps or something with them and no problems. it was an unnecessary expense for me.



Ended up grinding down the caliper bracket a bit and taking the hex part of the upper ball joint bolt off with a cutting wheel, much happier.

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I had 1.5 inch spacers, i did not like the look and felt less safe if that makes any sense. i know people are using them and have millions of miles and do 20 foot jumps or something with them and no problems. it was an unnecessary expense for me.



Ended up grinding down the caliper bracket a bit and taking the hex part of the upper ball joint bolt off with a cutting wheel, much happier.
Can we see a photo of the upper ball joint bolt? Also does that make removing it that much harder? I can barely fit my finger between mine and the tire.

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I had 1.5 inch spacers, i did not like the look and felt less safe if that makes any sense. i know people are using them and have millions of miles and do 20 foot jumps or something with them and no problems. it was an unnecessary expense for me.



Ended up grinding down the caliper bracket a bit and taking the hex part of the upper ball joint bolt off with a cutting wheel, much happier.
Can we see a photo of the upper ball joint bolt? Also does that make removing it that much harder? I can barely fit my finger between mine and the tire.

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20 foot jumps????? no damage LOL........

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Just fitted JK alloys, needed a 30mm spacer to clear the caliper, the actual interference isn't that much, maybe a couple of mm, but I am not a fan of taking a grinder to my brakes

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-17-2020, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Running JK moabs now with a 1 spacer and 265-70-17 KO2s. Clears everything.


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