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Anyone running 18" Wrangler Sahara wheels on XK

I was looking at some 18" wrangler sahara wheels. Anyone running these on their XK? Pics please...if you are. I have read that you need to run spacers for Wrangler wheels to work. I did just buy some SpiderTrax spacers the other day. I also need to install my lift.
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I did Find this pic of Brianjf's XK with 18" Sahara wheels in an older thread.

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I dont see why you would need to run a spacer? I thought that all Grand Cherokee, Commander, and Wrangler Wheels (07 and up) were all the same bolt pattern and high offset...I know the wrangler wheels bolt right up to a WK, or WJ
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I dont see why you would need to run a spacer? I thought that all Grand Cherokee, Commander, and Wrangler Wheels (07 and up) were all the same bolt pattern and high offset...I know the wrangler wheels bolt right up to a WK, or WJ
The slightly wider brake caliper and mounting bracket require additional clearance for the Wrangler wheel spokes to clear.

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The slightly wider brake caliper and mounting bracket require additional clearance for the Wrangler wheel spokes to clear.

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Yeah...what he said. Lol
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heres a couple shots of mine I have the spidertrax spacers on there but that will give you a idea of what they look like.



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Looks good! Thanks for the pics. I actually just bought new tires last week and had them mounted on my stock XK wheels.
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I'm considering a set of these since I can pick up a set so much cheaper than Rubicon Wheels with tires. Would there be any down sides having an 18 inch wheel as far as the amount of sidewall that is sacrificed over a 17 inch wheel?
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I'm considering a set of these since I can pick up a set so much cheaper than Rubicon Wheels with tires. Would there be any down sides having an 18 inch wheel as far as the amount of sidewall that is sacrificed over a 17 inch wheel?
Souldnt be an issue. Your only talking a 1/2 inch of side wall difference between a 17 and 18 inch wheel. Tires for an 18 inch wheel cost more though.




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heres a couple shots of mine I have the spidertrax spacers on there but that will give you a idea of what they look like.

I noticed in your signature that you only have a 2.25 inch lift. Your XK looks huge! Have you upgrade to a 4 inch lift since you installed the Sahara wheels? Also what size wheel spacers do you have? Your tires seem to stick out really far.




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