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Old 11-16-2014, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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New Rubicon wheels/tires on Commander?

Hi all!
First post so please don't be hard on me
I have a 2010 Commander 4x4 V6 completely stock
I have come across a brand new set of takeoffs from a 2014 Rubicon
They are 255/75/17 and the owner claims that they will fit on my Jeep.
I'm sure they will but what do I need first?
2.5" levelling kit was my first thought
Any further details I need to know??
Thanks in advance
Jeff
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All thought the bolt pattern is correct their is a lot more to wheels then just that. The biggest thing is you will need wheel spacers because the rim will hit the caliper. You will also need at least a 2" lift.


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All thought the bolt pattern is correct their is a lot more to wheels then just that. The biggest thing is you will need wheel spacers because the rim will hit the caliper. You will also need at least a 2" lift.
Would that be a 2" lift front and back or just a levelling kit in the front?
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Would that be a 2" lift front and back or just a levelling kit in the front?
2.5" lift in the front would make it higher in the front than the rear.

Most 2-2.5" lifts are front and rear, though they are typically 1.5-1.75" in the rear and level the Jeep out a touch. Something like that would be fine.

I am running 1.5" front lift with 255/70r18s (same height and width, although my tires are less aggressive) and only get a little rubbing on the pinchweld, in the front. No Problems in the rear, and it is only lifted ~.5" in the rear. My Commander does not get flexed out very often however, I'll bet I get more rubbing if I stuff the tire into the fender well.

Most XK/WKs require a small spacer to clear the calipers with those wheels. .25" should be fine.

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Would that be a 2" lift front and back or just a levelling kit in the front?
just purchase the Rough Country 2" lift it's cheap enough. Unless you are doing it your self all the expense is in the labor and the rear is easy to do so you're not saving much money by skipping that. If you live in the rust belt start hitting all the bolts with PB blaster a week in advance it will save you lots of time.


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just purchase the Rough Country 2" lift it's cheap enough. Unless you are doing it your self all the expense is in the labor and the rear is easy to do so you're not saving much money by skipping that. If you live in the rust belt start hitting all the bolts with PB blaster a week in advance it will save you lots of time.
Don't be surprised if you have to torch out the clevis bolt. PBlaster helps a lot.


I had zero problems with mine, but I'm in CA. And for the record there was still some surface rust on it so it doesn't surprise me that so many people have trouble with it.
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