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Can you use 2019 Gladiator Wheels on a 2007 Commander?

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I have an opportunity to buy new gladiator wheels and tires( 245/75R17). Would these work on my 2007 Jeep commander without any issues? Thanks
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Fit my 06 Sport perfectly and look great too! View attachment 43039
Did you use wheel spacers ?

Looking at Gladiator wheels right now.
Some say they are a direct bolt-on , others are saying the are not.
Ok Thanks JohnGalt. I'll be picking up the set tomorrow and will find out soon enough if wheel spacers are needed. Don't really mind if I have to put spacers on but would rather not. Scored a set from a 2020 Gladiator including the unused spare for $120 so I shouldn't complain. Also replaced the strut/spring assemblies about 2 months ago and it raised the front a full inch. I'll post an update if I have any clearance problems.
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I have 2020 gladiator wheels with 255/75/17 but had to use 1.5” spacers. I also have a 2” lift which seems to have lifted it more than 2” 🤦🏼‍♂️
I ordered a set of wheel spacers from Amazon, they will be here tomorrow. If I have to put a lift kit in it, I will. (not that hard since I changed the struts a couple of months ago). Brought the front end up an inch and it has not settled any lower.

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I struggled hard core with my lift. Couldn’t get the bottom Clevis bolt through bushing on lower control arm. Took a lot of jacking, pushing down and a pry bar through clevis to “twist” clevis to push Bolt in. It was a nightmare. Everything else was easy except that bolt .
Soaked both of the ones on my Commander with PB Blaster the day before doing the job. They came out easily. Unbolted the calipers from the spindle and hung them up and had plenty of room to get the lower control arm down ,was thinking the same thing as you stated as I have read that some guys had issues getting the strut unit in with the 2" spacer in place. Will see how things go over the next few days, I know the strut comes out easy with the clevis bolted to it, some guys put the clevis in place and then jockey the strut in to it. Lift kit was also ordered and will be here tomorrow, I'll have a busy day on Thursday. LOL
OUCH !!!!!
Good luck hope it works out well for you. It took me 9 hours to do struts and shocks with 2” lift, upper and lower control arms. I had to cut my old clevis bolts out. I tried bolting clevis on first and sliding strut in, but way too much of an angle. After I worked on drivers side for hours, the passenger side was a lot easier now that I know what I’m doing. Sucks I gotta tear passenger side back apart this weekend since I tore the inner and outer cv boot🤦🏼‍♂️
It took me about 90 minutes each side to mount the struts (without the lift kit block on top of the strut). Finally got everything here yesterday to do the job, the lift kit took an extra day to get here. Too late to mess with it today in case I run in to any issues, plus I'm working on it outside. I just hope it goes relatively smooth. The good part is that it's a Florida vehicle and everything came apart relatively easy with no rusty bolts.The bad part is it's supposed to rain most of the day tomorrow. LOL
I just tore my passenger side all back apart to change the cv. Took me 2.5 hours to do everything plus I installed new sway bar bushings and endlinks. Hopefully this is the last time for a while I have to tear into it.
Hopefully you can get a break for awhile ! You will enjoy the links and bushings. I'll be swapping out the front and rear links and the front bushings also. They are sitting right beside me waiting to go on.
Well….. gotta tear it apart agin, inner cv boot leaking grease everywhere in less than 24hrs. Great quality parts , should’ve just rebuilt my original cv.
Damn !!!
Welp. Got around to putting the Gladiator wheels on with 1 1/2 inch spacers, Bridgestone Dueller's 245/75/17 and they don't rub without the lift kit. Replaced the sway bar links on all 4 corners and it drives like a dream. I no longer need the lift kit so I listed it on CL for 80 bucks. Happy with the rig the way it is.
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