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Old 09-28-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question about lift with 18" wheel

I have a coworker who just bought a 2005 jeep with 18'' wheels off a 2012 sahara. The jeep does not have a lift. He was thinking of putting about a 3" lift. He wanted to know if anyone had any pics of a jeep with 18" lift and radial tires with a 3" lift.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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That's pretty gangster.

I would sell them and get 15" wheels because tires for an 18" wheel are going to cost a fortune.

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Old 09-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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I didn't realize that the JK wheels fit TJs. For some reason i was thinking they are a different bolt pattern.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...-pics-1183589/

Anyhow, not my thing per se, but there you are, though 4" of lift I am guessing.
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I didn't realize that the JK wheels fit TJs. For some reason i was thinking they are a different bolt pattern.

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Anyhow, not my thing per se, but there you are, though 4" of lift I am guessing.
that would be because they are a different bolt pattern. how ever, there is a way around this with the use of 5x5 to 5x4.5 addapters
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #5
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Yep. Just extra cost, but if it's already on there then no worries.
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Only way I would have 18" or bigger is if they were spinning!
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I have a coworker who just bought a 2005 jeep with 18'' wheels off a 2012 sahara. The jeep does not have a lift. He was thinking of putting about a 3" lift. He wanted to know if anyone had any pics of a jeep with 18" lift and radial tires with a 3" lift.
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The size of the rim is irrelevant as to if will fit with or without a lift. It's the size and overall diameter of the tire. What size tire are on them?
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Here's my '03 with a 4 inch lift and 18" wheels and 33" tires.


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am i crazy for preferring 15's?
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I didn't realize that the JK wheels fit TJs. For some reason i was thinking they are a different bolt pattern.

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Anyhow, not my thing per se, but there you are, though 4" of lift I am guessing.
Thanks that is the pic we were looking for. Not sure he likes the look of the lift with stock rims and radial tires. JK wheels will fit an adapter.
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My TJ came with 18" wheels when I bought it. It definitely would NOT have been my first choice in wheel size if I were shopping for wheels because like was stated earlier, tires cost more for that wheel size. But I like the look of them on my Jeep, so I'kll keep 'em!
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am i crazy for preferring 15's?
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Nope I'm right there with you. I might go 16s eventually but that will only be if my 15s are too small for the vanco brakes I want.

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