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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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JL wheels/tires fit & function

hey guys, looking into picking up a set of new take off JL Rubicon wheels/tires for mostly on road use, not a lot of info out there on fit and function as far as how they would work on my 05, as far as the info I have come across they are similar in size to the JK wheels, offset and back spacing that is. I can pick up a set of 5 with BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 KO2 tires for $1000 which seems very reasonable. if you have experience or knowledge I would appreciate your input pro or con. thanks
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I think the bolt pattern is 5x5 like the JK, you'll need an adapter to fit them on your 05. Not 100% on this but you should definitely confirm before purchasing.
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I think the bolt pattern is 5x5 like the JK, you'll need an adapter to fit them on your 05. Not 100% on this but you should definitely confirm before purchasing.
yes, will def need the adapter, according to the info I've looked at, outside of JL wheel will come close to stock being it has deeper backspacing, just want to know of any unforeseen issues or perks with this setup, thanks
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Same bolt pattern as JK (5 on 5 like mentioned) but the backspacing is different. The JL axles are a touch wider so I believe the wheels have less offset. If you're going with bigger tires this will likely drive the need for wheel spacers or bigger wheel spacers.
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Same bolt pattern as JK (5 on 5 like mentioned) but the backspacing is different. The JL axles are a touch wider so I believe the wheels have less offset. If you're going with bigger tires this will likely drive the need for wheel spacers or bigger wheel spacers.
thanks, all good info, I picked up some JL rubicon wheels yesterday, now I need the adapters, what I have learned is that the JK/JL wheels have the same bolt pattern (5 on 5) and inner wheel diameter is the same (127mm), the biggest differences are the lug sizes (JK are .5" and JL are 14mm which is approx. .55") also JL wheels have slightly less offset which may help me. When I do the math the difference between stock TJ Rubicon wheel offset and JL wheel offset is between 1.25" and 1.5" so if I buy adapters that give me 1.5 inch spacing I should be good. If any of this is wrong please let me know, thanks everyone
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just wanted to correct my last post, center wheel bore diameter is 71.5 mm on JK/JL wheels, not 127mm, I am referencing the JK to JL wheels because their are no TJ to JL specific wheel adapters available that I can find.
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I'm sure Bora would make you some TJ/JL adapters - any width you want. I think they make everything to order, so probably not even an extra charge for it?

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I'm sure Bora would make you some TJ/JL adapters - any width you want. I think they make everything to order, so probably not even an extra charge for it?

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I ordered a set off ebay from SETGROUP, 100% satisfaction guarantee. not sure that means anything but half the cost of spidertrax and are wheel and hubcentric, will let you know how it works out.
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Recieved my adapters today and wasted no time mounting the JL wheels, perfect fit, no rubbing anywhere, very happy
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