Rubicon rims/tires on a Sahara

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Thanks. I’m downtown Chicago so I know I will be paying more, but $50 seems pretty high.





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Any more results for gas mileage swapping to rubi rims/tires? From what i have read the rubicon wheel tire combo is about 11lbs more per corner than the sahara setup. I have been going back and forth on this setup but don't want to take a significant hit on mpg.

Edit: Just weighted my Sahara OEM A/T tires and they came in a 68.5 lbs, heavier than I read in another post. Read several posts that the rubi setup is 71lbs so the difference is only a 3 pounds.
 
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Came across this video on YouTube which shows rubi wheels and front bumper on a Sahara along with a lift.

 

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Had these put on yesterday. Couldn’t be happier with the results.

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Picked up a set yesterday and did some before and after with a digital sound meter. From 40, 50 and 60 there was no significant change in noise to note between them and the stock 5 spoke sahara AT tires. Tried the interstate to get a 70 and 80mph test but just too much traffic noise to get a good read. Also not much of a weight difference, probably within 5lbs. Had a shitty bathroom scale so it was hard to get a accurate weight.

Sahara rims were okay, but they started to look a bit puny to me.
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Wondering if anyone has spoken to their dealer about warranty implications from switching to the Rubicon wheels and tires. I know the difference in size is minimal but not sure about the offset. Saw some other threads on here about possible warranty denial issues of going to larger tires. Those threads seemed to focus on switching from 33s to 35s or 37s not going from 32s to 33s, but interested to see if anyone is concerned about it.
 

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Wondering if anyone has spoken to their dealer about warranty implications from switching to the Rubicon wheels and tires. I know the difference in size is minimal but not sure about the offset. Saw some other threads on here about possible warranty denial issues of going to larger tires. Those threads seemed to focus on switching from 33s to 35s or 37s not going from 32s to 33s, but interested to see if anyone is concerned about it.
Don’t ask, don’t tell. The average dealer knows so little about what they sell that all they’ll see is a stock wheel that looks like 20 others on their lot.
 

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Wondering if anyone has spoken to their dealer about warranty implications from switching to the Rubicon wheels and tires. I know the difference in size is minimal but not sure about the offset. Saw some other threads on here about possible warranty denial issues of going to larger tires. Those threads seemed to focus on switching from 33s to 35s or 37s not going from 32s to 33s, but interested to see if anyone is concerned about it.
I thought all the OEM rims had a +44 offset, should not be a problem. I know the Rubi rims are +44, I would check but I just sold my sahara rims yesterday, pretty sure the offset is the same though. Only thing I would be concerned about is getting a tazer or something to change the tire size so the shift points and speedo are correct. My speedo is only 1mph off but the shift points are what concern me, my tazer is on its way though.

You could always have your dealer to the install, then you know your hands are clean.
 

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I thought all the OEM rims had a +44 offset, should not be a problem. I know the Rubi rims are +44, I would check but I just sold my sahara rims yesterday, pretty sure the offset is the same though. Only thing I would be concerned about is getting a tazer or something to change the tire size so the shift points and speedo are correct. My speedo is only 1mph off but the shift points are what concern me, my tazer is on its way though.

You could always have your dealer to the install, then you know your hands are clean.
Talked to the dealer service department today. They said that this wasn’t a big enough mod to impact the warranty. Asked them how much to update the speedometer. They said $154 which included labor.
 

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Picked up a set yesterday and did some before and after with a digital sound meter. From 40, 50 and 60 there was no significant change in noise to note between them and the stock 5 spoke sahara AT tires. Tried the interstate to get a 70 and 80mph test but just too much traffic noise to get a good read. Also not much of a weight difference, probably within 5lbs. Had a shitty bathroom scale so it was hard to get a accurate weight.

Sahara rims were okay, but they started to look a bit puny to me.
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Anyone know if the stock 2014 JK Rubicon wheels would fit on a 2018 JL Sahara?
 
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Anyone know if the stock 2014 JK Rubicon wheels would fit on a 2018 JL Sahara?
They should. The bolt pattern is the same and to my knowledge they are not as large as the 2018 Rubi wheels which fit fine on a Sahara or Sport for that matter.
 

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Gladiator JT Rubicon wheels on a Sahara.

had to buy a ‘single’ spare since Gladiators only have four good looking wheels. I got all five, but will move the tire to the new single wheel I found on eBay so all five match.
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Talked to the dealer service department today. They said that this wasn’t a big enough mod to impact the warranty. Asked them how much to update the speedometer. They said $154 which included labor.
And this is actually how they get you on the warranty. When they “order” the flash it flags your vehicle in their system. If you have an issue related to the modification you made they know about it. Better off dealing with the 1mph difference at 60mph IMO.
 

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