Would JK sahara 18" wheel fit on a jl Rubicon?

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I'm looking for winter rim. I saw an add for 18" Sahara 2013 stock wheel. would they fit on my JLU Rubicon?

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YUP, but--

You will have to get smaller/thinner M14-1.5 lug nuts--

ebay has them, you can also use M14-1.5 "SPLINE NUTS"-

My rims are off my '08 JKUR and work SPLENDID/M14-1.5 "SPLINE LUG NUTS"-
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Sorry for the non-detail pics, but you get the idea-

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I'm looking for winter rim. I saw an add for 18" Sahara 2013 stock wheel. would they fit on my JLU Rubicon?

thanks
I’m in the same boat as you... I would like to use my 18“ 2017 JK Sahara wheels for the winter on my JLU Rubicon. I was looking at 265/65R18 Blizzak DMV2 tires which have a diameter of 32.6“.

What did you end up doing wheel and tires wise?
 
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I’m in the same boat as you... I would like to use my 18“ 2017 JK Sahara wheels for the winter on my JLU Rubicon. I was looking at 265/65R18 Blizzak DMV2 tires which have a diameter of 32.6“.

What did you end up doing wheel and tires wise?
Didn't got my Jeep yet, still on order... you will have an answer before me ;) so did the JK Sahara wheels fits on your Rubicon?
 

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Didn't got my Jeep yet, still on order... you will have an answer before me ;) so did the JK Sahara wheels fits on your Rubicon?
I will use my JK Sahara wheel on my JL Rubicon. The only real winter tire size that I found that is closes to our 33" tire is the one that I mentioned above and they are for 18" wheels... gladly I can re-use my 1 year old Sahara wheels. I did not find any for 17" wheel that were close to 33".

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To me the hub hole seems Ok. The lug nut holes are smaller on my JK wheels than on the JL, although it’s a tighter fit, they are Ok for me, I will just be more careful when mounting the JK wheels. The other difference is the mating surface of the JK wheel have recessed hole (see pictures below).

I will also use my JL lug nuts, although they have a different ID, they seems to have the same angle.

JL Rubicon Wheel

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JK Sahara Wheel

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JK Sahara Wheel on JL Rubicon with JL Lug Nuts

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thanks for the infos! and those are the exact rims I will use for winter tires. happy to know they will fit with no problem. The tire size I'll use will be 255/70/18 GY ultra grip ice with studs, smaller but safer on snow.

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Hello Daniel and Razoire, I am just about to do the same i.e. putting my former 2013 Sahara 18 inch mag wheels on my 2021 JL Sahara for the winter. I noticed the differences in lug nuts and lug nut holes sizes and was not too sure whether I could make this fit or not. Happy to see that you guys are confirming that this works ok. Now that you have a lived with this set up for 2 winter seasons, do you still recommend this set up and can you please confirm that I should use the JL lug nuts on the JK Wheel? Thanks for your help!

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Hi Don,

I will be using my Jk wheels again this year. Yes, I use my JL lug nuts.

I bought another set of lug nuts from RubiTrux, they are new take-off. I will use the new ones next summer.

Good Luck,
Daniel.
 

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Hi Don,

I will be using my Jk wheels again this year. Yes, I use my JL lug nuts.

I bought another set of lug nuts from RubiTrux, they are new take-off. I will use the new ones next summer.

Good Luck,
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Thanks for the quick reply Daniel... and by the way, your Rubi looks great with the JK wheels. It's all about looking good 12 months /year as opposed to 8 months... :rock:
 

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Well... I must say that it would probably look good with any wheels...
 

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Well... I must say that it would probably look good with any wheels...
I can now also confirm that everything fits perfectly well after a couple of months riding with my winter set-up... Thanks again for your input!
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