TJ to JK Rim UpgradeIf it’s time to replace the tires on your 1997 – 2006 Jeep Wrangler, or if you are looking for a rim upgrade, here’s an affordable solution! Upgrade to a set of 2007-2017 Wrangler JK 17″ or 18″ rims. It’ll make your Wrangler look 10-years younger. Follow along with these easy steps!

 

Parts for this DIY:

  • New or Used set of JK (2007-Present) Wrangler Rims (see used eBay Selection Below
  • 5”x4.5” to 5”x5” Conversion Spacers
  • New Spare Tire Carrier (Depending on Tire Size)
  • New Spare Tire Cover (Not Nessesary)
         

 

Tools You’ll Need:

  • A GOOD Jack
  • A Ratchet Set
  • Loctite

 

Jeep Rim Upgrade How-To Guide:

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Step One:
Lift up one corner of the Wrangler and loosen the existing rim. (Always be careful and use a good jack, with one or two stands).
Step Two:
Remove current rim (Upgrade can be performed one wheel at a time). Old rim can be placed underneath the car for added protection.
Step Three:
Place spacer adapter on hub. Take advantage and check brakes and clean the area accordingly.
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Step Four:
Install lug nuts with Loctite and torque down adapter to 100 ft. lbs. You can use a breaker bar held across the studs to stop the adapter from spinning on 2wd applications.
Step Five:
Install new JK rim.
Step Six:
Repeat steps 1-5 for all four corners.
Wrangler TJ to JK Rim Upgrade
Step Seven:
Enjoy your new look Wrangler!

 

 

Potential Savings from Used Parts:

With so many people upgrading their stock 2007-Present Jeep Wranglers there are always multiple sets of OEM rims on the market. Many times you can get a great set with tires included. Because of the weight Craigslist is an excellent source, but you can also get great deals on eBay. See these eBay listing below for an idea on what’s possible.

5 - 07 - 17 Jeep Wrangler JK Factory 18" Alloy Wheels 323i OE

$200.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-19-2017 7:57:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
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JEEP - Black Rhino Armory Gunblack Wheel - 17x9.5 (07-18 Wrangler JK)

$49.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-19-2017 6:57:22 PST
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Jeep Wrangler JK 2007 - 2017 17" Alloy Wheel SET OF 4 WHEELS

$99.95
End Date: Tuesday Jan-9-2018 13:43:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $99.95
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2011-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK JKU AEV Wheels Tires 35" Mud Terrain M/T KR29

$1,799.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-28-2017 14:10:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $1,799.95
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07-16 OEM Jeep Wrangler JK 16" Steel Wheel 16x7 OEM Factory

$19.95
End Date: Tuesday Jan-9-2018 7:20:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
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