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Looking to buy a set of 17 wrangler rims to use for beach instead of my 20ís. Has anyone had any issues with doing this.

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The Australian export version WK2 we get comes with 18 or 20 option wheels, not the 17 standard as in the US.
The reason I understand is that Au spec has the bigger front brake set fitted and 17 will not clear the calipers.
20's when deflated a bit for use on sand would have a longer footprint than a 17, unless you were trying to match the outside diameter with the tyre selection, in which case the aspect ratio would result in significantly less stable tyre, far more likely to be rolled off the rim.
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I've seen a wk2 with 17 inch sahara rims, they had to use spacers to clear the brake, which I believe aren't road legal.
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They are JK Rubicon wheels. Had them on my WH Grand.
Yes, you have to use spacers which are illegal in Oz.

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Thanks for that info thatís great, took the car on the beach 2 weeks ago with no prob, drove up the big sand dune at 20psi on blacksmiths no prob straight past other cars. I am not a silly driver as have 2 young kids In The car but a bit concerned about other comments on 20i I. Beach, Iíve had a 2004 grand and Klein cherokeee and the wk2 best by far so far on sand. I reckon I might stick with the 20s, until I have a problem ? Any thoughts ?
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These are the only 17's I have seen fitted to a WK(2) They are Dick Cepek "Torque" wheels with a +6 offset.

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Just installed 285/70/17 Pirelli ATR on my GC. Offset is close to 25mm out just done a trip to Canberra and back and the Tyres are super quiet and smooth compared to the 20s..
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20s seem to be fine, the only issue is when you have to use trails with tree roots and rock, more chance of doing sidewall damage or busting a rim.
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