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post #1 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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I have some Questions on my '04 WJ

Hi guys!! my name is Katie and i have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with the 4.7 non h.o. motor. it is totally stock except for a k&n air filter and a stereo my b/f installed for me. (pioneer deh-p980, JL 300/4, diamond audio s600s components in the fronts and alpine 6.5" type r's in the rear.) i used to have a 98 mustang V6 but i went to school in colorado and lived with my sister for a little while and she lives on a mountain so i needed a jeep.

i have some things in mind to do to the jeep and i was able to find some info and some i was not, so i was wondering if i could get some help.

first some pics!!



i want a lift so i was looking at the Rough Country 2" BB kit because it comes with the spacers AND the shocks.
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_wj_2.html

i really need new tires so i was going to get some wheels too. this is where my problem comes in. i really want some 265 nitto terragraplers. i was going to go with a 16" wheel so there are more tire choices available and i really like the Moto Metal 951 in black. my question is what backspacing should i get so i dont need to get spacers to make the 265's work without a ton of cutting.

thanks guys!!





edit: looks like i accidentally pasted a website in the title. i am using a laptop and must have accidentally pressed the touchpad with my thumb.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 03:12 PM
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first some pics!!

Click free. Not completely sure on the backspacing though so I'll let a dub user come through.

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post #3 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 04:27 PM
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You are going to need more than 2" of lift to clear 265/75/16 without much cutting.

4" of backspacing is popular.

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post #4 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 05:37 PM
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From my knowledge, it would be best to find a set of wheels with close to stock backspacing (5 1/2 inches). Another thing to consider is that the budget boost you are looking at does not come with bump stop extensions. It would be in your best interest to get a lift kit that comes with them. If not, your Jeep could bottom out and, instead of hitting the bump stops, tear your inner fender liners to bits. There are kits on ebay I am looking at that come with the bump stop extensions, or a lot of online parts hawkers sell them as individual parts (for about $60).
If you cannot live without the 265's, it's probably better to get a 3" lift.
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post #5 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 05:51 PM
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265/70/16 is about the same height as 245/75/16, so it should fit height-wise on a 2" lift. The only issue with the 265/70 might be width.
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post #6 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 07:58 PM
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i'd highly recommend going down to a 15" wheel , both wheels and tires are cheaper.

2" of bb will suit you fine up to a 31" tire.

kevinsoffroad.com offers a 2.5" bb that you can run up to a 31.6" tire on without changing your factory shocks, ( saves $) but you will find new shocks giving you a much greater ride.

also check out

ironrockoffroad.com
rustysoffroad.com
4wheelparts.com and of course tirerack.com for tires.
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-26-2009, 08:10 PM
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265/70/16 is about the same height as 245/75/16, so it should fit height-wise on a 2" lift. The only issue with the 265/70 might be width.


265/70/16 works on a 2" BB. I run it. You may need to trim just a touch of the underside of the bumper, but you can't notice it.



Your factory backspacing should be somewhere around 6" (check wjjeeps.com to verify). I wouldn't kick the wheels more than an inch or so, so stick with ~5" of backspacing or you'll be more likely to hit the bumper.

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remember more bs = narrower stance . wider stance = more rub.
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post #9 of 25 Old 07-27-2009, 10:43 AM
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265/70/16 works on a 2" BB. I run it. You may need to trim just a touch of the underside of the bumper, but you can't notice it.



Your factory backspacing should be somewhere around 6" (check wjjeeps.com to verify). I wouldn't kick the wheels more than an inch or so, so stick with ~5" of backspacing or you'll be more likely to hit the bumper.
Thats exactly what I want to do, looks good! Do you have wheel spacers on there?
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Thats exactly what I want to do, looks good! Do you have wheel spacers on there?
Thanks I do not have wheel spacers. It would improve the stance to do so, though.

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tennesewj

your jeep looks awesome!!

how much triming is needed to run a setup like that?


and blksvt....my b/f wants to know if you are you also on on SVTP? his s/n there is 99cobra302. he doesnt post that much over there though.
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tennesewj

your jeep looks awesome!!

how much triming is needed to run a setup like that?


and blksvt....my b/f wants to know if you are you also on on SVTP? his s/n there is 99cobra302. he doesnt post that much over there though.
Not much, maybe a little on the plastic bumper but nothing crazy. It's cool to see a fellow mchenry county JF'er
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tennesewj

your jeep looks awesome!!

how much triming is needed to run a setup like that?
Thanks

I trimmed this:



on both sides, and that was over-trimming. It could have been smaller. You have to literally be on the ground looking for it to even notice.



No rub while flexing.


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Someone's had a few too many drinks for the tech section tonight

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