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post #1 of 6 Old 08-28-2017, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Spacers to a Jeep Liberty Jet

I want to know how possible it is to add wheel spacers with my stock suspension on my 2011 Jeep Liberty Jet. Current tires are 245/50r20.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-30-2017, 11:45 AM
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I want to know how possible it is to add wheel spacers with my stock suspension on my 2011 Jeep Liberty Jet. Current tires are 245/50r20.
So you are wanting a lot of rubbing when turning around/ into any driveway etc ? If so go ahead.
But seriously adding wheel spacers unlifted will do noting but cause extra rubbing due to the arc the tires turn in

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-31-2017, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Good info, thank you! What would be the minimal ideal lift height to ensure the rubbing doesnt occur?
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-31-2017, 03:12 PM
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I would think at least 2.5 inches of lift, depending on how thick your wheel spacers are. If contemplating this, go with a full spring lift from OME (their 1.5" kit actually nets your Jeep 2.5") or JBA. Spacer lifts are not a long term solution as they damage your suspension components over time and ride poorly compared to a full spring lift.
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-23-2017, 11:46 PM
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I too have a 2011 Liberty Jet with those 20" rims. I installed a 1" hubcentric wheel spacer on mine with stock suspension. I did not notice any rubbing. Anything more than that will cause rubbing. I just recently replaced my rim and that moved the wheels out about 1 1/3 inch. There is a very slight rub in the rear panel of the front tire. The good thing is that the panel is soft plastic (flexes) so it has not caused any real issues.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-24-2017, 01:11 AM
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I recently installed Rough Country 2.5 spacers on my 2012 liberty and was able to move up 2 sizes in tires. Stock size was 235s and I now have 265 70 R17 no rubbing and no problems.
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