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Unread 09-02-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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KK Liberty max tire size with no rub

Hello to all! This is my 1st post here on the Jeep Forum.

I am interested in knowing what the largest tire is that can be ran on a stock 2009 Liberty KK without rubbing.

While I am at it....what is the best all around tire taking into consideration looks, off road capability, road noise (lack of), wear, etc.. I know this will get a lot of different opinions, but let's hear em'

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Unread 09-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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Do you have the Sport or Limited? I have a Sport with the 2" Daystar lift running 245/75/16 Destination MT on it. I have seen others try running the same size tire without a lift, and it rubbed bad at full lock. My recommendation would be to stay at stock size until you can get a lift.

As far as tires go, it seems a lot of people like the Goodyear DuraTracs. It is a hybrid of an AT and a MT. It has an agressive look with low noise. It rates really well for winter driving, and you get the load C tires for $135 each on tirecrawler.com. It was my preferred tire, but I didn't have the cash so I went with the Firestone Destination MT since I had my Firestone account.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I would like to know why you chose the 2" Daystar lift and your likes/dislikes.

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Do you have the Sport or Limited? I have a Sport with the 2" Daystar lift running 245/75/16 Destination MT on it. I have seen others try running the same size tire without a lift, and it rubbed bad at full lock. My recommendation would be to stay at stock size until you can get a lift.

As far as tires go, it seems a lot of people like the Goodyear DuraTracs. It is a hybrid of an AT and a MT. It has an agressive look with low noise. It rates really well for winter driving, and you get the load C tires for $135 each on tirecrawler.com. It was my preferred tire, but I didn't have the cash so I went with the Firestone Destination MT since I had my Firestone account.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 07:11 AM   #4
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I just installed the 2" Daystar this past weekend with Skyjacker Shocks in the back, going for an alignment Saturday and ordered TreadWright AT 245/75/16. Even without the alignment it still seems to drive as smooth as factory. You can definitely notice the difference in height though
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Unread 09-10-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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My wallet couldn't take the hit with a kit from Jeepin by Al, so I did a little research into the spacer lifts. I found out at the time that Daystar was the only kit that the dealerships sell in the parts department so that sealed the deal for me. I did it because I wanted extra clearance for when I hit the trails.

The hassle for me was having to compress the spring to get the spacer on. Initially, my friend and I tried using his spring compressor at home...and after trying in vain for 4 hours we took it to Pep Boys to do. I have a spacer and spindle lift on my Titan, and the install on that was much easier because the spacer mounted on top.

Like Elt31987 said, it still drives nice without an alignment. I actually went a long time without an alignment, and I never had an issue with it pulling. After I purchased my MT, the tire shop did the alignment for free.

FYI: You don't want to go over 3 inches with any lift. The CV joints cannot handle that much lift. Rocky Road Outfitters states on their site that they destroyed 3 axles while testing a 3.5" lift.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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How much is the 2" daystar lift? What are the approach, departure, and breakover angles after? What is tendency of rollover after? Thanks.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 01:55 PM   #7
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How much is the 2" daystar lift? What are the approach, departure, and breakover angles after? What is tendency of rollover after? Thanks.
The Daystar Lift is about 150-160 and get a pair of shocks for the back,the rear shocks will run you about 45 a piece for a decent set.

http://www.daystarweb.com/productdet...p?productID=17
http://4wheelonline.com/Products.asp...oductId=154845
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Unread 09-10-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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I got my kit from eBay:

Daystar 2" Lift Kit for 2008 Jeep Liberty:eBay Motors (item 150259050884 end time Oct-06-09 21:15:01 PDT)

If you ride your Jeep hard you may want to upgrade the upper control arms. Rocky Road Outfitters and Jeepin by Al sell the aftermarket ones that are designed to take the pressure off of the ball joints.
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Thank you all. Very good info. Still listening....
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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
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On stock KK, where does 245/75/16 rub? Would spacers or different offset wheel fix this?
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I think it would rub on the top of the fender as the tire is a lot taller than the stock. I could be wrong though
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Unread 10-12-2009, 09:14 AM   #12
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On stock KK, where does 245/75/16 rub? Would spacers or different offset wheel fix this?


My limited KK was initially running on 235/65-17 tyres.
Now I have a 2'' OME lift and 245/75-16 tyres. I had to remove the spacers I had installed, because of the rubbing.
Without spacers it doesn not rub.
So spacers make things worse...
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My limited KK was initially running on 235/65-17 tyres.
Now I have a 2'' OME lift and 245/75-16 tyres. I had to remove the spacers I had installed, because of the rubbing.
Without spacers it doesn not rub.
So spacers make things worse...
You had a Spacer lift and it made rubbing worse? What spacer lift were you running and how big was it?
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #14
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You had a Spacer lift and it made rubbing worse? What spacer lift were you running and how big was it?
Oh no, no! I was referring to ljs1 comment on wheel spacers.
I tried to put on the 1' wheel spacers which I removed from my old KJ but this proved to make things worse with rubbing (in the rear).
So I meant wheel spacers.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 11:33 AM   #15
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Oh no, no! I was referring to ljs1 comment on wheel spacers.
I tried to put on the 1' wheel spacers which I removed from my old KJ but this proved to make things worse with rubbing (in the rear).
So I meant wheel spacers.
lol o ookkk i was like NO WAY!!! thats not possible. I understand now
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