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Unread 12-01-2009, 03:21 PM   #16
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Hopefully my following question doesnt become my following dilema lol....

palaz... did you have a lift on with the 1" wheel spacer's on?


i have the 2.5" skyjacker spacers and i picked up a set of wheels. The rear wheels already have an offset bringing the wheel out 1.25 inches.

I was planning on adding spacers ontop of that...is this possible???
as it is 2.5" above stock......


i love that bad @$$ wide jeep look lol

I have 2" spacers for the front and 1.25" spacers for the rear (making the rear offset 2.5")

Any help would be greatttt

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Unread 12-01-2009, 11:10 PM   #17
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Hopefully my following question doesnt become my following dilema lol....

palaz... did you have a lift on with the 1" wheel spacer's on?
Yes I had a 1,5' lift.
However it depends on the tyre size. If you stay close to the stock size there shuld not be any problem. If you go higher like mine 245/75-16 (30,5') then the wheel spacers tend to create more wheel rubbing.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 05:47 AM   #18
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Hmmm is it possible that the extra inch of lift I have might allow for both the spacers and the tires? I'm goin w the 245/75-16's eitherway so I guess we will just see if these wheel spacers are now a set of paperweigHts for me lol. Any other info is more then welcome... Thanks fellas
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Unread 12-02-2009, 05:52 AM   #19
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Also, was your rubbing only in the rear? Also what would be the tire size between stock and 245/75/16? Thanks
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:37 AM   #20
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Also, was your rubbing only in the rear? Also what would be the tire size between stock and 245/75/16? Thanks
My original tyres were 235/65-17 (i.e 29').
Then I got a set of 235/70-17 (i.e. 30')
Then I got another set of 245/75-16 (i.e. 30,5')

Of the above only the original ones did not rub with the 1' wheel spacers.
The other two were rubbing (only at the rear) and after removing the spacers there is zero rubbing.

All this with 1,5' suspension lift.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 08:30 AM   #21
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Gotcha... Welll my problem is the rims I have already have an offset that will bring it out 1.25" in the rear so essentially I'm locked into having stock sized tires

Do you think the rubbing could be resolved by removing some of the wheel well lining or something? I haven't got a chance to look at the wheel well as I'm not at my car. I just realllly wanna have big tires and be lifted with spacers on. Its all I want lol

Thanks for your help
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Unread 12-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #22
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Daystar - Driven by Design

This thread seemed like a good place to post this question... (04' KJ - Stock)

Id like to get a more expensive lift (Frankenlift or Old Man Emu) but my wallet said no... I'm not usually on serious offroad trails, more like 4 wheelin on the beach and on some trails... will this Daystar do the trick or is it junk? I've wasted money before on Junk, not looking to do again!
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Unread 01-11-2010, 08:14 AM   #23
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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.
How did wheel spacers make it rub in the rear? I can't see it.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 08:55 AM   #24
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How did wheel spacers make it rub in the rear? I can't see it.

Ok, have alook at the following picture, especially the one at the right.




Now imagine this situation with an additional 1' spacer.
Is it clear what I mean now? The upper part of the tire is rubbing against the fender flare.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 09:02 AM   #25
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I currently have the 1" spacers with 245/75/16 and 2.5" lift all installed. And although I experience rubbing at the max compression I never have issues in daily driving... Looks great tho and if I wanna do somE bad *** off roading I can just take em off...
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Unread 01-11-2010, 09:05 AM   #26
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I currently have the 1" spacers with 245/75/16 and 2.5" lift all installed. And although I experience rubbing at the max compression I never have issues in daily driving... Looks great tho and if I wanna do somE bad *** off roading I can just take em off...

This is correct. You will never notice anything in normal driving.
And even at full flex, the rubbing is minor.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 09:16 AM   #27
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Ill be uploading pics of my beast shortly...I'm finally done modding it (for a little while) lol...
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Unread 01-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #28
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So let me tell you what minor mods I have done in order to avoid shredding my bumpers (rear one already torn)

In front I installed a tailor-made, 6mm thick, Alu skid plate, which also replaces the decorative nikel piece, as it folds around the bottom part of the bumper. It is certainly understood that the little black spoiler has been removed already long time ago.




In the rear, like I said, I had already torn my bumper in a very steep climb I attemted. I decided not to fix it but rather keep until it falls apart by itself. So I decided to remove a small part at the bottom which seems to act as an anchor every time I deal with a steep slope. Needless to say that the metal traverse part under the bumber has been removed too...




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Unread 01-11-2010, 09:55 AM   #29
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Ooooh I see. Thank you for clarifying.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #30
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Daystar - Driven by Design

This thread seemed like a good place to post this question... (04' KJ - Stock)

Id like to get a more expensive lift (Frankenlift or Old Man Emu) but my wallet said no... I'm not usually on serious offroad trails, more like 4 wheelin on the beach and on some trails... will this Daystar do the trick or is it junk? I've wasted money before on Junk, not looking to do again!
Depends on what you want
if its a good ride, better handling easier to control on all surfaces then you need to do a full spring lift. With an 04 you have to have over 30-35,000 miles and with that the springs have already sagged causing a worse ride and handling. A spacer lift will only make the springs sag faster . Save up the money over a couple of months and do it right one time. Have heard of way too many people who think they can do it cheap and then 3 months later redoing their lift with a full spring. With your 04 as well even if you did go Daystar you would need to replace the front and rear shocks and also install bumpstops. With the price of the above you're only 150/175 less than a full spring kit
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