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Unread Yesterday, 07:23 PM   #1
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Need to know what size tires to get

I just recently bought a 2" Daystar Lift. I have the stock tires on there which are 235/45/R16(I think). I have read in a few places that 245/75/R16 os the max you can fit. i have also read that people were putting 255/70/R16 and 265/75/R16. any help would be great. and when you did your lift did you have to change out your shocks?

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Unread Yesterday, 07:43 PM   #2
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245/75/R16 is as big as you can go with a 2 inch lift, and it might rub as the spacer lift eventually causes your springs to sag. The people who run 265/75/R16 should have a 4 inch lift or else they had 3 inches and had to do some cutting and pounding of the pinch welds to make room. They also have lost a lot of power and gas mileage unless they regeared their differentials to 4.10 as well.

You will still need longer rear shocks with the Daystar. Once you get those, you are not too far away from what an OME full spring lift would have cost. The OME lift will ride so much better and last so much longer. The Daystar (or any spacer lift) will destroy your stock springs and shocks within a year and you'll sag back down to close to stock height after a while, and have a poor ride quality (both on road and off) the whole time. Consider returning the Daystar and getting OME.
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where can i find that OEM lift? and if i google "OEM Lift for Jeep Liberty" it will come up?
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Unread Yesterday, 07:51 PM   #4
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The OME stands for 'Old Man Emu', which is an Australian company. Jeepin' By Al carries OME:
http://jeepinbyal.com/liberty-2008-2...ft-kit-kk.html
The advertised lift says 1.5 inches to comply with Australian lift laws, but in practice, people get 2.5 inches of lift from this kit.
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do you know how long for those rear shocks?
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Unread Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #6
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I don't know off the top of my head, but here is a good thread about lifting KK's that probably has the answer. It's 3 pages, but worth the read because it compares different kinds of lifts and options but also has specific info like links and part numbers.
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=88&t=79401
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Unread Yesterday, 08:33 PM   #7
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Isn't 265/70r16 another option that is equivalent to 245/75r16 without having to regear?
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Isn't 265/70r16 another option that is equivalent to 245/75r16 without having to regear?
265-70-16 and 245-75-16s are about the same height overall
Just the 265-70-16s are wider
OP mentioned 265-75-16s which are 32 inch tall tires and require 4 inches of lift and at least 4.10s
Even with 245-75-16 / 265-70-16s people are regearing to keep some of the same overall gas mileage and power

Also to the OP if you haven't installed it, return the Daystar and or any spacer style lift, you'll be so much happier with a full coil springs replacement lift
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