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post #1 of 11 Old 03-25-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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New Jeep Owner - need lift, tire, wheels recommendations

Hey everyone! I'm so excited. Just got my 2010 Liberty and I'm ready to lift her and do some mods to her. Could someone tell me about these things I've picked out for her:
1. 3" Pro Comp front and back suspension Lift Kit
2. Dick Cepeck Radial F-C II tires: LT285/75R16s
3. Pro Comp Wheels - Series 7032 Flat Black

Should I worry about the tires rubbing? Also, the guy I asked to do a lift for me suggested 245-75R/16s...I'd rather go bigger.

And I've been reading up on lift kits and I worry because I don't know what comes in this guy's kit.

Thoughts? I need help.

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-25-2013, 10:20 AM
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I don't think that lift is going to fit. Very limited selections on lifts for the KK. http://jeepinbyal.com/ Check that out.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-25-2013, 11:18 AM
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Tires will rub and you'll need to regear. Stick with 245/75s or if you want wider, 255/70.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-25-2013, 01:51 PM
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You will need a chainsaw and 4+" of lift to ever get those tires to fit lol. The largest we have available, JBA 4", gets rub with 265/75-16s.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-25-2013, 04:01 PM
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Hey everyone! I'm so excited. Just got my 2010 Liberty and I'm ready to lift her and do some mods to her. Could someone tell me about these things I've picked out for her:
1. 3" Pro Comp front and back suspension Lift Kit
2. Dick Cepeck Radial F-C II tires: LT285/75R16s
3. Pro Comp Wheels - Series 7032 Flat Black

Should I worry about the tires rubbing? Also, the guy I asked to do a lift for me suggested 245-75R/16s...I'd rather go bigger.

And I've been reading up on lift kits and I worry because I don't know what comes in this guy's kit.

Thoughts? I need help.
Need to completely start over on your search
Lots of great info on here regarding lifts from 700 dollars on up into 2500-3000 and stick with 245-75-16s works great and little power loss anything more and then regear, more lift, more money and on and on

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post #6 of 11 Old 03-25-2013, 04:03 PM
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Where are you seeing a pro comp lift for the kk?
I think they had something for the kj but it was a spacer lift.
Look into getting a good quality spring lift with upgraded shocks. Old man emu or Jeepinbyal.
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-27-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick replies everyone! I went to an off road shop and was told the same thing as what Bmxer524 wrote ("You will need a chainsaw and 4+" of lift to ever get those tires to fit lol.") I've decided to stick with the recommended tire. He talked me into the BFGs at 30". And said that I shouldn't have any rub. Oh and AtTheHelm and Gageraid he told me that it wasn't a Pro Comp kit it was actually going to end up being a SkyJacker suspension kit. He's told me that I won't have to worry about the upper control arms with the SkyJacker lift. Does that sound right?

Thanks!
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-27-2013, 09:07 AM
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Stay away from the Skyjacker lift kits
spring rate is same as stock and will sag way quicker than any other lift out there except for Rustys
He only is pushing it due to $$$$$$$ not what you want or need

There are much better tires out there as well than the BFGs , you're just buying the name

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post #9 of 11 Old 03-27-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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tommudd, Ugh, I should've consulted the "family" before agreeing to the lift. I've already signed for the parts to be ordered and for the lift work to be done.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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Unsign
hate to see you buy something that is not going to last in the long run
Oh well you can swap it out in a year

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post #11 of 11 Old 04-01-2013, 01:52 PM
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3. Pro Comp Wheels - Series 7032 Flat Black
Here's the wheels you are looking at with 245/75/r16's
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