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post #1 of 17 Old 05-17-2013, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension and wheels

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As far as suspension goes, Eibach or H&R is the way I am going to go. Both give a moderate drop for street handling. OEM shocks are being replaced with the Rancho RS9000 XL with dampening adjustment. I am looking to go staggered with wheels if possible. 20 x 8.5 40+ for the fronts, 20 x 10 40+ for the rears. I used the wheel offset calculator online to determine if they would fit. It seems they will. Overall goal is to not have poke beyond fenders, but tight and tucked. Your thoughts on this approach? If no go for the staggered fitment, should I stick with the 20 x 8.5 for the rears with maybe a 20+ or 30+ offset instead?


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post #2 of 17 Old 05-17-2013, 01:46 PM
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I'm very interested to see how this setup looks on your Jeep. Don't get me wrong coming from my lowered Chrysler 300C to the Jeep Liberty Sport now I wanna drive over everything but I will always love the ride of a lowered vehicle.
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post #3 of 17 Old 05-17-2013, 01:55 PM
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Just a word of advice. If you're going with 2 different size tires, just don't plan on using 4wd anymore.
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post #4 of 17 Old 05-17-2013, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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What would the outcome be if you had two different width tires? I see BMW X5's with the staggered setups right out of the factory, they have 4 wheel drive. All wheel drive more appropriately.
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post #5 of 17 Old 05-17-2013, 02:37 PM
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Just a word of advice. If you're going with 2 different size tires, just don't plan on using 4wd anymore.
Tire width isn't going to affect 4x4, its more that the overall tire diameter needs to be the same
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As long as the tires are the exact same size, you'll be ok. But if it's off by even a little you start creating binding in the driveline. BMWs, etc get away with it because they aren't true part-time 4wds. In our Jeeps when you go into 4high or 4low you lock the front and rear diffs together creating a 50/50 power split that doesn't allow for slippage(no clutches), the others are awd and generally aren't true 50/50 splits and allow for slip.
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-03-2013, 12:38 PM
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I have my Libby lowered. It looks great and it different from others. I'm running 20x9s with 275/45/20 and I'm getting a bit of rub. I have eibach springs. This summer I'm putting a lift on her due to the fact ill be working on a ranch. Of you haven't purchased your springs yet I'd consider selling mine once I get set up sorted.

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post #8 of 17 Old 06-04-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a Nitro with 20" x 10" rear wheels on stock suspension. Its going to be sick with my drop.
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post #9 of 17 Old 06-04-2013, 05:39 PM
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I have my Libby lowered. It looks great and it different from others. I'm running 20x9s with 275/45/20 and I'm getting a bit of rub. I have eibach springs. This summer I'm putting a lift on her due to the fact ill be working on a ranch. Of you haven't purchased your springs yet I'd consider selling mine once I get set up sorted.
Hmmm will it look better dropped or lifted?
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-04-2013, 07:53 PM
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well since being "sick" is bad for a human I guess "sick" when talking about a Jeep being lowered is bad as well

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It will look contagious : )
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-06-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just found the wheels I want. I can achieve the tucked look with a 10 inch wife rear with the available offset. Same with an 8.5 inch front
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-24-2013, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I wish. They only come 20. I really like the look of 22, because it fills the wells perfectly. Still debating
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