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post #1 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lift Installed

Installed the RRO 2.5" lift yesterday and new wheels and tires on today, love it. 20x9 +25 offset American Eagle alloys with 295/55/r20 Nitto Trail grapplers. Had to bend pinch welds to fit the tires, but overall it fits and runs great.


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post #2 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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Looks good!
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post #3 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 10:22 PM
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I see those picture did there job. Looks good man.
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post #4 of 20 Old 12-29-2013, 06:28 PM
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How is the ride? Your jeep looks awesome. I also have a white one.

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post #5 of 20 Old 12-30-2013, 11:57 AM
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how loud are the trail grapplers? I have the terra grapplers and they are almost as quiet as stock. They're holding up well, but I figure I have about 6 months left on them. I'm considering going with a beefier tire since the Jeep is only on the road during snow/beach trip.

Your jeep looks nasty, btw!

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post #6 of 20 Old 12-30-2013, 01:10 PM
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Looks great! Let's see some more pics!!!

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post #7 of 20 Old 12-31-2013, 12:39 PM
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That looks good. Everytime I finally decide to just level mine someone goes and makes another good looking lifted one. MCWUSHU - if you get a change PM me. We are in the same area, i'd love to see your jeep first hand. My wallet may not like it but it does look good.

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post #8 of 20 Old 12-31-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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It rides surprisingly well, handles pretty similarly to stock with a little more sway in turns. Just made a 900 mile trip up to Colorado and I don't have a single complaint except for gas mileage.

Tires are also quiet for how beefy they are. This is my first set of true mud terrains, but they sound similar to the BFG all terrains I had on my '93 Cherokee. They have so much grip, you can feel them pull slightly on heavy acceleration.

I'll post some more pictures when I get back from the Colorado trip. For now here's my grill I re-dipped using their new sprayer.

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post #9 of 20 Old 12-31-2013, 03:14 PM
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Is the gas mileage drop from the beefier tires? I want to try the plasti dip next, youtube makes it look so easy hehe.
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post #10 of 20 Old 12-31-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, the gas mileage has dropped about 4 mpg, just way heavier tires, more friction, and may have slightly higher drag coefficient from the lift but I would assume that is negligible.
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post #11 of 20 Old 01-01-2014, 07:37 AM
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with the mpg drop how did you do your math as the distance on the odometer/EVIC is an underestimate with the new OD? Off the top of my head w/o doing the real math I would guess your new OD is about 6-8% more? are those 33's?
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It rides surprisingly well, handles pretty similarly to stock with a little more sway in turns. Just made a 900 mile trip up to Colorado and I don't have a single complaint except for gas mileage.

Tires are also quiet for how beefy they are. This is my first set of true mud terrains, but they sound similar to the BFG all terrains I had on my '93 Cherokee. They have so much grip, you can feel them pull slightly on heavy acceleration.

I'll post some more pictures when I get back from the Colorado trip. For now here's my grill I re-dipped using their new sprayer.

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How easy was it to get the grill off? Need to remove the bumper?
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-07-2014, 07:30 AM
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How easy was it to get the grill off? Need to remove the bumper?
No. The grille just pops off. Just need to raise the hood. I cannot remember if there are any clips holding the top part down but if there are they just pop out. Then just take a flat head or pry bar and gently pry the grille out. The vertical, black slats are not attached to the grille so don't try to get those off.
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post #14 of 20 Old 01-08-2014, 10:43 AM
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I wonder how that set-up would look on a model with factory air suspension?
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-08-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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with the mpg drop how did you do your math as the distance on the odometer/EVIC is an underestimate with the new OD? Off the top of my head w/o doing the real math I would guess your new OD is about 6-8% more? are those 33's?
Initially, from the tire sizes I just incorporated the 8% increase in diameter throughout further calculations. I assumed this for speedometer readings as well, i.e. 70 = 75-76. After using GPS to track speed against what the dash was reading I got about 5.7% increase +- 1% given uncertainty from GPS.

From this I've gone with 6.5% increase, in both speedo readings and odometer readings.

Odo averaged about 19 mpg hwy before lift/tires, and after trip to CO it read 14.3 using my 6.5% factor (1.065) gave me 15.22 ~ 4 mpg less
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