post #16 of Old 09-13-2011, 08:22 AM
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I have had my Rough County for a couple months now and love it. Kit itself was only $150, so if you install it yourself its a very cheap lift. Install will probably be around $300 unless you know someone. Im currently looking for some 245/75/17 tires which will make it the perfect height for me!
I have the same wheels. Will 245/75/17 tires fit better than 265/70/17? I don't want to use spacers or modify wheelwell if possible.


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post #17 of Old 09-13-2011, 08:45 AM
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Nice jeeps yall! Im jealous for sure. If i go through with lifting mine i sadly will need to save up some more money for bigger tires. Im running 245's right now. Any loss of mpg with the lifts?
I mean, I really haven't lost any mpg. I've always gotten 15-16 city and 17-18 highway. So no change for me.

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post #18 of Old 09-13-2011, 10:08 AM
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You wont experience any loss in MPG from a lift alone. A lift + tires will cause a loss in MPG. How much depends on your tire size and how agressive you drive.

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I have the same wheels. Will 245/75/17 tires fit better than 265/70/17? I don't want to use spacers or modify wheelwell if possible.

Interested in hearing an answer to this question. I'm in the same boat about to get a RC 2.25" spacer lift and am wondering what size tires will fit without using spacers or modifying anything.
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post #20 of Old 09-14-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thats good news. I cant afford to lose any mpg's. Its bad enough because of Lexington traffic.
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post #21 of Old 09-19-2011, 05:42 PM
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The stock shocks good with the RC BB? The Overland I just picked up will strickly be a mall crawler, so I'm thinking they may be alright for now.

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Im not sure how well the 245/75/17 fits on a 2 in lift there are not to many people doing that size on 2 in lifts. Not sure if it will rub on the frame without spacers? When im ready to buy im gonna test fit wrangler duratracs in both 245/70/17 and 245/75/17, ill let you know what i learn.
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post #23 of Old 09-20-2011, 02:12 PM
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Im not sure how well the 245/75/17 fits on a 2 in lift there are not to many people doing that size on 2 in lifts. Not sure if it will rub on the frame without spacers? When im ready to buy im gonna test fit wrangler duratracs in both 245/70/17 and 245/75/17, ill let you know what i learn.
For those that have a 2" lift, is it possible to run a 255/75/17 with stock wheels without using wheel spacers? If not what size spacers are required for it to fit
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The stock shocks good with the RC BB? The Overland I just picked up will strickly be a mall crawler, so I'm thinking they may be alright for now.

The stock shocks are fine if they have life left in them. The nice thing about the RC lift is that you don't have to break down the coil and strut to install it. No strut compressor required. So if you're not replacing the struts the install is much easier. Slightly longer shocks in the rear are nice for added travel but not necessary at all.

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For those that have a 2" lift, is it possible to run a 255/75/17 with stock wheels without using wheel spacers? If not what size spacers are required for it to fit
That's gonna be a tight fit. I had 265/70's on the stock rims with no spacers and they just fit. Had to take a hammer to the inner wheel well to eliminate the rub but that was all. Althought the 255 is about an inch narrower it's also about .5" taller. It may be a wash. I would definately reccomend a test fit. The fit will likely vary with the tire make and model, as specs are not uniform from one tire to the next.

If you look through the wheel and tire sticky you may find someone with the set-up you want and can contact them directly with ??
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post #25 of Old 09-22-2011, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update. I went to the 4x4/truck store here in Lexington today. I ordered the Rough Country 2" lift. Parts cost me $150 and they are going to charge me $125 for instillation, which i thought was reasonable. Im getting it installed next week so I'll post my thoughts once I get it put on and drive it around for a while
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post #26 of Old 09-22-2011, 02:07 PM
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Just an update. I went to the 4x4/truck store here in Lexington today. I ordered the Rough Country 2" lift. Parts cost me $150 and they are going to charge me $125 for instillation, which i thought was reasonable. Im getting it installed next week so I'll post my thoughts once I get it put on and drive it around for a while
Did you confirm that they were going to do an alignment for you when they're done? I've had suspension work done before and when I asked them what the hell, I was told "we don't do that here". Now it's a default question for me.
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^ that. Alignment will run you another $100. And you're gonna need it.
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Rubbing Issues on 08 WK 265/70/17 w/2" lift

Hi Guys - I just put a RC 2" lift on my 08 Wk. I'm running wranglers 265/70/17 A/T's and having some rubbing issues on the sway bar and back wheelwell @ almost full lock turn. Looking to solve the problem with different backspacing rims if possible. Does anyone know which brand/backspacing for 17" 5x5 has worked for them??
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Hi Guys - I just put a RC 2" lift on my 08 Wk. I'm running wranglers 265/70/17 A/T's and having some rubbing issues on the sway bar and back wheelwell @ almost full lock turn. Looking to solve the problem with different backspacing rims if possible. Does anyone know which brand/backspacing for 17" 5x5 has worked for them??
Yah, I had the same problem but when I tried wheel spacers I then got rubbing on the pinch weld. Didn't want to do the pinch weld mod.

Ended up just folding over the sharp edge of the steel at the bottom edge of the lower inside fender with a hammer and living with a wee bit of rub at full lock.

I think in my case I could cure it with a 1/2" wheel spacer. Maybe look into it next time I change tires.

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What kind of shocks and struts do you need for the 2in lift??
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