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post #76 of 127 Old 03-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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Yes, back to the ever-present Tire Size Question:

The first page only talks about either stock height OR tires with a lift. It doesn't give info if you have stock height and have spacers and the pinch weld mod.

Whats the largest r17 tire I can fit with no lift and with spacers and with the Pinch Weld Mod, too?



I think my answer may be the 255/70r17. Thoughts? has anyone gone larger?
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post #77 of 127 Old 03-19-2013, 09:31 PM
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Hey guys, i have a 06 wk 3.7l 2wd.
just bought some 255/75/17 for a good deal.
planning on getting RC' 2 BB kit, 1.5 spidertrax spacers and some bilstein shocks,
any one what type i need?
I've heard 4600 front and 5100 rear?
if so, were can i get the best deal?

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post #78 of 127 Old 03-25-2013, 03:14 PM
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changed a iac sensor on 05 grand cherokee/3.7= jeep rough started an would stall every try, put old one in ,ran fine??? any ideas?? jeep i learned is a california model.
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post #79 of 127 Old 04-07-2013, 06:52 AM
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Wondering if I would be rubbing with 255/70/17s on jk pintlers with the 2" RC lift. Don't want to have spacers or do the pinch weld mod. Looking at either some duratraks or Bridgestone ko a/t .

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post #80 of 127 Old 06-17-2013, 06:42 AM
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Great info here!
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post #81 of 127 Old 12-10-2013, 02:32 PM
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Has anyone run or know someone who is running 267/70/17 Mickey Thompson MTR's that have any input?
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post #82 of 127 Old 01-29-2014, 08:31 PM
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So I ran across this little gem and didnt know if anyone was using this rear tow hook??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2006-20...df4273&vxp=mtr
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post #83 of 127 Old 03-18-2014, 09:52 PM
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I've looked through this thread and well as a number of others and can't seem to find the answer. I've seen numerous WK's with JK 17" wheels. I'm running 18" stock wheels on my 2009 Overland. 17" inch wheels were an option. I've looked at the prices dealers are charging and that's way out of my budget. Can someone tell me what JK 17" wheels will fit my rig? I'm seeing a range and most seem to be 7.5 in width.. However I found a set of 5 of 17" x 8" 2011 Jeep JK Aluminum 5 Spoke Wheels that's well within my budget and was wondering if it would work on my jeep. The place is a couple hours away and I'd like to take a look. There's another place nearby selling JK RUBICON AND SAHARA WHEELS.... Figure I'll take a day trip down and take a look. Would like to know what to look for in size/years that are compatible with my model.

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post #84 of 127 Old 03-19-2014, 12:24 PM
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I've looked through this thread and well as a number of others and can't seem to find the answer. I've seen numerous WK's with JK 17" wheels. I'm running 18" stock wheels on my 2009 Overland. 17" inch wheels were an option. I've looked at the prices dealers are charging and that's way out of my budget. Can someone tell me what JK 17" wheels will fit my rig? I'm seeing a range and most seem to be 7.5 in width.. However I found a set of 5 of 17" x 8" 2011 Jeep JK Aluminum 5 Spoke Wheels that's well within my budget and was wondering if it would work on my jeep. The place is a couple hours away and I'd like to take a look. There's another place nearby selling JK RUBICON AND SAHARA WHEELS.... Figure I'll take a day trip down and take a look. Would like to know what to look for in size/years that are compatible with my model.

Thanks in advance
Hi mate, I have a second set of JK rims for my WK for off road. I had to buy 1/4" spacers to make them fit.

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post #85 of 127 Old 03-19-2014, 01:16 PM
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I've looked through this thread and well as a number of others and can't seem to find the answer. I've seen numerous WK's with JK 17" wheels. I'm running 18" stock wheels on my 2009 Overland. 17" inch wheels were an option. I've looked at the prices dealers are charging and that's way out of my budget. Can someone tell me what JK 17" wheels will fit my rig? I'm seeing a range and most seem to be 7.5 in width.. However I found a set of 5 of 17" x 8" 2011 Jeep JK Aluminum 5 Spoke Wheels that's well within my budget and was wondering if it would work on my jeep. The place is a couple hours away and I'd like to take a look. There's another place nearby selling JK RUBICON AND SAHARA WHEELS.... Figure I'll take a day trip down and take a look. Would like to know what to look for in size/years that are compatible with my model.

Thanks in advance
I think most JK take offs will work with 1/4 inch spacers up front. I went ahead and found some 1 inch spacers on amazon to go with my JK rubicon take offs and all is well. I can feel the extra width and added stability more so than I expected too!!!.

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post #86 of 127 Old 03-19-2014, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions..... Still in a planning stage but it looks like for now I'm going to stay with my 18's and get some other much needed work done and make this a later project.

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So I ran across this little gem and didnt know if anyone was using this rear tow hook??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2006-20...df4273&vxp=mtr
BoraBora has one.
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post #88 of 127 Old 03-20-2014, 10:12 PM
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Will an impact alone be able to tighten the top nut on a newly installed front struts? I have read about the easy method of widening the hole from the top in the engine bay. Is everyone clamping or holding the strut rod to prevent it from spinning as you tighten the top bolt? Thanks in advance.

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post #89 of 127 Old 03-21-2014, 05:53 AM
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Will an impact alone be able to tighten the top nut on a newly installed front struts? I have read about the easy method of widening the hole from the top in the engine bay. Is everyone clamping or holding the strut rod to prevent it from spinning as you tighten the top bolt? Thanks in advance.
I did this the cheater method and used an impact. Worked well for me. It is a bit of a gamble as to whether the center nut will just cause the post to spin - but it's worth a try before breaking down the entire front suspension.

If you had the right tools/sockets/wrenches etc to hold the nut in place while putting an impact to the post (it would be a pretty small socket) then you wouldn't have to worry about it.

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post #90 of 127 Old 07-15-2014, 09:34 PM
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Will an impact alone be able to tighten the top nut on a newly installed front struts? I have read about the easy method of widening the hole from the top in the engine bay. Is everyone clamping or holding the strut rod to prevent it from spinning as you tighten the top bolt? Thanks in advance.
The impact might work, doesn't hurt to try just don't spin the shaft too much if you think it's spinning.

Otherwise, I bought a set of the Craftsman Maxx Access ratchet and sockets just for assembling mine, and now I wonder how I got by for so long without them. You can use the maxx access on the main bolt and a deep well 1/4" socket (I think it's 10 or 12mm, set to loosen) on the shaft to hold it while you tighten the main bolt. Granted, I haven't tried this with the shock installed, but that is how I assembled mine and it was pretty easy to do and crank down all the way.
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