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Unread 10-02-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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starting my 2008 WK build

hey guys,

so i finally purchased my own Jeep WK!

a 2008 3.7L, i love it to death. but now it is time to transform it. i have been browsing this site a long long time, and i must say that some of you guys have done an amazing job with your builds!

i have decided on a priority list if you will, with all of the mods i would like to make. lift, wheels, engine mods etc. the one thing i have not been able to get a definitive answer on is the tire size i should use with my build..... so that is where i am asking for help!

after a lot of research, i have decided to go with an OME MD 2" lift, and at this point in time (based on what i have been hearing) a set of 17x8 wheels. I would like to use a trail grappler tire, due to the nature of what i would be using the jeep for.

in all of your expertise, what would be the largest tire size i would be able to fit given the lift and wheel sizes, without any rubbing or having to preform further mods?

any help with this is greatly appreciated!!

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Unread 10-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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285/70/R17! I have Duratracs in this size and have plenty of clearance over them. With the pinchweld mod I have zero rubbing. Be careful though, look into tire weights. Trail grapplers are heavy suckers in 285 size. My Duratracs are 55 pounds each and I have plenty of power with my 3.7. I definitely would not run the 85 pound Trail Grappler with my V6.
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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thanks bora, i figured the tire weights would all be different, i guess i didnt realize they would be that big of a difference! thanks for the info i will definitely look into it
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Hey no problem man. Also good to see another northern Virginian on here lifting their WK
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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should be fine with 31s
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The WK mods: SC flashpaq 3870, flow master super 40, 3.5" X Factor leveling kit, 33" M/T baja claws, 17" pro comp wheels, one 12 inch subwoofer, rugged ridge tailight gaurds, rola rack with 18" extension
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Unread 10-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Great to see another 3.7 getting started! Good luck
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Unread 10-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #7
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Great to see another 3.7 getting started! Good luck
Thanks! the lift came in today, still deciding on the tires i want to go with!
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Unread 10-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Hey no problem man. Also good to see another northern Virginian on here lifting their WK
without your wheel spacers would your tires rub?
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Unread 10-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Yeah, but that's because I'm using stock JK wheels. If you want to avoid wheel spacers buy new wheels with proper backspacing.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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Yeah, but that's because I'm using stock JK wheels. If you want to avoid wheel spacers buy new wheels with proper backspacing.
any idea how much backspacing i would need without the wheel spacers? the wheels i am looking to order have 4.89 backspacing, think there would be any rubbing with that?

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Unread 10-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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any idea how much backspacing i would need without the wheel spacers? the wheels i am looking to order have 4.89 backspacing, think there would be any rubbing with that?
I have 33s with 4.5" back spacing and I only run in reverse. I have the 3.5" xfactor leveling lift. And I rub when I go on trails. I didn't put tires on that's how I bought it
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #12
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My new baby after driving her off the lot.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #13
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Window tints were an immediate must.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #14
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Just installed my OME MD lift Monday, along with the JBA UCAs. (Boss thinks i was sick, so shhhh) also had the tires/wheels installed by a friend of mine.

The wheels were a gift from my gf, i think they turned out pretty slick. Don't worry, she is prepared for the beating they may (or may not) take.

Next up this weekend i will be doing the needed pinch weld mod, i will try and get some better looking pics for you guys when thats complete. I am hoping to christen the new parts this weekend since all the snow has melted and it is nice and sloppy outside!
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Unread 12-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
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Looks good
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The WK mods: SC flashpaq 3870, flow master super 40, 3.5" X Factor leveling kit, 33" M/T baja claws, 17" pro comp wheels, one 12 inch subwoofer, rugged ridge tailight gaurds, rola rack with 18" extension
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