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Unread 04-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Thinking about lifting my wk

So I have a 05 jeep wk with 4x4 and the 5.7 hemi with QDll. I have been thinking about lifting itto give it alittle more aggressive look. I was thinking about the 2" rough country lift. But I am also looking for tires. I have no idea about tires. It has stock tires and wheels. I would like to keep the wheels but go a little bigger on the tires. I just not something for a causal off roading that's all. Any suggestions? Is the rough country a good lift? Also what type wear if any this would have on the vehicle? Thanks

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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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A 265/70/17 will fit nicely
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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Not trying to hi-jack your thread but I have the same vehicle and the same questions. Would 255/75-17's fit with a 2" lift, will I need spacers?
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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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If you have stock rims you will most likely need to get spacers so that the tires do not rub the bolt.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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I've got the Rough country 2" lift with 1.5" spacers. The maximum tire size you can run is a 285/75/17. I'm putting on 265/70/17 general grabber AT2's
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Unread 10-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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dont get the rough-country lift.
Go with the OME lift, and PM Kolak on this forum and ask him for a price. He's good!
I went with the OME HD Lift and I wont go back so spacers.
265/70/17 will fit, anything bigger you will need to do a pinch weld.
This also depends on what off-set rims you are using.
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