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Unread 02-02-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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XK lift question

hey guys, thank you in advance for taking the time. I recently had a friend lift his JK rubi. He has a set of the 17in rubi wheels and 80% tread life on the BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires, size 255/75/17. my question is how much lift am I looking at needing for my 06 commander to get these under it? I see several spacer style kits anywhere from 1" to 3" heights. Keep in mind this is strictly mall crawl, looks only. He owes me some cash so this is an easy way to settle up, but I don't want to alter my XK too much or get to deep into pocket on a lift. I have a cut up 1 ton YJ that is my trail beater. Any thoughts/ideas please comment. I am totally lost on commander tech.
thanks, Russ Drennan

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Unread 02-02-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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hey guys, thank you in advance for taking the time. I recently had a friend lift his JK rubi. He has a set of the 17in rubi wheels and 80% tread life on the BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires, size 255/75/17. my question is how much lift am I looking at needing for my 06 commander to get these under it? I see several spacer style kits anywhere from 1" to 3" heights. Keep in mind this is strictly mall crawl, looks only. He owes me some cash so this is an easy way to settle up, but I don't want to alter my XK too much or get to deep into pocket on a lift. I have a cut up 1 ton YJ that is my trail beater. Any thoughts/ideas please comment. I am totally lost on commander tech.
thanks, Russ Drennan
You can either trim THE bolt and run stock. MAJOR RUB. Or you can go with a Rough Country lift for about $150 and get some spacers. Or you could go all the way with an OME 3in lift for about $800. I'm going with the Rough Country lift but the OME is definitely best way to go hands down
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Unread 02-02-2016, 09:04 PM   #3
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I did the 255/75r17 from jeep rubi. I purchased lift and wheel spacers for less than 300. I also purchased new rear shocks to keep the factory stance. Not sure if this applies to all jeeps on this platform, but my jeep set higher in the front. The shocks cost less than 90 on amazon. monroe 58643. Hope this helps
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Unread 02-04-2016, 08:19 PM   #4
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thank you

the pic above is exactly what im looking to do. do you guys think I will be able to get away with just doing the 3inch spacer lift? it is under 200 and seems to be a weekend driveway install.
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HP Dana 44(4.88/lockright)
HP Ford 9(4.88/spool)
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front susp: SOA(buggy/reversal)
rear susp: 4 link, quarter elliptic
Ramsey 9k, full cage, fuel cell
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Unread 02-05-2016, 10:42 AM   #5
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A typical spacer lift should suffice just fine. I imagine you'll need to do the pinch weld also (search pinch weld mod). Wheel spacers will also be needed to allow the tires to clear the upper ball joint. 1" is enough. The more spacer, the less clearance against the pinch weld.
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Unread 02-06-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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If you add wheel spacers it gives the jeep a wider stance and you don't have to worry about grinding down the caliper or cutting the control arm bolt. As you can see by the pic... that's the setup I went with. Lift,spacers, and new rear shocks
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