Lift pics and spec thread

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by HoosierJeeper, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. JAC.KJ.2005

    JAC.KJ.2005 New Member

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    Thanks again Tom and HJ for the problem solve. The front height leveled out nicely after loosening and retorquing with full weight on the ground.
    Now sitting at 21” in the front & 21.25” in the rear.
     
  2. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Cool, that's exactly what I'm at. It's a good height, you get about 2" more than new which gives you good clearance to keep up with even higher KJs off road but yet you don't have the vibration issues that comes from higher ones. I've been just fine running the stock trilink.
     
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    Hi,
    Took your advice order the ome 927/948 combo.
    Anything else I need or should do when replacing ?
     
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    Aceofspades Full Access Member

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    I replaced everything I removed ex end links bushings isolators strut tops brakes tie rod ends clevis bushing etc...
    a good shake down , pry bar test and visual inspection will confirm what else you should consider replacing
     
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    suspension install done,
    love the look and feel of new setup...
    Now, time for new tires
    Should I go 245/70-16 or 245/75-16 ?

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  6. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No loss of power and mileage 245-70-16s
    Some loss of power and mileage 245-75-16s

    At what height are you now ? from middle of the wheel to bottom of the flare
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Personally, I'd go 245/75/16. I think that size goes with the lift and the downsides are minimal.
     
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    Will measure in morning....
    Love the 245/75-16 look
    Think it would rub ?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Until you provide exact amount of lift .....???
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    If you're at 21" or above in the hub to fender measurement, you'd be ok. Might have to trim the air dam (not sure how an 02 differs from an 05 in that area) but the pinchweld shouldn't rub nor should anything else really.
     
  11. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    And here we have installed 245-75-16s with 2.5 inches of lift and have pinch weld and bumper issues.
    Depends on what tires you are running as well, brand and what tread pattern
    I bend over all pinch welds due to being too close for me on most at 2.5 inches and above .
    10 minute job and worth it to make sure no issues.
    While 245-75-16s may not make much difference to some, you can really tell the difference in mileage and power between one with out a regear and one with.
    I'll continue to provide that advice
     
  12. silbersurfer

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    Hi all...

    measured the distance this morning.
    Tommudd, might just take your advice and go 245/70-16

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  13. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    That's about the height I'm at, the 245/75s work. But 245/70 won't look that bad really, still better than stock.
     
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    I have 03 renagade thinking of getting the rustys 2.5 lift kit is it good kit
     
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    Maybe just the photo, but that tape measure doesn't look like it's at the center of the wheel.

     
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    More like 18 1/2” rather than about 20 1/2” it looks like..
     
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    That's what I was thinking unless those are 18" or 20" rims. They sure look like factory 16's though.
     
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    I thought most guys added an extra 1.5 in when they measured :D
     
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    Only 1.5"... :happy175: