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Old 04-28-2015, 10:46 AM
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Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

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Having a hard time finding this information in the search

I want to run the infamous setup of Pro Comp 7036 18x9, 0 offset, 5 backspacing on 275/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs

I have a Laredo without QL - can I do this without a lift or leveling kit? I am willing to accept a little rubbing at full turn

Thank you in advance

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Old 04-28-2015, 12:31 PM
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

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Guys

Having a hard time finding this information in the search

I want to run the infamous setup of Pro Comp 7036 18x9, 0 offset, 5 backspacing on 275/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs

I have a Laredo without QL - can I do this without a lift or leveling kit? I am willing to accept a little rubbing at full turn

Thank you in advance
My money is on it rubbing quite a bit. If you go off road at all, I'd say get the level or lift and don't stress the clearance. It's worth the investment IMO.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:48 PM
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

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My money is on it rubbing quite a bit. If you go off road at all, I'd say get the level or lift and don't stress the clearance. It's worth the investment IMO.
Hmm. I appreciate the input. Wonder if I could get away with it simply by staying on pavement until the lift
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

yes you can
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

its very close and i havent driven in all situations but they cleared on my car with an 18x8 +50 ( stock for me was 18x8 +56 ) at full lock both directions while parked.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:34 PM
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I am running 275/65R18 GY Duratracs on 189 +18 wheels and I have alot of rubbing (so much so that the fasteners on my fender lining wore off from the tire rubbing them and now the back side of the front fender liner has curled ub and rubs too). Mine is a Summit with QL. Personally if I had to do it again I would slightly smaller on the tires.
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

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its very close and i havent driven in all situations but they cleared on my car with an 18x8 +50 ( stock for me was 18x8 +56 ) at full lock both directions while parked.
The 0 offset he is planning to run makes a big difference. He will certainly rub.
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

Hey guys , thanks a bunch for the feedback. I have done a bit of research between this board and "the other forum" and determined that it would be stupid to do this setup without a lift.

My current decision is...

A) Eibach All Terrain 2" Lift (shocks + springs) ... and maybe RRO upper control arms... I am able to get really good pricing on the Eibach kit through a friend

B) RRO 2.5" Lift....and RRO upper control arms... now this kit appears to be a huge pain in the ass to install up front - there aren't very clear step by step installation guides available on the forums. One forum user indicated that they dropped out their entire front axle to get this installed.

I can only see between the 2 forums only maybe 2 or 3 individuals have gone with Eibach

I feel like either kit is going to need those RRO control arms to run these tires and properly align the vehicle afterwards. RRO estentially stated the OEM control arms is a "when" not "if" situation as to when they will fail anyway.
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

2012 with RRO 2.5" lift, 1" BORA wheel spacers, 285/65R18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, KMC 18x9 30 offset. I had extreme rubbing before the lift, with just the leveling kit. I have my RRO leveling kit for sale if you're interested.

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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

That looks good , nice but I don't think the leveling kit is going to be sufficient for what I'm trying to achieve
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

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2012 with RRO 2.5" lift, 1" BORA wheel spacers, 285/65R18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, KMC 18x9 30 offset. I had extreme rubbing before the lift, with just the leveling kit.
Did you have spacers on when you tried them with just the level kit ?
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Re: Can I do it without a lift? 275-65-18

ATCNastyNate,
Do you still have the leveling kit for sale? I'm interested.
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