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Re: Jeep grand cherokee rubicon

I actually have the Evo 4" plush ride coils with my rock crawler kit on the JK. My JK is heavy and the triple rate coils that came with the RK kit were riding on the heavy/overload side and it rode terribly. It rides much better now. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1419866117.146212.jpg


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Yeah not the double throw down shit. That shit clickity clak down the street becuz of there bypasses.

Was talkn more like just there cool setup. Basically there bolt on setup.
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Yeah not the double throw down shit. That shit clickity clak down the street becuz of there bypasses.

Was talkn more like just there cool setup. Basically there bolt on setup.
Haha, you know what I'm talking about.

If you guys are interested I have an upcoming coilover JK build on 40's with the Teraflex Action Truck body on it. Should be fun!

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To the OP, sorry for the quick OT posts. Your WK2 looks sweet with the Rubi wheels on it. If I didn't have the HD brakes on my Limited, I would go down to 17's and run the same exact setup.
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That's the first of have seen of the action truck body. Pretty cool idea.


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So as I understand it the V-8 and Ecodiesel that have the larger front brakes will not work with the 17" wheel...

So my question is does Jeep make an 18" Rubicon wheel?
Sort of, the Sahara rims are 18", same back spacing as the 17" Rubi wheels..
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Re: Jeep grand cherokee rubicon

I have a 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (V6 w/ QL). I'm looking to install 2015 Hard Rock Rubicon Wheels (255/75R17 BFG MTs). Has anyone had any issues with rubbing or needing spacers since the previous posts? As far as I know, these wheels are the same size as the 2014 Rubicon wheels. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
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I just wanted to mention that I just picked up my 2012 Jeep GC Laredo from the mechanic. I had the RRO front leveling kit installed. I also had the Rubicon wheels installed with General Grabber AT2 Studdable 265/70R17 115S OWL tires. No spacers, no rubbing, no problems (although the tires are a bit noisy)!

My mechanic said that the installation of the RRO spacers was a royal pain in the ass on the driver's side, and not too bad on the passenger's side. I only got to look at the results tonight in the dark, but from what I can tell the Jeep looks pretty bad ass now. I will get some pictures posted up soon.

I just wanted to thank you guys for doing the research and leg work to make it possible for me to be able to get this done to my Jeep. Next step is to get an alignment done, which is absolutely necessary with these modifications.
I actually traded in my GC a few weeks ago. It's for sale (I'm not affiliated), and you can see the pics of it that I never posted, LOL:

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Great post, inspired me to do the same on mine. Ended up paying $900 for a set of 5 with less than 100 miles on them. They fit on an MY14 Laredo E 4x4 without the leveling kit. I used my stock TPMS and lug-nuts. Did some urban off roading and zero issues with clearance. Just put on the RRO leveling kit (a real pain in the ass on the 4x4 model) to add a little extra clearance on the front bumper.
How are you finding the noise at speed?
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How are you finding the noise at speed?
Noise at all speeds is definitely more than stock. I have a set of Blizzak winter tires and am always amazed at how much quieter the Jeep gets when I switch. I also notice about 1-2mpg increase due to the weight (and rolling resistance I'm sure). I've put about 25k on the mud tires, and they've held up remarkably well, though after last weekend in Moab, they are near the end of their useful life, and have gotten much louder (missing lug chunks, etc.).

I also have a Yakima rack I use intermittently. I'd say the howling from the rack is worse than the tires, and when I remove it, the Jeep seems much quieter on the highway (though the same around town).
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Noise at all speeds is definitely more than stock. I have a set of Blizzak winter tires and am always amazed at how much quieter the Jeep gets when I switch. I also notice about 1-2mpg increase due to the weight (and rolling resistance I'm sure). I've put about 25k on the mud tires, and they've held up remarkably well, though after last weekend in Moab, they are near the end of their useful life, and have gotten much louder (missing lug chunks, etc.).

I also have a Yakima rack I use intermittently. I'd say the howling from the rack is worse than the tires, and when I remove it, the Jeep seems much quieter on the highway (though the same around town).
Good to know... How are they in the snow and only 25k miles on them? Did you do a lot of offroading which cut the life short a lot? Just wondering bc that would be a possible deal breaker if I have to switch them out in 23k miles.
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Good to know... How are they in the snow and only 25k miles on them? Did you do a lot of offroading which cut the life short a lot? Just wondering bc that would be a possible deal breaker if I have to switch them out in 23k miles.
Plenty of offroading which did cut the life, however the WK2 is heavy, and mud tires never last as long as street tires (they are usually a softer compound, etc.). I had just under 40k on my JKU stock MTRs when I sold them. They were still at a legal depth, as are my current tires, but I only ever expect 25-30k from a mud tire.

To your other question about rub at lock without the lift, I don't remember much if any on level surfaces, but offroad it definitely rubbed when flexed near the ends of steering lock.
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