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Old 09-24-2015, 08:46 PM
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Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

Before I moved off to college, I had a Jeep Wrangler. Loved it, but it had to be replaced with something more reasonable and safer for my parent's peace of mind. Landed on a 2013 4WD Laredo. Not my top choice, but I'm still a big fan.

Anyways, I've been itching to lift it and add bigger tires since I got it. I think I've found the look I'm gonna go for; the 2011 Mopar Off Road Concept.

So the first part of this transformation process is a lift. I've been doing some searching on the net, and I've found conflicting information as to how much of a lift I need in order to fit these 32" BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires along with the Moab rims. I know Rocky Road is about the only place that does lifts for the WK2, but I'm not sure if a complete 2.5" lift is necessary or simply leveling the front by 1.75" is sufficient. I'm trying to match my WK2 as close as possible to the concept. Any recommendations?


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Old 09-25-2015, 08:47 AM
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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

I also have a '13 4WD Laredo. That concept WK2 is pretty sweet looking. The tires aren't too big and it has a perfect stance. I'll keep a check on this thread, hopefully others chime in on how they matched this car's setup.
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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

I paused a YouTube video of the '11 concept, it looks like the tire size is 255/75/17? Sound right?
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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

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I paused a YouTube video of the '11 concept, it looks like the tire size is 255/75/17? Sound right?
Yeah, they're the 255/75/17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires. All Mopar did for this concept was copy what came standard on the Rubicon in 2011.
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The 255/75/17 size should fit with just a leveling kit.

My Cooper ST Maxx in that size fit, with just a front leveling kit, wheel spacers (1.25") and rear TJ coil spacers (.75").

I believe that is almost exactly the same setup as this concept Trailhawk, minus the additional rear inch or so lift it has.



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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

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The 255/75/17 size should fit with just a leveling kit.

My Cooper ST Maxx in that size fit, with just a front leveling kit, wheel spacers (1.25") and rear TJ coil spacers (.75").

I believe that is almost exactly the same setup as this concept Trailhawk, minus the additional rear inch or so lift it has.
Pinetar! I was hoping you'd hop on this thread. I saw some of your previous stuff on fitting 255/75/17s when I was doing my early research. Your Jeep looks SICK. I'd give anything for the '14-15 body style; and with your wheels it looks amazing.

I've got some good news though. I got into contact with some people over at Mopar and they said they would email me technical information on the mods they performed for the Off-Road Concept vehicle. Who would of guessed? Ask and you shall receive.

I'm assuming they did an expensive suspension lift though, so I'll probably end up going your route pinetar.
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I know Rocky Road is about the only place that does lifts for the WK2, but I'm not sure if a complete 2.5" lift is necessary or simply leveling the front by 1.75" is sufficient.




If you exclude Old Man Emu/ARB, Eibach and Dobinsons Spring, then yes - RRO is the only place that makes a "lift kit".



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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

Please post what Mopar e-mails you when you get it!
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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

I'll find the pic when I get home, but someone took a photo of the specs that were posted in front of the booth that year by the 2011 "Off Road Edition" concept.


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Here's the pic I was referring to...Looks like it was coil lift and not spacers.



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But I know for sure that the two most recent concepts (Trailhawk & Trail Warrior) were explained to have a basic spacer lift like RRO's and they weren't using a coil spring lift.

Honestly, I'd prefer a full coil suspension setup in the future, but the spacers are working for me for now.
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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

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PineTar, love your setup. I'd like to do the RRO leveling kit in the future.

mine is completely stock suspension, I threw on the BORA spacers a few weeks ago and on a whim went with the 1.5" and with my 265/65/18 Hankook ATM everything worked out fine with no rubbing. my tires are about a half inch wider and a half inch shorter than the aforementioned.

might not be the look you're going for as I have no lift (yet), just food for thought



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I'm considering leveling mine or just adjusting the front height by about an inch using the new ride adjustable bilstein 5100. I posted a thread inquiring about it but I don't think anyone's tried it yet.
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Re: Lifting a WK2 to match Mopar Concept

Little update. I ordered the 255/75/17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires and the RRO Lift Kit.

Before I pull the trigger on the 17" MOAB wheels, what is the minimum wheel spacer size needed for a successful fit on the WK2?
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