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RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

First post on the forum so I figured I'd give you guys a look at what I've been working on.

Here's my 2012 WK2 with a Rocky Road 2.5" lift and 32.8" Duratracs. Had some rubbing on the felt, which I've since trimmed, but also rubbing on what I believe is a joint in two body pieces when turning past about 50 percent. Any input on how to deal with this would be great.








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Old 08-13-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

Very nice! So nice to see a lifted WK2. Makes me want one. Now just paint those wheels black
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

Thanks! I'm waiting till I have the funds to black out the wheels, front grille, and rear tailgate all at the same time, hopefully won't be too long...
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Thats nice. I had same problem on my sport track I just sawed it back like cut at an angle too left to bottom right on drivers side and reversed in passenger side and u can file it down or hammer it a little
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

How is the power pull difference, and what do you think of the ride compared to stock? Looks awesome!
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

Thanks Jeremy, I was just concerned about weakening something. I'll have to give that a shot tomorrow.

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I have a K&N High Flow Intake under the hood as well, the power hasn't really changed much in my opinion, maybe a little difference in idle/low speeds. As far as ride, definitely feels stiffer after the lift especially in the rear, I've been looking into Bilsteins so if I end up with them I'll post a before/after review.
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Looks great, thats what the trailhawk should look like. I really like how those rims looks with your almost 33' tires! I have the same rims but I hate the way they look with the stock baby tires. Any chance you might be able to take a couple pictures of your WK2 next to a stock height one.
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I ordered the rro lift also for my wk1 and while waiting on the shocks I just called and canceled them and ordered the bilsteins looks like they might be here today or tomorrow
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

very nice!
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

Thanks guys, I'll see if I can get a pic next to a non lifted wk2 soon. Ordered mopar transfer case and front axel skids today and installed rocky road fuel tank skids last night.
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What did you use for wheel spacers?
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Re: RR 2.5" Lift and 285/70R17 Duratracs

I ended up getting 1.5in spacers through Rocky Road but from the sounds of it they just have them shipped from another supplier. They're non-hub centric but I haven't had any issues yet at any speed.
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