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Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's

You shave off approx 1mm of material, and as mentioned alot of what is removed is just casting imperfections. For the sake of full disclosure it is NOT just a quick buzz to knock down the high spots you do level off the full face of the bracket but pretty simple and straighforward...

I think I may have mentioned this already but all I did was buzzed it down some, threw the wheel up and ran a lugnut down and spun the wheel, if it contacted I pulled it off and buzzed some more. The drivers wheel (first one I did) took about 7 trys as I was trying to leave as much meat as possible. once I kinda knew what needed to come off the passanger side took like 2 tries.

One thing to consider, I am needing to remove a bit more material to make room for some paint on the caliper (at least bracket). Whatever the caliper is coated with for rust prevention is obviously gone after you knock it down and currently I have some ugly surface rust going on.
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Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's

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You shave off approx 1mm of material, and as mentioned alot of what is removed is just casting imperfections. For the sake of full disclosure it is NOT just a quick buzz to knock down the high spots you do level off the full face of the bracket but pretty simple and straighforward...
I did this with my last SUV (non-Jeep). I bought a set of aftermarket wheels that didn't quite fit, so I had to have the hubs bored out slightly at a machine shop. After that, I owned the wheels. When I went to mount the new wheels, they contacted the calipers.

I used an angle grinder, and ground a fair amount off the calipers. One of the guys at the machine shop suggested grinding it down, then placing a couple strips of masking tape on the caliper, mount the wheel and rotating it. If any contact is made, it will make a mark in the masking tape, and you know where you need to grind.

My calipers had ridges along the top, which is what I ground off. I probably took close to half an inch off them, so the were essentially smooth. Ran it like that for 40,000 miles or so without any problems.
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Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's

I did want to note that having got it off road now I did have a couple rub points on the front end, I have noticed quick turns with the wheel at lock I would get a rub that appears to be the frame rail towards the rear of the well (i have a bare spot on both sides. I did also rub slightly on the pinchweld while I had it out wheeling, not enough to care personally, its a smooth surface that rarely rubs, if it was chewing up the tire or making parking lot manuvers annoying I would start caring.
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