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Tie rods probably bent then.

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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Installed RRO 2.5" lift with rear shocks. That clevis bolt is a BEE-YOTCH. Now my tires are too small - any ideas for what can fit my stock rims with my new lift and the 1.5" wheel spacers i installed?
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Installed RRO 2.5" lift with rear shocks. That clevis bolt is a BEE-YOTCH. Now my tires are too small - any ideas for what can fit my stock rims with my new lift and the 1.5" wheel spacers i installed?
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Installed RRO 2.5" lift with rear shocks. That clevis bolt is a BEE-YOTCH. Now my tires are too small - any ideas for what can fit my stock rims with my new lift and the 1.5" wheel spacers i installed?

Are you looking for an off road, all terrain, or highway tire? That front strut can be a pain to get the angle right, if you have to tear it apart again it helps to clean and lube the strut casing and the mating surface on the clevis. Which rear shocks did you go with? New strut cartridges?
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Are you looking for an off road, all terrain, or highway tire? That front strut can be a pain to get the angle right, if you have to tear it apart again it helps to clean and lube the strut casing and the mating surface on the clevis. Which rear shocks did you go with? New strut cartridges?
Looking for A/T. I got whatever rear shocks come with the RRO kit - I'm not sure what brand they were. The existing strut cartridges were in good shape. This is my primary vehicle, so I need to maintain SOME highway driveability, but I also dont want to be slipping all over the place and getting stuck when I go hunting or to the beach.
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Looking for A/T. I got whatever rear shocks come with the RRO kit - I'm not sure what brand they were. The existing strut cartridges were in good shape. This is my primary vehicle, so I need to maintain SOME highway driveability, but I also dont want to be slipping all over the place and getting stuck when I go hunting or to the beach.

When I first did my lift I ran a 265/70/17 Cooper A/T on stocks with no spacers, they rubbed a bit at full lock. I'm currently running 255/75/17 BFG KM2's from a Rubicon and they fit perfectly w/o spacers. You could get the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's that come stock on the JK's (except the Rubis, Saharas and some base models w/16" wheels), they're a milder A/T tread design, measuring just over 32" tall and 10" wide. They'll fit your stock wheels just right and look proportionally correct with the lift. I only suggest that particular tire because they're all over Craigslist with little to no miles on the complete set of 5 (usually) for super cheap and sometimes on the Moab 5 spoke wheels that come on most JK's, which will also fit if you choose to run em. When I bought my current set on CL I had to filter through dozens of sets of the Goodyears selling for around $350, most with only a hundred miles or so. But if you want to get a different tire all together and buy new, there are only a few options in the 255/75/17 size, which I'd recommend, and there are considerably more options in the 265/70/17 size. The 265's aren't ideal for your OEM wheel width though, they'll work but you'll have a bit of an arc @ the tread patch and see some premature wearing of the centers. I know you were probably just lookin for a quick answer, but there's a lot to consider when choosing new shoes for the big girl, apologies for the novel of a response.
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When I first did my lift I ran a 265/70/17 Cooper A/T on stocks with no spacers, they rubbed a bit at full lock. I'm currently running 255/75/17 BFG KM2's from a Rubicon and they fit perfectly w/o spacers. You could get the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's that come stock on the JK's (except the Rubis, Saharas and some base models w/16" wheels), they're a milder A/T tread design, measuring just over 32" tall and 10" wide. They'll fit your stock wheels just right and look proportionally correct with the lift. I only suggest that particular tire because they're all over Craigslist with little to no miles on the complete set of 5 (usually) for super cheap and sometimes on the Moab 5 spoke wheels that come on most JK's, which will also fit if you choose to run em. When I bought my current set on CL I had to filter through dozens of sets of the Goodyears selling for around $350, most with only a hundred miles or so. But if you want to get a different tire all together and buy new, there are only a few options in the 255/75/17 size, which I'd recommend, and there are considerably more options in the 265/70/17 size. The 265's aren't ideal for your OEM wheel width though, they'll work but you'll have a bit of an arc @ the tread patch and see some premature wearing of the centers. I know you were probably just lookin for a quick answer, but there's a lot to consider when choosing new shoes for the big girl, apologies for the novel of a response.
Thanks! nah, I like details - I always wonder WHY one tire is chosen over another. The guy at the place that did my lift indicated I could throw 275/70/17 tires on there, but i guess that would just further speed wear through the center of the tires? Would the wheel spacers i put on not prevent the full-lock rubbing? I'm admittedly very new to modding, particularly suspension/tires, which read like Chinese to me.
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Thanks! nah, I like details - I always wonder WHY one tire is chosen over another. The guy at the place that did my lift indicated I could throw 275/70/17 tires on there, but i guess that would just further speed wear through the center of the tires? Would the wheel spacers i put on not prevent the full-lock rubbing? I'm admittedly very new to modding, particularly suspension/tires, which read like Chinese to me.

Yes, the 275 would exaggerate the wear even more. Metric sizing of tires is as follows: 275 (tread width in mm) 70 (sidewall height ratio as a % of width) 17 (wheel diameter). Your OEM wheels are 7.5" wide and the widest tire for optimal fit/wear is around 255, or ~10". (Even that's a touch wider than optimal, but negligible) All that said, you can physically mount much wider tires to your wheels, but you'll have the ill effects previously discussed. Your spacers will prevent the rubbing @ lock, but they'll also change the geometry of your steering components so, depending on the tire you go with, you could end up with rubs in other places but it'll likely take a fairly large tire to cause those issues. You should also keep in mind that when you go with a wider tire you'll decrease your fuel economy a bit and increase your track width which will in turn change the way your Jeep handles and rides. When I had my 265's on, my Jeep was always grabbing the ruts in the road and didn't like to track straight, granted most of the roads where I live are pretty beat up and rutted due to the freeze/thaw cycles and traffic, but since I've gone down just a bit to the 255 it's substantially better. The 265/70 is about 31.6" tall and 10.5" wide whereas the 255/75 is about 32" tall and 10" wide, see how the sizing ratio affects overall dimensions? It's up to you what you want to try and see what works for ya, I've been doing this a long time and have pretty much seen it all so I'm just trying to pass on pertinent intel so you can make an informed decision. Most of the guys here are all running different tires, wheels, and different suspension configurations so you could see how theirs look and get input on the pros and cons of the various setups, that might clear up any other questions you may have too.
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