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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

I can't wait to get started on a WK! Lets hope this summer brings enough cash to upgrade.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:00 PM
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The latest pic of my WK!

Gregums...So do you have any rubbing? Did you have to do any additional modifications to make this set up work?

It looks sweet, by the way.

So to Gregums or anyone with a 2" ....On my new acquisition I was told that my back 245's have less tread than my front, by 4/32, they have cupping all around, and my tread is at the treadwear indicator on the rears. I am anxious to get this corrected.

My plan is to install a 2" Rough Country lift with the largest tires possible (255/70/17?) with out rubbing, modification to the pinch weld or the bolt, and honestly no spacers. I have read this entire thread and everyone has different set ups, some have rub some don't. Its quite confusing for a newbie. Is there a difference (other than price) between the Rough Country and Rocky Road?

I am really diggin' the Destination AT's but also considering the Toyo Open Country's Bridgestone Revo 2's...and don't shoot me but the Falken Rocky Mountain's.

Any new advice? Pics? Thanks Everyone.
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Gregums...So do you have any rubbing? Did you have to do any additional modifications to make this set up work?

It looks sweet, by the way.

So to Gregums or anyone with a 2" ....On my new acquisition I was told that my back 245's have less tread than my front, by 4/32, they have cupping all around, and my tread is at the treadwear indicator on the rears. I am anxious to get this corrected.

My plan is to install a 2" Rough Country lift with the largest tires possible (255/70/17?) with out rubbing, modification to the pinch weld or the bolt, and honestly no spacers. I have read this entire thread and everyone has different set ups, some have rub some don't. Its quite confusing for a newbie. Is there a difference (other than price) between the Rough Country and Rocky Road?

I am really diggin' the Destination AT's but also considering the Toyo Open Country's Bridgestone Revo 2's...and don't shoot me but the Falken Rocky Mountain's.

Any new advice? Pics? Thanks Everyone.
Thanks maing! I do have slight rubbing when making a fully locked u turn but that's all. All I did was the RC 2" lift, bilsteins shocks n struts and an alignment. No running when romping which is nice. I chose the RC cuz it's metal! I think the RR is polyurothane? I'd def get the wheel spacers. Spidertrax 1.5 or perfecto. It rides better, looks better and most of all, handles better! Havent had to pinch or weld anything either. Hope this helps

I def recommend the destination ats. Haven't gotten stuck and they have some sweet grippage! I love them. I'm running 255/70/17 which is perfect. Some run 265 but I went w the 255s
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Can you see it? Lol.

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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

is it just me or are those stock reflectors totally awesome?! every time i see them light up on my Jeep... i think to myself, thats a nice touch Jeep, nice work!
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They are kinda cool when I think about it

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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

so hey, y'all. i'm new here and looking forward to playing with my 05WK Hemi. i test drove the 3.7, Rocky Mountain Ed, 4.7 LTD and the 5.7 Hemi. Before buying my WK about three weeks ago, I had been driving two vehicles: 99 Audi A6 2.8 Quattro for about seven years and a 1990 GMC Jimmy S15 Gypsy 4.3 for a few. Both vehicles were at 197k miles. Time to stop paying insurance on two vehicles and find something that both performed like and provided the features and comforts that I was used to and wanted...

the WK has everything I was looking for in those areas so since i didn't neeeed a vehicle, i took my time and watched the internets for a new one to come on market. i had only driven the 3.7's and 4.7s at this time, but saw this silver one with a lift and rock rails and started thinking even more...

hmm...


ohh...


ahh...


so i test drove it and REALLY liked the lift but it felt used and heavily at that... someone had already enjoyed her. the alignment was off, tires were uneven, steering wheel was off center when bearing straight forward, there was a pop in the middle of the steering at center. something told me to hold off, keep looking and get my own to do what I will with IT. I had driven some 08's that were much tighter and in better shape that told me i was doing the right thing...

so i found my WK and (hesitantly but very happily) traded in my two old friends for a new one that i plan on (at this time) putting on a 2" OME lift with larger tires on the stock 17" rims. poke and prod if you will... please tell me if i'm going to to wrong and I'll listen. I need to keep it as a city commuter but do some moderate mountain trails. wish me fun if not luck





already tested her out at Loch Lomond last weekend. don't get me wrong now - stock, she did well and as a newb, i felt confident but now I know I want the slight lift and rockrails like on the one i didn't get. should be a good learning experience. this forum indicates to me that it will be lots of fun.
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Welcome to the forum, and sweet rig! You will be happy with the 5.7l... You made a good decision! Its ALWAYS cheaper to buy someone elses abused toy with a bunch of goodies on it, but its much more rewarding to have your baby and make it your own.

btw hopefully your first drive in a 3.7 had you not looking at any more... *climbs into flame suit*... Nothing like V8 fuel economy and I4 power LOL
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

nothing against those 6's. its a great engine and probably the smart way to go... but the fuel economy difference appeared so minimal that it seemed like a no-brainer. yes, there is noticeable reduction through the city but the performance outside the city is worth it. the jimmy was reliable (could fix it with gum and paperclips and urinate in the tank if you ran out of gas) but pretty gutless going up the mountain. the audi had that get up and get around in any condition and the bells and whistles i've become accustomed to, but after i took it over Boreas Pass last year, i knew i was pushing it. at that point, i started doing research on this model and was looking (initially) at v6's due to "fuel economy". once i drove the hemi on this model though... that was it for me. decision made.

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Welcome to the forum and you are making some good choices thus far. The OME kit is a good one and the black 5.7 is sweet. I like my 3.7 but I def wouldn't mind that extra 2 L and plus the v6 don't always sound as sexy as the v8 :-D . But like I said welcome and you will find everything you want and more on this site... I'm gonna go ahead and be the first to suggest it buuut you know you want to blackout that new hemi

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