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2005JGC 09-15-2011 01:39 AM

Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
So here she sits after about 4 hours of install time then a quick alignment... then add 30 minutes with a grinding wheel in my driveway and viola.


I didnt want to deal with wheel spacers... I am not peticularly afraid of them, I just prefered not having them, I like everything being housed in the well and not sticking out. I have seen a WK in the shop with 245's on moabs (winter setup?) and noted the front wheels had little nicks on all the spokes in the same place, where the wheel contacts the caliper. Considering the minimal nicks in each spoke and looking over the caliper assembly well I came to the conclution that the contact point on the caliper was not a major structural component to the calipers function and used an angle grinder to bring the caliper bracket in some (NOTE: NOT removed, still very much so intact.) Set them up, ran a lug nut in till it was snug and inspected for any further rubbing... when I was satisfied with the results I knocked the upper ball joint stud off with the grinder and finished installing the rear wheels. Result, 32" tire in my wheel wells, NO rubbing (with no pinchweld mod) at full lock left or right. I didnt try any flexed manuvering but parking lot manuvers are free of rubbing. The tires are right at flush with the side of the jeep (as mentioned, my preferance).

Wow is all I can say, I am not peticularly fond of lifts that stick spacers in the strut assembly but I was interested in a slightly tighter ride as I feel the WK ride is too soft. Drives great, just the right stiffness, not a 2500 heavy duty ride but no floaty caddy ride either.

MOAR PICTARS!


Yes, I do see my decaying flesh colored garage door... They (it, one is done) are in process of being replaced.

Prior to the JK wheel setup.



A slightly older before shot.


Just in time for hunting coming up!

Megatron 09-16-2011 08:55 AM

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

Jelly_Bean 09-16-2011 10:15 AM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
Really like the look of the meaty tires. Well Done! Now go get it dirty! :)

JeepCoop 09-16-2011 10:56 AM

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

06DubyaK 09-17-2011 01:12 AM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
Nice! Love moabs on the WKs

2005JGC 09-17-2011 05:29 PM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
A coworker bought a wrangler this week and wants to get it out this weekend. I am pretty busy but when I told a couple other coworkers they were down to bring their rigs out and get dirty. It will be sweet if it works out but I am not holding my breath that I will be able to make it. I am itching to go get it dirty!

Thanks for the compliments guys! I love it!

Jelly_Bean 09-22-2011 11:50 AM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
I'm curious to see if you get any rubbing off road with the size of the tires. Of course I really hope you don't, just want to see if the wheel well can handle them at full flex
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2005JGC 09-24-2011 03:40 PM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
Ill let you know, hopefully sooner rather than later! ;)

paroxysym 09-24-2011 06:59 PM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
i run the same set up, minus the BFGs... i dont know what it is i think the daystar isnt a true 2". if you look at a WK lifted with a RC lift and 255s compared to one with a daystar 2" and 255s, the RC looks bigger.

either way, clean jeep and like the white with the moabs.

jeepingib 09-27-2011 09:03 PM

Re: Daystar lift, 255 75 17 BFG's on JK Moab's
 
I'm glad someone else finally had the balls to grind on their calipers. I did it back in 09 and people told me I was crazy and going to die in a fire. Well, it's been two years and I haven't had a single issue. This summer I did an OME lift and changed out my worn out Rubicon BFG tires for some new 255/80R17 BFG MT KM2's. They also fit without a spacer, but are pretty darn close to the ball joint bolt.

2005JGC 09-28-2011 02:55 AM

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

Originally Posted by paroxysym (Post 489666)
i run the same set up, minus the BFGs... i dont know what it is i think the daystar isnt a true 2". if you look at a WK lifted with a RC lift and 255s compared to one with a daystar 2" and 255s, the RC looks bigger.

either way, clean jeep and like the white with the moabs.

Yeah, I think on the rear I was just shy of 2" like 1.3-1.5" I cannot remember (I have photos on my phone ill look at later and update with actual info), the front was a solid 2 inches. Which is great as, unlike many I am not a fan of the rake. It leveled it out nicely!


also, Jeepingib I agree... I think a person would be MUCH more likely to die in a fiery death due to a failed wheel spacer than doing this... most of what is taken off of the caliper is just casting imperfections.

turbotilly 10-23-2011 10:49 AM

Is there a lot of stock off the caliper that you have to remove? I have a set a Rubicon wheels also and I want to do the same thing. Not a fan of spacers


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