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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Lift / Tire Combo

I recently purchased a 4x4 2006 limited with the Hemi V8 and the wheels, tires etc are all stock. With 30,000mi on the vehicle I am in immediate need for new tires and am looking to beef up the rig while I am at it. I mostly drive in the city but am an avid Fly Fisherman/Outdoorsman so need the truck to be get me back into the thick of things.

Here's the deal, I don't want to spend the money on new wheels and don't feel comfortable dealing with spacers etc (bad past experience).

Can someone (A) recommend a solid 2-2.25" lift and (B) the size of the largest BF Goodrich ATs that will fit on the stock rims with that lift? (or another recommended tire)

I appologize if this has already been covered numerous times as I am new to the site (and to jeeps for that matter) and looking for some solid advise. Any help is much appreciated and I look forward to participating in this forum more often.
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2.25 Rocky road spacer lift, be sure to get the new metal spacers and 265-70-17 tires. However you might need spidertrax spacers to clear the tires.

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I would prolly suggest the rocky road 2.25 or the rough country 2in lift, But as far as tires go if u dnt wanna run spacers the the biggest BFG A/T ive seen on this lift is 245/75/r17 these should run fine with no wheel spacers and no need in any trimming of the wheel well.
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2.25 Rocky road spacer lift, be sure to get the new metal spacers and 265-70-17 tires. However you might need spidertrax spacers to clear the tires.
What do you mean by "the new metal spacers"? I beleive rocky road only has two options to choose from... (1) A standard spacer lift or (2) the lift with shocks as recommended on their website.
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I think you will find many different opinions on here.


I took my stock 2010 XK and lifted it with the Rough Country 2 inch lift and traded the stock 245/65/17 Goodyear Forteras for 245/75/17 Silent Armors. They fit perfectly on the OEM wheels with no spacers and no rubbing.

After an alignment and speedometer recalibration, the truck is now 3 inches higher than stock and handles great. Oh, it looks great too. Plenty of ground clearance and on-street drivability.

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I have the 2" Rough Country lift with 255 75 r17s. That is as big as you can go as far as tire height. I think you might be able to go just a bit wider but I think I have gone as far as I can with 2" of lift. I have 1/4" before I rub. Here's a pic. I posed it next to a stock one.
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I have the 2" Rough Country lift with 255 75 r17s. That is as big as you can go as far as tire height. I think you might be able to go just a bit wider but I think I have gone as far as I can with 2" of lift. I have 1/4" before I rub. Here's a pic. I posed it next to a stock one.
He said he didn't want to use wheel spacers, which are required to run your 255/75/17's. The tire sizes he can run without using spacers are:

245/65R17 (Stock Tire Size)
245/70R17
245/75R17
255/65R17
255/70R17
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What do you mean by "the new metal spacers"? I beleive rocky road only has two options to choose from... (1) A standard spacer lift or (2) the lift with shocks as recommended on their website.
That lift originally came with poly rear spacers. Later they changed them to metal because several of us had problems with the poly spacers breaking down. As long as you order them from the manufacturer you should be fine and get the metal ones.

Old style poly spacers:



New style metal spacers:


2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.
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