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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Have a friend with a new Wrangler that upgraded to a bigger tire when he first purchased the car. Gave the stock Wrangler tires to me. What do I need to do to make these fit as well as re-calculating my speedo?

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You need to purchase a programmer to recalculate the spedo. To make them fit we need to know if you jeep is stock if not what mods have you done. Also I'm to lazy to look up what diameter that size is too


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Ok I looked it up it's a 32" Your going to at least need a 2" lift and if you don't wheel it maybe that will be all you need. You'll probably get minor rubbing at full turn. Ideally you'll want to do the pinch weld and wheel well mod with that size tire especially if you're going to add spacers. If you put that size tire on without the 2" lift you're going to rub a lot and have issues.


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i dont want any rubbing or to have to modify the wheel wells at all if possible. So will a 2 inch lift and 1.5 inch spacers work out?
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The wheel well mod is just heating up the plastic and pushing back your just reshaping it giving your wheel more room. The 2" mod should be enough I had almost no rubbing until I put spacers on then I started rubbing where the pinch weld is but it's an easy fix.


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Ok. Just ordered a rough country 2 inch leveling kit. This should be all i need besides some heat and a little bit of fab?
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Will this lift kit void my Jeep Factory extended warranty?
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No it won't but that don't mean some warranty companies haven't tried either. They have to prove the lift caused the damage or lead to the damage to void the repair. The dealer you take it to has a lot to do with how much of an issue it is as well. Ya the RC lift should be all you need. Put it on throw the rubber on and test it out and see where you're rubbing. Like I said I only rubbed at full lock then put spacers on and rubbed somewhere else. But I love the look and the handling with the spacers it made a big difference. I think there is a set of used spacers for sale on the Steel Armadillo's website.


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Ill just add a 2 cent comment. I went to a 255/70/17 from stock with the 2.25 rocky road lift and 1.5 inch spacers. I didnt need to do any wheel well mods.
Without the lift or spacers, the 70/75 will rub at full turns into the plastic.
Also some lifts come with shocks etc. I wont push that on you. I bought mine with the shocks, and I have read on here of those who didnt and have issues with the shocks, ( the stock ones) and needed to go back and get new shocks. just my two cents.

Im deciding on a 265/70/17 over my existing 255/70/17 right now, so i feel your plight

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1.5 inch SPACERS(spidertrak), and Rocky Road 2.5 lift and shocks. Nitto Terra Grapplers 265/70/17's (required pinch weld to be cut to reduce rubbing)
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so you are saying I will need shocks?
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