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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of running....

Daystar 2" lift with stock wheels and 265/70/17's....spydertrax 1.25" spacers I'm thinking of buying from a member here.

Should be good with that 1.25 spacer correct?

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Hey Jeepratt,

I ran this very setup for around a year and was all around unimpressed. The daystar kit fails to level the front end out, resulting in increased fender flare rubbing with just 265's, I had to run it with no fender flares or bumper unless it would rub on the flare right about where the pinch weld is. Not only this, but it is a poly spacer that is more likely to fail then just a metal spacer such as the RC kit.

Just for some proof, after adding the OME HD 2" lift struts/springs and an additional 1/4" spacer, I gained 3" of lift in the front over my daystar kit. This makes me wonder if I was even getting any lift at all out of that setup. After comparing shots of my jeep with the daystar setup, and other members who had gone with the rough country lift, I would always feel as if the daystar kit was quite inadequate. Hell it took me running the XK with no bumper for anyone to even notice that there was a lift.

The reason I had to go with this kit is because I had 4wheelparts install it and that was the only kit they offered and they ensured me that it was a metal spacer, which I found out is untrue.

All in all, you will be fine with that tire and lift setup, but you will be MUCH happier in the long run if you just get an RC or RR lift, take it from someone who had to have this inadequate lift for awhile.

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Just my .02 but I'd stay away from the daystar lift. Spend the extra few $$ and get the Rough Country. I do however like the idea of 1.25 spacers. Ran the same ones for years before I upgraded to new wheels with the proper Back spacing




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Thanks guys, looks like I'll go with a RC or RR lift, 1.25" spacers, and 265/70/17 tires with stock wheels plasti dipped!

My only concern is, as mentioned, lift in the front/not being level. Looked at a black Commander recently with a RC 2.25 lift and it was bulldogged up in the front maybe 2 inches over the rear. Called RC about it and they said if the lift was installed correctly it should be level. This particular Jeep was running 1.25" spacers and 255/75/17's.

I guess I could run 255/75/15's as it did look good; but the 255/75/15's won't be as wide and will be slightly taller than the 265/70/17's correct??
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Thanks guys, looks like I'll go with a RC or RR lift, 1.25" spacers, and 265/70/17 tires with stock wheels plasti dipped!

My only concern is, as mentioned, lift in the front/not being level. Looked at a black Commander recently with a RC 2.25 lift and it was bulldogged up in the front maybe 2 inches over the rear. Called RC about it and they said if the lift was installed correctly it should be level. This particular Jeep was running 1.25" spacers and 255/75/17's.

I guess I could run 255/75/15's as it did look good; but the 255/75/15's won't be as wide and will be slightly taller than the 265/70/17's correct??



Yes, 255/75s are 10 mm narrower and diameter is about 0.5 inches taller. Which is not much in either dimension. I ran 255/75s with a 2 inch lift for about 4 years and just recently went with 265/70s. Either is good.

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