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Firestone destination a/t

I found a sweet at of Firestone destination a/t 25575R17 on JK wheels for 250$ with less than 5k miles on them. I would love them on my commander which has a 2.5 inch lift in the front and 2 inch in the rear with skyjacker shocks. My question is if anyone is running a similar setup and if so what size spacers are you using? Thanks in advance


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You'll be fine with .25" spacers in the front. Thats a friggin steal!
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Just.25 is all I'll need?


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The only real issue that you will run into is the brake caliper will contact those wheels in the front. A .25" spacer is enough to alleviate that. You can choose to go with larger spacers if you like, and many do, but larger is not necessary. Too large of a spacer (1.5" maybe) may lead to rubbing on the pinchweld, which of course can be addressed.

You could choose to grind down the caliper a touch to run no spacers if you prefer that.
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Thank you so much, I just ordered a set of .25 spacers for all four corners and hopefully by the weekend the tires will be installed.


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Ok one more question..... The JK wheels that the tires came with have a cheap spray on them that is cracking and chipping off. I power washed as much as I could off, the rest is on there pretty good. I was originally going to plastidip them but I had an idea to use bed liner instead. Will the plastidip hold up over the chipped paint or should I use the textured bed liner? I want it to look as smooth as possible. Thanks again


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Ok one more question..... The JK wheels that the tires came with have a cheap spray on them that is cracking and chipping off. I power washed as much as I could off, the rest is on there pretty good. I was originally going to plastidip them but I had an idea to use bed liner instead. Will the plastidip hold up over the chipped paint or should I use the textured bed liner? I want it to look as smooth as possible. Thanks again


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Well plastidip kind of self levels. That should be ok if you do enough light coats.

For bedliner or paint I'd be sure to scuff it first. Makes sure all the paint thats loose gets knocked off.
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Yeah I think I'll stick to the plastidip. I did my grill 6 months ago and it looks just as good today as it did the day I did it. Hopefully the weather here in Philly holds up this weekend so I can get it all done and post some pics


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So I got the wheels on today, after I plastidipped them. Tomorrow I'm going to install the shocks. Didn't have the time today to do it so tomorrow it is.
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Plasti dip works nice.. I did mine as well.. Little diirty in that shot but oh well.. Its a jeep..
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