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2" Lift with Rubi take off tires

Hi everyone. I am failry new here and have been reading alot of posts. I can't seem to find exactly what I am looking for though.

I want to do a 2" lift on my wife's limited using jk rubi take off tires & the factory chrome wheels (she likes the chrome). This will see only road time and nothing offroad. It may be used to haul my tj on the trailer from time to time but thats it. Can this be done with just the lift and tires? I would rather not do wheel spacers if I don't have to.
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Hi everyone. I am failry new here and have been reading alot of posts. I can't seem to find exactly what I am looking for though.

I want to do a 2" lift on my wife's limited using jk rubi take off tires & the factory chrome wheels (she likes the chrome). This will see only road time and nothing offroad. It may be used to haul my tj on the trailer from time to time but thats it. Can this be done with just the lift and tires? I would rather not do wheel spacers if I don't have to.
You will defiantely need wheel spacers to fit the stock rubi tires. They wont clear the ball joint bolt without them. Also you will have to bend over the pinch weld and either cut or trim the rear portion of the front inner fender well plastic.




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Check out my garage, I have the 2.25 RR lift, Rubi wheels & Tires and 1.5" spacers. I think this is almost a perfect setup.





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Check out my garage, I have the 2.25 RR lift, Rubi wheels & Tires and 1.5" spacers. I think this is almost a perfect setup.

You had to trim to make that fit correct?




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You had to trim to make that fit correct?
Yes, I did have to trim the inner wheel well.



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do the jk rubi wheels and the stock limited wheels have the same backspacing?
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From what I hear, the back spacing of the rubi wheels are very close to that of our stock back spacing. However to run the rubi wheels you need wheel spacers. They have a lip on the inside of the wheel that wont clear our brake calipers.




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have you actually measured the wheels?

i have both sets. the wheels are identical as far as back spacing and lips. i measured both and they are the same. you won't need to do anything.
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have you actually measured the wheels?

i have both sets. the wheels are identical as far as back spacing and lips. i measured both and they are the same. you won't need to do anything.
I have not personally measured the rubicon wheels, I was just going off what other members said who have them. They stated that they tried to put the rubicon wheels on the Commander without spacers and the inside lip of the wheel wouldnt clear the brake caliper. Have you personally mounted a rubicon wheel on your XK without spacers? If so id like to see pictures.

Also I specifically remember you posting something in the past about the back spacing of the rubicon wheel and the back spacing wasnt 6.5 inches. Correct me if im wrong.




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Post # 3 of your own thread states that the back spacing of the Rubicon wheel is 5.75 inches. The stock Commander wheel supposedly has 6.5 inches of back spacing. So which one is it?

Im going to measure the back spacing of our stock wheels today to make sure they really are 6.5 inches


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