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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Huge tires going on this weekend 2.25" lift

I was planning on putting 35" tires on my ride, I backed off just a little when I found Nitto makes a nice AT in a size that would fit nice, well kinda. 285/75 R17 comes out to what the say is 33.8x. Not going to clear the ball joint with the factory rims so I ordered a set of proComps to fit the off spacing. Tonight I am going to pull it in the shop after it cools down, 90 some Deg outside. I removed the plastic wheel wells and fender flairs so far, next I have to cut a cheese wedge out of the back part of the wheel well as the tire will hit this when turned and a bump is hit. Lucky part is I thought the sheet mettle you see is the same you step on in the cab. It's not, there is a unframe that runs along the side of the jeep up to this point and will be Reinforced with steel after I cut the cheese wedge out. The piece of mettle with the AC and heater lines connect to has an air gap between it and the floor boards. here are some pics and more when it is done and the 34"s are on this weekend.

The pic tire compare is a cherokee with 35"s and if you are wondering, yes that is a SRT8 Grand Cherokee in the back.
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2006 jeep Commander Limited 5.7 Hemi QDII
2.25 rocky road lift
magnaflow exhaust stainless cat back
DiabloSport Predator
all Amsoil
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34.8" tires 285/75 R17 on Pro Comps ( 2.5" cut off the front frame)
35W low beam HIDs 5k dirt, 6k snow
55W high beam HID 6k<----stupid bright
This thing sees a lot of off road

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Very ambitious project, take lots of pictures of your body modifications if you can.





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This seems like the way to go....good luck. I have a write up bookmarked that encourages me to do that( my inspiration photo). I'm still too scared... as 49-er Fan stated pictures please!
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What are your plans for the rear?? You really cant just take the flares off like you did on the front because the front portion of the rear flare is part of the door. Well I mean you could take it off but have you seen what it looks like underneith???? Not to pretty. Plus you would be losing one of the door seals. I have already came up with a plan to fix that issue though.




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Looks like you are on your way. I would guess this is not your daily driver XK since from the one picture I can see another XK and a WK. Do you live on a Jeep dealer lot?LOL

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Looks like you are on your way. I would guess this is not your daily driver XK since from the one picture I can see another XK and a WK. Do you live on a Jeep dealer lot?LOL
That XK on the left in that picture is his XK. The other vehicle on the right with the KM2's is a Cherokee and the vehicle in the back is a SRT 8 Grand Cherokee.




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That XK on the left in that picture is his XK. The other vehicle on the right with the KM2's is a Cherokee and the vehicle in the back is a SRT 8 Grand Cherokee.
ohhhhhhh now I see, I didn't catch that part of the original post.

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ohhhhhhh now I see, I didn't catch that part of the original post.
I thought the same thing as you did until I looked closer at the picture!




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ok, the cutting is done, a lot of clearance was gained. I had to remove the plastic trim that ran along the sides. After the cutting was done it would have stuck out about 7 inches. I am going to wait to weld in a mettle plate and structeral support til after the rims get here tomorrow and some testing can be done. I don't want to have to gring off the welds if just a litle more is needed, thought I doupt it. It looks good. As for the rear, pretty much, if it rubs or hits the flairs, they have to come off. I know, it's pretty ugle under the flair in the back. I hope the massive tires will take people eye's of that until I finish the fiberglass flairs lol. To answer that, I am make replica flairs of the stock commander. I just can't or wont do the bolt look with crome caps just way to hard to do, but the style will be about the same. It will be a few weeks without flairs thought and to answer your question, this is my daily driver. Cosmetics is no reason to not drive it

here are some pics, warning they are not prety till the welding is done. if you have a weak stomach you might not want to see this
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2006 jeep Commander Limited 5.7 Hemi QDII
2.25 rocky road lift
magnaflow exhaust stainless cat back
DiabloSport Predator
all Amsoil
In box k&N
34.8" tires 285/75 R17 on Pro Comps ( 2.5" cut off the front frame)
35W low beam HIDs 5k dirt, 6k snow
55W high beam HID 6k<----stupid bright
This thing sees a lot of off road

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My 265/70R17's rub a little in back when its flexed out so Im sure those tires you have are going to rub really bad during normal driving. My vote is the rear flares must come off!!! Go big or go home....


BTW those are some nice looking wheels!!




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