I'm a fan of the daystar lift for the reliability aspect of it since you're not actually increasing the range of suspension angles you encounter with it. But no, if you install the whole kit, it doesn't level out the XK. I installed the Daystar kit up front and left the rear stock and ended up level within 1/8". 20" from ground to wheel well at all four corners. Because your front end, like mine, is almost 2" shy of the rear, you really can't safely lift the rear much while also leveling the front, as much over 2" lift in the front starts getting you into problems with other components. The daystar front components plus the .75" setting on the bilsteins would get you closer to level but you'd probably retain a bit of the factory rake.
With this setup, I'm running 245/75R17, which is a 31.5" tire, and with just the tiniest sliver of a rub before wheel spacers, and after 1.5" spacers and slight modification to the splash guards up front, still next to no rub. The 265/70R17 is a 31.6" tire, so we're close and you would be fine if you chose not to lift the rear and opt for the level.
Be careful with those spring compressors if you're doing this all in your garage! I'd also suggest replacing your sway bar bushings while you're in there since it's a common failure point. I've replaced mine twice now in the last 15k miles for clunking. I'm switching back to Mopar rubber for the next set since the clunk just returned so, food for thought.
This is a great forum with plenty of helpful and competent people, but the XK isn't a super popular mod-heavy platform, so we don't have quite the traffic. A lot of times you'll get more/faster response on the jeepforum in the wk/xk section since it's a bigger forum and that section covers the Grand as well. I use both but prefer this place for the more thorough coverage of the XK specifically.
2007 Red Rock Crystal Pearl Overland
- 2" Daystar lift - 245/75/17 Revo 2s - 1.5" Spidertrax Spacers -
Last edited by Schlotzky; 11-13-2015 at 08:05 AM.