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New Lift/tires/shocks/struts/wheels

Just got my 2” rough country lift installed. I bought a set of rubicon rims with tires to replace the corroded OEM’s that we’re on it when I bought it. Also I replaced the front struts with Monroe quick struts and the rear shocks with Monroe load leveling shocks. This is my everyday driver so I didn’t feel the need to go with OME or Bilsteins as I previously discussed about doing. This thing will see zero off roading. So with all new suspension parts I gained 3.5” in the front and 2” in the back to get it level. Super happy with it.
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Looks much better whatd you pay for the suspension if you don't mind me asking.
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So the Rough country lift was $160
The Monroe quick struts were $132/ea
The Monroe rear shocks were $100
I didn’t have to replace the insulators for the coils because they were still in good shape. I do still have to replace the sway bar link and bushings but that’s cheap and easy. I did pay someone to install it all because I didn’t have the time for it so that was another couple hundred bucks. Drives straight and smooth now too, gonna get an alignment next week just to be safe though.
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Not bad at all the front looks so much better I hate the drag car angle our jeeps have lol
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That is the exact set-up that I have recently purchased, Glad to know it looks good. I have not yet bought my new tires and rims yet though, what size tires did you go with? Thanks
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So the tires are 245/75/R17. Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor’s they are the tires that came with the rubicon rims. They are actually not as knobby as the M/T’s which is nice for me cause this car stays on surface steeets.
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Could 265/65/17 work on a 2” list and stock commander rims?
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I don’t think you’ll have a problem with height at all but they will be a little wider, so may have to check on some spacers or making room in the wheel well, I believe it’s called pinching. May want to check the wheel/tire section on this forum, I’m sure the answer is somewhere on this site.
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I don’t think you’ll have a problem with height at all but they will be a little wider, so may have to check on some spacers or making room in the wheel well, I believe it’s called pinching. May want to check the wheel/tire section on this forum, I’m sure the answer is somewhere on this site.
Yeah I’ll be rocking some 1.5” spacers
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I have 265/70/17 tires with 1.5" wheel spacers and have some slight rubbing when backing up. I did not have the rubbing until I added the spacers. I plan on doing the pinch weld modification sometime soon.
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