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Looks good. Did you replace the studs in the struts with longer ones? I have the same lift as you and I'm only catching about half of the threads on the back nuts. Wish I would have known ahead of time, but too much work to change them out now.
Hey Runkel, cheers! No I didn’t, I replaced the whole strut mount but just with stock. Weirdly I pretty much got through the full thread on all of them.

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Man I keep seeing your pics everywhere and it's making me extremely jealous. Definitely going to take some inspiration from your build.
Haha, I know what you mean having perved on here and the Facebook group for about a year and a half!! So many cool mods you can do, and I’m only half way through what I want to do! Watch this space!

What you done already/ got planned?

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You may want to consider removing your RRO spacer up front; these XKs don't handle that much lift well. 22.5" is what most people feel is the limit if you don't want to end up destroying half shafts and steering racks.

I had mine at 23" up front for a few thousand miles and while it was nice being that tall, I destroyed a few aftermarket half shafts and my steering rack is incredibly loose now.
Hmm, I certainly didn’t mean to go as high as that based on where others had got to with the same lift! I’m hoping it settles a little so will see how it plays out over the next few weeks. Any idea how long it takes to settle?

If I could get some more weight on the front I would to drop it down a bit but fully steel bumpers in the UK are not a goer really.

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Looks great! love the aggressive tires and light mods
Thanks dude! Already thinking I should have gone bigger with the tires! Always something else you can do!

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Hmm, I certainly didnít mean to go as high as that based on where others had got to with the same lift! Iím hoping it settles a little so will see how it plays out over the next few weeks. Any idea how long it takes to settle?

If I could get some more weight on the front I would to drop it down a bit but fully steel bumpers in the UK are not a goer really.
It shouldn't take too long to settle; I'd say an alignment and another 50 miles or so should give you a good idea of where it'll rest. Regardless, I don't think it'll settle enough to level you out again, but I can see maybe 1" of settling, especially if you put in new spring seats.

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Looks Awesome!! Love the way yours it looks with those aggressive tires. Just installed the RC 2 in lift in my 08, now I just need new wheels and tires.
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Looks Awesome!! Love the way yours it looks with those aggressive tires. Just installed the RC 2 in lift in my 08, now I just need new wheels and tires.
Thanks man, yeah really loving the look, it took forever for me to get there, but I did! Need to get new wheels, what wheels tires you thinking of?

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265/70/17 Falken Wildpeak M/T all-terrain mud, Then a good looking wheel with proper off set. I do not want to use spacers just me.
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265/70/17 Falken Wildpeak M/T all-terrain mud, Then a good looking wheel with proper off set. I do not want to use spacers just me.
I happen to agree with you; I know a lot of guys run wheel spacers and I know there are people here that have run them for several years, with no issues.

Now that being said, wheel spacers are always going to be the Achilles heel of your lifted XK, if you're running them. That's just a fact.

I have never run wheel spacers with any of my lifts (even though I contemplated it at one point) but I didn't ultimately, because of what I've stated above; As long as you conduct your due diligence and research to find the proper rims, with the right offset and backspacing, you should never need to run wheel spacers.

If you choose to run wheel spacers because you like the look/stance they give you, that's another story - but I still wouldn't recommend it for the reasons I've previously stated.


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What you done already/ got planned?
The cars having a huge service, rust clean / treatment, new double din radio, 2" lift kit. That's all so far.
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