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Hey guys, it has been a while since I’ve been on here but I can finally post my lifted Jeep!!! Thanks to all who have contributed and helped out on this forum

The long Long wait is over!! am so happy with the results, OME HD with RRO 3/8 spacer, 1.25” wheel spacers, Yokohama Geolander G003 265/70r17s, JBAs, new LCAs, rear diff master bearing overhaul, Billet catch can, steel armadillo hood pod mounts, air con line protector and front bumper shackle mounts with 3/4 inch rings and Full Dip (plasti dip equivalent) anthracite candy pearl the front grill.

Still need to fix the slight camber issue by reaming out the LCA slots (annoyed I didn’t do it when the LCAs were off) and a couple more mods on the way. MPG down but have my Diablosport Intune 3 to install to fix that and shift points (I hope)!

One thing i didn’t expect was my hub to fender front measurement jumped from sub 19” to 23 1/4” on the right and 23 left, the rear is only 21”. I added the RRO 3/8 spacer in theory to level out the lift but obviously hasn’t worked out like that! I know the suspension needs to settle but not sure it’s going to settle that much, I might have to add the rear spacers I bought! I thought maybe it would lift to 22” but hey, maybe means I can swap out the 265s for 285s!!


Hope y’all like her!!
 

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Hey guys, it has been a while since I’ve been on here but I can finally post my lifted Jeep!!! Thanks to all who have contributed and helped out on this forum

The long Long wait is over!! am so happy with the results, OME HD with RRO 3/8 spacer, 1.25” wheel spacers, Yokohama Geolander G003 265/70r17s, JBAs, new LCAs, rear diff master bearing overhaul, Billet catch can, steel armadillo hood pod mounts, air con line protector and front bumper shackle mounts with 3/4 inch rings and Full Dip (plasti dip equivalent) anthracite candy pearl the front grill.

Still need to fix the slight camber issue by reaming out the LCA slots (annoyed I didn’t do it when the LCAs were off) and a couple more mods on the way. MPG down but have my Diablosport Intune 3 to install to fix that and shift points (I hope)!

One thing i didn’t expect was my hub to fender front measurement jumped from sub 19” to 23 1/4” on the right and 23 left, the rear is only 21”. I added the RRO 3/8 spacer in theory to level out the lift but obviously hasn’t worked out like that! I know the suspension needs to settle but not sure it’s going to settle that much, I might have to add the rear spacers I bought! I thought maybe it would lift to 22” but hey, maybe means I can swap out the 265s for 285s!!


Hope y’all like her!!
It wouldn’t let me add more than 5 photos so here are some more...
 

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Thanks BigBlue, it took some time to get there but I did! To be honest I can’t believe how low the stock Commander sits after lifting her! She looks right now..
I can certainly understand your point of view PCP.
 

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Looks great! love the aggressive tires and light mods
 

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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.
 

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Looks GREAT!!! I ran like that for a long time... At least 150k with the addition of the F150 monroe load levelers in the rear.

I'm sure you have a stiff ride, but you can't beat the look. I recently switched to a RC spacer lift in the front after using 5100's in the lowest setting for a short time with the OME HD. That was the roughest ride of all as your pre-compressing the already super stiff OMEHD. I now have a much softer ride, but not quite the look.... always tradeoffs!

Enjoy!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
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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