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Old 02-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, in the next month I'm going to be lifting my 08 JK and curious to hear any thoughts on my plans. Firt off this is my daily driver and I will wheel it in the summer but nothing to extreme. I'm thinking going with the 3 inch coils from ARB that will allow me to run with a 285/70/17 or I may go with a 15 inch steel wheel. Will this set up be a good entry level lift that will allow for moderate wheeling? I want to keep the cost reasonable. A friend said the coil lift would be a better alternative to the coil spacer lifts. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated..

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Hello everyone, in the next month I'm going to be lifting my 08 JK and curious to hear any thoughts on my plans. Firt off this is my daily driver and I will wheel it in the summer but nothing to extreme. I'm thinking going with the 3 inch coils from ARB that will allow me to run with a 285/70/17 or I may go with a 15 inch steel wheel. Will this set up be a good entry level lift that will allow for moderate wheeling? I want to keep the cost reasonable. A friend said the coil lift would be a better alternative to the coil spacer lifts. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated..

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You can run a 285/70/17 on aftermarket wheels with no lift. A three inch lift will allow you to run 35s if you really wanted....if you want an entry level lift, your friend is dead wrong. The spacer lift is very inexpensive and will give you room for larger tires without affecting your stock suspension too much. I have even heard that the polyeurothane spacers make it quiter in your can because it acts as a barrier between the road, your springs, and frame.

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Old 02-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #3
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Reportedly, only a select few 15" wheels will fit a JK because of the brake calipers.
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Reportedly, only a select few 15" wheels will fit a JK because of the brake calipers.
Will the use of spacers allow a greater selection of 15" wheels?
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:41 AM   #5
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Will the use of spacers allow a greater selection of 15" wheels?
It would make much more sense to just get the proper backspacing on the wheel to eliminate the problem.
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crager has a 15 inch rim that has zero back spacing ,, i know a guy on another forum that is running them with 37's looks awesome
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crager has a 15 inch rim that has zero back spacing ,, i know a guy on another forum that is running them with 37's looks awesome
Thanks. I heard pro comp makes some 15"s too. I was just really keen on the black rock viper but they will only work as a 17" because of the brake clearance issue. That's why I was wondering about spacers.
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MB72 is a cheap 15" alloy wheel that is light weight that many are starting to use now. Discount tires has them and brought them up on the forum in the past. No wheel spacers needed.

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MB72 is a cheap 15" alloy wheel that is light weight that many are starting to use now. Discount tires has them and brought them up on the forum in the past. No wheel spacers needed.
Thanks. I'll look into it.

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