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  1. kbwwolf
    03-16-2013 02:46 PM
    kbwwolf
    285/70 should be fine...IIRC, you have no lift, right?

    With a tire that close to 33", you might rub your fenders offroad, with your sway bars disconnected. But on-road you'd have no problems. If you're worried about it, a $130 TeraFlex leveling kit would fix it.

    I'd look at going with smaller wheels...either 15" or 16". It'll save you weight, and a ton of $$ on tire cost.

    One drawback to the 15" wheel size, most of em have backspacing of around 3.75" or less. It makes the tires stick out farther, often past the fenders. So whenever the roads are wet, the sides of your Jeep (including the door handles) will get coated with grime.

    If you go with the 16" size, look for something with 4.5" backspacing; the 285/70s are roughly 11.2" wide, so you could even go a little bit higher without fear of rubbing (width-wise). However, the reason I almost always recommend 4.5" (or less) is in case you add a lift, later. With 4.5", you'll be good with any lift.
  2. Mike Gardner
    Hey Jay, thanks. That's right our parts are being tagged with a increase that we have been putting off for a long time. We know our stuff is expensive so we do try to keep the price down. The problem is cost never makes it easy.
    Everything is great other then a flat in New Hampshire but that's not a big deal.
    Thanks bro!
  3. panthermark
    When I search that number (5091307AC), it does not fit any of the vehicles that work with Wrangler's. Here is a list I pulled from an ebay website..most sites have a similar list for the high speed RBZ's. The bolded ones work for sure.

    2007-12 Wrangler

    2007-12 Nitro
    2008-12 Liberty
    2008-10 Journey
    2008-12 Grand Caravan
    2008-12 Town and Country
    2009-12 Ram 1500
    2010-12 Ram 3500
  4. Ghost-Rider
    I rides alot nicer, but it does feel firm at the same time. firm/smooth. It's kinda hard to describe. It got rid of the bouncy feel, and the nose dive is gone too. I did get a little more lift than expected. I got 3 inches of height, not including tires.
  5. Ghost-Rider
    The install wasn't too bad. It did take me a full day. But I took my time and made sure everything was right. I'm kinda picky/anal when it comes to working on my stuff. I'll send you some pic's later, after I get the wheels/tires on. What do you have planned in the spring? or have you figured that out yet?
  6. Ghost-Rider
    The lift is great! It rides/handles awesome. Alot better than stock. No more nose dive when I hit the brakes. It does look goofy right now, I'm running my stock tires for a few weeks. I wanted to make sure everything felt good with the lift, before I added the new wheels/tires into the mix. I'm getting the new shoes mounted and balanced this week. I'll put them on next weekend.
  7. panthermark
    Depends on shipping...
    But it is hard for me to say..I lucked out and capped about a dime higher than the 1 person I was bidding against, and I got mine for just under $260 shipped.

    With shipping? $330-ish. Are there still "Buy nows" out there at $360?
  8. kbwwolf
    02-19-2013 06:09 PM
    kbwwolf
    I've got enough pics for a calendar...but need some more from summer, for the Swimsuit Issue. I was out of the country last summer and only got about a month or so, total, with my Jeep. Sad.
  9. panthermark
    Tough call...
    Finding an rbz is fairly easy.... I posted what to look for in a unit, so that should help. After a few weeks of searching, I was able to glance at the sticker and the rear of the unit and know if it was what I wanted or not.


    Now.....fighting with Sirus is FAR more difficult. They state in their rules that they do not transfer Trial Memberships (which is what we have). They also state that a regular transfer is $15. I got mine swapped for free...but it was a real fight.

    Your options are basically....wait until your trial period is over...or....swap now and fight with Sirius....or swap now and just get a new subscription.

    Good luck
  10. Ghost-Rider
    I bought the lift kit, geometry correction brackets, and Procal directly from AEV.
    I was looking at some other wheels with 4.5" backspace, but probably going to go with black Pintlers. They have 5.2" backspace, and I don't want the tires sticking out past the fenders too much. Also, I'm doing my whole Jeep in orange/black.

    I originally looked into having a 4x4 shop install the lift, but decided to do it myself.
    After downloading the installation guide, it looked pretty simple. I've worked as a mechanic of some sort all my life, so I figured I'd just install it myself and save a little money.

    I'll keep you posted.

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