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Old 12-29-2015, 03:09 PM
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Process of 285 (33") Duratecs on a Willys

Well it's just more than throwing tires on rims and mounting them.

Info on '14 Willys JK. With the RR XHD steel bumper/w bar & winch there is a .75-1" droop. Rubi Rails swapped for RR side guards. Also have TeraFlex spare tire CB mount with 4' firestick.

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Tires right now are pumped up to 41psi. There is a lil rubbing on the stabilizer bar at full turn. Ordered Synergy 1.5" spacers to take care of that


Now for the spare tire. It was pressing heavy against the 3rd brake light and the antenna. So since NOONE in cheyenne has them bad spacers (the ones that are basically a big washer), I just used some washers with 1/2" holes. 4 together is tad over 3/8". Never paid attention but the one on the bottom is longer.


Antenna clears by a hair


3rd brake light clears by about 1/8". This is what I was really worried about. The constant rubbing would not be good on the sidewall


And speaking of 3rd brake, not a whole lotta room there, but clears


With the not-so-great handling of the Willys' M/Ts I went over to GY DTs since I drove my wife's JKU with them and quite abit better. (same snow storm). Now all I have to do is take care of the droop and I can stop sinking money into this Jeep. My wife already has made a comment about putting 33s on her JKU. Once she sees the wider stance with the spacers on Willy, it might be a "must have" for her haha.

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41psi seems pretty high for tires that size, no?

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41psi seems pretty high for tires that size, no?
That's what the tire guys put in there, I have taken them down to 37 like they are supposed to be. I only put that in there just incase there was a difference in the bulge for the rubbing issue. I was in the process of doing an update this morning but ya beat me to it haha. Oh yeah, don't look like the 4psi made any noticeable change in the bulge.
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It looks good....very clean look .
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After all night stuck at work, decided to go with the TerzFlex 2.5 lift with shock adapters. until the stock shocks wearout then go with Rancho 9000s. TeraFlex exhaust spacer and the Rock Krawler rear track bar bracket. I just don't like the idea of drilling into the stock bracket, plus it can be easily welded.
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Here some pics I took yesterday.
My clean Willy, hehe


Lil testing. Just before the rear wheel came off the ground. No fender rub


Again no fender rub


Close up


Looks like until I get the lift on, I will have better performance without the spacers. Hmmm
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That's what the tire guys put in there, I have taken them down to 37 like they are supposed to be. I only put that in there just incase there was a difference in the bulge for the rubbing issue. I was in the process of doing an update this morning but ya beat me to it haha. Oh yeah, don't look like the 4psi made any noticeable change in the bulge.
Still too high IMO. Do a search for "chalk test" to find the optimal pressure. Most here run 28-30 lbs.

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Still too high IMO. Do a search for "chalk test" to find the optimal pressure. Most here run 28-30 lbs.

Good luck

Oh, and Jeep is looking great!!
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If I take it below 35 (IIRC) I get the damn low pressure warning don't I? I will adjust here when I get off of work, it's actually above 20*
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If I take it below 35 (IIRC) I get the damn low pressure warning don't I? I will adjust here when I get off of work, it's actually above 20*
Yes, and that sucks.

My procal allowed to change the TPMS when I first got it, but when I did an update that option dropped off the menu (???) now I'm stuck dealing with the tire light.
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Getting spacers, then further research will shows that I will probably get some fender rub becuase the tires will be sticking out further. Now time for a left.

TERAFLEX JK 2-DOOR 2.5 INCH LIFT KIT, W/SHOCKS - TER1251002
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I wil be finding these to replace the washers. The washers should be fine for tootling around town, but too much stress on the lugs for any trail work.

http://www.autozone.com/tire-repair-...?checkfit=true
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ok purchases made,

TERAFLEX JK 2-DOOR 2.5 INCH LIFT KIT - TER1351002
RANCHO JK RS9000XL SERIES FRONT SHOCK - RS999329
RANCHO JK RS9000XL SERIES REAR SHOCK - RS999330
AEV JK GEOMETRY CORRECTION FRONT CONTROL ARM BRACKETS - ANTH20410AD
TERAFLEX JK EXHAUST SPACER KIT FOR 2012-15 DRIVER AND PASSENGER - TER2610000

Weds I drop Willy off to get them put on. Place is only going to charge me $350 and this includes alignment
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tally so far

Tint
Quadratec Winch Q11000
GY DTs 285s
Rugged Ridge XHD Bumper & Hoop
TruckLite LED headlights
TruckLite Anti-Flicker Module
Winch power extension
Rugged Industries Spotlights
Rugged Industries Spotlight Brackets
Rugged Ridge RRC Rocker Guards
Synergy 1.5" spacers
Teraflex CB Mount
Teraflex 2.5" lift kit
Rancho RS90000XL Shock, Front
Rancho RS90000XL Shock, Rear
AEV FCA Geometry Correct
TeraFlex Exhaust Spacer
7 wire harness & controller w/install
lift kit install
Cobra 19 CB
FireStik 4'
CB cable

$4980

No including the $730 of stuff I have changed out.
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I'm used to doing everything myself and it kinda sux that I don't have a garage to put the lift on myself. I have done a couple of lowering of cars and 1 lift before. But it was a beautiful day yesterday and deicided to put atleast the spacers on myself. Plus got to get a few more tools. A Kobalt electric impact drill, and a couple of jack stands.


Here you can see the front swapbar rub (same on both sides)


And on the rear control arm


Spacer mounted, the rear has 4 of them damn retaining clips grrrr


Low shot of the front end


Level shot


The tread stops right at the verticle part of the fender edge


And in a hour drop Willy off for his lift
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Well Willy got his lift on. Night time shot, so crappy
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Alignment specs with the everything done
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Looking good. Can you give me a measurement of the height from the ground to the door opening with the lift you have? Thanks
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Looking good. Can you give me a measurement of the height from the ground to the door opening with the lift you have? Thanks
Good question, hang on haha.

Ground to door opening is a hair over 24".
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Ya know, I just figured out that mostly what made Willy a Willys I have taken off. Might have saved a few $$$ just getting a base Jeep.

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would it have been cheaper to just get 4.5 backspacing wheels and avoid the rubbing etc. in the first place (to avoid having a lift etc.)?
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would it have been cheaper to just get 4.5 backspacing wheels and avoid the rubbing etc. in the first place (to avoid having a lift etc.)?
If I had gone with the new wheels, the tires would then rub on the fenders instead of tuck up like in the pics, but have the rubbing. In the warmer months I do camping, visiting the bro-in-law at his hunting camp and general trails. Some of them are quite a bit more trickier than the pile of dirt that I in the pics.

So basically, if you change to a different height/width tire from stock AND to have a rig without rubbing, a spacer or new wheel & lift will be needed. I was hoping to get back to that pile to take a comparison pic, but stuff has come up.
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Good question, hang on haha.

Ground to door opening is a hair over 24".
Thanks WillyD. Interesting that my 2012 JKR with a 1" leveling spacer in the front measures 23.5". Looks like the 285-70r17 tires would fit ok, I'd love to swap out the stock BFG mud terrains for a tire that works better in the rain for daily driving here in the PNW (lots and lots of rain).
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Thanks WillyD. Interesting that my 2012 JKR with a 1" leveling spacer in the front measures 23.5". Looks like the 285-70r17 tires would fit ok, I'd love to swap out the stock BFG mud terrains for a tire that works better in the rain for daily driving here in the PNW (lots and lots of rain).
I know that my stock springs were "14", the softest ones they make (I think). You may have the more stout springs. Yeah the M/Ts aren't the best for crappy roads.
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Now with the lift




Getting out to take the pic was easy, getting back in not so much
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Ditched the adapters for new rims. I had a rear ABS sensor issue and had to take Willy to the dealership. I didn't want to listen to the "oh it's because of the mods" BS. So I took the plunge on the Level 8 Punch rims.

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