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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanymeaghan View Post
    Definitely not going to waste any $ on a budget or cheap lift. I’ll wait until I can do a full blown lift. However I wasn’t sure if I’d even fit the 295’s without a little bit of a lift. I’ll definitely chop the fenders. What kind of backspacing do I need to be looking at in a wheel?


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    If you're going to be running this tire size for awhile, I wouldn't recommend a full blown lift. Save your money and enjoy the Jeep. A rim with 4.75 backspacing is nearly identical to 1.5 inch spacers behind a factory wheel.

    EDIT: This is nearly the same combo you'll be running with the spacers. This picture is with NO LIFT. If you trim the fenders, you will have plenty of room. These are 285s (like said, your tires will have 1/4" more tread at 295). Then you don't have to worry about driveshaft, control arms, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    If you're going to be running this tire size for awhile, I wouldn't recommend a full blown lift. Save your money and enjoy the Jeep. A rim with 4.75 backspacing is nearly identical to 1.5 inch spacers behind a factory wheel.
    I think that痴 what I値l do. I知 going to run it a a while without a lift. Then if I知 not happy with the looks I値l do the lift later, maybe something small like 1-2 inches. We値l see how it looks.
    Thanks so much for all your help and input!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brittanymeaghan View Post
    I think that痴 what I値l do. I知 going to run it a a while without a lift. Then if I知 not happy with the looks I値l do the lift later, maybe something small like 1-2 inches. We値l see how it looks.
    Thanks so much for all your help and input!


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    I just got done throwing on some STT Pros in 295/70R17. I am using wheel spacers with a 2 lift, just so you have an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Look at that. Awesome. Clean the squatch hair off them first though.
    It was sticky!
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    Showing you pics cause I can!

    295/70/17's. Coil spacers are a very inexpensive option and had worked well for me on my 2 door like yours. I have on order a set of EVO 2" coils from their leveling kit for front.
    Several will tell you they ride nice. WJCO has 'em. I will see and am excited about those. I have Fox shocks I am rebuilding for the front and will leave a 2" spacer in the rear, Fox shocks and 59 coils off a 4 door for now.

    The first two are with a 1" spacer in the rear...the last two are with a 2" spacer.

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    Advice on lift

    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Showing you pics cause I can!

    295/70/17's. Coil spacers are a very inexpensive option and had worked well for me on my 2 door like yours. I have on order a set of EVO 2" coils from their leveling kit for front.
    Several will tell you they ride nice. WJCO has 'em. I will see and am excited about those. I have Fox shocks I am rebuilding for the front and will leave a 2" spacer in the rear, Fox shocks and 59 coils off a 4 door for now.

    The first two are with a 1" spacer in the rear...the last two are with a 2" spacer.

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    Thanks for sharing but all the attachments are broken but I definitely plan on lifting it an the months to come. Wheels and tires alone are a little spendy so I致e gotta recover from that first then throw a lift at it. After lots of research and asking you guys a billion questions I think if I get the right wheels and chop the fenders I値l be fine for a while until I知 ready to throw a lift on


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    Also keep an eye out for a used Evo leveling kit. Pretty easy to swap out the front springs and that'll take the rake out of the Jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteCrystal View Post
    Also keep an eye out for a used Evo leveling kit. Pretty easy to swap out the front springs and that'll take the rake out of the Jeep.
    I definitely will! I値l start scouting craigslist and such every day


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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteCrystal View Post
    Also keep an eye out for a used Evo leveling kit. Pretty easy to swap out the front springs and that'll take the rake out of the Jeep.
    My tight ass has had no luck with that! Had to buy new!

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