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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 01:16 PM
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@MetalVox I would have loved to wait for a lift/leveling kit before I upgraded, but I need tires soon. I have stock TH rims on my FWD. Do u think I can go up to 275/55/17 at stock height with TH rims with 31mm offset? Ur setup is very close to what I am trying and there's nothing conclusive available for the FWDs on the forum. 275/55/17 is 28.9 inches tall and 10.8 inches wide. Thanks

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@MetalVox. You do realize you are about to be a hero for the FWD masses.. don't you?

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nah man lol

in all honesty, regardless of whether its 2wd or 4wd, the underpinnings of this vehicle are the same for the front end. the difference is just finding something more cost effective, not to say the only available kit isnt awesome because it is. I work in the auto industry and have worked in the aftermarket side things as well so I know and understand costs and consumer pricing for items.

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@MetalVox I would have loved to wait for a lift/leveling kit before I upgraded, but I need tires soon. I have stock TH rims on my FWD. Do u think I can go up to 275/55/17 at stock height with TH rims with 31mm offset? Ur setup is very close to what I am trying and there's nothing conclusive available for the FWDs on the forum. 275/55/17 is 28.9 inches tall and 10.8 inches wide. Thanks

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the height is fine but the width is a bit much. you may have use a 1/4" wheel spacer so the sidewall doesnt rub on the strut body. you could run 235/65R17 which would be a perfect fit and give better options for tires as well as better pricing.

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the height is fine but the width is a bit much. you may have use a 1/4" wheel spacer so the sidewall doesnt rub on the strut body. you could run 235/65R17 which would be a perfect fit and give better options for tires as well as better pricing.
Just trying to go widest on a street/ highway tire. I have my lifted WJ for the trails.. this 2WD KL is the gas sipper drive for the everyday 100 mile commute.

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Budget Boost works for FWD

Guys, budget boost does work with fwd, I've done this mod already on my fwd. It added approx 1" to 1.25" of lift. I'm looking to add an additional 1"

The kit comes with 2 spacers for the rear, I opted to install only one to somewhat level out the rear with the front when raising the front via the strut adjustment.


I'm wondering if the OP's alternative option is using spring boosters?
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Just trying to go widest on a street/ highway tire. I have my lifted WJ for the trails.. this 2WD KL is the gas sipper drive for the everyday 100 mile commute.

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take into consideration of the added weight of the much larger tire, which will affect mpg. just make sure to run a spacer if you go that big. id consider looking at low-rolling resistance tires to help offset the mpg lost.

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Guys, budget boost does work with fwd, I've done this mod already on my fwd. It added approx 1" to 1.25" of lift. I'm looking to add an additional 1"

The kit comes with 2 spacers for the rear, I opted to install only one to somewhat level out the rear with the front when raising the front via the strut adjustment.


I'm wondering if the OP's alternative option is using spring boosters?
Sweet! Thanks man. I like your set up.
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Guys, budget boost does work with fwd, I've done this mod already on my fwd. It added approx 1" to 1.25" of lift. I'm looking to add an additional 1"

The kit comes with 2 spacers for the rear, I opted to install only one to somewhat level out the rear with the front when raising the front via the strut adjustment.


I'm wondering if the OP's alternative option is using spring boosters?
yes, the budget boost would work no problem. The spacer is merely peace of mind for some, necessary if you actually wheel it.

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yes, the budget boost would work no problem. The spacer is merely peace of mind for some, necessary if you actually wheel it.
Are you using spring boosters as your method?

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