have a good reputation and many say they have driven them hard with no problems. Spidertrax says their spacers are for offroad even though they must know everyone buys them for both on and offroad. The spacers will give you 1.25 more inside clearance and stick your wheels 1.25 farther out. If you get 16X8 wheels you wont need spacers but the perfect backspacing is more difficult to find for a liberty.
Theres a lot of strong opinions on all the jeep and other 4 X 4 forums on wheel spacers yet a lot of guys use them with no complaints. Im running 1.5 wheel spacers on my 05 Renegade made by Garage Racing I dont have too many miles on them yet but Ive run it hard down a few rough unpaved roads and so far no problems. It definitely makes the KJ feel more stable and looks much better with the wheels and tires out at the edge of the fender flares.....
youre ONLY going to drive it on road. So Im confused why you need a lift anyways... are your roads that bad Then you ask about rollover problems so again Im confused as to what youre thinking in regards to lifting this daily driver. Certainly if you raise the center of gravity on ANY vehicle it becomes more prone to rollovers drive sensibly and within the limits of the vehicle and youll be ok. jeep
For the about the price of spacers you could buy aftermarket steel 15 x 7 steel wheels with 4 bs that would work with your tires.
First are you lifted If not none of what you want to do will work tires too big wheels will rub everywhere Plus rubbing on the calipers spacers will help but again only if lifted plus the tire size is going to kill your mileage and power Fill out your vehicle info and then well know how to answer better
Well short answer is no way will they fit for one wont fit over the calipers then if using spacers will sit them out too far and will rub everywhere Tires would be too big as well with an 02 youre sagged I am sure so need to stay stock size more than likely
Quote Originally Posted by tommudd Well short answer is no way will they fit for one wont fit over the calipers then if using spacers will sit them out too far and will rub everywhere Tires would be too big as well with an 02 youre sagged I am sure so need to stay stock size more than likely That sucks balls. Worked great on my Cherokee. Quote Originally Posted by tjkj2002 Plus those tires are baldworthless. Bad picture they look better in person.
Skip the spacers and get rims with a different BS.You can buy a set of 5 soft 8 rims for the price of 4 quality spacers. spacers will mean you now will have to keep 40 lugnuts tight instead of 20.And half of those lugnuts will be covered by the wheel.They also are illegal in many areas of the USthey are a big safety concern.
Quote Originally Posted by tjkj2002 Skip the spacers and get rims with a different BS. You can buy a set of 5 soft 8 rims for the price of 4 quality spacers. spacers will mean you now will have to keep 40 lugnuts tight instead of 20.And half of those lugnuts will be covered by the wheel.They also are illegal in many areas of the USthey are a big safety concern. Dont want to sound totally stupid but what does BS mean....
Quote Originally Posted by FlyingLow around 40 per spacer. Id stay far away from fleabay spacers. If your going to use spacers only use SpiderTrax spacersthe highest quality ones out there and you do not want to skimp on these as alot is riding on them.
OK then....I was off base looking at 8 rims so I went back to the Cragar site and looked at 16X7 Soft 8s with the 5X4.5 bolt pattern....(assuming thats correct for the liberty) The off set is 0 which gives the rim a 4 back space and puts 3 out front. Compared to the stock Renny rims that have 6.5 back space and .5 out front so I would gain 2.5 as opposed to the 1.25 wheel spacers would give me......(am
Quote Originally Posted by 95BadBoy First post - welcome aboard Detroit Lakes is fairly close too. Good to here you are running adapters with JK wheels - been thinking about doing just that. Are you running 24570s Hopefully will test that same program B4 winter hits full force. I am running 2456018s and they are as big as I would go with out a lift. They do rub if you turn all the way backing up or something other wise you never have a problem. I love the set up but I amy going to jack up my liberty in like 2 weeks and I have some tires for 16 wheels. Want to buy mine or trade My tires are almost ready to be replaced and I am a tire dealer so I can get you a good deal if you want new ones put on Let me know I go to Grand Forks everyonce and a while Excuse the jeep being a little dirty. I cleaned the wheels since this pic and they clean up great
I am running 2456018s and they are as big as I would go with out a lift. They do rub if you turn all the way backing up or something other wise you never have a problem. I love the set up but I amy going to jack up my liberty in like 2 weeks and I have some tires for 16 wheels. Want to buy mine or trade My tires are almost ready to be replaced and I am a tire dealer so I can get you a good deal if you want new ones put on Let me know I go to Grand Forks everyonce and a while Excuse the jeep being a little dirty. I cleaned the wheels since this pic and they clean up great
yeah definitely need to come up with a real plan not just google jeep liberty accesories and pick them all. im not a big jeep guy but ive been around hotrods all my life. i do as much as i can myself. now this isnt the easiest thing to accept but the manucafturers spend a lot of time and money to find the best balance out of vehicles. most obd2 stuff is pretty efficient by design. you arent going to
just a note by the time you have spent money on the spring spacers you have spent about half of the money that could have gone towards real lift springs better shocks etc. Depending on how many miles your KJ has you may not see as much lift as is advertised as your springs may already be tired. Adding a spacer to the mix will only further accelerate the lousy ride on stock high mileage springs on libertys.
What reason do you want to put spacers on a stock liberty
Buy going the tire way warrenty issues may be averted because the wheels are jeep while the spacers are not. Either way extra torque will be put on the ball joints spring and A-arms so there is a possiblity that some part wont like that extra abuse. But I think I could be worth it. Not going off-road will lessen these affects.
There is no such thing as a AWD libertyits either 2wd or 4wd and some of the 4wd models(auto trans only) have the option of having the 242 select trac t-case which has a full time 4wd selection. Skip any spacer lift and do a full coil suspension liftOME is the best and expect to pay about 700-750 for a OME lift before install labor is added in and a alignment. Skip the aftermarket intakesthe stock setup flows more then the engine needs.
Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913 Is anyone running the liberty 2 Inch Suspension Lift System by Revtek If you are in kind of a hurry to find out go here httppub21.ezboard.combkjjeep and ask the question.. there are a few that have the RevTek lift..
The great thing about the jeep is you have tons of options. I also have an 04 KJ that needs a bit of a boost as the front suspension is original and sagging a bit. spacers at 2.5 in the front would not be an option for me as I already know the correct way to improve stability and ride height is thru new springs and struts. I also would like to align the Ball joints better with the lift so I will be
He does say you could do it yourself but the thing is you need to know just what exactly needs doing as he doesnt exactly provide any illustrations that I know of that show anyone how to do just this. Otherwise we could just pull our stock axles and bring them in to the shop and pay some to do the milling work for us and we could reassemble them ourselves using the liberty Service Manual and what ever tools we may need.
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Yes I must agree there is no economical way to mod a liberty. I was definately spoiled with my first jeep (96 xj) and the plethora of budget mods and tricks. As far as a sfa goes whats the minimum height you can run reasonably and safely. I live in a rather strict state when it comes to lift laws.
Quote Originally Posted by FlyingLow Yes I must agree there is no economical way to mod a liberty. I was definately spoiled with my first jeep (96 xj) and the plethora of budget mods and tricks. As far as a sfa goes whats the minimum height you can run reasonably and safely. I live in a rather strict state when it comes to lift laws. At least 8might be able to get by with 6-7 but I doubt it and still
parts from it.If you also searched you will find there is no body lifts for a KJ because you can not do one from it being a uniframe design.Bumpstops are required for any lift on a KJ or kill your shocks fast. If you want to fit big tires under a KJ and actually wheel it and have it survive the only way is to SFA it. Ok that makes good sense (except SFA whats that mean) So what i see is that jeepinbyAl
Whether you use wheel spacers or wheels with less backspacing they are going to cause the same exact thing (eg.. going from a wheel with 5.25 of backspacing to 3.25 of backspacing causes the same effects as putting a 2 spacer behind your original factory 5.25 BSd wheels). Anyone who thinks the spacer is moving out where the wheel mounts to the hub is failing to realize that the wheel spacer is basically
Quote Originally Posted by ayosick What was the starting mpg. I get 14.5 mpg with my kj. you think it would help. It will definitely help. The biggest difference comes from having the free flowing intake. I got my TB spacer before I got my intake so the TB spacer with the stock intake setup was pretty limited in air flow. There was a small improvement but nothing to get too excited about. Then I added
I think the K&N intake kit for the Nitro should fit the 08 liberty. I emailed them but they said that they havent tested that kit on that vehicle so they could not offer any warranty on it. I dont think there is any good quality intake kit available yet other than generic. I guess Ill have to wait. I know Mopar ended up making a kit for the XK so hopefully they will offer one for the KK soon as well.