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Hey all,

Feel free to beat up on me for being a nooB, but I really need all of your expertise/experience. I'm looking to do a daystar 2" BL, and black wheels with 33" tires. I've looked through threads and keep reading contradictory things, I was hoping someone could clear it up for me.

1. Does anyone know where to get wheels like these that'll fit the X for a decent price?


Also, is it a huge pain in the butt to go to 16 x 10 wheels with wider tires, such as do I need spacers or something, and would it rub? I'd like wider, but if it's that huge of a pain I'll just stick with 16 x 8.

2. The daystar lift seems to be easier to obtain, with more satisfied customers, but I don't want to chance messing up a vehicle with 200 miles on it, how much is a reasonable amount to have it installed?

Thanks you guys for your help!!!!! :faroah:
 

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Your going to have a very hard time finding after market wheels to fit the new X becuase it has a funny bolt pattern. Check out the Cragar Soft 8's sevrel guys on here are running them but they had to use spacers.
 

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Just incase you didn't know (i didn't at first) 33's will fit with your X completely stock, and 285's will fit on the stock rims as well. You will have a little rubbing, but that is easily fixed. Here is a good write up on how to fix the rubbing Link
As far as the lift, I think the body lift may be a lot to have installed, a suspension lift can be done your self with not a whole lot of tools, check the how to's section there are many walk through's on how to do it.

Whatever you do decide to do, good luck and have fun!
 

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yobuck said:
Just incase you didn't know (i didn't at first) 33's will fit with your X completely stock, and 285's will fit on the stock rims as well. You will have a little rubbing, but that is easily fixed. Here is a good write up on how to fix the rubbing Link
As far as the lift, I think the body lift may be a lot to have installed, a suspension lift can be done your self with not a whole lot of tools, check the how to's section there are many walk through's on how to do it.

Whatever you do decide to do, good luck and have fun!
I appreciate it, I know that 285/75/16 is the biggest you can go on stock wheels, but I want black wheels, preferrably off roady looking. the cragars aren't bad but I hate that blue and red ring around them. What is the necessary spacer, does anyone have a link for it? Also, I've heard that body lifts are easily installed for people that have tools and time, I've got little of either so I was curious what people paid that paid to have theirs installed. Thanks though everyone for your help so far!
 

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What wheels do you have?

I only ask because the local powder coating place quoted me 300.00 to have my stock steel wheels powder coated black.

Dunno if that's an option for you.
 

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Dragonplayboy wrote:
I'm looking to do a daystar 2" BL, and black wheels with 33" tires. I've looked through threads and keep reading contradictory things, I was hoping someone could clear it up for me

From what others have done it looks like you'll need at least a 1" spacer for those wheels... you'll have to have them machined yourself or try SLR... or GOOGLE!
16x8" wheels are more than enough. The 10" would be overkill and no one else(AFAIK) has run anything that wide yet to determine rubbing issues... you could be our guinea pig!
The 2" bodylift from Daystar is news to me... last I heard the only BL was the 3" from AC. As far as I know the couple of people on here that have the AC BL have done it themselves so check with your local offroad/4x4 shop to see what they'll charge
 

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What wheels do you have?

I only ask because the local powder coating place quoted me 300.00 to have my stock steel wheels powder coated black.

Dunno if that's an option for you.
It's an option, but those rock crawler wheels are only like 350 dollars, so I'm pretty sure it would make more sense to get entirely new wheels & tires. does anyone know if there's any way to defeat that stupid tire pressure monitoring system thing?

Thanks!!
 

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dragonplayboy said:
Delaware_X said:
What wheels do you have?

I only ask because the local powder coating place quoted me 300.00 to have my stock steel wheels powder coated black.

Dunno if that's an option for you.
It's an option, but those rock crawler wheels are only like 350 dollars, so I'm pretty sure it would make more sense to get entirely new wheels & tires. does anyone know if there's any way to defeat that stupid tire pressure monitoring system thing?

Thanks!!
Yeah, pull the sensors out of the wheels. You will never have to worry about it again. And no, the light doesn't come on.
 

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I've got the Crager D-slot wheels like your first pic. They came in 16x8 5'' BS and 12mm offset and 6on 5.5 lug pattern. I purchased these adapters http://www.ezaccessory.com/Wheel_Adapter_6_Lug_4_5_To_6_Lug_5_5_p/6450-6550.htm for 79.95 a pair. I don't have them monted yet so I can't tell ya anything else. With a 1" spacer you'll have to grind a small portion of the tips off your studs for clearance but not enough to compromise using stock wheels if you switch back. Oh yeah I got the wheels from Summit.
 

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Yeah, also, are spacers only needed for the front or rear, or for all four? and when you say I have to grind off a bit of the studs, how much is a bit?

Also, will the spacers make the wheels stick out more?

Thanks again!!!
 

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The adapters work just like spacers. For the Crager D-slots you'll need the adapters for front and rear Unless you find them with a 6x 4.5 bolt pattern which I could'nt find. The Crager Soft 8's like Dynamix's come in 6x4.5 bolt pattern and you would only need adapters for the front. The link I provided also has adapters/spacers for 6x4.5 to 6x4.5 1" or 1.5". The 6x4.5 to 6x5.5 adapters I used are originally for the Dodge Viper and Dakota.
 

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So I could get the 1.5" spacers and my tires would stick out even further? would that mess up my camber even more? I'm looking for a wider stance, this might be awesome...
 

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It should'nt affect your camber much but remember the farther out your wheels are the more strain those bolts will be under. You have to clearance the studs even with the SLR spacers for the05. All ya need is a m12x 1.25 Die and screw it on the thread backwards then grind down the tip of the stud maybe 2-3 threads then screw the die off and it will clean the threads up. I've never had any issue with adapters and I ran them on both my Bimmers but you have to be careful and do maintenance at intervals and check the bolt torque.
 

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let me also verify, the daystar spacer/shackle kit won't necessitate new shocks will it? this is turning into quite the project if so...
 

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It should'nt affect your camber much but remember the farther out your wheels are the more strain those bolts will be under. You have to clearance the studs even with the SLR spacers for the05. All ya need is a m12x 1.25 Die and screw it on the thread backwards then grind down the tip of the stud maybe 2-3 threads then screw the die off and it will clean the threads up. I've never had any issue with adapters and I ran them on both my Bimmers but you have to be careful and do maintenance at intervals and check the bolt torque.
what would you use to grind down the tip of the studs, and would I still need to grind them down if I went with a 1.5" kit instead of a 1"?
 
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