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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Sharing a few things I learned by doing this out of order:

1. 17x9 wheels with +12 offset and 265/70/17 Wildpeaks actually fit with only the tiniest occasional rubbing at full lock on stock suspension. Presumably you could do this with stock wheels and the right wheel spacers.

Here are pics with this setup:
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2. KYB struts plus are not precisely the same dimensions, and the rears will rub with that same tire/wheel combo.

3. 1.25” wheel spacers solve the rear rub problem with the KYBs, but introduce new rubs in the front wheel wells when turning. This might be curable with melting or trimming plastic fender lining - but I opted to downsize tires instead.

4. 265/65/17s are a great compromise between stock tires and 265/70/17 and fit beautifully with the KYBs. In the Falken, this size is also an XL vs. SL so tougher sidewalls. They would fit just with the spacing described in #1 above, but for now I’m leaving the 1.25” spacers on for wider track (mitigate rollover risk from lift) and because I think they look cool.

Product links and pics of the newly installed setup:

ADF 1.5” lift
Moog cam bolts
KYB Struts Plus
Titan hubcentric 1.25” wheel spacers
GFX TR12 17x9 wheels
Falken Wildpeak AT3W 265/65/17 tires

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The roof rack and lights are custom/DIY, might do other posts depending on interest. Still working on chrome “delete.” Just completed installation so too soon to comment on ADF lift or KYB suspension.

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looken good.
i got the falken wildpeak trail and they fit great. Not lifted and went with the stock size. so no worries there.
wanted to black out the front grill but wifey said no.
 

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Agree with @Tarsun2, it looks great!

Curious about both if you're able to share, they really add to the look. Thanks!
Thanks. Here’s some info on the roof rack (metal DIY fun for non-welders!):

Feet:
3" x 3" x 0.1875" Aluminum Angle 6061-T6-Extruded Structural (Online Metals)
8 feet in rain ditches - 4 bolted into factory rack holes; 4 just weight-bearing / to keep pipe from flexing too much under load

Bars:
1.25" OD x 0.25" Wall x 0.75" ID Aluminum Round Tube 6061-T6-Extruded (Online Metals)

Connectors:
Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings with stainless steel set screws - you can find them cheaper elsewhere but Simplified Building is cool.


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The rack is very solid and quiet. Also have black pool noodle for paddle boards or whatever. I plan to add rigid wire mesh 2” squares all over except the sunroof for smaller/odd-shaped items and so my kids can climb up there and lay comfortably to look at the stars. Happy to decipher my chicken scratch and answer any questions. Note, wind fairing ended up different than drawn - the rest of it is pretty much as drawn.
 
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