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Matt12west
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04 Baja need lifted

Post by Matt12west » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:41 am

I have an 04 Baja sport and I'm wanting to put some bfg KO2 mud tires on I've read about putting the 2in lift (strut spacers) and maybe wheel spacers also. Any advice on where to buy and what all I should need to put a bigger tire on? Any advice will be appreciated!
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Re: 04 Baja need lifted

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Re: 04 Baja need lifted

Post by rglass1040 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:39 am

I just did my '06. Did a 1" from Gorilla. I preferred the nylon/urethane material as a spacer rather than aluminum or steel. Didn't want metal on metal contact. Not too difficult other than spreading the axle down on the rear. Hard to believe it is possible to get another inch over the 1 but its being done. I used the scissor jack in between the axle and body from the beginning during disassembly. Makes it much easier. Leave it in place while you work on the strut. I put 215/65-16 General Mud Grabbers. Lots cheaper than the K02 and every bit the grip. Find Generals to last much longer also. Can be studded if that's a need. I think I could have done a 215/70 for maybe 1/2" height w/o trimming. Gonna do a test fit of wife's '18 Crosstrek wheel and tire to see how that works out.
Overall, I love the ride and feel of the truck now. Sits as it should. I would love to have it taller but since I am going to be towing it I need to keep the tow point lower than the hitch on the motorhome. It will still take care of business on the trails

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Re: 04 Baja need lifted

Post by Matt12west » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:28 am

Thanks for the info! I’m assuming you bought new rims as well for the wider tire? Could you post some pics?

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