I finally joined the lifted KL club! I love the niche market these things have, I do have one question for y’all though for anyone else who’s experienced this.
I went with the MFC 2.5” lift and picked up a set of 255/75/17 wheels and tires off someone’s JL Wrangler (of course needed the Bora adapters to go to 5x5). As far as post install even with the real wheel “centering kit” the rear wheel sits pretty far forward, and aside from drilling holes in the fender liner and zip tying to the body, still somewhat rubs. My thought is that the bolts holding the trailing arms to the body are 60mm M12 bolts with a 1.75 thread pitch. Lowe’s has the same exact bolts in 70 and 80mm length, which I’d go with 80 and add another 1/2” worth of spacers to push the wheel back further and keep the bolt-in-thread integrity of the trailing arm completely sound. I don’t plan on dumping more money into this for MFC’s upcoming subframe drop kit or anything else, this project was just to scratch the itch of wanting something different until I’m ready to start an overland truck build. Do y’all think just a longer bolt to compensate for additional spacers is a logical solution? Let me hear your opinions!