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Old 06-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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2" lift Vs. 4" lift?

I am contemplating between a 2" lift with 31" tires and a 4" lift with 33x12.50's. First of all, I would like to see as many pictures of each as I can! Also, what are the advantages of each set up? Those of you who have these set ups, what do you like and dislike about each? What would you reccomend?

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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4" lift, 33x12.50
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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wow...that looks awesome!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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wow...that looks awesome!
Thanks! Just got it a few weeks ago, and I'm loving it. Can't wait until I have the money to add some more aftermarket parts though
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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Here's my 2" with 31's




Here's mine changing to 3.25" with 31" MT's



I am totally happy with my current setup. The key is to do what you want the first time and save money all around. Ideally I would love 33's with a 4" I think that's perfect but then it gets more involved. You need an SYE/Drive shaft, adj control arms, adj trac bars, ext brake lines, breather lines for the diffs, possible regearing ect.. I couldn't put the money into mine I wanted so I settled with the 3.25" and 31's.
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Here's my 2" with 31's

Here's mine changing to 3.25" with 31" MT's

I am totally happy with my current setup. They key is to do what you want the first time and save money all around. Ideally I would love 33's with a 4" I think that's perfect but then it gets more involved. You need an SYE/Drive shaft, adj control arms, adj trac bars, ext brake lines and breather lines for the diffs. I couldn't put the money into mine I wanted so I settled with the 3.25" and 31's.
True. My jeep doesn't have an SYE, so there is a little bit of vibration in the drive shaft when accelerating. It's only in first gear going about 5 mph so it's not bad, just a little annoying. I want to get an SYE, just don't have the cash to get it atm.
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The red jeep looks real nice also....what is a SYE?
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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The red jeep looks real nice also....what is a SYE?
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:40 AM   #9
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I got a 3" suspension with 1.25" bL from zone. I got the 4.25" combo lift and it's awesome. I have no vibrations or anything.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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3 people with pic.'s of their Jeep on a Jeep forum?....I figured that I would get flodded with pic.s! Thank you to those that have posted!
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #11
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I am contemplating between a 2" lift with 31" tires and a 4" lift with 33x12.50's. First of all, I would like to see as many pictures of each as I can! Also, what are the advantages of each set up? Those of you who have these set ups, what do you like and dislike about each? What would you reccomend?
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Unless I missed it, U did not say what year your Jeep is

For 2012: There are many write-ups on lifts over 3" requiring the replacement of the front drive shaft (to prevent interferrence of d-shaft/exhaust). There are other costs ($$) for 3" and above also

kbwwolf has done some great posts on this subject, lookem up
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Here is the Jeep I just bought today (my first ever). It has a 2" lift and 31" mud tires. I'm a little up hill from it so it might look kinda funny, I'll take more pics tomorrow if you'd like. I would like it to be bigger however this is perfect for me. I got my back messed up while I was deployed and I think any higher I would have trouble getting inside without some kind of step.....and steps in my opinion look kind of silly on Jeeps.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Here is the Jeep I just bought today (my first ever). It has a 2" lift and 31" mud tires. I'm a little up hill from it so it might look kinda funny, I'll take more pics tomorrow if you'd like. I would like it to be bigger however this is perfect for me. I got my back messed up while I was deployed and I think any higher I would have trouble getting inside without some kind of step.....and steps in my opinion look kind of silly on Jeeps.
I agree about the steps looking silly.

Nice jeep btw
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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Running 33's with a 2" bump here. I'm pretty happy with it.




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