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Old 07-26-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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New Jeep Enthusiast -- looking for advice

Hey everyone, I'm looking to join the Jeep Wrangler community here in the near future and had some general questions that I am hopeful someone can answer for me... this will help me gauge what type of Wrangler to pick up.

I'm looking at buying a JK and am unsure about the "aftermarket" investment that might be in the future for me. Let me start off by saying that I wish I knew all about what is involved in lifting a jeep, what the right terminology is that you all use, etc., but I'm literally as green as it gets. I've never owned a Jeep before and I don't have many friends that have one, so my exposure to them has been limited to fantasizing about having one and that's really about it. I am interested in finding out what really is involved in "lifting" a Jeep. Please keep in mind that I live in Tampa and we literally have no hills, the vehicle will see 99% paved roads (unfortunately).

Any suggestions for maybe a basic lift and tire combination that will help me put together a Jeep that stands out, but isn't going to be tens of thousands of dollars of aftermarket investment?

I have been googling 2-4" lifts and the different wheel/tire combos and just going basically off pictures to see what I like but I have no clue what really is involved in this. Is it as simple as buying a lift kit and new wheels/tires and being done with it? Or are there a number of other things that are "hidden" that I'm going to end up finding out about after the fact?

Anyhow, sorry for the rant, but I look forward to getting to know you all on here and become a TRUE Jeep enthusiast!

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Old 07-27-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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Stay with a modest 2" to 2.5" BB with 33's and you shouldn't run into any expensive issues. Go to the JK forum and read the lift reviews. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html Then ask more questions and keep reading!

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Old 07-27-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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Stay with a modest 2" to 2.5" BB with 33's and you shouldn't run into any expensive issues. Go to the JK forum and read the lift reviews. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html Then ask more questions and keep reading!
+1. Like he said. Buy the jeep, then modify to fit your wants/needs as you figure out what they are.
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Hi PittHeep - I just saw your comment on my photo. to answer your questions: I do not have a lift and the tires are the stock 32" tires that come on the Rubicon. Good Luck with your new Jeep and welcome to the forum.
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When I got my Jeep I didn't know anything about lifts either so what I did was the 4" susoension lift and 33" tires and had a proffesional install it so I didn't have to worry about it and it's been great ever since
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