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Old 08-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Old question from new guy

Hello all,
I just bought my first 4 door and have some questions already... I am sure you have heard these ?'s a million times... so sorry.

I am thinking about a lift kit and 35" tires.... what is/isn't recommended and what should I not do?
Also, what needs done to my trans to ensure proper shifting and speedometer reading?? Will this harm my transmission as I have heard that oversided tires will void my warranty???

I am in no way shape or form a mechanic... so layman's terms would greatly be appreciated.

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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What type of offroading are you planning on?

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Pretty light
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Go look at the jeep on xsapper (a member on here) and see if that is the look your going for. Tell me what you think. Then look at mine. tell me what you think.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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Yes... I like both
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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OK... Sappers is a leveling kit on 33's. Mine is a 3.5" AEV lift on 35's. If your not offroading hard then you don't need the AEV and 35's. Leveling kit(I think his is AEV, might be tereflex) on 33's is MUCH less expensive.
Now there is a 3.5" kit from Rough country that is cheap but not as capable as the AEV(less flex etc..) that is cheaper. Some dog it but I had it on my old JK and wheeled the piss out of it without an issue

What is your budget?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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Don't have an exact budget but nothing crazy.... How much would something like sappers be as opposed to yours? I like this as well if you can see it.....RT Tire Co. - Custom Wheels & Tires ( pic 5 black sahara or pic 28)
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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Cost difference is pretty significant, Spacer kit installed is a few hundred and tires will run you a grand for 5. 3.5" lift a couple grand and 35" tires are about 1500. Hard wheelin aint cheap. That being said a JK with the spacer kit and the right tires is still pretty damn capable.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:53 PM   #9
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Rough country 2.5" spacer kit, ($130.00) 17" Enkie wheels ($400.00), and 35" fierce attitude tire (1300.00 for 5). Rides same as stock and got me plenty of height. No rubbing but it is my DD with a light trail or muddying ever now and then.

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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Rough country 2.5" spacer kit, ($130.00) 17" Enkie wheels ($400.00), and 35" fierce attitude tire (1300.00 for 5). Rides same as stock and got me plenty of height. No rubbing but it is my DD with a light trail or muddying ever now and then.

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That looks nice.

OP, are you getting new rims?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:43 PM   #11
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I like kcookuscg's.
So no transmission work to keep things in line. Everyone I talk to says if you go above 33" you have to have Chrysler reset trans. and speedometer may still be off.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:50 PM   #12
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You don't have to have Chrystler do it . It does have to be done. Even with 33's you should reset the tire size.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #13
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thx for the help! appreciate it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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I haven't reset anything yet. I need to recall rate the speedometer but I don't have a programmer yet. Still trying to decide which one to get
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If you don't change tire size then speedo is off and youll run the mileage up faster.

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