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Old 07-16-2014, 01:35 AM   #1
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All terrain tires are better for HWY use?

Hey guys, I Finally became an official jeep owner! extremely pumped! I will be using it as my everyday driver, and I do live in the city. I Love how the jeep rides stock! it has great handling, doesnt wobble when I'm going a bit fast on the HWY and overall im just feeling the overall vehicle! I have a 2011 jeep wrangler sahara 4x4. Id like to achieve this look, Will my drive be affected? If i add the same 4" lift and i dislike it, can I remove the lift potentially and return to stock? sorry im a new bee and just need some advice! thanks to anyone whom can help me! ive attached a link as to what im going for!

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You can definitely install a 4" lift and 37" tires. You should know up front that a lift that high is much more complex and expensive to do it right than 35's at 2.5".

Most of the 4" kits are a starting point and can get you on the road, but you will eventually have to replace driveshafts, gearing, etc. 37's going on a Sahara means front axle sleeves/gussets and more...

Ballparking:

$1500 ARB 4" lift
$3000 37's on 20's or 22's
$1200 Driveshafts
$1000 Gearing
$600 Front axle work

That doesn't include installation costs.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:57 PM   #4
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I was thinking of doing 33/12.5/22r, ive heard that I wouldn't require a lift with that, I love the 4" lift but considering this is my daily commute I don't want to modify the suspension and have expensive unexpected consequences later. My only fear with the 33/12.5/22r set up, do you think it'll make my truck look dropped! I like the height it has stock! Wouldn't want to go at all shorter lol
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33's on a stock Jeep are usually fine, although it can look like there isn't much clearance in the wheels wells. For appearance and tire availability, you should consider 20's if you want a lower profile tire. Something like 305/55R20 would be a big 33, tall and wide for 33's.


If you go with 33's, spend the extra $160 and put a Teraflex leveling kit on it which gets you 2" up front and 1" in the rear and makes 33's look right.

Teraflex Wrangler Leveling Kit 1155200 (07-14 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping

It's an easy install and rides just like factory.

So now you are up and running for less than $2500 depending on what wheel and tire you choose. Make sure you get 4.5" backspacing on the wheels.
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You can install any lift kit and return to stock as long as long as everything is bolt on. Some parts like high steer kits require boring out the steering knuckle which can't be reversed. The taller the lift and bigger the tires the less functional your Jeep becomes as a DD, so you might want to a start with moderate lift ~2.5" and then decide if you really need to go to 4".
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Spinlock got it right. Build your jeep based on your needs instead of your wants. It might go hand in hand but 35+ as a city dd on a pre pentastar can really cost in your commute.

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