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Old 08-18-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question 2008 Wrangler X Lift/Tire ideas

I just purchased a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X with 17" alloy wheels. I want to put a slight lift on it so I can fit 33x12.50-17 on it with no rubbing. I do alot of driving so need it to be streetable and most of my off roading will be on the beach.
I would love to hear any ideas/suggestions on how to do this in the most economical way.

I was looking at a 2 inch Skyjacker body lift and then locating some decent 33's for sale.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 08-18-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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most economical way is cut the fenders. free, no lift required.

next best thing is that 2" Skyjacker lift. it's like $150. you might need a rear trackbar however, depends how she handles after the lift, and you'll eventually want to get shock extensions.

make sure you have the correct backspace for a 12.5" wide tire, and start cutting. that's what I'd do for 33's

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Old 08-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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Pro Comp 2.5" tuned suspension. comes with coil springs and shocks. runs about $500. rides great. awesome for price and looks rad
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I cut my fenders... $Free$

Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers - purchased used off the board... $100

Teraflex 1.5" leveling kit... $100.

Running 33x12.5x17 BFG's with no problem. In fact, I could probably get 35s on there with no problem. Still lots of room.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
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Assuming it's a 2-door, grab a set of take-off 4-door coils. About 1" of lift, factory ride and handling, and 33's won't rub until you're swaybars disconnected and flexing hard (then trim your fenders). For going down the road, looks killer, and your service department will never know the difference (especially if you cut the part # tags off )- Mark W.
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Assuming it's a 2-door, grab a set of take-off 4-door coils. About 1" of lift, factory ride and handling, and 33's won't rub until you're swaybars disconnected and flexing hard (then trim your fenders). For going down the road, looks killer, and your service department will never know the difference (especially if you cut the part # tags off )- Mark W.
I actually did just that (except the 33's. I went with Rubicon take-offs). Instead of finding someone to buy them from, I just ordered the stiffest springs they make. It only cost $168 delivered and I gained a full 2". http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/con...wap-55849.html
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Do I need to look for something special when trying to get these coils? How can I be sure that I am getting the right coils?

Thanks, Ed
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:10 PM   #8
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I have 17" alloy wheels with 33.5s. And its all stock. Check out my avatar to see. I have no problems going off roading. And i have never had any problems with the tires rubbing on anything.
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Do I need to look for something special when trying to get these coils? How can I be sure that I am getting the right coils?

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Read this Lets Solve the Stock Springs Question and you should be able to learn all there is to know about the coils.
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I just posted a few days ago the same changes - 2" lift with 33's (285-75's) on the stock rims. See my write up - subject: Old Man Emu & 33's...if that search doesn't find it, search it by my tag - BKK.
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I'm on a budget as well. I went with the Rubicon Express 3.5 lift as I plan on going with 35" down the road.
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I want to reduce my wheel size from stock 08 Wrangler X, and put regular road tires on, can I and suggestions. My wife and I are in our 70's so the height is a problem. All of our driving is normal road but I do not want to get rid of my Jeep!!
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I want to reduce my wheel size from stock 08 Wrangler X, and put regular road tires on, can I and suggestions. My wife and I are in our 70's so the height is a problem. All of our driving is normal road but I do not want to get rid of my Jeep!!
You'd be better off making a "New Thread" for this rather than posting in a pre-existing thread--I bet you'd get more views.

In any event, I see no reason you can't do this. Do you know what size tires and wheels you currently have? The X comes stock with 31" tires and 16" wheels, but a lot of folks (and dealers on lots) will upgrade them to the larger tires/wheels that come on some of the other models.

If you can confirm what tires and wheels you have, there are folks on this forum who could direct you to something with a lower profile. There are also suspension modifications you can do to actually "lower" the Jeep.
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I want to reduce my wheel size from stock 08 Wrangler X, and put regular road tires on, can I and suggestions. My wife and I are in our 70's so the height is a problem. All of our driving is normal road but I do not want to get rid of my Jeep!!
Because of grandkids and wife, I've got these items and they'll handle any tires/wheels you want to put on your jeep-



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