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Old 01-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Another lift question...sorry guys

So, I'm running a 2011 Sport with some 35in tires and would like a little lift. However; I'm not digging the price of it. Since the Sport is already kind of lifted I could handle getting a 2 inch lift. What are your thoughts on the AEV 2" Spacer Suspension System?? Keep in mind, I KNOW NOTHING about lifts.

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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How is the sport "already kind of lifted"? do you have a small lift on it right now? or is all factory stuff?

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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It's all factory except for the tires. Maybe it's just me, but the Sport seems like it sits a little higher. I could be wrong though....
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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The sport is no higher than any of the other wranglers, it is most likely just the extra height from your 35s that you are seeing. The AEV spacer BB is generally liked by those who have it as far as I can tell, AEV makes quality products so you can't really go wrong with them (except for the price) but the spacer system is considerably cheaper than their normal suspensions lifts. I'd say go for it
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So, I'm running a 2011 Sport with some 35in tires and would like a little lift. However; I'm not digging the price of it. Since the Sport is already kind of lifted I could handle getting a 2 inch lift. What are your thoughts on the AEV 2" Spacer Suspension System?? Keep in mind, I KNOW NOTHING about lifts.


Better to get a spring lift, but the AEV 2" spacer lift would work fine for what (I think) you wanna do, which is give yourself a little space between tires and fenders. AEV makes good stuff.
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What is the actual size of your tires? How are you running 35" tires on an "all stock" wrangler? Are your wheels stock too?
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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I installed my AEV spacer lift today with 285R75/16's that measure 33" before install and I'm not sure you would want to go with 35's it seems to me you would have clearance issues
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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The Jeep seemed to sit higher before I put the new tires on, but I'm mistaken I guess. The rims are stock, just bedlined black. The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires. They rub a little bit, but only if I crank the tire to the far left/right.
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The Jeep seemed to sit higher before I put the new tires on, but I'm mistaken I guess. The rims are stock, just bedlined black. The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires. They rub a little bit, but only if I crank the tire to the far left/right.
To fix that problem with a minor amount of sweat and a couple of washers, read this thread. There are links in there from kjeeper10 and myself that'll give you step-by-step instructions on how to do it. A parakeet could do it, if it had thumbs.

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Thanks! I'll take a look.
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The Jeep seemed to sit higher before I put the new tires on, but I'm mistaken I guess. The rims are stock, just bedlined black. The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires. They rub a little bit, but only if I crank the tire to the far left/right.
Good Sir.. 285/70/17's are basically 33x11/17
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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Good Sir.. 285/70/17's are basically 33x11/17
lol...Man, I knew something was bugging me about this thread. Good eye, XJ! As VASYLfromUKRAINE would say, HI5.
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Good Sir.. 285/70/17's are basically 33x11/17
Phew... Had to see pics if not lol
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #14
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Goes to show how much I know about vehicles....all I know is I look good driving my Jeep and that's all that matters.....
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So, I'm running a 2011 Sport with some 35in tires and would like a little lift. .
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The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires.
As indicated by XJ, you could call those 33s, but really those are just big 32" tires. The spacer lift you're looking at would do great. Follow Kbwwolf's suggestion about steering stops and you'll be good.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #16
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Sweet! Thanks guys.

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