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Old 12-04-2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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Budget Boost/Spring Lift Options with Stock Wheels

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Just picked up a 2012 JK unlimited. I want to boost to go with larger tires in the future (wide 32s, 33s). I read somewhere that the TF BB doesn't work with stock wheels, is this correct? If so, are there any BBs out there that work with the stock rims (Sport S rims).

Besides the BBs I'm looking at possibly going a big step up to the OME JK42. It shows the shocks, springs, and track bar bracket are included; what else would I need, and will this kit work with the stock rims?

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:59 AM   #2
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You already have 32s.

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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That's true I recently found out. I think TF requires spacers, don't know why.
But your going to need them or different wheels anyhow for wider tires.
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You already have 32s.
Yea, but looking at the wider 32s/33s that measure out closer to 32.
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Spidertrax spacers are a popular solution for stock wheels.
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Yea, but looking at the wider 32s/33s that measure out closer to 32.
For the money it would cost on tires for 17" rims, also spacers to make it work.
This combo is gaining popularity because of the cost and the benefits of a lighter tire/wheel. Check it out vvvv

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/33x...deo-96568.html
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Rough country makes a 2.5" "budget boost" lift kit and you can fit 33's perfectly (can fit 35's with some fender well rubbing possibilites). And they sell 1.50" wheel spacers for the stock wheels.
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Yea, but looking at the wider 32s/33s that measure out closer to 32.
You don't need a lift for that, just wheel spacers.
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For the money it would cost on tires for 17" rims, also spacers to make it work.
This combo is gaining popularity because of the cost and the benefits of a lighter tire/wheel. Check it out vvvv

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/33x...deo-96568.html

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Buying the AEV lift ASAP
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Buying the AEV lift ASAP
You'll change your mind again!
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Rough country makes a 2.5" "budget boost" lift kit and you can fit 33's perfectly (can fit 35's with some fender well rubbing possibilites). And they sell 1.50" wheel spacers for the stock wheels.
I'm looking hard at this kit as well. At this height, plan to need coil spacers/shock extenders (if BB lift), brake relocation brackets front and rear, sway bar link extensions, and a rear track bar relocation or adjustable rear track bar. Keep it at 2" or less (AEV has a nice kit) and you can skip the rear brake relo and track bar relo/adjustable. Also keep in mind, every kit is different, most will simply level and remove the factory rake: ie a 2.5" kit gives you a true 2.5 up front and only 2 in the rear. Some will give you the advertised lift height at all four corners.

OP-I was where you are now a few months ago myself. Read up on the posts around here and do some homework. Figure out what you want to do (and why), and if it will serve your intended purposes. Start at the tire size you plan to run and work backwards from there. Study and learn what backspacing is. Figure out how much you can and want to spend, then dial it in from there. Look hard at the price differences in tires and wheel sizes. Think about the future and try to buy everything only once. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge on here from those that have been there and done that.

And last, have fun, planning the build is part of the journey, and the journey is fun....
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I'm looking hard at this kit as well. At this height, plan to need coil spacers/shock extenders (if BB lift), brake relocation brackets front and rear, sway bar link extensions, and a rear track bar relocation or adjustable rear track bar. Keep it at 2" or less (AEV has a nice kit) and you can skip the rear brake relo and track bar relo/adjustable. Also keep in mind, every kit is different, most will simply level and remove the factory rake: ie a 2.5" kit gives you a true 2.5 up front and only 2 in the rear. Some will give you the advertised lift height at all four corners.

OP-I was where you are now a few months ago myself. Read up on the posts around here and do some homework. Figure out what you want to do (and why), and if it will serve your intended purposes. Start at the tire size you plan to run and work backwards from there. Study and learn what backspacing is. Figure out how much you can and want to spend, then dial it in from there. Look hard at the price differences in tires and wheel sizes. Think about the future and try to buy everything only once. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge on here from those that have been there and done that.

And last, have fun, planning the build is part of the journey, and the journey is fun....
Well look at you go

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You don't need a lift for that, just wheel spacers.
^^^ That

Figure out what you wanna do w/your Jeep first. Could be talking to a wall.
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Well look at you go

Or maybe the RC as well
When my Jeep is towering over yours and I have to reach down to pass the Grey Poupon, you're gonna want to yank out that AEV and move on up...

You know I'm kidding. Can't wait to wrench on something....I'm in the planning stage and chompin' at the bit. Stashing my pennies in the meantime.
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When my Jeep is towering over yours and I have to reach down to pass the Grey Poupon, you're gonna want to yank out that AEV and move on up...

You know I'm kidding. Can't wait to wrench on something....I'm in the planning stage and chompin' at the bit. Stashing my pennies in the meantime.
Ooh... a little challenge. I have money that haunts me in my dreams. I might just have to do something about it. Ehh -- who am I kidding. Gotta stop talking sh&t "sharking" as you put it and do something about it...... Lol

Ef the spacers.. a waist of cash, lift is coming 33" DT's and M/T site biters soon.
Clean out that garage glue..... Its on

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