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Old 02-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Cost of Lift,Tires,Wheels?

So I am thinking about doing what I have should have done years ago and lift my JK with a new set up. I don't need specifics, but I would just like to have an idea of some numbers. I like to plan on getting some 2 inch BB and having a shop install it, along with some 33s and the cheapest black wheels I can go with. I have 17inch wheels and from what I have read on here it seems like I'd need new ones. If anyone has any numbers that'd be great. Sorry if this was elsewhere in the forums

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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A lot depends on your exact choices and labor charges, but expect to be in the 2k ballpark.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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305/70r/16 duratracs installed 1000-1250
4 16" black matte rims with offset delivered 375
lift kit cost 200-500 installed another another 300-500.

good luck
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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So I am thinking about doing what I have should have done years ago and lift my JK with a new set up. I don't need specifics, but I would just like to have an idea of some numbers. I like to plan on getting some 2 inch BB and having a shop install it, along with some 33s and the cheapest black wheels I can go with. I have 17inch wheels and from what I have read on here it seems like I'd need new ones. If anyone has any numbers that'd be great. Sorry if this was elsewhere in the forums
First of all, like daggo said, if you don't have specifics in mind the price will fluctuate wildly.

A couple of suggestions: Install the BB yourself, or get some local Jeepers to help you and bribe em with beer & pizza. That'll save you several hundred dollars right off the bat, and you'll learn some things about your Jeep.

Also, you can buy tires and 15" rims for LESS $$ than buying JUST tires for 17" rims. Unless there's some specific reason you insist on keeping 17" rims, that'll save you another backpack fulla $$.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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Didnt want to bore anyone with specifics all too much, but was leaning towards the 33 range... and whichever rims would be cheaper. I just found out the 4x4 place by me has a zone spacer kit for 130, with installation an additional 280. I think they might have a teraflex 2.5 for 260 as well..I was thinking about having locals help me out, but still not sure. Is discount tired direct my best option? Thanks for the replies.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
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this is the way i wanted to go also so....subscribed
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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Are you wheeling it? 33's should fit with minimal rub. If u are set on a bb lift find a local club or some buddies to put it on. Also, you should be able to get some 15" mb72 rims from discount tire for around $100 ea. They are aluminum, some 15" steelies don't fit. Good luck.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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are the 15" MB72 rims the cheapest aluminum rim that can be found and still fit the jk?
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are the 15" MB72 rims the cheapest aluminum rim that can be found and still fit the jk?
I don't know if they're THE cheapest, but they're $99 ea from DTD (forum vendor). Which is pretty damn cheap. By comparison, my 16" Teflon rims were around $165 each.

As a WF member, you also get discounts from DTD on tires ($50 off a set of 5). You can also join Tread Lightly (also a forum vendor) for $25 and get a $100 mail-in rebate on certain tires (DuraTracs, don't know the others).

Pretty much a no-brainer to downsize your rims when going to bigger tires, and put the $$ you save into other mods.

Or pay the electric bill. Whatever.
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i can live without electric.

Bigger tires? i dont know...im already a member of tread lightly. i guess this might happen sooner then i thought....hmmmm
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i can live without electric.

Bigger tires? i dont know...im already a member of tread lightly. i guess this might happen sooner then i thought....hmmmm
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