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Old 12-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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future plans...advise needed

I have a 2011 2 door Rubicon. Almost all stock, only real mod is KC slimlights.
Im hoping to fit 35's under it, but i might be ok with 33's. These are my ideas.

Small lift - Teraflex Budget Boost with shock adapters
Daystar 1" body lift
bed liner on stock wheels
Stubby stock bumper end caps
wheel spacers - Spidertrax 1.5"
Nitto Mud Grapplers 35's
Superchip
Seat covers - Wet okole - black with full piping copper color

As you might be able to tell I will be on a small budget, but there are somethings that I should spend more money on than others. (like tires)

Will I need the body lift for 35's if I get the budget boost?

is there anything else that I should get? or anything I should change? Keep in mind that this is my daily driver.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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two pieces of advice....
1. buy a decent lift... Not a body lift and a BB you'll regret that. there are a ton of decent 2.5" lifts out there that are very close to what you where going to pay for the BB and body spacers....

2. Buy 15" or 16" wheels. The amount of money you're going to spend on 35" tires for 17" wheels... is about the same as buying new wheels and tires.... Look at discount tire. They have a ton of great combos. I bought 5 wheels, tires, and TPMS for 2000 shipped to my door. Oh, and you won't need spacers with new wheels...

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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1. buy a decent lift... Not a body lift and a BB you'll regret that. there are a ton of decent 2.5" lifts out there that are very close to what you where going to pay for the BB and body spacers....
can give me an example of one? and one that will fit 35's
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Teraflex, rock krawler, old man emu, AEV check into those. They are top quality at good prices
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Any 2.5" lift will fit 35s but there will generally need to be some trimming of the pinch seems and in your case the rubi rails. Otherwise 35s are easily done on 2.5" with no body lift needed. Something along the lines of the teraflex 2.5" or the AEV/RK lifts are perfect for it. The AEV and RK ones will be more expensive with the RK being the most. The teraflex lift is a good starting point and the cheapest most complete and can easily be upgraded in the long run if thats what end up wanting to do.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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I am big Anti Body lift, I personally think it makes the jeeps look silly as a stinger. lol
BUT will you be Mall Crawling or Or 4x4?

If your going to take your jeep Trailing or Crawling suspension & tires is something I wouldn't recommend trying to go on the cheap side. J-E-E-P = Just Empty Every pocket, Trust me you will continue to put new toys and gadgets on your jeep until your roll it or sell it.

I bought my 2013 jku all stock

first for me was 4" pro-comp Lift that I bought from 4wheel parts. These are affordable and i've had great luck with mine! To save money I had a Little jeep gathering and a few good jeeper's helped out with the install in Nevada! Just post on the local forum offer, food or maybe someone else need to install the same thing?

Then I went tires and wheels and a Cb radio. But you'll want a Compressor, air downs and blah blah blah the continues! hahah


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Old 12-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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Is your 2011 a six speed or an auto trans? When you say "daily driver," do you intend to put in a lot of highway miles?

Adding 35s will have a significant impact on your power--the jeep will feel substantially slower an get substantially worse gas mileage--especially with an auto trans.

You can offset these issues with a "regearing"--but that's going to run $1000 to $1500.

Just FYI.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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It all depends on what you are going for: looks or usability? You have one of the BEST Jeep colors ever, so you got that dialed!

I agree to stay way from body lift and wheel spacers. Why not upgrade to 33's right now and then depending on your wheeling needs, go with a 2-2.5" quality lift or just a budged boost if it is for looks?

35's look awesome and are very tempting, but if you aren't really using it for wheeling, that is a lot of coin AND some potential issues with getting steering angles, gearing right, etc.

Whatever you do though, you will probably love it regardless. Afterall, it is a Jeep.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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I have a 2011 2 door Rubicon. Almost all stock, only real mod is KC slimlights.
Im hoping to fit 35's under it, but i might be ok with 33's. These are my ideas.

Small lift - Teraflex Budget Boost with shock adapters
Daystar 1" body lift
bed liner on stock wheels
Stubby stock bumper end caps
wheel spacers - Spidertrax 1.5"
Nitto Mud Grapplers 35's
Superchip
Seat covers - Wet okole - black with full piping copper color
If the goal is cheap lift... budget boost is OK... but you aren't upgrading anything and in fact may be going backwards (except for tire clearance)

Body lift... not really needed, and a PITA.

Bed Liner? If you just want them black, try something like plasti-dip or take them somewhere to get powder coated. IMHO, you can get a nice set of black rims for <> $1000. Spacers are <> $200, so really it's only $800 for new rims.

Cutting bumper? Sure, if you are going to go crawling... that is a matter of style more than function otherwise, so you'll have to decide.

Spacers? They work fine, but if you don't like your wheels... save up and just get the wheels you like with the correct offset.

Tires? Probably the biggest expense on your list. Lots of great 35's to pick from.

Superchip? Meh.

Wet O Kole? Had them on my Tacoma. Looked like crap, 1000 straps to get them installed, got dirty as heck and too hard to remove them for cleaning, and $600 to boot. I'd look at leather kits before neoprene... unless you have a need for neoprene...

You need to start out with the end in mind... if you are just looking to spiff it up a bit, grab some nice AEV wheels (or whatever you like), throw 33's on there, and you're done. No need for lift if you have a 5.2 inch offset like the AEV.

Throw the extra money into a nice bumper... LoD, Spyder, AEV... there are lots... That will give you a nice looking ride, and isn't going to screw up your ride for trips to work.

If you are heading for the hills... that will still get you there just fine. Esp with a 2 door, you can go tons of places with some good tires and a winch.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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I have a JKUR and just went with the teraflex 2.5 with shock extensions so I could reuse the rubi shocks and keep the rubi ride.

...and dont forget swapping out that antenna!!

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