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Old 02-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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HELP in sorting it all out...

Ok well I am a new guy, had (2) previous Jeeps but really confused.

I have read on the forum about getting rid of weight, so I thought I would go to 15" wheels & tires.

But here are the issues:

1. Want to lift at least 1.5 to 2", I hate the way the 2010 Rubi Unlimited sags in front. I hear horror stores about "don buy this lift" ect. Also would like a lift that has shocks and the ability to get a new steering stabilizer.

2. Will switching to 15" rims and different tires mess up my gearing, already making the 3.8 a dog?

Or should I just buy 17" rims as my stock rims have new tires on them?

3. What will anything do to my mileage?

2010 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited

Thanks,

Eric

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Wheel size has little to do with performance.
Yes-going with a lighter 15" will help, but we generally do this when going to a bigger Tire.

A simple leveling kit will get rid of the rake. Or a front set of 19 (Mopar hd) springs up front-if the jeep has lower rating springs to begin with.

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Ok well I am a new guy, had (2) previous Jeeps but really confused.

I have read on the forum about getting rid of weight, so I thought I would go to 15" wheels & tires.

But here are the issues:

1. Want to lift at least 1.5 to 2", I hate the way the 2010 Rubi Unlimited sags in front. I hear horror stores about "don buy this lift" ect. Also would like a lift that has shocks and the ability to get a new steering stabilizer.

You could get a TF leveling kit or a 2" BB.

If you want shocks, might as well get springs. If you add bumpers, winch, etc, later, new springs will mitigate any sagging that you'd definitely see with the stock springs. TeraFlex and Rock Krawler both make excellent 2.5" lift kits.

Why buy a new steering stabilizer? From the sound of what you wanna do, it would be a waste of $$.


2. Will switching to 15" rims and different tires mess up my gearing, already making the 3.8 a dog?

It's not the rims, but the tire size and weight. Larger, heavier tires will rob your Jeep of power. Won't be too bad if you run 33's. Since you've got 4.10 gears you won't suffer much.

Or should I just buy 17" rims as my stock rims have new tires on them?

Nope. Go with the 15's and new tires. You'll save $$, save weight, and have a larger contact patch, and there are more tire choices available.

3. What will anything do to my mileage?

Your mileage will go down.

2010 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited

Thanks,

Eric
Just make sure you do the research on anything you wanna add to your Jeep. It's like chucking a pebble in a pond...there will be ripples.

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