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Old 07-12-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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iam waiting 4 2012 wrangler. iam not interestd in off-roading but iam very particular about the looks. Just for the looks i wish to lift my jeep by(1.5" to 2"). i knw the road sound will increase. is dere any other issues like wobble, steering shakes or jumping). plz help me.

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You can go with a 2.5 inch lift or maybe higher without any major problems. With a lift like this though, you will probably want to keep the tires above 33 inches, or else it will look pretty funny. Take a look at a few different popular lift kits, and see what the reviews are on all of them.

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You can go with a 2.5 inch lift or maybe higher without any major problems. With a lift like this though, you will probably want to keep the tires above 33 inches, or else it will look pretty funny. Take a look at a few different popular lift kits, and see what the reviews are on all of them.
i will get it done from the shwroom bicoz i don't want 2 loose my warranty. wht abt the chrysler kit??
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You said major problems rite, so wht are the usual problems faced when u lift a wrangler
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i will get it done from the shwroom bicoz i don't want 2 loose my warranty. wht abt the chrysler kit??
I haven't heard any bad things with the OEM lift kit. You should be fine with the dealer doing the lift.
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You said major problems rite, so wht are the usual problems faced when u lift a wrangler
There shouldn't be any problems as long as the lift kit is high quality and is installed correctly. If your having the dealership take care of it, there shouldn't be any problems.

When you lift a vehicle and put bigger tires on, your gas milage will decrease and the ride will become a little rougher. Just something to think about.
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i don't want 2 go 4 mud terrain tires, i saw a modified one in the shwroom with cooper discoverer stt. wht are the other options????
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ride bit rough???? like what can u explain 2 me. since u r using it i hope u cn guide me.
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If you arent going to take it offroad then go buy a hummer...
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If you arent going to take it offroad then go buy a hummer...
i don't like hummer.
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Before I lifted my jeep 2.5 inches I was getting 23 miles to the gallon on highway at 70MPH now with lift it gets only 19 at best.
Jeeps are raked in the front for better aerodynamics( HA HAW) and when you add a lift it corrects the rake in the front, sometimes over correcting but a Jeep is still a brick in the wind.

Added superchips flashpaq with 87 tow tune and front bug deflector and now back to 23 miles per highway!!
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ride bit rough???? like what can u explain 2 me. since u r using it i hope u cn guide me.
I don't have a lift on my jeep so I can't really tell you much. However, if you are getting the tires and lift put on before you even drive it off the lot, you won't have anything to compare the ride to. When I changed out my tires, I could feel a difference because I went from 29 inch to 33 inch and from street tires, to semi-off road tires. So the ride was a little bit rougher than when it was stock. It doesn't bother me though... It's a Jeep.
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Before I lifted my jeep 2.5 inches I was getting 23 miles to the gallon on highway at 70MPH now with lift it gets only 19 at best.
Jeeps are raked in the front for better aerodynamics( HA HAW) and when you add a lift it corrects the rake in the front, sometimes over correcting but a Jeep is still a brick in the wind.

Added superchips flashpaq with 87 tow tune and front bug deflector and now back to 23 miles per highway!!
How the hell are you getting 23 miles to the gallon? When my Jeep was stock I was lucky to get 17 on average. Now I barely get 15.
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If you arent going to take it offroad then go buy a hummer...
Okay. There is no need to be rude.

I strongly believe that the majority of people who buy Wranglers, do it because they love the look and feel of the vehicle. Not everyone who buys a Jeep are going to head for the hills to wheel every weekend.
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I don't have a lift on my jeep so I can't really tell you much. However, if you are getting the tires and lift put on before you even drive it off the lot, you won't have anything to compare the ride to. When I changed out my tires, I could feel a difference because I went from 29 inch to 33 inch and from street tires, to semi-off road tires. So the ride was a little bit rougher than when it was stock. It doesn't bother me though... It's a Jeep.
ok. so 2" lift is pretty ok rite??
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Okay. There is no need to be rude.

I strongly believe that the majority of people who buy Wranglers, do it because they love the look and feel of the vehicle. Not everyone who buys a Jeep are going to head for the hills to wheel every weekend.
tht's true. iam happy tht 2012 is coming with 290bhp with better mileage, so even if i modify i hope i will get around 17-18 mpg
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ok. so 2" lift is pretty ok rite??
Yeah you should be fine with a 2 inch lift.
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iam staying in oman n the best thing here petrol is cheaper than water.
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iam staying in oman n the best thing here petrol is cheaper than water.
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plz check out the pics in my profile, dese i took frm the shwroom. check the tires also
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Too much chrome for me. The tires look good.
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Before I lifted my jeep 2.5 inches I was getting 23 miles to the gallon on highway at 70MPH now with lift it gets only 19 at best.
Jeeps are raked in the front for better aerodynamics( HA HAW) and when you add a lift it corrects the rake in the front, sometimes over correcting but a Jeep is still a brick in the wind.

Added superchips flashpaq with 87 tow tune and front bug deflector and now back to 23 miles per highway!!
r u happy with the ride??? i hope u don't regret 4 the lift.
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Too much chrome for me. The tires look good.
i think its mud terrain tires. wht abt goodyear duratrac?? does it look gud in a lifted wrangler???
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can u suggest some semi-off road tyres???
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i will get it done from the shwroom bicoz i don't want 2 loose my warranty. wht abt the chrysler kit??
Get it in writing! Even if the dealership installs the lift, doesn't mean that it won't void your warranty of the suspension items and any damage they can prove was caused by the change. The Mopar kit is manufactured by some else. I beleive the 2.5" lift is from Superlift and the 4" lift is from the now-out-of-business Rubicon Express. Only difference is they are rebranded and have a massive markup.
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can u suggest some semi-off road tyres???
Duratracs getting pretty much nothing but rave reviews. They would be, and will be, my choice.
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Get it in writing! Even if the dealership installs the lift, doesn't mean that it won't void your warranty of the suspension items and any damage they can prove was caused by the change. The Mopar kit is manufactured by some else. I beleive the 2.5" lift is from Superlift and the 4" lift is from the now-out-of-business Rubicon Express. Only difference is they are rebranded and have a massive markup.
any idea abt chrysler kit???? wht abt a 2"inch lift. i hope tht is fine. whts ur option???
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If your going for looks on a so called " street jeep " , yes a 2'' lift & 33'' Duratracs would do just fine.
What 4fit said is true about the dealer installng the lift. Ask if they are mod friendly when it comes to a lifted jeep.
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I have a 2011 Rubicon Unlimited with a "dealer installed" 2" lift using bilstien shocks. It actually lifted 3", it's still under warranty. I put Pro Comp Extreme All Terrains 35X12.5 R17 on and it rides good and there is no hum.

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