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Old 07-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Hello guys, so I'm a newbie to the Jeep Scene as i have recently placed my order for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I live in Las Vegas as it be nice to meet locals in the same scene but also open to anyone for advice and input. I'm so excited to pick it up in December. Just thought i meet some people with the same interest and assist me with building my jeep. Ok here comes the questions

1) As far as a lift I've been reading it voids the power train warranty once the lift is installed but not sure what the actual answer is. Also can the dealership instal the lift in any case to keep the warranty valid as i will have a brand new vehicle and having the warranty voided just sounds insane to me. but if thats the case ill just take the hit and get the lift anyway

2) my vehicle will be my daily driver, i was looking on 37" tires with a 20" wheel. Is that practical? Are there anything else i must add to it since they are bigger aftermarkets? Also off roading/wheeling/mudding would be an every now and again type thing as i wont be doing it very often.

3) my vehicle is an automatic is that even capable of off roading/wheeling in the Nevada desert?



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The above picture is how id like my jeep to look like same tires/wheel and look or at least close to it... What do you guys think?

Looking forward to hearing some of your responses, Thanks.

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome. I am in the Las Vegas area and I am a new 2013 JKU RUBI owner since early July of this year. Not sure if my lift will void warranty but if you do find that to be true I would def like to know. I put a 3" BDS lift with the BDS tuned fox shocks. I have 17" Ballistic jester wheels black with red accents. 35" Goodyear muds with Kevlar side walls. I also welded on trusses to strengthen the front axels and welded on lower arm skid plates. I still plan on a lot more but that will hold me over for now. I have a Rubicon with the 4.10 gearing and that still is plenty of strength to send me down the highway but I would have to believe if you go with the 37" tires you would def have to do a gear change especially if you don't have the 4.10 gearing. The rig you have posted above is def a great set up.

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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Buy Rubicon if you want 37's and don't want to regear as soon as you get it. I have heard the 4.10's are liveable with 37's. At a minimum get the 3.73 gears on the sahara, but I think for what you are wanting you should buy a rubicon. That is what my plans are. Trusses and tire carrier are also needed for 37's. Get in your pocket and enjoy!
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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Thanks Snowboard One, do you have any pictures of your ride? Sounds like a great set up and if i dont go 37" i will definitely want 35" not sure if 17" or 20" wheels is what i want just yet but we'll see...

Im considering switching to the 2014 Rubicon with the 4.10 gearing i figured why not spend the extra cash for those just in case moments...
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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Yes, I will try to get some up soon. I usually post from my phone and for some reason I can't load the pics from my phone so I will link up to my computer soon and post my before and afters.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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Thanks Snowboard One, do you have any pictures of your ride? Sounds like a great set up and if i dont go 37" i will definitely want 35" not sure if 17" or 20" wheels is what i want just yet but we'll see...

Im considering switching to the 2014 Rubicon with the 4.10 gearing i figured why not spend the extra cash for those just in case moments...
Ok, here are some before and after pics. I am far from done but this is what i have so far. It is hard to notice with the camera angles but it is a definite height difference.http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...attach/jpg.gif
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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Thanks Snowboard One, do you have any pictures of your ride? Sounds like a great set up and if i dont go 37" i will definitely want 35" not sure if 17" or 20" wheels is what i want just yet but we'll see...

Im considering switching to the 2014 Rubicon with the 4.10 gearing i figured why not spend the extra cash for those just in case moments...
I would go 17" over 20" wheels. The price difference between the two are huge specially if you want 35 or 37s.

For example

Nitto Trail Grapplers 37 12.5 20 for $473 while 37 12.5 17 for $347 = $126 difference per tire

BFG KM2 37 12.5 20 $621 and 37 12.5 17 $424= $197 difference per tire

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