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Old 07-04-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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JK Lift/Gearing Advice

I have a 2011 2door- JK Sport, 6 cyl, auto Trans I just bought used.
The dealer put a leveling kit & 285/75/17 tires on it. My wife sold her fore runner and is now her daily driver probably until the end of the year.

I just purchased a Rough Country 3.5 Series 2 lift off EBay and will put on with BFG's 35's once I install the lift.

My question is regarding gearing.
It is already a bit underpowered and will be a dog on 35's.
What suggestion would you recommend to update it to regain some power/mpg?

Most of my four wheeling is hunting and nothing hairy where I would not need a locker/Arb. What would I need to do? Is the install difficult/expensive? What are all the parts I would need? Thanks for the advice.
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If you have to ask how to do it then you won't be able to do a regear on your own. Well not do it and have it last at least.

I bet 4:56's would do great on a light weight 2door. Someone will chime in sooner or later that has experience with a setup like what you want to run.

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As said above, if your not experienced in gear installation, it's not something to dive into. The correct tools alone would be almost as much as the labor a shop would charge to change them. But with 35"s on a 2011, 5.13 gears will be a good combo.
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...everyones gotta start somewhere... hopefully a good friend with the know how and tools is nearby
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I have a 2013 JK unlimited rubicon that I want to lift about 3-4" suspension lift it. I just don't know what's a good setup It is mostly a daily driver I want to run 35's. Help please!
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I have a 2013 JK unlimited rubicon that I want to lift about 3-4" suspension lift it. I just don't know what's a good setup It is mostly a daily driver I want to run 35's. Help please!
Rock Krawler 3.5 would be a great suspension, a set of Fox 2.0 shocks, and if you don't think you'll go any larger than 35s, go with a 15 x 8" wheel and a Goodyear 35x12.50x15 MTR. The 15" tire will save you about $100 over the 17" tire. Being you have a '13, no need to regear unless you go to 37" tires. Also, get an AEV procal, $157, to program your jeep for the larger tires. Done!
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Thank you, for your help JP1i
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #8
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Would a 3" suspension lift be alright with 33's?

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