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Old 10-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Jk spacer/lift stock rims/tires

Hello everybody,

I have a question that's burning up my brain cells. I searched and searched and cannot find a concrete answer, even when attempting to do several.

This will be a split question to a degree.

I bought my 2013 jk with stock steelies. I upgraded to the Sahara wheel take offs. Of course I saw a 4 mpg loss but it was expected. I'm currently at the level where i want a small lift (as I don't do off-roading as much as I want) and larger tires.

I like the Sahara wheels I have on now. I anticipate on buying 1.5" spacers for the wheels and buying a larger, more aggressive tire for this. I also plan on buying a 2.5 budget boost.

So questions, would the spacers work well with the budget boost? And what would the best largest tire that I can put on my stock Sahara rims be with the 2.5 lift without having to regear. Of course i saw loss of power whenever I switched but it doesn't bother me too much. I don't want to cut, or do any permanent modifications to my baby either.

Thanks for all your responses ahead of time and photos are requested of your rig with this setup if you have it!!

Thank you!
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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I have the Tereflex 2.5" BB with TF shocks. I am running 315/70R17 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 Tires on Method 17X8.5" wheels with 4.75 BS. (just shy of 34"). I had to trim less than a half inch of the plastic air dam.It's worked great for me. But if you plan on adding steel bumpers and a winch, spend a little more on a coil lift. That's what I will add after my Jeep is paid off.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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BTW- do you have 3:21 or 3:73 gearing. And yes, with 1.5" spacers would work for most 35" tires. ( I don't think any 35" tire is 35 inches)
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I Am a total green horn i just bought my first jeep and want to do a 3 maybe four inch lift wear do i start i have a mannuel transmission, and would like to put on 35 inch tires on it that is my goal.
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I Am a total green horn i just bought my first jeep and want to do a 3 maybe four inch lift wear do i start i have a mannuel transmission, and would like to put on 35 inch tires on it that is my goal.
Hi strangerJ and welcome to the forum. Let's start with your Jeep. What year and what gears do you have? 3:21, 3:73 or 4:10's ? A 2.5" or 3" will be great for 35 inch tires. But if you have 3:21 gearing I would do 33's.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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I Am a total green horn i just bought my first jeep and want to do a 3 maybe four inch lift wear do i start i have a mannuel transmission, and would like to put on 35 inch tires on it that is my goal.
Lower the better. 2.5" is good for a 35" tire.
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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lif...jk-298665.html
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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For the OP just want to add that your 4 mpg loss is not what you think. When you changed tire diameter you threw off your odometer/speedometer as well. If you get a procal and adjust your speedometer for the correct size tires you will notice that you haven't lost as many MPG as you think.

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