Just got new JK for wife need advise - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
gotwood03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 41
Just got new JK for wife need advise

I just drove home new 2012 JK sport want to do small lift and some side steps dealer is trading my tires out for factory rubicon wheels and tires any advise

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1367757924.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	110.0 KB
ID:	112050

__________________
2005 LJ, 33" BFG KM2, 4" SUSP LIFT
gotwood03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
wmwhitey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ewa Beach Hawaii
Posts: 1,344
Dont let her make her jeep more bad ass than yours it would cost you your man card lol. J/K good job on getting her a jeep I am trying to talk my wife into us trading in her Terrain for a Rubicon.

wmwhitey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotwood03 View Post
I just drove home new 2012 JK sport want to do small lift and some side steps dealer is trading my tires out for factory rubicon wheels and tires any advise

Attachment 112050
Best bet, IMO, for a small lift would be one of the leveling kits, which will raise your Jeep 2" in front and 1" in rear (fixes the factory rake). Very inexpensive and easy to install, and won't mess with the factory ride.

Here are a couple links:

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Full-Traction Suspension Jeep JK Wrangler 2.0" Leveling Kit Jeep JK Wrangler 2Dr/4Dr 4wd

For something more mid-range, several companies make very good 2.5" lift kits...you can get plain spring lifts (stiffer springs), or kits that come with springs/shocks. Good ones, such as the TeraFlex and Rock Krawler, will actually improve your Jeep's handling (although it'll be a bit stiffer). Obviously, these cost quite a bit more...and there's a chance that you may have to buy adjustable control arms and/or an adjustable track bar, depending...
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
gotwood03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 41
Well I lose my warranty if I put a budget boost on my new jeep?
__________________
2005 LJ, 33" BFG KM2, 4" SUSP LIFT
gotwood03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Oh, and if you're looking for factory side steps, check out the classifieds here, CL, and e-bay. People sell em all the time. I sent mine to a WF member in CA for the cost of shipping, just to get em out of my garage. They were 4 days old.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #6
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
sure it's for the wife?
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotwood03 View Post
Well I lose my warranty if I put a budget boost on my new jeep?
Nope. Chrysler cannot void your warranty. The parts you put on will themselves not be covered, but anything else that breaks should be. To deny you coverage, Chrysler would have to prove that the parts you put on the Jeep were directly responsible for the damage to the parts they refused to cover.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Nope. Chrysler cannot void your warranty. The parts you put on will themselves not be covered, but anything else that breaks should be. To deny you coverage, Chrysler would have to prove that the parts you put on the Jeep were directly responsible for the damage to the parts they refused to cover.
hey wolf, did you get the "glossy black" on your rampage front bumper? sry for being off topic here..
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
gotwood03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 41
Yes I'm sure it's for the wife just glad she got rid of the old lady car 07 ford expedition 2wd , won't be quite as cool as my 05 unlimited I hope!
__________________
2005 LJ, 33" BFG KM2, 4" SUSP LIFT
gotwood03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #10
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Read these:

what all will a lift void on my warranty?

Leveling Kit and Warranty

There are literally dozens and dozens more. Type "void" or "void warranty" into the search field...you'll get the same answers.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #11
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
hey wolf, did you get the "glossy black" on your rampage front bumper? sry for being off topic here..
Nope, I got the powdercoated version. BUT...I bought mine on Amazon (saved a pile, plus free shipping), and they have the powdercoated version (via mfr part #) listed as glossy.

If you order using the part #, though, you'll get the powdercoated version. The info on their website is just incorrect, that's all.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #12
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Nope, I got the powdercoated version. BUT...I bought mine on Amazon (saved a pile, plus free shipping), and they have the powdercoated version (via mfr part #) listed as glossy.

If you order using the part #, though, you'll get the powdercoated version. The info on their website is just incorrect, that's all.
but did you pay the amount of the glossy or powdercoated?
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #13
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotwood03 View Post
Yes I'm sure it's for the wife just glad she got rid of the old lady car 07 ford expedition 2wd , won't be quite as cool as my 05 unlimited I hope!
gotwood I don't know, if your gonna add these mods to the wife's.. it might just be cooler than yours. Fingers crossed
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #14
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
but did you pay the amount of the glossy or powdercoated?
Powdercoated. Got front and rear, plus the Rampage rear fogs, for right at $1K.

You'll notice that the rear costs more than the front. Not sure what's up with that, since the front is bigger, heavier, has a stinger and comes with a winch mounting plate.

Jeep economics, I guess.

One thing's for sure: it was the easiest install of anything (except grab handles...maybe) I've put on my rig to date.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #15
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
gotwood03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 41
She says if I do this to hers I get rock sliders and gears for mine
__________________
2005 LJ, 33" BFG KM2, 4" SUSP LIFT
gotwood03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotwood03 View Post
She says if I do this to hers I get rock sliders and gears for mine
Gears? Fair is fair.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #17
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Powdercoated. Got front and rear, plus the Rampage rear fogs, for right at $1K.

You'll notice that the rear costs more than the front. Not sure what's up with that, since the front is bigger, heavier, has a stinger and comes with a winch mounting plate.

Jeep economics, I guess.

One thing's for sure: it was the easiest install of anything (except grab handles...maybe) I've put on my rig to date.
Hmm I really like those, was thinking about getting the AEV premium bumper but honestly I do not like how it looks..its probably alot heavier too. Only con IMO about the rampage is that the front tires are kinda exposed, like a stubby bumper which I don't really like
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #18
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotwood03 View Post
She says if I do this to hers I get rock sliders and gears for mine
lol she's a keeper
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #19
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
Hmm I really like those, was thinking about getting the AEV premium bumper but honestly I do not like how it looks..its probably alot heavier too. Only con IMO about the rampage is that the front tires are kinda exposed, like a stubby bumper which I don't really like
Are you looking at the Rampage Recovery bumper? It may look like the tires are exposed, but something would be hard pressed to get through that beast and actually hit one of my tires from the front. It's a full-width bumper, definitely. I didn't want a stubby, either...for just that reason. I gotta plow through a lot of brush and stuff, and wanted something that would cut a wide path.

As for the weight, the Rampage is not light, by any means. The front – without the winch plate or winch – weighs about 105 lbs. I didn't have a problem with it cuz I bought a lift w/springs and shocks, which minimized the sag.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #20
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Are you looking at the Rampage Recovery bumper? It may look like the tires are exposed, but something would be hard pressed to get through that beast and actually hit one of my tires from the front. It's a full-width bumper, definitely. I didn't want a stubby, either...for just that reason. I gotta plow through a lot of brush and stuff, and wanted something that would cut a wide path.

As for the weight, the Rampage is not light, by any means. The front – without the winch plate or winch – weighs about 105 lbs. I didn't have a problem with it cuz I bought a lift w/springs and shocks, which minimized the sag.
Yeah I really like the design of that front bumper. If I were to get it, it would just be the bumper and not the winch(for now). I hate how flimsy the stock bumpers are but also am weight conscious cause I am not regearing anytime soon so.
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #21
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
Yeah I really like the design of that front bumper. If I were to get it, it would just be the bumper and not the winch(for now). I hate how flimsy the stock bumpers are but also am weight conscious cause I am not regearing anytime soon so.
Hmm. The Rampage might be too heavy for you...One of the lighter bumpers I found when I was on the bumper hunt was this one:

Body Armor JK-19531 - Body Armor 4x4 Front High Clearance Bumper in Textured Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Only 65 lbs for the front. Even though it's high-clearance, the wings stick out far enough to give you front wheel coverage, albeit a little higher than most bumpers.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #22
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Hmm. The Rampage might be too heavy for you...One of the lighter bumpers I found when I was on the bumper hunt was this one:

Body Armor JK-19531 - Body Armor 4x4 Front High Clearance Bumper in Textured Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Only 65 lbs for the front. Even though it's high-clearance, the wings stick out far enough to give you front wheel coverage, albeit a little higher than most bumpers.
Hey wolf when you add those two bumpers on, did you feel a significant power loss? I have a lift also, springs, shocks etc.. so I'm not to worry about the sag
Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 03:55 PM   #23
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
kbwwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltblue View Post
Hey wolf when you add those two bumpers on, did you feel a significant power loss? I have a lift also, springs, shocks etc.. so I'm not to worry about the sag
I installed mine at the same time as my lift, wheels and 35" tires, so hard to say...

I don't think they'd affect your Jeep's power too much, though. Front and rear combined is only about 200 lbs...so just like adding a single passenger, for the most part.
__________________


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #24
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Ltblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,015
Hey wolf I just order the rear rampage bumper. I hope it's the "textured black" though on amazon it doesn't list which one it is. It says 86605 but when I try typing 88605 nothing comes up. Really hope I don't get the "glossy black."

Ltblue is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New forum user, considering buying a TJ ednayn WF New Member Check In 8 04-23-2012 06:03 AM
Looking for Pictures of JKU Sport with Rubicon Springs and Shocks mastenp JK General Discussion Forum 32 04-13-2012 07:05 PM
New to JWF LilBlackTJ WF New Member Check In 9 04-09-2012 04:31 AM
Need help fast! Cole 33 TJ General Discussion Forum 20 04-08-2012 12:01 AM
Just ordered shift boot from Redline accessories bmbredrider JK General Discussion Forum 0 04-07-2012 09:39 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC