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Old 04-09-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Lift and Tires - It's time

OK so I've pimped to the point it's going to look pimped if I dont cut the crap

House refinanced, all credit cards at zero, a 10k bump to checking and no girlfriend/wife/headache

So I started thinking lift and tires - so far everyone has been awesome at guiding my decisions on things and I thank you.

So I have the stock Rubicon suspension, tires, and Mopar Rims

I want to give it an aggressive look while NOT making it look like some oversized kids toy. It is my daily driver, so ride-highway stability etc is paramount. I don't care about tire noise.

What would you suggest for a lift/suspension/tire size? what have you found are the upsides vs the downsides? Just curious

Mike
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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That thing looks amazing as it sits in that picture i would just get a 2.5 inche lift and 33s if you could fit them. By the way keep the wheels that are on it now they look badass.

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Looks really good just the way it is!
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Small lift, GY Duratracs, and a SpiderWeb sunshade and it would just about be perfect! Duratracs look nice and aggressive, but mind their manners... I love mine!

The only other thing it needs to be perfect would be to give me the keys and walk away

That is one FINE lookin' JK!
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2.5 inch lift with 35's.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #6
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Tires and lift

I am debating 2.5 or 4 with 35 inch tires either way. I have a JK 2010 4 door, and it seems like when you hit the 4 inch mark prices start getting a little crazy. Rancho is running a deal through August on certain kit shock combinations where you can get up to 500 debit card as a rebate. The setup I am looking at is around 850 bucks, but qualifies for a 400 debit card. Not bad for 4 inch lift with shocks. What is odd is you dont see Rancho heavily advertised like some of the other brands, but they have been in the game for a long time. If anyone has had an experience with Rancho, good bad or otherwise, please speak up.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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A lot of folks (myself included) go up to 35's. I'll dare to be different many times, and one was with my fiancee's (Briana's) rig. I kept it damn simple- a set of OEM 4-door coils and shocks, and Teraflex swaybar disco's up front. Done. Looks nicely setup with 33's underneath, and gets 18 MPG around town, and 22 MPG on the highway with the 6-speed, OEM 3.73's, and the Superchips (measured by miles driven divided by gallons put in, filled up, no top-offs).

Rides great, looks just so, and unless I go for MAX flex (huge off-camber) with the swaybar disconnected, no rub at all. Plus, no warranty issues to worry about (the dealer thinks it's stock ), and all OEM parts.

If you wanted to go a bit further, ditch the OEM shocks and get Bilstein 5100's. I plan to do this for her rig at some point (after mine's done ). I have them on mine- ride GREAT, and handling's better than ever. Plus, lifetime warranty. Paid JUST over $300 shipped for all 4 at shockwarehouse.com

This way, things stay simple, cheap, and easy. Replacement parts are plentiful, and never on back-order (just cruise the forums and you'll find 5 sets of OEM 4-door springs to choose from. I got mine in exchange for helping a buddy lift his rig ). You may want to go with a different disco system that doesn't require as much maintenance (greasing) as Tera, however.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know. We have all OEM arms and track bars- it aligns true, tracks straight, handles well enough, and best of all- she's happy Enjoy Mark W.
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I really like the way your rig looks as it sits now, functional and aggressive. If you absolutly think you need more do it. But she looks great.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:46 AM   #9
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You guys ROCK

I appreciate the positive feedback and nice comments - very cool

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