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Old 10-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Lift kits for city driving

howdy ya'll! I may be in wrong forum to ask such a question but, here we go..
Purchased a 09' wrangler a week ago and love it to death! would like to raise it up a bit and throw some bigger tires on it. I do want to to do some off roading but wary of doing something i would regret later down the road. Looking for advice for something reasonable in price. also if i need a lift for larger tires? thanks in advance! have joined a thread of local jeepers as well and things look good.

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your avatar you have a 2 door no need for a lift just a knife to the flairs and some aftermarket wheels and you can run 35s or get a set of flat fenders

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Budget boost (BB) "spacers"

Check out the lift sticky atop the page.

Your looking at around $200-$250.

Tires/wheels are whats going to be pricy.

And post some pics, show us that bad boy.
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Question Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

City driving! We all understand that every Jeep owner is not into hard-core 4-wheeling and that some folks never take their Jeep off pavement! No problem!

SO why spend the $$$$$$$ for a lift or BIGGER tires?

U are flushing $$$$$ down the john!
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City driving! We all understand that every Jeep owner is not into hard-core 4-wheeling and that some folks never take their Jeep off pavement! No problem!

SO why spend the $$$$$$$ for a lift or BIGGER tires?

U are flushing $$$$$ down the john!
Because he wants his jeep to look "bada**"

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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hahaha well i do intend on taking it out to get dirty. want to be able to keep up on trails and such as well as commute thru the city...and yes look (bada**")
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we cant say badass here?
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we cant say badass here?
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City driving! We all understand that every Jeep owner is not into hard-core 4-wheeling and that some folks never take their Jeep off pavement! No problem!

SO why spend the $$$$$$$ for a lift or BIGGER tires?

U are flushing $$$$$ down the john!

I disagree with this. I drove my 1997 TJ around NYC in the Manhatten area and would have loved to had larger tires and bigger bumpers. It's perfect for when that smug yuppie in his Mercedes tries to side swipe into your Jeep!
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we cant say badass here?
I was informed by a site mod that this is a "PG" forum. But to me to eliminate badass seems a bit more "G"
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I haver 285/70r17 with no lift and it looks good I take it on the trails all the time.

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The snorkel is new I already hydrolocked the engine once.

I am getting a lift but I do want to spend money on it, if you are gonna keep on the tar just up the tires and rims you will have a nice ride
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:45 AM   #12
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Daystar Comfort Ride Lift Kit = 3/4" spacers $39
Teraflex Leveling Kit = 2" front 1" rear = $127
Teraflex 1.5 Performance Coil Kit = 2" front 1" rear = $400
Daystar Lift Kit = 1.75" spacers + shocks $239
Rubicon Express Lift Kit = 2" spacers with shocks $369

Beyond this there are just too many different packages by major lift makers. Do some research and know more about what you want. Read the Lift thread sticky here too.
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sometimes its just nice to be high enough to see over most vehicles in front of you. it can even boil down to be an added safety advantage. i put on about 20000-24000 a year and being in my 4 x 4 pick up or in the Jeep is a real advantage to vewing the road ahead of you.

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sometimes its just nice to be high enough to see over most vehicles in front of you. it can even boil down to be an added safety advantage. i put on about 20000-24000 a year and being in my 4 x 4 pick up or in the Jeep is a real advantage to vewing the road ahead of you.

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That is a good point. I've driven cars but never owned one. When I have, it felt really strange sitting lower.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:54 AM   #15
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I knew a guy who threw an OME lift on his Liberty. He said it actually handled BETTER with the lift versus stock.
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I knew a guy who threw an OME lift on his Liberty. He said it actually handled BETTER with the lift versus stock.
Good shocks play a huge role.
OME makes some good lifts from what I read on here.
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thanks for the info. perhaps just larger wheels and tires could give me what im looking for in the meantime....who am i kidding....
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33's will fit with a change in wheels.

Also, you could consider a spring swap if yours are rated on the "softer side".
Some have reported a small gain when upgrading their springs to Mopars HD's

Your still stock so no other modifications will have to be made.

Check out this thread--

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/con...wap-55849.html

Also, check the classifieds or Craigslist.
I see stockers all the time but--

Ask what the last to numbers are front/back

The HD's run 19/60.

Mine stock are 19/58 and thats close. A conversion for me- would not change anything
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #19
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I have 255/75/17 on my 2012 Wrangler. No mods necessary, and they are ~31" tires.
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I had a spring lift for awhile before a few other mods and it rode great and did what i needed. Was able to clear 33's that i still run today.
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...bilstein heavy-duty shocks ( 0" lift ) and 19 and 60 springs are on their way to papa as we type.

...this is basically a 'no lift' setup that from what i've gathered will net you close to 2" of lift with no further adjustments to the drivetrain or suspension.

...a perfect DD setup that should still maintain your BADASS status.
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...bilstein heavy-duty shocks ( 0" lift ) and 19 and 60 springs are on their way to papa as we type.

...this is basically a 'no lift' setup that from what i've gathered will net you close to 2" of lift with no further adjustments to the drivetrain or suspension.

...a perfect DD setup that should still maintain your BADASS status.

Nice!!
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You could just look for a set of Rubicon or Sahara stock wheels and tires.

They appear on craigslist/eBay on a regular basis. No modifications needed and they will give it more of a badass look. (We did agree we can say badass, right?)
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You could just look for a set of Rubicon or Sahara stock wheels and tires.

They appear on craigslist/eBay on a regular basis. No modifications needed and they will give it more of a badass look. (We did agree we can say badass, right?)
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City driving! We all understand that every Jeep owner is not into hard-core 4-wheeling and that some folks never take their Jeep off pavement! No problem!

SO why spend the $$$$$$$ for a lift or BIGGER tires?

U are flushing $$$$$ down the john!
Part of me agrees with you.....but on the other hand I am a big fan of automotive customization for aesthetics.....suspension lowering, shaving door handles, frenching head lights, chopping tops, etc.....so I can't argue with lifting a Jeep for looks, but I think making it functional while your at is a win win.
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perhaps my original title was misleading...I am looking for the off road capabilites as well as keep it a DD, and keep my BADASS status
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Also would like to add I am making my wish list and will soon be making my mods...a little overtime and I'll be geared up in no time
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Also would like to add I am making my wish list and will soon be making my mods...a little overtime and I'll be geared up in no time


#1 Mud Tires BFG MT's or similar. 32" is fine.

#2 Rock rails/Armor

#3 Selectable rear locker

#4 Real bumpers AEV or similar

#5 Winch

#6 On board Air Source (Power Tank)

This would be a bad ass daily driver!!!
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R/C 2.5" lift 285/75r/17 bfg km2's . i drive it every day around phoenix and wheel it constantly around the prescott area. the lift with shocks was $369 so far no complaints
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Well I guess this is where making choices come in to play. I like the shocks and springs "no lift" setup, which if I am reading correctly could give a possible 2" lift. Add spacers, larger tires and possible wheels could keep me within a realistic budget. I also like the the R.C lift as mentioned above as well. Now I just need to look at my warranty issues and make sure all is groovy there I suppose. Thank you all for the input and please dont stop feeding my drive and envy!

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