Lifted look - Page 2 - 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 01-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #31
Jeeper
 
HortonBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
Thanks suicide king I'm trying to break him down

HortonBrother is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #32
Official WF thread de-railer
 
Mr. Sinister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fair Hill, Maryland
Posts: 3,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by HortonBrother View Post
Hey guys well he keeps saying about how much clearance it already has and he says about how bad the mpg already is and just making it higher will just make the mp worse I'm really tryin to convince him to let me get one but I've considered trying to find a used pair of stock rubi suspension
My mileage has decreased by exactly zero mpg.

__________________
Bill
Mr. Sinister is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 02:38 AM   #33
Jeeper
 
BHall1244's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 166
horton indy jeep man said it and i will back him up on this. the warranty will not be voided. i have a 4 inch on mine and have taken it to the dealer a couple of times. the fixed the issue no questions asked. they even complimented me on my lift and choice of wheels and tires. lol. and as daggo has pointed out several times in the past, you dont actually need anything. a jeep is made to be driven off road. it is a very capable vehicle. when i first got mine i went out a couple of times with buddies. i didnt have any problems following them around. i chose to lift it because i wanted more ground clearance and wanted more articulation out of it. im all about doing stuff the right way. if your dad is worried about gas mileage, then you adding a heavy front bumper and winch isnt going to do you any favors. and i am not trying to be rude here but if he didnt want you to have the temptation that all young guys with jeeps have, then why did he agree to it or even possibly buy it for you. that is assuming that you are a young guy and under 18? all i can say is be persistent. have a plan. and be firm but respectful.
__________________
RLTW!
2010 JK
4" Procomp lift, 35" BFG KM2's, American Racing Mojave Teflon wheels, B&M ext. trans cooler
BHall1244 is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 06:49 AM   #34
Jeeper
 
HortonBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
Yes I am 16 and Since I know I can't get the lift right away why would be the best size tire to get that won't rub while off roading
HortonBrother is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 07:15 AM   #35
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eaglektd View Post
If your dad does let you put in spacers be aware that if you do take her off road that those pucks have the chance of coming out since the only thing holding them in is the weight of the vehicle, a small coil lift is relativly inexpensive and won't fail during articulation on the trail. But if you're just going for looks/mall crawling pucks will do you fine.
The chance of them coming out is slim to none. Since they fit over your bumpstops your coil would completely fall out first. Have you ever heard of someone's coil falling out? If your axle dropped that far your brake line would snap as well. It would also mean that your shocks are waaaay too long or they snapped off as well.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 07:20 AM   #36
Jeeper
 
BHall1244's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 166
well then i can kind of understand where you dad is coming from. just wait until your 18...jk. if you are not going to lift your jeep then why not stay with the same tire size if you feel that you have to get new ones. maybe just upgrade to a more aggressive tire. like i told someone earlier at least you have a jeep. i know you are young and cant wait to spend money on your new ride, but maybe wait(i cant believe i am saying all this responsible sounding stuff) and save up for it. that way when dad says, son i dont mind if you lift your jeep, you will have money to do the stuff you want to. and holy crap kid, you have a jeep at 16. how rawsome is that?

oh and one more thing about the tires. just have to say this...if you get bigger tires, your gas mileage will decrease. even if you just get one or two sizes larger. just saying
__________________
RLTW!
2010 JK
4" Procomp lift, 35" BFG KM2's, American Racing Mojave Teflon wheels, B&M ext. trans cooler
BHall1244 is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 08:07 AM   #37
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellabell, GA
Posts: 503
Horton, I'm sure someone has mentioned this, but you might be able to get a couple inches by getting stiffer springs. You should easily be able to convince your father that HD springs and upgraded shocks are a good thing if you're going offroad. Maybe if you take small steps and get this, it won't be as difficult to get the lift you really want down the line
__________________
BUAIDH NO BAS!
JEEP WAVE
1CrzyCelt is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #38
Jeeper
 
HortonBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
That's what I am going to try and do or even possibly a leveling kit but if so where can I find stiffer coils and I think I have asked this but will rubi shocks and coils make any difference it's a cheaper alternative than buying brand new coils and shocks
HortonBrother is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #39
Jeeper
 
HortonBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
I was wondering if someone could help me with wheels and tires. Back spacing and offset. Here is the wheel and tire
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/MH...88&t_pl=103632
http://m.summitracing.com/search/Bra...Grabber-Tires/
HortonBrother is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #40
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellabell, GA
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by HortonBrother View Post
I was wondering if someone could help me with wheels and tires. Back spacing and offset. Here is the wheel and tire
MHT FUEL Throttle - Black - MHT Fuel Off Road Wheels - Aluminum Wheels - Wheels - by 4 Wheel Parts
General Grabber Tires - General Tire - Summit Racing Equipment
not for nothin', but think smaller on the wheel. 16"- 17" is plenty big. 20"? eek!
__________________
BUAIDH NO BAS!
JEEP WAVE
1CrzyCelt is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #41
Pm inbox full

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 42,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by HortonBrother
I was wondering if someone could help me with wheels and tires. Back spacing and offset. Here is the wheel and tire
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/MH...88&t_pl=103632
http://m.summitracing.com/search/Bra...Grabber-Tires/
Need to read this

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/33x...deo-96568.html
__________________
37x12.5x17 MTR. Rock Krawler 3.5"
Coils, custom length X-Factor arms,Teraflex,Synergy,Rancho 5000X shocks.Parts ordered from Krawl Offroad

- General lift discussion thread. Have a question, need help, issues, selecting a kit, ask here
- My 2007 2 Door Build
Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #42
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellabell, GA
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
spot on, KJ!
__________________
BUAIDH NO BAS!
JEEP WAVE
1CrzyCelt is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #43
Jeeper
 
suicideking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 5,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
x3

20" is far too big. 15" - 17" is really the range you should go with. Plus you save more on tires with a smaller rim size. You want more tire side wall than you want metal on a 4x4. The giant rims are for the dub crowd that lowers instead of raises...

Either way, most go with a 4.5" backspacing. Less can be ok, but not more.

I went with a 33" wheel, rims are 16 X 8 with 4.5" backspacing.
suicideking is offline   Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 10:19 PM   #44
Jeeper
 
HortonBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
so would a 17x9 fuel throttle wheel work and then what size duratrac would go good without rubbing
HortonBrother is offline   Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 10:26 PM   #45
Jeeper
 
HortonBrother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
And the thread dies
HortonBrother is offline   Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #46
Pm inbox full

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 42,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by HortonBrother
so would a 17x9 fuel throttle wheel work and then what size duratrac would go good without rubbing
You want the 285-70-17
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1211877510.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	173.2 KB
ID:	93073  

__________________
37x12.5x17 MTR. Rock Krawler 3.5"
Coils, custom length X-Factor arms,Teraflex,Synergy,Rancho 5000X shocks.Parts ordered from Krawl Offroad

- General lift discussion thread. Have a question, need help, issues, selecting a kit, ask here
- My 2007 2 Door Build
Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is offline   Quote
Reply

Tags
coil springs , fender flares , lift

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
EAD Offroad - Fox Racing Shocks OE or Lifted Jeep JKs EAD Offroad Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Members. 2 01-02-2012 05:25 PM
Is my Jeep Lifted? Stagman TJ General Discussion Forum 9 02-07-2011 07:29 AM
Has my Jeep been lifted? VHunter YJ General Discussion Forum 8 09-28-2010 07:04 PM
Could it have been lifted before? G-Pur TJ General Discussion Forum 12 06-08-2010 06:07 PM
Do all lifted Jeeps drive this bad??? texascc TJ General Discussion Forum 12 04-29-2009 01:23 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

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