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Old 01-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Lifted look

anyone have any ideas on how i can make my 4dr jk look lifted and run bigger tires without having to actually purchase a lift kit. Changing shocks, coil springs and or fender flares to ad extra clearance and improve off road capabilities?
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p.s. im new to the jeep family

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Welcome to the family.

Flat fenders will give the look you're after. You can also try stiffer stock springs. Shocks will not add any lift to the Jeep.

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@cavsvet74 what are the advntages of different shocks? Handling?
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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Different shocks will give your Jeep more travel and will likely make for a nicer ride. If you want the "lifted look" but don't want a lift I would recommend flat fenders. The pocket style flares are actually bigger and will lessen the "lifted look" IMO as they drop down farther.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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when i was loooking on quadratec the pocket styles flares claim to add 2" of extra clearance while the flat only at 1.5 i think
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I'm pretty sure that 2" is coverage for wider tires.
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Makes sense ^
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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What is tire size do you guys think I can run without modification and If I were to get new flares would I be able to fit like 35's?
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What is tire size do you guys think I can run without modification and If I were to get new flares would I be able to fit like 35's?
33's will fit with no modification. Pretty sure I've read that 35's will fit with flat fenders and trimming the pinch seam.

I like the bushwacker flares and the ones in this pic (yellow Jeep) that I assume are Poison Spyder.

Not sure what is on the blue Jeep, but they look like the bushwackers?

Also, you can get a little bit of lift by putting Rubicon Take off 19/59 springs/shocks on. Depending on what springs/shocks you have now, many have gained 1.5". Cheapest way to get a lift without lifting (installing an actual lift).

Or if you REALLY want the lifted look, GET A LIFT!!
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first off welcome. i am just going to put this out there...im not sure why you dont want a lift, but there are some lift components that are not very expensive and easy to do yourself. personally i would stay away from putting 35's on a stock vehicle. if you ever take that vehicle off road it is going to rub as soon as you leave the pavement. on the other hand if you just want it to look good then more power to you.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #12
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Not that I have much experience or am mechanically inclined, but you seem to be leaning towards a lift and think this thread will be of good use for you:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/the...ts-128154.html

Personally, I'm going with 32's on my JK and will most likely upgrade springs and shocks, mostly because most offroad bumpers add significant weight. I've been told that the springs alone might give me ruffly 2" of lift. Whether you get a lift or not, you should read the above thread. Important info.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #13
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I want a lift but my dad is completely against them so for the time being I'm trying to look good until he caves in to letting me get the lift kit
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I want a lift but my dad is completely against them so for the time being I'm trying to look good until he caves in to letting me get the lift kit
Why is he completely against them?? Doesn't sound rational. You could get some stiffer Rubicon springs or a leveling kit.

You don't need Fox Shocks or Air Bumps for what you want, so save the money. Actually most of us don't need Fox Shocks.

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Wouldnt you need longer front sway bar links if you add the Eibach leveling springs?
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Spacer lift. It's cheap, easy to install, and "looks" lifted, because it actually is.

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Old 01-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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horton why is your dad against it? if you know why he doesnt want you to then maybe you can approach him with the awesome reasons why you should lift it. just a thought...
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Spacer lift. It's cheap, easy to install, and "looks" lifted, because it actually is.

NICE! what spacer lift?
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NICE! what spacer lift?
Thanks!! This one: Synergy Suspension 8018-175 - Synergy Suspension 1-3/4" Synergy Spacer Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I've been running around on it for a while now, and have nothing negative to say about it. Great bang for the buck.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:57 PM   #20
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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
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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Also what is your guys opinions on these
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Some other stuff... Flat fenders on the red an pocket styles on the yellow and a general grabber tire to wrap the fuel throttle
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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.
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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
Not so much the lift. The bigger heavier tires hit you more
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I plan to take her offroading but his made reasoning is also it will void warrant an he got me the extended one
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I plan to take her offroading but his made reasoning is also it will void warrant an he got me the extended one
A lift will not void the warranty. 100% positive.

What it will void is any coverage to a part that fail because of the aftermarket item you have added.

Lets say a taller lift, but on stock shocks. When you over extended the shocks and ruin them or bottom them out. They wouldnt be covered.

But lets say you lifted your Jeep and the foglight busted, or the ecu burnt up. Those are obviously not caused by a lift.
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What's a warranty? I guess that does pose a slight issue, though if you were to lift it only the affected suspension parts wouldn't fall under the warranty. Other parts of the vehicle like trans, engine, diffs, etc. would still be covered. I tend to void any warranty that might be on my vehicles as my driveway is not recognized as an "authorized repair facility" even though my attention to detail is way more anal than any grease monkey that would work on my rig.
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I need lots of reasons to convince a guy that knows cars and I mean cars not jeeps haha but yea I need reasons :/
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I want a lift but my dad is completely against them so for the time being I'm trying to look good until he caves in to letting me get the lift kit
I know what you're going through. My dad is opposed to ANY 4X4 because he's convinced I will roll it. To him, it's as dangerous as riding a motorcycle.

As a result, he doesn't know I bought a Wrangler. I told him I have a Patriot 2WD. I don't want him to worry (or start nagging me...)

When I first got it, I would've sworn that I wouldn't lift it. 2+ months later, I ordered my lift and can't wait. My wife was also opposed to a lift. My constant talking about it finally got her to accept it.

Just keep working at it. You might be able to wear him down.

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