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Old 04-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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My First Mods

Do these sound like a good choice for my first mods

Rough country 2.5 in spacer lift series II

Rough country 1.5 inch wheel spacers x2
(buying so when I run 35s)

Rough country performance steering stabilizer

Okay what's better?

Skyjacker trac bar bracket with trac bar brac

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Adjustable trac bar

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Do these sound like a good choice for my first mods

Rough country 2.5 in spacer lift series II That is fine, spacer lifts are almost the same

Rough country 1.5 inch wheel spacers x2
(buying so when I run 35s) DO NOT get these spacers. They are not created equal. Get Spidertrax or Synergy, Planman did a comparison on JK-Forum and had the materials tested and the RC ones were not up to par. Try and google it or something

Rough country performance steering stabilizer Don't need this, save your money

Okay what's better?

Skyjacker trac bar bracket with trac bar brac

Or

Adjustable trac bar This one is better, but I prefer the Teraflex TB or the Rock Krawler
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EDIT* found the comparison test

Rough Country Wheel Spacer Analysis

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Thanks man, so I should just leave the stock steering stabilizer on or Just take it off?

I plan on getting procomp black steel wheels with 4.25 offset is that enough to not rub 35s
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Thanks man, so I should just leave the stock steering stabilizer on or Just take it off?

I plan on getting procomp black steel wheels with 4.25 offset is that enough to not rub 35s
Just leave the stock SS on.

4.25 BS should be good.

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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Be aware that 35s on steel wheels are going to have a big, big impact on your power. Your jeep will be much more of a "dog" than before, especially if you've got an auto transmission.

The way to compensate for this is something called a "regearing," but you can expect that to cost over $1000.

I don't say that to discourage you from going to 35s, plenty of folks do. I only mention it so that you're aware of what you're getting into.
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What if I went with aluminum procomp black wheels and like a 33 will I need to regear
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What if I went with aluminum procomp black wheels and like a 33 will I need to regear
You never "need" to regear.

It's just the bigger the tire gets, the further your RPM drops at a given speed, bringing the engine farther from its optimal power curve and giving you the feeling of more "lugging." In other words, the jeep becomes more and more of a "dog" the bigger the tire gets. Having the tire/wheel be particularly heavy will exacerbate this. "Regearing" the differentials brings the RPMs back up to (or above) stock levels.

33s on a lightweight aluminum wheel won't be as bad as 35s on a heavy steel wheel.

Again, there are guys with auto transmissions that run 35s without regearing. I just think it would take away a lot of the fun of driving. But it is done.
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What if I went with aluminum procomp black wheels and like a 33 will I need to regear
Need to? No... But regearing helps bring the Rpms back up with bigger tires. More power at the wheels.

IMO go with a 33" and drive for a while. Then decide if you want to regear or not.

And if so- At $1500-$2000 it's something you want to do once so choose the gear ratio carefully.

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