The question u need to honestly ask yourself is...how do I plan on using my jeep.? Daily pavement pounder? Full time off road? A mix of both? What type of wheeling? I went with the 2.5" lift and 35's. Mines mostly pavement. But I'm building it for the future of trails.
I need some help with my personal Jeep dilemma... I am debating two options in my head for my 2014 JKU: Option 1: No Lift and 33's (aftermarket wheels) Option 2: 2.5" Lift and 35's (aftermarket wheels) Can you guys help flush out some of the pros and cons for either option you would recommend? My JKU is geared at 3.73 for your reference.
I feel your pain. I have been racking my brain over this same subject for days. My next problem is I can only afford to lift it right now. I can't afford new wheels and tires. Not to mention all the other stuff I want for the Jeep. Downside to just purchasing the vehicle I guess.
Lift it and go with 35's. Its a Jeep not a sports car. You can build from there. You have the 3.6 "5 Star" engine and 3.73's aren't bad. I have done it and its great and I still run 3.21's for now. It makes the Jeep look like a Jeep should in my opinion. Now don't go cheap with things but you don't need a coil over set up either. I did lots of research and after thousands of threads and hundreds of hours I decided what worked for me. Get going, summer is near.
2013 2 door Commando Green Sport, 2.5 Teraflex lift, Rancho 9000XL shocks, Teraflex Monster Track Bar, Teraflex Exhaust Spacers, Rancho Drop brackets, Northridge bolt kit, JKS Quicker Discos, 315-70R-17 Duratracs on Level 8 Strike 5's. ACE rock sliders, Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper w/storage ends and RR synthetic line winch. Cobra 75 CB and 4' firestick, LoD rear linked full width bumper.
I guess because I will not be off-roading "too" much I am going for aesthetics. I guess my main concern is how well will the Jeep hold up with 35's and 3.73, what is the impact short-term and long-term. Do any of you guys run no lift and 33's? If so can I see some pictures of your rig?
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That's depressing, I really like the look of the fastback but I want a soft top to be convenient to out up and down overnight when I want to drive with the top off. I guess the fastback wouldn't be best suited for that
I went with a 2.5 in rubicon express lift and 35s on my 2012 and I'm happy with the setup so far. Only 1100 miles since the lift so time will tell. I did get a Superchips flashpaq and adjusted for the tire size. I have gone over 90 several times on the highway and it seems as stable as it was prior. Naturally one downside is my mpg is around 14.5 with mixed driving.
It's the tires and wheels the drive the cost. The difference between 33's and 35's is minimal and a modest 2.5 inch lift can be had for less than the cost of new wheels. I'd lift it. The lift is a big performance increase off road for not a lot of extra money. You'll probably regret not doing it later.
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