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Old 05-15-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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I just bought an 09 4door Rubicon with 36,000 miles. I've always wanted one and glad I finally got one. I just really want to do 2 things to it. Put a lift on it and bigger tires/rims. I probably will never take it off-road so yes I'm doing it for looks. (Hate on me if you want)

I still want a good comfortable ride so what is a good lift/tire mix for me and what I am wanting to do. I've been doing some reading but I went from sports car to a jeep so I don't really know much about lift kits/body lifts etc. Any friendly advice to a new guy would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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I just bought an 09 4door Rubicon with 36,000 miles. I've always wanted one and glad I finally got one. I just really want to do 2 things to it. Put a lift on it and bigger tires/rims. I probably will never take it off-road so yes I'm doing it for looks. (Hate on me if you want)

I still want a good comfortable ride so what is a good lift/tire mix for me and what I am wanting to do. I've been doing some reading but I went from sports car to a jeep so I don't really know much about lift kits/body lifts etc. Any friendly advice to a new guy would be greatly appreciated.
New JK owner here myself (owned WJs in the past). I haven't started my build thread yet... but in summary I'm going with the following for phase I of my build...

AEV 2.5 XT dualsport lift
AEV Geo Correction brackets
AEV ProCal Module
Teraflex 2.5inch speedbumps
RockHard 4DR sportcage
Northridge Grade 8 bolt kit upgrade
ACE 4DR Rock Sliders

My decisions were based purely on an build which servers expedition/overland trail riding in the northern forests and badlands of the Dakotas. So I didn't want/need much of a lift... but I wanted the extra road cushion at higher speeds. AEV is a good Daily driver kit as well.

That is not to say AEV is the best... I like AEV... but if I wanted more height to my lift I would have went with metalcloak or rockcrawler. All are personal choices and as you can see from this forum opinions vary. Really all depends on what you want to do with your rubi.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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A budget boost lift just adds coil spacers (2.5") and keeps factory springs and shocks. That's as close to a factory ride out there. I'm running a Tereflex BB lift and love it. Works great on road and off road. IMHO
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congrats OP. take your time on reading the different type of lift kits on the forum. theres plenty to choose from that will fit your needs. Leveling kit - you can do any brand. when u get to coils, thats when u have to consider the higher end of the spectrum. and if theyre marketed on tv, i wouldn't consider them. (u guys know the brands)
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Whatever you do, no rockstar rims!
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Meh... rockstars, or any other black rim all look the same to me at 75 feet.
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