Originally Posted by saintinthecity
I have always wanted a 2 door wrangler and on a total impulse I picked up a 2011 (Red) last saturday. It is the Sport package and has the 17 inch tires. I have been lost in all the upgrade possibilities. I have about $2 grand to play with and I want to lift it up an inch or two thinking I can buy bigger tires later.
Do people lift jeeps with the OEM tires Does this make any sense? Should I save my pennies and do the lift when I can get 10-20 inch tires and new wheels?
I'm researching like hell but finally had to reach out to the forums...thanks.
I would make sure you decide now what tires you would look to put on it. As mentioned above a 2-2.5" lift is fine for what you have if you are going with 33s in the future (with backspacing understood as requirement). But these things are like great drugs.....you may want more eventually which means another lift with regear etc as you move to 35s.
I did it a year ago with mine, 2.5 with 33s. Taking it back on Friday for new lift 35s and a bunch of other goodies.
Look at pics here on the forum and others out there and make the decision as best you can for the future and go from there. If bigger than 33s save the money or spend it on something else now, there are plenty of goodies out there.