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Old 07-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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Suspension and Tire Upgrade

I just bought my first jeep, a 2013 sport 2 door and I want to put at least a 2.5" terraflex suspension on with 35" tires. No one in my family has ever done anything like this and I was wondering if anyone could give me an estimate as to how much money I'd be putting in and if that's the route I should take.

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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Why don't you elaborate and tell us how you plan on using the wrangler? Being detailed helps.

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
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A TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift with their shocks is going to be around $700. If you want other shocks it will be more. If you want the spacer (puck) lift with shock extenders and reuse your stock shocks it will be less. 35" tall tires range from $250 to over $400 each. A big part of the price of the tires will be the rim size you choose. Rims are all over the place with their pricing too. You need to look around and find a combo that you like then you can see what price you can get them for.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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I plan on using for daily commuting while also doing a decent amount of off-roading. Nothing too serious but definitely playing around a good bit
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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I like asking dumb questions, so I apologize in advance...

Why do you want to do the lift?

If you want to do it mainly for appearance, which is not a bad thing at all since Jeeps with huge tires are awesome, then the prices greatly depend on exactly how you want it to look. The appearance is mostly a choice of which tires/rims/shocks you use. You can put 35s on the factory 17" rims at a low-low price of $0/each per rim, or on $1000/each rims, or anywhere in between.

If you are doing it mainly for offroad performance, then I suggest taking your Jeep out to easy trails a few times first to see what you really need. Depending on where and when you go you might find that your money is better spent elsewhere to start.

The 32" tires on my Rubi offer me "plenty" of clearance for the nearby easier locations, and I have to drive a long way to get to any really hard wheeling locations. I do, however, frequently find myself out after dark.

I've decided and purchased a very nice set of offroad lights first, since I wouldn't gain that much from bigger tires quite yet.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #6
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There isn't a lot of hard trails around here but I go to school at Mount St. Mary's University in the mountains so I really just want something that will last, but right away its more for appearance. I just want to be ready in case I find some real nice trails up there. Like I said I really want to do this but I've never really done anything like this before so I'm just trying explore what I can do right now
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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Based on what you told me, I approve. Upgrade the shocks and get the aev front brackets and you should be good to go. Parts costs are one thing, paying someone to do it is another. Have fun!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. Like I said I'm new to all this and I'm trying to make some upgrades before I go back to school. I really appreciate the help

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