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Old 01-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Suspension Lift Advise

I have a 2012 Wrangler Sport and I am looking to add a 4" suspension lift to her. I will be getting new rims and tires since these are in no way what I want as far as looks. I use my jeep as my daily driver; I want the best deal for my money because I know my gas mileage will not be the same afterwards. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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I have a 2012 Wrangler Sport and I am looking to add a 4" suspension lift to her. I will be getting new rims and tires since these are in no way what I want as far as looks. I use my jeep as my daily driver; I want the best deal for my money because I know my gas mileage will not be the same afterwards. Any suggestions would be helpful.
A 4 inch is a big lift. That's a good size for 37's and with those, your mileage will tank. You could save money, and maintenance troubles with 35's and a 3" lift. For deals on wheels/tires you could look at Discount tire. They are a vendor here and give a discount to any forum member who buys 5 wheels and tires. They will even ship them (for free) mounted and balanced so you just slap them on when UPS comes. If you get a light 35 like a duratrac or a Kelly safari TSR you will get better mileage than a nitto or something like those.

Also I'd recommend going to a 16" aftermarket wheel. The tires will be cheaper but they won't be so small that you have balancing issues. I believe you can go pretty much up to 37" tires on that size rim. Just make sure the wheels have 4.75" of backspacing or less to accommodate the bigger tires

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Hitting 4" on a lift requires a lot of work on your entire suspension setup. It's going to cost you upwards of $2,000 in parts and labor. That's not including the nearly $2,000 extra for good tires that size or the $1,000-$1,250 for rims.
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