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Old 02-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Two prong question regarding Budget Boost & Tow Group Springs

I'm looking at ordering the TF 2.5” Performance Budget Boost w/adapters for my recently ordered 2 door sport. I ordered the Jeep with the tow group option. So, are the rear springs taller/ stiffer on the tow group option in a manner that I would need to consider a "leveling kit" if I'm going to lift my Jeep, or will it look fine with the 2.5 BB alone? I'll be running 33x12.50 tires if this is a factor in answering the question. I'm just trying to make my decisions carefully so I put the proper lift on my Jeep.

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Any rear view/ side view pictures of a stock 2 door with the tow group parked next to a similiar non tow group model? Any differences in height between the two set-ups?

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Tow or Max Tow? I have no answer for you, but have the same basic question and am also looking at 33's down the road with a moderate lift. I have Max Tow and a '12 unlimited.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Tow or Max Tow? I have no answer for you, but have the same basic question and am also looking at 33's down the road with a moderate lift. I have Max Tow and a '12 unlimited.
Mine would be regular tow (non Max Tow) since mine is the 2 door model. I hope both of us get answered here.
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There's no way to know for sure without checking the actual model numbers on the spring tags.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
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There's no way to know for sure without checking the actual model numbers on the spring tags.
Thanks daggo, I'll be able to provide those numbers in just a few weeks (I'm in Afghanistan) or whenever my Jeep arrives at the dealer, whichever comes first......
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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Following up on this post for any that might be interested.

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I'm looking at ordering the TF 2.5” Performance Budget Boost w/adapters for my recently ordered 2 door sport. I ordered the Jeep with the tow group option. So, are the rear springs taller/ stiffer on the tow group option in a manner that I would need to consider a "leveling kit" if I'm going to lift my Jeep, or will it look fine with the 2.5 BB alone? I'll be running 33x12.50 tires if this is a factor in answering the question. I'm just trying to make my decisions carefully so I put the proper lift on my Jeep.
I just got my new Jeep home last night and it's in my shop awaiting me to mod it, so I thought I'd give a current update on what I got so far: I ended up going with GY DT 285/70R17s which is essentially a 32.8X11.50 tire. I looked at my spring tags and here's what I got to go on at this point:
Front Springs: 52126314AC (both)
Rear Springs: 68004256AA (both)

So sometime today I will mount my new wheels, eyeball judge and measure as to what I will need or want to go with. Also rub factor will determine how urgently I need to lift it!
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Any rubbing with a tire that size won't be due to height. It will be due to width. You will most likely need wheel spacers.
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Or you can do a washer trick on the steering stops to achieve the same affect as spacers
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #10
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Some crude measurements..........

Too address the leveling kit question, it looks pretty even front to rear with roughly 4.50" to spare measuring from the outside of the factory flares with the tires shipped to me set at max air pressure. I'm thinking a standard AEV 2" lift as opposed to a TF 2.5" will probably do for upwards boost and save a little cash for other mods.
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Any rubbing with a tire that size won't be due to height. It will be due to width. You will most likely need wheel spacers.
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Or you can do a washer trick on the steering stops to achieve the same affect as spacers
I will take both of these suggestions into consideration while I test everything.
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Too address the leveling kit question, it looks pretty even front to rear with roughly 4.50" to spare measuring from the outside of the factory flares with the tires shipped to me set at max air pressure. I'm thinking a standard AEV 2" lift as opposed to a TF 2.5" will probably do for upwards boost and save a little cash for other mods.
Other than the base Sport, Wranglers come with 32" tires on the same suspension. Going to a 33" is only .5" difference, however since you are going wider, you will need to address that first.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #13
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285/70 R17 mounted on 17x9 XD Addict rub clearances.

Here are some initial pictures I took of the rub clearances with the front wheels held at full turn by my assistant on a flat concrete pad with the tires aired at 37 psi (pre chalk test pressure). I took pictures of the 3 closest rub points; swaybar, frame, and factory air dam. There's about an inch+ of clearance between swaybar and frame clearances. I'll do some everyday driving testing tomorrow.
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