Hi, am looking to upgrade Tigger (photo is in the gallery) and wanted to get thoughts/assistance. I am looking at 4"-5" skyjacker long arm, with 17" Mickey Thompson black wheels and 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ's. I have some other stuff to add but want to get thoughts from folks on the proportions I have laid out and other comparable lifts folks may recommend for the money and/or quality. I want the proportions to be right, so that the tires don't look too small, etc.
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A 4 to 5 inch lift is hugeeeee for a jk. You can fit 35s with a 2.5" lift just fine. Thats all you would need and on a 2 door anything over that is going to need a lot of other supporting mods like driveshafts because your rubber boots will tear and leak grease. For 4 doors its over 3.5" and you'll get those issues. Hell you can fit 35's with flat fenders and no lift on a jk. 37's with flat fenders and a 2.5" lift. But its your jeep and your money do what makes you happy. Just be prepared to dish out more money for a bigger lift the higher the jeep the higher the price. And remember higher is not always better.
I have a 2.5 lift on it now but it was more of a starter lift kit. May be a 2.5 to 3 inch would be fine. I appreciate the input. One question. Right in tight turns the tires rub and vibrate the frame. Is that a product of my "starter" lift kit? Does a long arm or some other type of kit you would recommend mitigate this if I were to put 35's on it? That is the main reason I thought something a bit higher was necessary.
That sounds like its the offset of your rims. Your wheels keep the tire to far tucked in if you got some spacers or new rims with less backspacing it would fix that issue. If the 2.5 is a starter and you just want a more offroad performance out of it why not just upgrade what you have right now? Or upgrade to a nicer more complete 2.5 inch lift kit. Like OME or something like that.
I think you are right there. Because I didn't initially buy new wheels because I wasn't sure if this was the last kit and setup I would have. I just bought it 1.5 years ago. So I had my 33" Mickey ATZ's fitted to the factory Jeep Sahara wheels. If I upgrade my lift to something like a nice 2.5-3 skyjacker or AEV and invest in new Mickey wheels for my 35 MTZ's from what it sounds I should be good.
Thanks for the input. Very helpful. I am sure if I had gone to a place for advice they would hace told me to spend the extra $$.
I have a 2.5 lift on it now but it was more of a starter lift kit. May be a 2.5 to 3 inch would be fine. I appreciate the input. One question. Right in tight turns the tires rub and vibrate the frame...
I have 35" tires and a 2.5" spring lift and no rubbing anywhere.
If you have a 2.5" lift and still have your stock tires then you may be rubbing because you didn't get spacers.
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