Originally Posted by randyg1973
Hey everyone........new to this forum but had some questions or need some advice. I have a 2011 JK 4dr and we now are wanting to "tough" it up some. It is a daily driver and my family and I do take it some off road. Here are some of the things I am looking at and any advice would be appreciated:
AEV Savegre Wheels (pretty set on that)
Still uncertain on tires but would like to upgrade to some 33's
A 2.5 inch lift----which one for a budget but want it done right
Looking at a rugged ridge XHD bumper and winch
Any suggestions are appreciated
It all comes down to how you want to use your Jeep and what you are willing to sacrifice. Are you willing to give up some MPG's and maybe a little comfort on the street for better offroad performance? Or would you rather have it drive better on the street and only be able to handle some mild trials or logging roads.
A leveling kit is really all you need to fit 33's on a JK. 33's will actually fit with no lift, but a leveling kit will give you a small mount of clearance and get rid of the rake stance. Honestly, a 2.5" lift would make the 33's look small, most guys who have a 2.5" lift will have at least a 35" tall tire. A great kit is the Rock Krawler Leveling Kit
. It's only a 1.75" lift and will make enough room for the 33's.
The bumper and winch are always a good thing to add to your Jeep. It will give you some stronger tow points than the stick hooks, and it will give you Jeep the "tough" look you are going for. Rugged Ridge
makes a great bumper, it's a very high quality and a great price. Pair that with one of their winches and you will be set.
All these upgrades will add some weight to the Jeep which will decrease your mileage somewhat. Going up to a 33 and a bumper and a winch, you may see a loss of about 1-2 MPG's, but nothing major.
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