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Old 05-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Which one to do first - Bumpers or Lift

So I replaced my tires/wheels the day I bought my Jeep to 33's and I am okay with that size. Don't plan on going any bigger.

My next major mods are Bumpers and Lift.

The lift that I plan to do is going to be a 1.5" to 2" lift. Not keen on going any more than this. I also want to replace my front bumper and rear bumper eventually.

Is there any advantage to doing the bumpers first so you have the final weight prior to doing the lift? or is it better to wait and do all of them at the same time.

All opinions and suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

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If it were me, I'd do the bumper first, then decide how much lift would be necessary to level the rig out. I would not lift the rear at all if I could avoid it; I'd simply level the front to match the rear. No lift should be necessary for 33's on a JK

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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If it were me, I'd do the bumper first, then decide how much lift would be necessary to level the rig out. I would not lift the rear at all if I could avoid it; I'd simply level the front to match the rear. No lift should be necessary for 33's on a JK
Exactly. Do the bumper, so that when you do the lift, you can compensate for the additional sag.
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Personally lift first. Most good aftermarket brands will compensate for the weight.

Go with the OME 2" HD lift.

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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Keep in mind that when the factory springs will sag a little under the weight of the larger steel bumpers. So I would either go with a spring lift or a lighter bumper with a budget boost.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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Thanks.

Planning on a heavy bumper. Either the AEV or LOD or something similar and that too with a winch.

So if I understand correctly. Do the bumper(s) first and then do the lift.

Since my bumpers are going to be heavy, I probably want to replace my springs/coils to compensate.


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