i bought new wheels for my jeep, and they just got delivered (cragar soft 8, 15x8 w/ 4" bs) and my plan was to just get some 31" tires and run without a lift...
i was going to buy tires ASAP, and that turned into the beginning of december because of tight funds at the moment (had to buy steeler tickets, two penguins jerseys and a steelers jersey , and my car payment/insurance at the end of the month)
now that i'm putting the tires off for almost a month... its making me consider buying a lift, and getting 33's for it instead of the 31's... i would probably be able to afford both the tires and lift within another month (beginning of january)
so i guess my question is: 31's soon, or 33's + lift a little later
save some more and get the lift and bigger tires down the road.
maybe i'll just use some christmas money towards it... i'm gonna look into a RE lift... not positive about that, but i've seen a lot of good reviews about them.
and i figured you of all the people i've seen post on here would have at least made a comment about the steelers tickets!
If it's only a month or two, go ahead and wait it out.
Especially since you know you want to lift it. As soon as you do, you'll want those bigger tires.
Here's a little incentive.
4" lift, 31" tires....
Looks pretty silly, right?
Ok, 4" lift, 1.25" body lift, 35" tires.
Mo betta big time!
06 Rubi with some sort of double ended, chrome knobbed, cross threaded, infinitely adjustable, frequently breakable, worn out flammywhammers zip tied onto it.
It used to be a jeep thing... til that sh!t broke!
If funds are tight, understand that the higher you go and the bigger tires you get there will be a lot of additional adjustments and add-ons needed (gearing, SYE, new axles, TC drop, new spare carrier, etc = $$$$$). My funds are TIGHT so I'm sticking with 31's and no more than a 2" bb. If you've got the $$ then go for it! I'm not going to do it if I can't do it right (but will envy those who can )
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Originally Posted by mudslinger150
If i were you i would evaluate the use of your jeep offroad and go from there.
nothings wrong with a nice 2" lift kit and some 31's
^^ YES, YES, and YES!
You really need to figure out what you want to do with your rig. If you occasionally run forest service roads or trails, stay low and put the money into recovery gear. If you want to run with the big boys/girls and there toys (class 4+ trails), save up a lot more money. You will need a SYE, CV drive shafts, quality suspension system, bigger tires, fender trimming to stay some what LCG, shocks, gears, lockers (most likely more HD axles themselves), skids, steering components, bumpers and tire carrier, even more recovery equipment (high lift jack etc).
The list goes on and on, and you have to understand that anything you do to go higher or crawl bigger and badder stuff begets more stuff to buy and install. It's the slippery slope effect.
Be careful the first hit is always free. After that you become addicted like the rest of us. So pull up to your favorite beverage and contemplate what you want and where you going with it. Then buy stuff as you can afford that works on the building it in stages principle. This way you don't throw your money away that you just spent when you hit the next stage of the build.