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Old 09-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2004 Wrangler X, now what...

I'm super excited about my new purchase. Intent is for the wife to drive it on sunny days and me and the boys to go dirt road riding with a little mud on weekends. Question to you guru's; I'm thinking of a 2.5" lift with a good set of after market tires that look good but go fairly well in the dirt but aren't obnoxious for my wife on the asphalt. Thoughts?

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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lets see a pic of ur new toy . and I say a set of bfg at or goodyear duratracs

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
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Here's my 2004 with 2.5" Rubicon lift and 35" BFG AT's. Happy and works well in Midwest.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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DuraTrac tires! I have 33x12.50 DuraTracs on a 3.5" lift (that ended up being more like a 4" lift). I love 'em. They're plenty aggressive-looking and are easy to deal with on the highway. Here's a shot of them after a day of trail-riding (after three straight days of rain):

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DuraTrac tires! I have 33x12.50 DuraTracs on a 3.5" lift (that ended up being more like a 4" lift). I love 'em. They're plenty aggressive-looking and are easy to deal with on the highway. Here's a shot of them after a day of trail-riding (after three straight days of rain):

How did they balance out I work at a Goodyear garage and seems like the goodyears don't ever seem to balance good and straight and use way to much weight
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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Here's my 2004 with 2.5" Rubicon lift and 35" BFG AT's. Happy and works well in Midwest.
Nice looking jeep man!
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Congrats on the purchase...theres a simple answer to your question, though...

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Old 09-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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Thanks. I have a typo there as its a 3.5 Rubicon Express lift. Good luck with your TJ. Post some before and after pics.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. I'll get a pic up later today. I like the idea of the 3.5" lift with the 33X12.50. I'm thinking about 17" or 18" rims...thoughts? Also, where would be the best place to purchase the lift and which brand? Sorry for all the questions but i'm new to the jeep thing and i'm looking to do this before hunting season. Also looking at Dick Cepek rims, any good? I like the look of the black with a little chrome.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #10
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Go with a 15x8 wheel.

You'll have far more tire options available and you'll be less likely to lose a bead when you air down offroad.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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Drive it, as is. Learn what it can do. It will help you make modification choices later.

Read around this forum. There are a lot of threads on lifts, tires, wheels, lights and every other mod you can think of.

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