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Old 09-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Just got my tj. Small build help?

First jeep and just purchased my 06 tj a month ago.

If anyone could advise the best small build. It's completely stock but I would like to ad a 2" lift and as large all terrain tires as possible with the stock wheels and a small lift. I spend my weekends in the mountains playing around, shooting, hiking. Hoping to do some low key trails. There will be a day I completely outfit it to live on the rocks and in the mud but not today. I don't want the ride quality to change dramatically on or off the road but then again I may be pissing in the wind.

Any suggestions adding a little ability to my new toy? Thanks
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:50 AM   #2
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Though not the best option for articulation a budget boost will get you a little hight relatively cheaply. Also the stock ride will be relatively unchanged.

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Old 09-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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If you ad a 1.25" BL, MCE fenders and remove the rear inner fenders you can clear 33" tires and maintain the factory ride. Here is what my '97 TJ looked like with that set up, all are very easy mods If you run 33x10.5 you can keep the stock wheels. If you decide to run 33s put a spacer(washer) on each side of the steering so you won't rub your 33" tires at full lock. You can find write ups on how to do this.

Surprisingly stock jeeps flex very well. This is when my jeep had stock shocks and stock springs.
Another cheap mod is buy a pair 4" LED lights from Harbor freight, $10 each, and give your jeep some bright tail/brake lights. The pluses of LED brake lights is you'll never need to buy another brake light bulb and they are super bright! You will need to pick up a new flasher($20) so your blinkers aren't super fast.
My jeep is on the left my friends is on the right(4" lift on right) mine sits stock height.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Thanks iceman. I'll look into a budget boost. Love the pics 97flexy, are those 33s on your ride?
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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Forget the all terrains, step it up and throw the mud terrains on. Another cheap mod is replacing stock suspension with rubicon shocks and springs. This will probably give you a 1.25 lift, and it's cheap as heck, should find all that for free.
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