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Old 10-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hey Guys, I am new to this forum, but I joined just so I could get some advice on Lift Kits, types of lifts, and what I should do to lift my son's Jeep.

We just shipped our boy to Okinawa, Japan yesterday (U.S. Navy). I also dragged his '04 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited home with us (he was stationed in Jacksonville, Fl and we live in Tampa).

So the boy mentioned that when he gets back fro Japan he'd like to get his Jeep lifted a bit. I brought the Jeep home with us for security reasons, and also because it needs some work (rear shock broke and rattles like heck). I am rather accomplished, mechanically. My shop is complete with Oxy/Acetylene, MIG, TIG, Plasma, and the whole array of hand & air tools. Currently have a few project cars on the property ('65 Mustang Fastback & '65 Chevy Shortbed/Fleetside Pickup Truck). So I should have no problems surprising the boy bay having his Jeep lifted for him when he comes back from Japan.

All that being said, here's what I'm looking for. How much lift should I add for basically a Street Jeep, and what kind of lift kit/manufacturer do you recommend? I'd like to stay with the current tires that are 31 X 10.50R 15 LT 109S. Engine is a straight-six, and suspension is coil springs. Just want to make the profile a bit more bad-ass for the kid.

Thanks in advance for any information you might provide.

Semper Fi, Ron Gettler, MSgt, USMC(Ret)

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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hey welcome to wrangler forum!i have an 00' sahara that i recently did all my mods on including smittybilt fenders front rear with wrapAround corners,a 2.5 inch rough country lift with 1.75 spacer in front and 1.5 spacer in rear (to counteract weight of straight six) and extended quick disconnects and along with front bumper and four hella black magic lights.then topped it off with 33x12.50x15 goodyear duratracs.heres some pics before and after ti check out.again welcome to the forum and thank your son for his service to our country!!
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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You really don't need to lift the Jeep to run 31 inch tires but if you want to do it economically you can just ad a small body lift or a 2 inch budget boost. Once you do a small lift and he gets home he may want more as is the case very often.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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Put a 2" bds suspension lift on and that's that. It will look good and ride good. and u can still roll the 31's
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