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Old 08-10-2012, 03:36 PM
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Looking to Lift with JK wheels

Hey guys,
So I'm looking to lift my 06 LJ and throw on some JK rubicon wheels and tires. I know I'll have to get adapters for the bolt alignment, but i really just wanted to know what kind of lift i should get, and if anyone has some pictures of their jeep looking like what I'm trying to accomplish. All help is appreciated.
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I used JK wheels because they didn't make mine in a TJ bolt pattern. With the adapters, the JK spacing works great on the TJ.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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thats sick looking. What kind of lift did you use? I'm thinking about the old man emu 2" but not sure yet
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Hey guys,
So I'm looking to lift my 06 LJ and throw on some JK rubicon wheels and tires. I know I'll have to get adapters for the bolt alignment, but i really just wanted to know what kind of lift i should get, and if anyone has some pictures of their jeep looking like what I'm trying to accomplish. All help is appreciated.
The question is what size tires? That will dictate the amount of lift.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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If you gonna run JK wheels wait to see if you can find the new 2013 JK rubicon wheels. They look awesome!! I saw them at the Jeep dealer. I wouldnt mind having a set...

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thats sick looking. What kind of lift did you use? I'm thinking about the old man emu 2" but not sure yet
thanks, 2.5" SL, 1" BL, DIY highline, 35s.
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now ya tell me about the 2013 wheels! I literally just bought a set of 5 rubicon wheels with the stock goodyear wrangler tires on them. The deal was just way too good to let go. But now that i see those 2013 style, I'm gonna be drooling over them now
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now ya tell me about the 2013 wheels! I literally just bought a set of 5 rubicon wheels with the stock goodyear wrangler tires on them. The deal was just way too good to let go. But now that i see those 2013 style, I'm gonna be drooling over them now
Well sell them on Craigslist lol I saw those on the lost Tuesday and wow do they look awesome!!!
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Looks great! I'm looking at doing about same for my 02 TJ X; but I'm thinking the BDS 2" lift; I can get a great deal from friend who took off the same wheels from his 10 JK. Just waiting to gather the funds; hopefully be done by end of October. Will post pics when complete.
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I just put jk 17" rubicon rims and wheels on my 05 rubicon using spidertrax adapters. It is ok for on road, but I'm planning a lift soon also. Need the extra clearance.
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Thanks for the pic and feedback! I may go ahead and get the adapters now and put the wheels on before the lift. We do 90% road driving but we like to doing moderate trails in the fall now that it has cooled down. Bought my TJ in May with 165xxx miles on it; still has original shocks so the ride is pretty sloppy. Figured I might as well upgrade with the bds lift for new shocks and springs.
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Just realized the stock rubi will sit higher than my stock x so I probably should do both at same time.
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That's probably true. I've only had rubbing on extreme turns. Just being careful til I get a lift. Planning to do 2" inch lift with 1" BL.

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