Need Advice from a pro - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
Need Advice from a pro

I just got a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Tj x everything is factory. What would be a reasonable lift/suspenion for offroad and everyday city driving? also what would be a good size tire to fit with that lift with factory rims? I'm new to the Jeep world so if someone could help it would be appreciated.

bigd89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,005
You have lots of options really. But first you have to answer a few questions for yourself so we know what to suggest. How big of tires do you want? 31's, 32's, 33's? How much lift? How much money do you want to spend?

PStov98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,497
What exactly is it that the Jeep doesn't do that you need it to do? That's been my starting point for every vehicle I've owned in forever, seems to work out alright.
__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
I was thinking like a 2 or 3 in lift, but I'm new to this that's why I'm not sure what would be good and as far as the tires go I guess I would want the biggest I could fit on there with the lift.
bigd89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,005
Well you could go with a 2.5" lift with a 1.25"bl and 1"mml and fit 33's very well. Or a 2.5" lift with 32's or 33's (I have 33's on mine, planning on the small bl soon). OME is a good brand in my opinion, that's what I put on my Jeep. If you want to go the 2.5" lift and 1.25" bl route, dpgoffroad.com has a really good, all-in-one kit. Or you can fit 31's on stock suspension. I can post pics of my jeep in a minute if you'd like to see some.
PStov98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
Yeah if you could and I appreciate the info, thank you
bigd89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
I like Jeeps...

WF Supporting Member
 
jeepwayoflife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Posts: 2,736
Yes, OME makes great, soft lift kits that are super nice for everyday driving. If its for everyday driving, I would stick with 31" or 32" tires for better gas milage unless you want pay to regear your axles for the larger tires.
__________________
--------------------------------------------------------
Take it out and play with it
Drive it like you built it
jeepwayoflife is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,005
Not a problem man!
33x12.50 goodyear mtr's w/ kevlar, 2.5" OME lift with heavy duty springs
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1011.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	222.2 KB
ID:	210738   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1010.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	222.2 KB
ID:	210739  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1009.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	223.1 KB
ID:	210740  
PStov98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
Yeah that's pretty much how I want mine to look, now could 32 fit on factory rim?
bigd89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,005
Depends upon what factory rim you have. But generally you want a 15x8 rim for a tire thats 10.5-12.50" wide. And in my opinion you don't have to worry about regearing right away depending upon what engine, tranny, and gears you have. I have the 2.5L, manual, with 4.10 gears. Regearing is on the list but not a necessity right now. At least for me.
PStov98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
K.wag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Posts: 508
First, I agree with above, what do you wan't to do that you can't do stock? Now adjust until you can.

Second, I know this sounds dumb, but take a look at different google images of different set ups, and see how extreme or modest you want to go.
Here is the most organized comprehensive images I have seen posted elsewhere:
The Jeep LJ | Jeep TJ Lift Pics
Tire sizes range from anything from 30-40+" and lifts from 0-10+". There are also many ways to do a lift.
Suspension lifts are more costly, but provide the most performance out of a lift
Getting creative with combo lifts (BB and BL) and/or fender mods can be cheaper.
The cost of lifts is not linear with lift height. The higher you go, the more modifications that need to be done to do it right (regearing, SYE, axle swaps, welding, etc)

K.wag is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC