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Old 03-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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New Jeep owner with questions...

I just bought my first Jeep today and am looking forward to making it my own. It is a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport and is bone stock right now. I have a few questions...

-I am looking at a set of Pro Comp Rock Crawler Series 152 wheels (15x8 with a 3.75" backspace). It appears as though these should fit no problem right?

-then I was going to wrap those with 31x10.5x15 tires, just not sure which ones yet (open to suggestions)

-also looking to lift it 2-3"...just trying to decide between a simple body lift and a full suspension lift. And advice? It will just be driven locally for fun....not off road.

I am going to a local 4WD shop tomorrow but wanted to have some advice/ideas before I go.
Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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You can do a budget boost (BB) an get the 2 inches there.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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Don't do a body lift that's over 1.25". Just causes too many problems. If you want a simply 2" lift just do a spacer lift and get some good shocks (bilstiens, OME, BDS). 2" will give you plenty of clearance for those 31's. (In fact, you don't even need a lift for 31's unless you just want it for the looks). And lastly if you don't plan on running bigger/wider tires in the future like 33x12.50's, wheels with 4.25" bs would be more optimal, but the ones you mentioned won't hurt. They'll just make the tires stick out a little further than they need to.
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So I ordered a set of ProComp Rock Crawlers (15x8) today along with some 31x10.5x15 M/T's.

PStov98TJ you mentioned that these will fit as the Jeep sits, which is what I had thought. But I do want a little lift for looks. You mentioned a 2" spacer lift with new shcoks. Now are new shocks required? Looking online it doesn't seem so, but want to be sure.

Kfdjason mentioned a 2" bugdet boost. Is this basically just a 2" spacer lift like mentioned above? This seems like a very economical solution. Any other thoughts on this? It just seems so simple! Although I'm not sure I want to tackle this job on my own...and especially not if I do shocks too!

Thanks again for helping a real newbie out here!
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I am currently running a 2" bb with stock like shocks,, never a problem.. OME is on the way!!
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Yep, the bb or budget boost is just spacers, and you sure can run the original shocks. I ran this sane setup for a couple years. Now I have 4 inch longer springs up front and the 2.5 inch spacers in the back. Everything else is still completely stock. And I am running 33x10.50s with no issues. But whoever put the rims on it before I bought it got the backspacing perfect
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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So I ordered a set of ProComp Rock Crawlers (15x8) today along with some 31x10.5x15 M/T's.

PStov98TJ you mentioned that these will fit as the Jeep sits, which is what I had thought. But I do want a little lift for looks. You mentioned a 2" spacer lift with new shcoks. Now are new shocks required? Looking online it doesn't seem so, but want to be sure.

Kfdjason mentioned a 2" bugdet boost. Is this basically just a 2" spacer lift like mentioned above? This seems like a very economical solution. Any other thoughts on this? It just seems so simple! Although I'm not sure I want to tackle this job on my own...and especially not if I do shocks too!

Thanks again for helping a real newbie out here!
Well I guess they aren't "required" but I'd recommend them. Can't hurt to have a better riding jeep And don't fear doing it yourself. Shocks are pretty much bolt in anyway. I did a full suspension lift this summer, replaced track bars, and sway bar links on my jeep. First lift I've ever done. Pretty easy and straight forward. The only thing you might need is a coil spring compressor. Or you could just unbolt the track bar and sway bar to let the axle droop (this is what I did) and avoid the spring compressor.
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And yes a 2" budget boost is the same at 2" spacers on all 4 stock springs.

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