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Old 11-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Thinking About Lifting

I'm considering lifting my 06 Rubicon and I've noticed both on the streets on on this forum (correct me if I'm wrong) that a preferred route to go is about 3-4" of lift and 33" tires....now if I went this route, would I have to change the gears in differentials?? And if so, wouldn't this almost defeat a great amount of reason for it being a Rubicon?? Someone educate me please, I've never lifted any truck I've owned, so this and tire sizes kinda throws me for a loop. Thanks in advance

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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I'm considering lifting my 06 Rubicon and I've noticed both on the streets on on this forum (correct me if I'm wrong) that a preferred route to go is about 3-4" of lift and 33" tires....now if I went this route, would I have to change the gears in differentials?? And if so, wouldn't this almost defeat a great amount of reason for it being a Rubicon?? Someone educate me please, I've never lifted any truck I've owned, so this and tire sizes kinda throws me for a loop. Thanks in advance
Regearing just brings back the power lost because of the bigger tires. It is highly recommended but lots of guys including myself run around with stock gears just fine. Your going to need at least 3" to clear 33's with the bump stops set for no rub. 4" will give you more clearance. Lots of guys are doing the combo 3" spring with 1.25" BL from zone with lots of good reviews.

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I have a 2002 TJ with a 4 " lift and 33x12.50 15 tires. I haven't changed my gearing and there's not much difference. I still use 5th gear but do need to down shift up hills more due to the added weight. It's up to you if you want to spend the extra $.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
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Regearing just brings back the power lost because of the bigger tires. It is highly recommended but lots of guys including myself run around with stock gears just fine. Your going to need at least 3" to clear 33's with the bump stops set for no rub. 4" will give you more clearance. Lots of guys are doing the combo 3" spring with 1.25" BL from zone with lots of good reviews.


Zone?? Is it a website??
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #5
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http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=451&gr=-1

This is the kit I run and I am very happy with it. Stock gearing (4.10) is fine around town but on the highway its pretty sluggish, especially uphill or with head winds. Fortunately, I have a company car for work so I'm in no rush for a re-gear although it is in my future plans. When I do, I'll be running 4.88's.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:42 AM   #6
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I have a 4" lift with 33's. I drive about 60 miles a day for 4 days a week going to work and back all freeway with hills. When I feel it slowing down a little I just turn off the over drive but its not really even needed to keep at 65mph wind is an issue tho depending on how strong. Im almost completly positive my gears are stock because I go about 5 miles faster then what's displayed on the dash. Aside from crapy gas mileage and the dash giving me the wrong speed I have absolutely no problem with how it is. But I would like to upgrade it some time in the future

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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Great, thanks for the info guys, that Zone setup looks pretty decent, I might go that route....as far as installing lifts kits, pretty cut and dry?? Or do u guys have a shop do them??
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Great, thanks for the info guys, that Zone setup looks pretty decent, I might go that route....as far as installing lifts kits, pretty cut and dry?? Or do u guys have a shop do them??
Really depends on your experience level and who you know. My local jeep club would get together and put it on in an afternoon if you supplied food. Its just replacing the springs and shocks, relocating the trackbar, installing the body lift, and making sure the tcase shifter is right. If you have no experience I'd definitely get help though.

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