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Old 01-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Ok guys, I am 72yo, had a 76 cj back in the days. Just got a 2001 Wrangler 40k miles. I want to install a lift to run 32" tires. It is a hard top, have warn winch to put on the front. Mostly road driven, will drive off road for hunting. Have been looking at the BDS and OME, do I need spacer up front for winch and plate weight.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #2

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you could get a 2" suspension lift for fitting the tires. i would install the suspension lift and winch and then look to see if you need to get some spacers for the front to accommodate the weight of the winch. since you have a hard top that may balance it out so spacers aren't needed. of course you could get a budget boost lift and keep your stock springs if you decide to go that route.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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I had 32s on mine, I'd recommend a 2.5" lift, mine is a pro comp and its ok. but there are better lifts out there. its a decent compromise for price and quality. I switched down to 31x10.5s because of the price, and availability. none of the tire shops around here stock 32x11.5s they're order only, but every shop and every junkyard everywhere has 31x10.5s somewhere.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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I would like to do the whole lift, shocks,coils, everything at once, the right way. I am going to do it myself it is an automatic. I could go with 31" tires. I have read a lot on here and seems the BDS and OME give the best ride. Do I need a MML or lower the transfer which is best.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Both of those lifts are great. I have a bds and love it. As for the 2" u will not need to add or do anything else just the lift. No mms or drop needed.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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I have a 2.5" OME lift and it's great. If you notice rake after the lift due to the winch and bumper you can always add a spacer up front. But you can give Dirk at DPG off-road a call (go look at his website for info,k just google DPG off road) and talk to him about getting stiffer spring rates for the added weight so you can just do it all at once, he may be able to help you out. He sells OME lifts and many of the members on the forum, including myself, have bought lifts from him. His prices are also much better than those you will find in most other places.
(By the way I am not paid to advertise for him and he never asked me to advertise, I'm simply a happy customer)

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