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Old 01-25-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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Want a lift and new wheels...need help.

I have a silver 2007 2 dr wrangler X completely stock except for tinted windows. I don't go off road often but want an upgraded look with some "knobby" tires and new wheels. I want to put 35"s on and about a 4" lift. I did a little research and have found a 4" rough country lift for around $500. I also did a little picture surfing and I think im diggin all black wheels. I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg, so I'd like to budget from $2,000-2,500. I just bought some "nite shades" for a smoked tail light look too. If i buy a lift I'd need some help installing because i have no idea what the hell i would be doing. Some friends, suggestions, and help would be greatly appreciated!! Sorry no pics yet.

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Old 01-26-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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I just looked at thr RC site and checked out the kit you are referring to. It does not look to difficult to do with basic tools and a couple of friends. The only thing I did not see mentioned to make the job easier is a strut compression tool to compress the coil springs. Most auto part stores will rent them out to customers for a small fee.

The other thing I would recommend to make life easier is air tools. Takes a lot of the work out of a lift kit.

Like I said, if you have the basic tools and ability to work with your hands you should be in good shape. I have lifted my YJ and my wife's XJ in my garage using hand tools. Your profile states you are in CA. What part? There are a lot of great guys and gals on this forum that can possibly help out. Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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Old 01-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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Well, you'll need a SYE and a CV driveshaft to eliminate wear on U-joints and bad driveline vibes. And you'll feel a significant drop in acceleration and speed with 35"s but hey, its a Jeep!

The CV and SYE will probably be around $600, and you'll have the $500 for the lift.

If you go with black steelies, they are like $40 bucks a pop, so $200, and then depending on tires lets say they are $220, which is sorta average. You'll want 5 of those.

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600
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So $2400! Right under your limit

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Old 01-26-2011, 01:05 AM   #4
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In a JK you dont need much lift to fit 35s. check out this site. JK-Forum.com - The Ultimate Jeep JK Wrangler Bulletin Board i dont recomend RC stuff. but some research on that site should give you a really good idea on what it takes with a JK
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