|05-11-2011 10:48 AM|
The lowest part of your jeep determines your ground clearence. Generally these are the diffs. you raise the diffs with larger tires, which also makes climbing objects easier but adds a lot of stress to axles.
The purpose of lifts is to enable larger tires. In general you want the smallest lift to run the tires size you want as a low COG is a really good idea.
Mod it the way you want, but a 3" lift will do most of what you want if not all and maintain a low COG
|05-10-2011 10:03 PM|
|swingtail82||build it how you want, but I prefer low and slow|
|05-10-2011 10:01 PM|
|05-10-2011 03:29 PM|
The TF 2.5" lift looks fine with the stock wheels/tires IMO. NOT that new wheels and 35's aren't on my list of course
I just installed my lift a month ago
|05-09-2011 02:59 PM|
More lift= more ground clearance
Less lift= Less ground clearance
With a good spotter and or driver, you can usually exercise good tire placement & keep from hitting your differentials.
|05-09-2011 02:04 PM|
I didn't catch if he identified the trim level.
|05-08-2011 08:59 PM|
This was after I got my 2.5" front 1.5" rear on stock 32 GY SRA's
After putting on 285/70/17's
|05-08-2011 08:58 PM|
|05-08-2011 08:53 PM|
|ESP||Second picture looks much better. IMO I wouldn't go any higher than either a 3/4 spacer lift from Daystar all around or a 1.75 leveling kit by Teraflex with stock 32" tires.|
|05-08-2011 08:32 PM|
Stock tires/wheels and 2.5" TeraFlex Spring lift - looks OK to me:
Works with 35s too:
|05-08-2011 08:22 PM|
To answer the original question: I'd say much over 3" and it starts to look like a roller-skate. By contrast, there are plenty of folks that to 2" to 2.5" budget boosts and the like on stock tires/wheels.
On the reinforcement for 35s issue, yeah, you can sleeve it, gusset it, and replace your ball joints. But for 35s you'll also want to regear it.
If your mostly a street guy, the latter is by far the most important. If you plan on wheeling a lot, then the other items will eventually come to call too but you know what? There are quite a few folks on here running 35s on the D30 front axle and they're doing fine. It can become an issue eventually I suppose but I'd expect it'd be alright for a while.
|05-08-2011 07:48 PM|
|Irongrave||why lift, you can run 35s with some cutting and bump stops and you can clear 37s with metal cloak arched fenders.|
|05-08-2011 06:33 PM|
|swingtail82||I'm talking about both.....the 44s are stronger than the 30s but they are still in need of reinforcement|
|05-08-2011 06:15 PM|
|05-08-2011 05:35 PM|
|AgtSunshine||Are we talking about Dana 30s or 44s?|
|05-08-2011 01:51 PM|
|swingtail82||added weight means added stress. open diffs are less likely to have issues because a locked diff produces more torsion|
|05-08-2011 01:48 PM|
|05-08-2011 01:38 PM|
|05-08-2011 01:35 PM|
|swingtail82||you don't need a lift for 32s....and you don't need one for 35s either. do what you want, but the front axle is weak and should get some major reinforcement before going to 35s. lifts don't get you ground clearance because they don't get the diffs any higher off the ground(diff is your lowest point).|
|05-08-2011 01:30 PM|
Lift vs Tires
Still new to jeeps so this may be a dumb question...
How high of a lift kit can you get away with while still running the stock 32" on 18 inch rims before it starts to look silly?
I have future plans for tires...I have future plans for a lot of things but if I can pick up some stuff in the meantime I am gunna. My plan is 35" tires...but I am gunna run at least a season on my stock 32" so should I just wait to get the lift with the tires or what?
So let me have it!