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01-26-2012 10:32 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother
so would a 17x9 fuel throttle wheel work and then what size duratrac would go good without rubbing
You want the 285-70-17
01-26-2012 10:26 PM
HortonBrother And the thread dies
01-24-2012 10:19 PM
HortonBrother so would a 17x9 fuel throttle wheel work and then what size duratrac would go good without rubbing
01-24-2012 09:10 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
x3

20" is far too big. 15" - 17" is really the range you should go with. Plus you save more on tires with a smaller rim size. You want more tire side wall than you want metal on a 4x4. The giant rims are for the dub crowd that lowers instead of raises...

Either way, most go with a 4.5" backspacing. Less can be ok, but not more.

I went with a 33" wheel, rims are 16 X 8 with 4.5" backspacing.
01-24-2012 09:01 PM
1CrzyCelt
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
spot on, KJ!
01-24-2012 08:57 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother
I was wondering if someone could help me with wheels and tires. Back spacing and offset. Here is the wheel and tire
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/MH...88&t_pl=103632
http://m.summitracing.com/search/Bra...Grabber-Tires/
Need to read this

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/33x...deo-96568.html
01-24-2012 08:55 PM
1CrzyCelt
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother View Post
I was wondering if someone could help me with wheels and tires. Back spacing and offset. Here is the wheel and tire
MHT FUEL Throttle - Black - MHT Fuel Off Road Wheels - Aluminum Wheels - Wheels - by 4 Wheel Parts
General Grabber Tires - General Tire - Summit Racing Equipment
not for nothin', but think smaller on the wheel. 16"- 17" is plenty big. 20"? eek!
01-24-2012 08:48 PM
HortonBrother I was wondering if someone could help me with wheels and tires. Back spacing and offset. Here is the wheel and tire
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/MH...88&t_pl=103632
http://m.summitracing.com/search/Bra...Grabber-Tires/
01-24-2012 12:04 PM
HortonBrother That's what I am going to try and do or even possibly a leveling kit but if so where can I find stiffer coils and I think I have asked this but will rubi shocks and coils make any difference it's a cheaper alternative than buying brand new coils and shocks
01-24-2012 08:07 AM
1CrzyCelt Horton, I'm sure someone has mentioned this, but you might be able to get a couple inches by getting stiffer springs. You should easily be able to convince your father that HD springs and upgraded shocks are a good thing if you're going offroad. Maybe if you take small steps and get this, it won't be as difficult to get the lift you really want down the line
01-24-2012 07:20 AM
BHall1244 well then i can kind of understand where you dad is coming from. just wait until your 18...jk. if you are not going to lift your jeep then why not stay with the same tire size if you feel that you have to get new ones. maybe just upgrade to a more aggressive tire. like i told someone earlier at least you have a jeep. i know you are young and cant wait to spend money on your new ride, but maybe wait(i cant believe i am saying all this responsible sounding stuff) and save up for it. that way when dad says, son i dont mind if you lift your jeep, you will have money to do the stuff you want to. and holy crap kid, you have a jeep at 16. how rawsome is that?

oh and one more thing about the tires. just have to say this...if you get bigger tires, your gas mileage will decrease. even if you just get one or two sizes larger. just saying
01-24-2012 07:15 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by Eaglektd View Post
If your dad does let you put in spacers be aware that if you do take her off road that those pucks have the chance of coming out since the only thing holding them in is the weight of the vehicle, a small coil lift is relativly inexpensive and won't fail during articulation on the trail. But if you're just going for looks/mall crawling pucks will do you fine.
The chance of them coming out is slim to none. Since they fit over your bumpstops your coil would completely fall out first. Have you ever heard of someone's coil falling out? If your axle dropped that far your brake line would snap as well. It would also mean that your shocks are waaaay too long or they snapped off as well.
01-24-2012 06:49 AM
HortonBrother Yes I am 16 and Since I know I can't get the lift right away why would be the best size tire to get that won't rub while off roading
01-24-2012 02:38 AM
BHall1244 horton indy jeep man said it and i will back him up on this. the warranty will not be voided. i have a 4 inch on mine and have taken it to the dealer a couple of times. the fixed the issue no questions asked. they even complimented me on my lift and choice of wheels and tires. lol. and as daggo has pointed out several times in the past, you dont actually need anything. a jeep is made to be driven off road. it is a very capable vehicle. when i first got mine i went out a couple of times with buddies. i didnt have any problems following them around. i chose to lift it because i wanted more ground clearance and wanted more articulation out of it. im all about doing stuff the right way. if your dad is worried about gas mileage, then you adding a heavy front bumper and winch isnt going to do you any favors. and i am not trying to be rude here but if he didnt want you to have the temptation that all young guys with jeeps have, then why did he agree to it or even possibly buy it for you. that is assuming that you are a young guy and under 18? all i can say is be persistent. have a plan. and be firm but respectful.
01-23-2012 06:04 PM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother View Post
Hey guys well he keeps saying about how much clearance it already has and he says about how bad the mpg already is and just making it higher will just make the mp worse I'm really tryin to convince him to let me get one but I've considered trying to find a used pair of stock rubi suspension
My mileage has decreased by exactly zero mpg.
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
HortonBrother Thanks suicide king I'm trying to break him down
01-23-2012 03:48 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother View Post
I want a lift but my dad is completely against them so for the time being I'm trying to look good until he caves in to letting me get the lift kit
I know what you're going through. My dad is opposed to ANY 4X4 because he's convinced I will roll it. To him, it's as dangerous as riding a motorcycle.

As a result, he doesn't know I bought a Wrangler. I told him I have a Patriot 2WD. I don't want him to worry (or start nagging me...)

When I first got it, I would've sworn that I wouldn't lift it. 2+ months later, I ordered my lift and can't wait. My wife was also opposed to a lift. My constant talking about it finally got her to accept it.

Just keep working at it. You might be able to wear him down.
01-23-2012 01:34 PM
HortonBrother I need lots of reasons to convince a guy that knows cars and I mean cars not jeeps haha but yea I need reasons :/
01-23-2012 01:31 PM
Eaglektd What's a warranty? I guess that does pose a slight issue, though if you were to lift it only the affected suspension parts wouldn't fall under the warranty. Other parts of the vehicle like trans, engine, diffs, etc. would still be covered. I tend to void any warranty that might be on my vehicles as my driveway is not recognized as an "authorized repair facility" even though my attention to detail is way more anal than any grease monkey that would work on my rig.
01-23-2012 01:29 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother
I plan to take her offroading but his made reasoning is also it will void warrant an he got me the extended one
A lift will not void the warranty. 100% positive.

What it will void is any coverage to a part that fail because of the aftermarket item you have added.

Lets say a taller lift, but on stock shocks. When you over extended the shocks and ruin them or bottom them out. They wouldnt be covered.

But lets say you lifted your Jeep and the foglight busted, or the ecu burnt up. Those are obviously not caused by a lift.
01-23-2012 01:24 PM
HortonBrother I plan to take her offroading but his made reasoning is also it will void warrant an he got me the extended one
01-23-2012 01:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother
Hey guys well he keeps saying about how much clearance it already has and he says about how bad the mpg already is and just making it higher will just make the mp worse I'm really tryin to convince him to let me get one but I've considered trying to find a used pair of stock rubi suspension
Not so much the lift. The bigger heavier tires hit you more
01-23-2012 01:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by HortonBrother
Also what is your guys opinions on these
Expensive
01-23-2012 01:07 PM
Eaglektd If your dad does let you put in spacers be aware that if you do take her off road that those pucks have the chance of coming out since the only thing holding them in is the weight of the vehicle, a small coil lift is relativly inexpensive and won't fail during articulation on the trail. But if you're just going for looks/mall crawling pucks will do you fine.
01-23-2012 01:05 PM
HortonBrother Some other stuff... Flat fenders on the red an pocket styles on the yellow and a general grabber tire to wrap the fuel throttle
01-23-2012 12:59 PM
HortonBrother Also what is your guys opinions on these
01-23-2012 12:57 PM
HortonBrother Hey guys well he keeps saying about how much clearance it already has and he says about how bad the mpg already is and just making it higher will just make the mp worse I'm really tryin to convince him to let me get one but I've considered trying to find a used pair of stock rubi suspension
01-23-2012 11:24 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by PA ARCTIC View Post
NICE! what spacer lift?
Thanks!! This one: Synergy Suspension 8018-175 - Synergy Suspension 1-3/4" Synergy Spacer Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I've been running around on it for a while now, and have nothing negative to say about it. Great bang for the buck.
01-23-2012 11:16 AM
PA ARCTIC
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
Spacer lift. It's cheap, easy to install, and "looks" lifted, because it actually is.

NICE! what spacer lift?
01-23-2012 10:42 AM
BHall1244 horton why is your dad against it? if you know why he doesnt want you to then maybe you can approach him with the awesome reasons why you should lift it. just a thought...
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