|03-19-2012 10:51 AM|
|Traviswb1988||I think i have decided on the rough country 3.25 inch lift and 35's on my stock wheels with spacers. Anyone got pics of this set up?|
|03-17-2012 06:10 PM|
If you are wanting to be budget minded right now and want to have a little more room for 33s, then the Teraflex leveling kit is a great way to go. 2" in front and 1" in rear. Looks great with 33s in my opinion. Plus, it can be had for around $120 shipped. When the time comes that you want to move up in tire size, yank off the leveling kit and recoup probably 75% of the initial investment.
Here is what the leveling kit looks like with 33s.
|03-17-2012 06:08 PM|
If you like budget for wheels/tires go to 15". So much cheaper. You can buy the tires and wheel for about what 17's cost
If your are on a budget, I would definitely go with 33's. Once you get to 35, you will need to regear to get your power back and also you need to gusset and sleeve you axles. I would even suggest gusset for 33's but not a must.
To do 35's right, it is costly.
Isn't Jeep and budget a oxymoron?
|03-17-2012 06:03 PM|
|03-17-2012 06:02 PM|
|03-17-2012 04:13 PM|
|B11||You could do a 2in spacer lift that will only set you back a couple hundred bucks.|
|03-17-2012 04:02 PM|
|BigCat76||Kolector your Jeep looks like a monster truck lol, helluva nice rig! Congrats man, your going to love all the little things you can do to it!!! I'm doing the lift in the next month or so as well, happy hunting it is a daunting task researching pics and spacing and rims and tires that will create the look your trying to produce|
|03-17-2012 03:30 PM|
|03-17-2012 02:38 PM|
|Casotakar1229||congrats on your jk!! it's going to be a lot of fun but having a tight budget is going to get very hard sometimes...especially if you catch the modding bug like every jeep owner gets...lol|
|03-17-2012 02:30 PM|
Congrats on your new purchase.
Get used to having a "tight budget", there's always more to do...
|03-17-2012 12:30 PM|
|03-17-2012 12:27 PM|
I'd stick with the 33" tires for now. You can always move up in tire size at a later date if you get a good 2.5" lift, which will allow you to run up to 35" tires.
If you go over a 3" lift, you'll be getting into the realm of needing front and rear adjustable control arms, adjustable track bars, and at least a new front driveshaft.
My advice: Don't buy a cheap lift just for looks. You're changing the geometry and handling characteristics of a cinderblock that'll go 70+ mph. Spend your $$ on a good lift. TeraFlex, Rock Krawler, Full Traction are a few.
|03-17-2012 12:20 PM|
|Traviswb1988||I am looking to run 33's or 35's and do light wheeling nothing crazy... I cant afford to break anything lol.|
|03-17-2012 11:30 AM|
this will be an opinion question and I do understand being on a budget. Do you want to "just lift it", or wheel it after you lift it? That is something to figure into your equation....there are a lot of threads on here about lifts, and I am not telling you to search them. My experience is a little bit of a waste as I have not lifted the JK YET!!! Just the TJ..and I waited and went OME as I feel for the money, and overall performance it was the best for me.
But I also prefer to do it once, do it right, and be done with it. If you are thinking you may end up with 35s or 37s you probably don't want a "cheap" lift unless you never go off road, and don't need the flex.
|03-17-2012 11:25 AM|
|03-17-2012 11:22 AM|
|IP0VV3R||Teraflex has a popular 2.5" lift that will be within your budget|
|03-17-2012 11:21 AM|
Just bought a JK!!
So i just bought my 2010 2door jk and am wonderin who has the best 2.5-3 inch lift for the money as I am on a tight budget.