|11-30-2012 10:40 PM|
|GaDude||Your jeep will already be very slow with a lift and 33's given your current gear ratio but as a second driver, livable if you are patient and don't mind riding in the slow lane. With pulling a trailer, it will be a snail and likely very unpleasant drive. You should also consider a re-gear and brake upgrade if you have your heart set on pulling a trailer with it. As far as a lift goes,since it doesn't sound like you will be wheeling too hard, I would suggest a small suspension lift with a 1" BL/MML. This would eliminate the extra costs of having to additionally buy extended brake lines,SYE, driveshaft etc. OME makes a great 2.5" kit. I am also very pleased with the way my Zone 4.25" combo (3" suspension, 1.25" BL) rides on and off road.|
|11-29-2012 08:16 PM|
|4cylToy||I have 4'' SJ lift with 33x12.5 and it drives great. Its my comuter from college. 80+ miles a week and no problems on the highway.|
|11-29-2012 08:07 PM|
|11-29-2012 11:19 AM|
|topjeepman||That's the same model I bought! Amazing jeep.|
|11-29-2012 10:56 AM|
|GaDude||There are so many factors to determine what the best setup for you will be. How do you plan on using your jeep? I went with the zone 4.25 combo lift. I couldn't be happier with my setup for what I do right now and the price was right.|
|11-29-2012 10:31 AM|
|4cylToy||4'' suspension lift with 33's is the most common/popular. Best look for drive-ability. Dont get 31's, you'll want 33's. And most people are against body lifts. But 2.5'' suspension and a small body could also be a possibility. Just search the picture forum and find out what you like the best. Nice rig!|
|11-29-2012 10:23 AM|
Sorry about that. I meant 31s are the the biggest the Kelly Safari TSR comes in for 15 inch wheel. I really like the way the Kelly tire performed and looked.
33s would be the biggest I would go with for drivabilty since I have the auto. What is the best combo to raise it up for 33s.
|11-29-2012 09:11 AM|
31's are NOT the biggest you can put on 15" rims.
I run 33x12.5's on mine with no issue (of course my Jeep is lifted with susp and body lifts).
You can always paint the wheels black or get them powdercoated...
|11-28-2012 11:14 PM|
As far as details, I get a few new ideas everytime I am on Wrangler Forum.
First thing I will get rid of is the Milk Jugs, then look into some tires. My 2.5 had some Kelly Safari TSR on it and I thought they were great. Only thing is, 31s are the biggest you can get in 15 inch rim. Looking at a small lift with 33s.. Not sure if I want to keep those wheels, maybe something in black. I have a little time to decide, my pockets are empty right now after getting it. Also, I like the look of the the hood louvers. Like I was saying, I got all kinds of plans. Just got to get some money in my jeep account.
|11-28-2012 10:50 PM|
|GaDude||Looking good! It must be nice to have a fresh canvas to work with.|
|11-28-2012 10:44 PM|
|wmdavis007||Very nice! congrats on the upgrade. Details on plans|
|11-28-2012 10:42 PM|
|Randens Rubi||Looks great. What are your plans? Details please!|
|11-28-2012 10:35 PM|
By 2.5 - Hello 4.0
Got a nice price for my 97 2.5 a few weeks ago and just picked up a 03 4.0 Freedom Edition. Now time to start making it my own..