|12-08-2010 09:06 AM|
|12-07-2010 10:21 PM|
I second the "give it a whirl stock" crowd.
These JKs--even stock--are not easy to get stuck. If you think you need armor, then you probably do (you should be able to get some good recommendations on here), but you can add that without the other major mods. I think the standard recommendation is the evap canister, oil pan, and rock rails. Others know better than I.
Once you armor up, try it out. I bet you will be surprised. Just watch out for water under your hood--no CAIs if you're going anywhere near water, unless it's a snorkel.
|12-07-2010 09:36 PM|
|daggo66||If you want flex then you need to disconnect your sway bar links.|
|12-07-2010 09:35 PM|
|Rollover1||I know that. I just wanted to make sure there was plenty of room for flex with the tires, because that limestone is pretty uneven|
|12-07-2010 09:09 PM|
|daggo66||The lift doesn't give you ground clearance, the tires do. The lift allows for larger tires.|
|12-07-2010 08:57 PM|
|Rollover1||I Live in the Texas hill country on a ranch. My ranch truck is an old jacked up 87 GMC. For the most part its not too rough out there, But there's a good portion of the land cut off by some rough terrain I cant reach unless I'm on an atv. I want the jeep to be a functional go anywhere vehicle that will allow me to get back in there. Not just simply cosmetic. I think a 2.5 would let me do it, but id need to armor the hell out of the underside, especially when i get to the limestone where the creek has cut out some rather nasty little trenches. Like I said, Im fully open to recommendations, but to sum things up, I need a very off road capable vehicle that still maintains some comfort on the road. And yes I've done a good bit stock. My profile picture shows the waterline from one of my adventures near the creek after a good rain.|
|12-07-2010 07:38 PM|
Have you wheeled it much stock? Do you need the clearance for rocks, etc? What do you use the Jeep for mostly?
|12-07-2010 05:49 PM|
What he said. I was trying to think how to write my response and it was almost exactly like this lol
|12-07-2010 05:46 PM|
|12-07-2010 05:41 PM|
|Rollover1||so you'd recommend something like a 305/60/17? I Just didn't want any worries about rub at full flex or sharp turns.|
|12-07-2010 05:37 PM|
|Robbish87||Just wondering why so much lift with a tire you could fit on a stock JK. Might look foolish but I'm not sure, I'd go with bigger tires or a smaller lift.|
|12-07-2010 05:22 PM|
Parts help for a newb?
I'm prepping to lift my 2010 wrangler sport (2dr). Over the past couple weeks I've been doing my homework and deciding what I want to use. This is what I have so far:
Lift- Rock Krawler JK 3.5" Mid Arm Flex System
Shocks- Bilstein 5100 shocks (4)
Steering Stabilizer- TeraFlex heavy-duty Jeep JK
Wheels- 17x9" V-Tec Raptor (5)
Tires- BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 (285/70/17) (5)
This list is completely open to suggestions and advice. I really need advice and some more knowledgeable people to chime in and help me out with the driveshaft selection. Also, would there be anything else you recommend go on this list? Another question I had was will I need a new mounting setup to put the spare on the rear? Thanks for the help and patience guys.