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appleman46 01-14-2012 05:11 PM

Another lift question...sorry guys
 
So, I'm running a 2011 Sport with some 35in tires and would like a little lift. However; I'm not digging the price of it. Since the Sport is already kind of lifted I could handle getting a 2 inch lift. What are your thoughts on the AEV 2" Spacer Suspension System?? Keep in mind, I KNOW NOTHING about lifts.

jhjk29 01-14-2012 05:14 PM

How is the sport "already kind of lifted"? do you have a small lift on it right now? or is all factory stuff?

appleman46 01-14-2012 05:20 PM

It's all factory except for the tires. Maybe it's just me, but the Sport seems like it sits a little higher. I could be wrong though....

MudRunner 01-14-2012 05:28 PM

The sport is no higher than any of the other wranglers, it is most likely just the extra height from your 35s that you are seeing. The AEV spacer BB is generally liked by those who have it as far as I can tell, AEV makes quality products so you can't really go wrong with them (except for the price) but the spacer system is considerably cheaper than their normal suspensions lifts. I'd say go for it :thumb:

kbwwolf 01-14-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 1921213)
So, I'm running a 2011 Sport with some 35in tires and would like a little lift. However; I'm not digging the price of it. Since the Sport is already kind of lifted I could handle getting a 2 inch lift. What are your thoughts on the AEV 2" Spacer Suspension System?? Keep in mind, I KNOW NOTHING about lifts.



Better to get a spring lift, but the AEV 2" spacer lift would work fine for what (I think) you wanna do, which is give yourself a little space between tires and fenders. AEV makes good stuff.

MTH 01-14-2012 05:33 PM

What is the actual size of your tires? How are you running 35" tires on an "all stock" wrangler? Are your wheels stock too?

basecamper 01-14-2012 08:16 PM

I installed my AEV spacer lift today with 285R75/16's that measure 33" before install and I'm not sure you would want to go with 35's it seems to me you would have clearance issues

appleman46 01-14-2012 09:43 PM

The Jeep seemed to sit higher before I put the new tires on, but I'm mistaken I guess. The rims are stock, just bedlined black. The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires. They rub a little bit, but only if I crank the tire to the far left/right.

kbwwolf 01-14-2012 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 1922136)
The Jeep seemed to sit higher before I put the new tires on, but I'm mistaken I guess. The rims are stock, just bedlined black. The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires. They rub a little bit, but only if I crank the tire to the far left/right.

To fix that problem with a minor amount of sweat and a couple of washers, read this thread. There are links in there from kjeeper10 and myself that'll give you step-by-step instructions on how to do it. A parakeet could do it, if it had thumbs. :D

Adding washers

appleman46 01-14-2012 09:50 PM

Thanks! I'll take a look.

XJ Knight 01-14-2012 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 1922136)
The Jeep seemed to sit higher before I put the new tires on, but I'm mistaken I guess. The rims are stock, just bedlined black. The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires. They rub a little bit, but only if I crank the tire to the far left/right.

Good Sir.. 285/70/17's are basically 33x11/17

kbwwolf 01-14-2012 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight (Post 1922162)
Good Sir.. 285/70/17's are basically 33x11/17

lol...Man, I knew something was bugging me about this thread. Good eye, XJ! As VASYLfromUKRAINE would say, HI5. :D

kjeeper10 01-14-2012 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
Good Sir.. 285/70/17's are basically 33x11/17

Phew... Had to see pics if not lol

appleman46 01-14-2012 09:54 PM

Goes to show how much I know about vehicles....all I know is I look good driving my Jeep and that's all that matters.....

MTH 01-14-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by appleman46
So, I'm running a 2011 Sport with some 35in tires and would like a little lift. .

Quote:

Originally Posted by appleman46
The tires are 285/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Tires.

As indicated by XJ, you could call those 33s, but really those are just big 32" tires. The spacer lift you're looking at would do great. Follow Kbwwolf's suggestion about steering stops and you'll be good.

appleman46 01-14-2012 09:58 PM

Sweet! Thanks guys.


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