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lckt13 09-05-2012 07:34 PM

12 Wrangler Freedom: Info on LOWERING as opposed to Lifting
 
Greeting! brand newbie 2012 Wrangler Freedom Edition and i want to lower it for better street/highway use. Skyracker has a kit consisting of Nitro 8000 shocks along with Lowjack lowering springs.

Has anyone done this and if so what are good/bad results? Or other suggestions appreciated.

(don't care if i sacrifice off road since i do mostly graded and some washboard):surrender:

Tx12jeep 09-05-2012 07:40 PM

That's a sin!! LOL j/k, it's your jeep....

Tx12jeep 09-05-2012 07:41 PM

Should be pretty easy to do though since jeeps have straight axles. When you have independent suspension it's gets more tricky, camber starts being affected a lot.

kbwwolf 09-05-2012 07:43 PM

Bam!

http://billhughes.com/lowrider/jeep22rim.jpg

Tx12jeep 09-05-2012 07:44 PM

That poor jeep......

Mumbles 09-05-2012 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Tx12jeep
That poor jeep......

Lol

BlackOpsJeep 09-05-2012 07:48 PM

umm... the standard Jeep is about as low as it needs to be and I believe other than some fancy Oscar Mike badging and accessories, is basically a sport chassis. Lowering it isn't really going to help you much since you have all that hardware underneath that may get damaged by lowering it and then hitting something. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but lowering this edition of Jeep isn't advisable. The only way to get it a little lower would be to change out the wheels and tires to something smaller like 15 or 16" with 60 series tires. But it begs the question: Why did you buy a Jeep with an intention of lowering it when it designed to ride higher? Should have bought a family SUV and lower it with dubs or something. Not trying to knock you but you have one of 1,300 available and that just makes no sense.

traitor08 09-05-2012 07:54 PM

In all seriousness though, the inroads handling of a stock jeep is pretty good, changing the shocks helps too. I just don't see lowering it helping any.

NFRs2000NYC 09-05-2012 08:04 PM

Yea, I don't get why someone would buy a Wrangler if they want a comfortable daily cruiser? Jeep makes 4 other vehicles better suited for that purpose. To each their own.

lckt13 09-05-2012 08:11 PM

Gee thanks for the + and - comments. all appreciated some more than others. i've had most every car manufactured so i know about usage and applications. Just trying to gather info on the POSSIBILITY of lowering this Sport. According to some mechs locally they suggest the coil/shock combo rather than wheel and tire mods.

New2012JEEP 09-05-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by lckt13
Gee thanks for the + and - comments. all appreciated some more than others. i've had most every car manufactured so i know about usage and applications. Just trying to gather info on the POSSIBILITY of lowering this Sport. According to some mechs locally they suggest the coil/shock combo rather than wheel and tire mods.

I like the way some Tj's look lowered, although I don't think they are

kramer2k 09-05-2012 08:15 PM

How would lower give it better street/highway use?

It's a box on wheels. http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...lies/gotme.gif

Maybe put some stickier, quieter tires on.

SilverSport 09-05-2012 08:16 PM

Eibach makes lowering coil springs for the JK Wrangler.

2five22 09-05-2012 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2763156)



Reminds me of a ghetto-fabulous jeepney in Manila, the PI.

lckt13 09-05-2012 08:19 PM

Thanks for your input. agree on having one of 1300 and that in itself is unique: Better fabric/vinly seats, etc also for the Freedom along with A/C, convenience/performance/sat radio standard.


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Originally Posted by BlackOpsJeep (Post 2763184)
umm... the standard Jeep is about as low as it needs to be and I believe other than some fancy Oscar Mike badging and accessories, is basically a sport chassis. Lowering it isn't really going to help you much since you have all that hardware underneath that may get damaged by lowering it and then hitting something. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but lowering this edition of Jeep isn't advisable. The only way to get it a little lower would be to change out the wheels and tires to something smaller like 15 or 16" with 60 series tires. But it begs the question: Why did you buy a Jeep with an intention of lowering it when it designed to ride higher? Should have bought a family SUV and lower it with dubs or something. Not trying to knock you but you have one of 1,300 available and that just makes no sense.


lolpetewtf 09-05-2012 08:21 PM

Fml

lckt13 09-05-2012 08:25 PM

thanks for the Eibach tips

lckt13 09-05-2012 08:31 PM

thanks for this tip

LAjeeperman 09-05-2012 08:32 PM

To each their own. But please dont do it!!!

12JKUR 09-05-2012 08:36 PM

Did I make it on page one?

Someone cue the lowered GC.

:popcorn:

sdgmcdon 09-05-2012 09:09 PM

Oxymoron

bloodfart 09-05-2012 09:13 PM

Glad to see this topic! i've been wondering for a while why there are NO lowered JKs! i know it's a sin and i would never do it myself, BUUUUT there are a lot of people who NEVER offroad, and lowering would greatly improve highway driving... Also, lets face it, the JK is a pretty pimp car, and done correctly and tastefully, the platform has a lot of potential. I really want to see a NICELY done street JK

ealive 09-05-2012 09:16 PM

This is a joke... right?

kramer2k 09-05-2012 09:23 PM

I ask again, how would it greatly improve highway driving?

Farnham21 09-05-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bloodfart
Glad to see this topic! i've been wondering for a while why there are NO lowered JKs! i know it's a sin and i would never do it myself, BUUUUT there are a lot of people who NEVER offroad, and lowering would greatly improve highway driving... Also, lets face it, the JK is a pretty pimp car, and done correctly and tastefully, the platform has a lot of potential. I really want to see a NICELY done street JK

Wtf? When did this turn into the Honda civic forum? Well im not telling u not to do it but please don't do that.

Raiderfan001 09-05-2012 09:33 PM

No. Just no. It's like trying to make a brick aerodynamic.

bloodfart 09-05-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Farnham21 (Post 2763593)
Wtf? When did this turn into the Honda civic forum? Well im not telling u not to do it but please don't do that.


all i'm saying is that is has the potential to come out well... i wouldn't do it, i like to wheel my jeep, but i wouldn't blame someone that went that route. again, it could turn out very well if done with taste

dmitchell80 09-05-2012 09:36 PM

Please go trade your jeep in instead of defacing it in such a horrible way. I'm ashamed of you!

bloodfart 09-05-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 2763555)
I ask again, how would it greatly improve highway driving?

lower center of gravity, less body roll from the usually stiffer springs, etc...

NFRs2000NYC 09-05-2012 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 2763555)
I ask again, how would it greatly improve highway driving?

Less air under the vehicle means less drag, means better mpg. In a jeep, better means 1mpg MAYBE. :rofl:


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