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ballzout4 10-03-2008 06:28 PM

suspension only or suspension and body lift
 
im about to buy my first jeep!!! a 2009 2dr wrangler X im so excited i cant sleep at night haha!! but im going to put 35" mud grapplers under it. i was wondering if i should do a 5" suspension lift or a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift? it will be my daily driver but will also see its fair share of off roading.

4Jeepn 10-03-2008 10:26 PM

You can fit 35's on the JK with about 3.5" of lift, maybe less, as I recall. Also if its going to be your daily driver.. 35's are going to kill your gas mpg.

xxxxxxxxdavem 10-04-2008 09:42 AM

i have a rubicon and 35's with a 3" bds lift and it rubbed the front splash panel under the bumper at full turn . added 1" daystar spacers and that cured the problem . with 35's you will definately need a gear swap. the rubicon already has lower gears than the x and my 35's sucked the life out of the motor.

ballzout4 10-04-2008 07:15 PM

yeah i really dont care about mpg but i can not afford a rubicon can i get the rubicon gear package on the X before i buy it? and i know i can fit 35s under a 3" lift but i really like the look of a 5 and how much does one of those spacers run?

xxxxxxxxdavem 10-05-2008 08:31 AM

idont no if you can upgrade gearing or not. the rubi has dana 44 axles front and rear. the x and sahara do not. the day star spacer kit was around $100 i cant remember exactly. pretty easy to install.

ballzout4 10-05-2008 10:15 PM

alright i appreciate it. if i can not do the rubi gears what is the best way to go to get them to where i will need them


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