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rmiracle 02-22-2013 08:35 AM

Lift questions and tire questions.
 
I just bought a stock 02' Wrangler Sport. What type of lift and what size tires can I put on it without having to regear it? It is my daily driver, and I will be driving it out to San Diego from Tennessee in April when I get stationed out there. I just want it to look mean and have a wider stance. It will see some off-road use on the dunes. With so many options out there, it can get confusing for a new Jeep owner.:banghead:

00TJSport 02-22-2013 08:36 AM

Here we go.

Trendsetter75 02-22-2013 08:42 AM

Welcome to Wrangler Forum, My suggestion is go with Zone spacer lift and use 31's or 32 wheels.

1.75" Coil Spring Spacer System J1

Or go with the BDS 2" lift with shocks and springs

Vehicle 2002 Jeep Wrangler Vehicle Vehicle | BDS Suspension

I chose BDS over Zone because BDS gives you a lifetime warranty with no questions asked. :thumb:

BigDeaner 02-22-2013 08:45 AM

Kind of a loaded question... First things first you need to figure out what you're going to use your rig for, then you need to determine a budget. Zone offers some good budget" set ups, but there is not a "complete" budget kit.

How high do you want to go? What size tires do you want to run? What do you want to spend? Whats your current gearing? Check the tag on your rear diff. My sport came with 3.73 gearing and when I jump to 33s, I'll be regearing to 4.56.

UnlimitedLJ04 02-22-2013 08:46 AM

31" tires are a good choice for you. add a 1" BL if you want.

rmiracle 02-22-2013 08:59 AM

Thanks for the info. I'm glad I asked this question. I was about to drop $900 on a SkyJacker kit and about $1800 on wheels and tires.

All Terrain JK 02-22-2013 09:24 AM

My son's jeep: 1" body lift, extended flairs, 31x10.5x15 GY Duratracs. I don't think the flairs were necessary but they keep the Jeep a lot cleaner.:)

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BigDeaner 02-22-2013 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by rmiracle (Post 3404628)
Thanks for the info. I'm glad I asked this question. I was about to drop $900 on a SkyJacker kit and about $1800 on wheels and tires.

People are going to advise you to steer clear of skyjacker... Zoneoffroad.com gets much higher ratings around here and has multiple kits that fall in that range. You need to decide what size tires you want to run and then go from there. 3" of clearance (with proper bumpstops) will allow you to run 33s, a 2" budget boost (coil spacers) will allow you to run 32s.

Here's a picture of my rig- 2" BB with 32" cooper STTs. I added an aftermarket bumper and winch which caused my front end to sag a good bit. I'll be swapping in 3" coils to make up for it.

rmiracle 02-22-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by BigDeaner (Post 3404884)
People are going to advise you to steer clear of skyjacker... Zoneoffroad.com gets much higher ratings around here and has multiple kits that fall in that range. You need to decide what size tires you want to run and then go from there. 3" of clearance (with proper bumpstops) will allow you to run 33s, a 2" budget boost (coil spacers) will allow you to run 32s.

Here's a picture of my rig- 2" BB with 32" cooper STTs. I added an aftermarket bumper and winch which caused my front end to sag a good bit. I'll be swapping in 3" coils to make up for it.

If I run 32's or 33's will I need to regear? This will be my daily driver for some time and will make a few cross country trips this year.

homebrwd 02-22-2013 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by rmiracle (Post 3405146)
If I run 32's or 33's will I need to regear? This will be my daily driver for some time and will make a few cross country trips this year.

You wont need to but you will want to, do as suggested earlier and see what gears you have already. There should be a tag on your differential cover between two of the bolts that hold the cover on on the left side. If you are running 3.07, 31s are manageable but still not great if you are running 3.73 go with 31-32in tires.

Bullethead 02-22-2013 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by All Terrain TJ (Post 3404719)
My son's jeep: 1" body lift, extended flairs, 31x10.5x15 GY Duratracs. I don't think the flairs were necessary but they keep the Jeep a lot cleaner.:)

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Love the look of this jeep!

Currently mine has a 3" lift and needs to be regeared if I am going to keep it at that.

I am curious if it would be cheaper to drop down to the 1" lift and buy smaller tires, or to simply re-gear to fit what my specs are at now.


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