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ljordan123 11-06-2008 06:56 PM

05 unlimited lift and tires
 
I have a stock 05 unlimited and am looking for a lift and tires. My first question is do I need to look for a specific lift design for the unlimited or will the regular 05 tj lifts work with me? Also, I'm looking to get at least 32" tires so what would be the best amount of lift(and brand) for the cheapest price and no further modifications? I was thinking maybe a 2 or 2.5" suspension and a 1 or 2" body lift. Thanks for the help!

AzTJ 11-06-2008 07:12 PM

A 1.25" JKS body lift and 2" budget boost would be perfect. Could be done for less than $400.

flattietj 11-07-2008 01:11 AM

i would never lift mine again unless it was a long arm lift.....the minute you lift it is the minute it steers and drives like shit....and by the way you can clear those 32s with a 2" body lift....i have a buddy that runs 33s on a 1" body lift with no rub.......on a reg rubicon

AzTJ 11-07-2008 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flattietj (Post 280429)
i would never lift mine again unless it was a long arm lift.....the minute you lift it is the minute it steers and drives like shit....and by the way you can clear those 32s with a 2" body lift....i have a buddy that runs 33s on a 1" body lift with no rub.......on a reg rubicon

A 2" spacer lift is nothing to worry about. I'd not say it steers like crap because most people don't even bother getting an alignment afterwards. :rolleyes:

And for proper fit, at least 2" of lift on a TJ is needed for 32" tires.

flattietj 11-07-2008 01:31 AM

my wifes uncle stuffs 33s with no rub at all four corners and he wheels the shit outta it

Unlimited 11-07-2008 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flattietj (Post 280429)
i would never lift mine again unless it was a long arm lift.....the minute you lift it is the minute it steers and drives like shit....and by the way you can clear those 32s with a 2" body lift....i have a buddy that runs 33s on a 1" body lift with no rub.......on a reg rubicon

Do you speak from experience on this topic? I have a 3.5 short arm lift and run 33 x12.5's. My Jeep handles much better than it did stock. Perhaps the quality of the lift kit has something to do with it?

ljordan123 11-09-2008 12:51 PM

What should I do for 33s? 2in suspension and 1in body?

Unlimited 11-09-2008 01:30 PM

If you're just going for looks, then what you are suggesting will work. If you plan to wheel it, I wouldn't go with anything less than a 3" suspension lift and a 1" body lift. You would also do well to include a 1" motor mount lift too.

Optiskate 11-09-2008 01:35 PM

If you don't plan on going bigger for awhile, then 2" spacers will serve you well and be cheap. That would let your run your 32's. I personally think body lifts look tacky and don't recommend them. Not to mention with the bigger ones you have to correct shifter geometry and such, which I guess isn't that big of a deal, but it its just one more issue to deal with.

Personally, if your new to wheeling, then I say do the 32's and have fun with it. Learn your rig and what your capable of. If you're not so new, then I'd just jump straight to what you want out of it. If you want tons and 38's, then do what you have to do rather than doing it in small jumps and wasting a ton of money.

Either way, you're going to want an unlimited specific lift if you're replacing control arms.

ljordan123 11-09-2008 09:48 PM

Ok i've done a little research on some other forums and is the budget boost the same as spacers and what is the long-term damage of either of those?

AzTJ 11-09-2008 10:00 PM

Budget Boost is the same thing as spacers... There is no damage.

Optiskate 11-09-2008 10:04 PM

Spacers and shocks are all you need for a BB. I ran mine with 2" spacers and and 33" tires for along time. I had slight drive shaft vibrations coming from my rear drive shaft, but it seems as though not every one has the same issue as I had. You shouldn't really have any damage aside from some slight wallet damage.

jgano23 11-09-2008 10:18 PM

dont go with a body lift just so you can fit bigger tires. especially a 2" or more it really doesnt give you any benefits as far as offroad performance goes

ljordan123 11-10-2008 10:00 PM

Sorry to bug ya'll again but if you don't mind will someone tell me how the rough country 2.5 suspension and 1.25 spacer combo would work for me? It seems like a really good deal!

AzTJ 11-10-2008 10:36 PM

Steer clear of Rough Country coil springs. They sag... badly. The spacers are not an issue.

ljordan123 11-11-2008 12:10 AM

Any other opinions of rough country lifts?

Rykker 11-11-2008 02:08 AM

I had a 2" bb and 33's, it did good offroad and handled well on the street. Less than a year later I went with a full suspension lift. I went with the rough country 4" kit. Im very happy with it on and offroad.

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