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talacker 07-10-2013 06:48 PM

Lift question - noob
 
Hello all. Just entered the jeep world with the purchase of a 2005 rubicon. My predicament is this:

The jeep has a 6" long arm suspension lift with 35" tires among other upgrades. This is more offroad capability than I need or want. It is not a fun drive on my highway commute. My intention was to reduce the lift and tires to something out of the "monster truck" category. Not back to stock but maybe 3" and 31 or 32 tires.

I called a local off road shop and inquired about this work. I was told that it would be $6-8k to do the work and that I would probably be better off to sell it. Does this sound reasonable?

Any help would be great, keep in mind I'm a complete noob here. Thanks.

LilYeller 07-10-2013 06:56 PM

want to trade? lol A 6" long arm lift is quite a big upgrade. and going down from that isnt going to be cheap. Im sure someone else can post up a list of all the things you will need to change, its going to be a long list.

NJO 07-10-2013 06:58 PM

Pics posted might help to see whats been done...........

bobthetj03 07-10-2013 07:05 PM

You may have a can of worms there. Chances are the factory control arm mounts have been cut off in liew of the long arm setup. Doesn't mean you couldn't keep the long arm and just get some shorter springs/shocks and drop tire size down to say 33's. You'll want to check your gearing to see what gear ratio the differentials have been changed to if any. You may also need new drive shafts with that tall of a lift.

talacker 07-10-2013 07:06 PM

This is exactly what it has:


Rough Country 6" Long Arm Suspension System

Front:
High flex coil springs
Adjustable upper control arms
Adjustable lower control arms
Control arm mounting brackets
Adjustable track bar
Track bar bracket
Pitman arm
Sway-bar disconnects
Stainless steel braided brake lines
Bump stops
Hardware
Rear
High flex coil springs
Adjustable upper control arms
Adjustable lower control arms
Adjustable track bar
Extended sway-bar links
Stainless steel braided brake lines
Bump stop extensions
Hardware
Shocks
(4) Performance 2.2 series
Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Tie Rod

Black Rock Steel 15X10 950 Lobo Wheels with 4" backspacing (X5)

Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Tires 35X12.50X15 (X5)

bobthetj03 07-10-2013 07:19 PM

Sell the springs, shocks, wheels/tires, and get you some shorter springs/shocks. Get some 15X8 wheels and 33" tires. Everything else can be dialed in. Find out your gear ratio. Hope you got a good deal on it!

MosesTJ 07-10-2013 07:42 PM

I would say keep everything and try some better shocks to make the ride smoother. Maybe OME or something.its not called Rough Country for nothing.

LilYeller 07-11-2013 04:31 PM

I still say you should trade me :)

callbob 07-11-2013 06:15 PM

Why did you buy it if it didn't fit your needs? Not ragging on you, just read these kind of threads all the time about buying something built way past their comfort level.

Big Cole 07-11-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by talacker (Post 3947916)
Hello all. Just entered the jeep world with the purchase of a 2005 rubicon. My predicament is this:

The jeep has a 6" long arm suspension lift with 35" tires among other upgrades. This is more offroad capability than I need or want. It is not a fun drive on my highway commute. My intention was to reduce the lift and tires to something out of the "monster truck" category. Not back to stock but maybe 3" and 31 or 32 tires.

I called a local off road shop and inquired about this work. I was told that it would be $6-8k to do the work and that I would probably be better off to sell it. Does this sound reasonable?

Any help would be great, keep in mind I'm a complete noob here. Thanks.

I agree with the shop. Go ahead and sell the rubicon and find a stock X model that is better suited to your needs.

Owen_TJ 07-11-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Cole (Post 3952022)
I agree with the shop. Go ahead and sell the rubicon and find a stock X model that is better suited to your needs.

I agree as well...

Woulda been a lot cheaper to get something that suited your needs in the first place...


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