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AggieChris 12-03-2006 06:45 PM

Looking to get a lift - Please post a pic of your lift and specs
 
Hey guys-

I have an 02 Wrangler X and looking to get a lift for Christmas. I drive my Wrangler to work every day and use it as my sole method of transportation so I am not looking for a lift that is too outrageous and will hurt the gas mileage too much. I have 31" tires now with custom wheels. I want a lift that is higher but nothing too much. What do you suggest?

Please post pics of your Wrangler and the type/size of lift that you have. Thanks a lot!!

mrbigjeep 12-03-2006 08:21 PM

a BB or 2" coil lift should suit your needs good. go with a BB. its cheap.

mine- 2" coil lift (got 2.5" out of it) with 32x11.50's on 15x8 rock crawler wheels

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...p/lifted11.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...ep/lifted6.jpg

Scout 12-03-2006 08:31 PM

Here ya go:

Skyjacker 2" BB with 285/75/R16's
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...rch26085-2.jpg

Rough Country 4" X Series with OME LT and 3/4" Tereflex Spacers. 315/75/R16's
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/_DSC2068.jpg

mrbigjeep 12-03-2006 08:38 PM

dang scout. i still can't get over how sweet your rig looks!

Scout 12-03-2006 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjeep (Post 34814)
dang scout. i still can't get over how sweet your rig looks!

Thanks. You're looking good too! I guess we couldn't pass up an opportunity to show off our Jeeps. :D

Next thing you know MR.CLIFFORD will be in here showing off his stretched/long arm/V8/Dana 60/Spicer/Turbo/// blah blah blah...:flipoff: :D :flipoff:

mrbigjeep 12-03-2006 08:44 PM

thanks

lol and his wifes rig on 35's :eek: :D

Scout 12-03-2006 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjeep (Post 34820)
thanks

lol and his wifes rig on 35's :eek: :D


Oh damn! I forgot about her Jeep! :D IT'S NICE!!!

Triple88a 12-03-2006 09:13 PM

Any1 know where i can find a lift kit for my wrangler similar to this one? http://www.truckworld.com/Monster-Tr...julyLethal.JPG

03Leo 12-03-2006 09:16 PM

Lift pic
 
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2" Skyjacker lift with shocks from:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16117_108.htm
Wheels: 15x8's: http://www.ok4wd.com/index.php/catal...black_daytona/
Tires: 32x11.50's: http://www.ok4wd.com/index.php/catal...errain_t_a_km/
:D

whiteyj 12-03-2006 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 34836)
Any1 know where i can find a lift kit for my wrangler similar to this one? http://www.truckworld.com/Monster-Tr...julyLethal.JPG

By the time you got it up that high the front tires would be rubbing the rears!

Scout 12-03-2006 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 03Leo (Post 34837)


Lookin good Leo! It's also my favorite color! :D

OT - When are you moving?

03Leo 12-03-2006 09:59 PM

Thanks so much Simple Scout!
I just put my condo on the market about 3 weeks ago and will pack and go as soon as it sells. I am hoping within the next 2 to 3 months.
Oh by the way Bigjeep! I ordered the black caps and nuts from rockratz too. Did you also know that when balancing the tires they can put the silver weights on the inside of the black wheels only? I had no idea prior to getting them installed at ok4wd.
This forum rocks!
Thanks again

Odhinn 12-04-2006 05:34 AM

02 Wrangler X also
2.5" Rancho Suspension
1" body

with 33's
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...n/jeep2014.jpg

with 31's
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...n/IM000822.jpg

Scout, big jeep, and Leo your rigs are looking great!!!

Odhinn 12-04-2006 05:55 AM

Forgot to add that yes the nerf bars will be coming off soon, Just need to find a new way for my girl to get into the jeep before removing her steps.:)

mrbigjeep 12-04-2006 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 03Leo (Post 34857)
Thanks so much Simple Scout!
I just put my condo on the market about 3 weeks ago and will pack and go as soon as it sells. I am hoping within the next 2 to 3 months.
Oh by the way Bigjeep! I ordered the black caps and nuts from rockratz too. Did you also know that when balancing the tires they can put the silver weights on the inside of the black wheels only? I had no idea prior to getting them installed at ok4wd.
This forum rocks!
Thanks again

cool. i think you'll like the center caps. ya i knew they could put them on the inside but they said that they would balance better if they put them on the outside so i let them.

AggieChris 12-04-2006 09:09 AM

What are the differences between suspension lifts, spacer kits, body lifts? I am kind of confused about all of them.

Does anybody have before/after pics of their Wrangler?

I have posted before and everybody recommend a 2" budget boost for me. A friend of mine was offering to put on a 4" body lift and charge $400 for the parts and $400 for the installation. What are your thought on this?

Odhinn 12-04-2006 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by AggieChris (Post 34914)
A friend of mine was offering to put on a 4" body lift and charge $400 for the parts and $400 for the installation. What are your thought on this?

I would stay away from a 4" body lift, I usually never go higher then 2 on the body. The body lifts do exacly what the name implies. They lift the body off the frame. Suspention lifts are through changing out the suspension with new springs and other various parts, or the addition of spacers to the top of the springs. (I'm sure someone else here will be able to give a better description then I can)

03Leo 12-04-2006 09:37 AM

Before pics
 
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I'm not an expert on this but I only went with a simple suspension modification (2" spacers which are placed on top of the coil springs - plus new longer shocks) and new bigger tires. Between both I am up a few inches from the original set up which is great for me since I don't go off-road much (yet!).
Here are some pics of the "before":
(first pic is no lift with 30's - second has a lift but no new tires yet - my prior posting shows all the mods)
:D;)

tiny terror 12-04-2006 09:40 AM

Odhinn - I love those wheels. Oh, and get a rope ladder, that's what was suggested to me :D

Odhinn 12-04-2006 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 34928)
Odhinn - I love those wheels. Oh, and get a rope ladder, that's what was suggested to me :D


Thank you, and I was actually thinking of something similar. They sell removable stirrups for jeeps;)

Scout 12-04-2006 09:51 AM

Stay far far far away from a 4" body lift. I didn't know anyone even made a body lift that high :confused: ? 1.25 inches is the most I would do. 2"? Maaayyybee. But the absolute MAX would be 2".

A budget boost is discs that sit on top of the coil springs adding up to 2.5"s of lift. You keep the factory coil springs and add longer shocks. Some articulation may be lost but you can run larger tires without rubbing.

A suspension lift is just what it's says it is. It's a full suspension replacement. They usually include upper and lower control arms, bigger/longer coil springs, longer shocks, longer bump stops, adjustable track bars, transfer case lowering kit and dropped pitman arm. Not all kits include all of this and some kits include more. That's where the adventure begins. ;)

AggieChris 12-04-2006 10:02 AM

03Leo-

Which kit did you use to get your lift? I like yours...not too little not too much. I have 31" tires on mine now with no lift.

Should I just get a budget boost lift with the spacers or go with a suspension lift? I don't off-road all that much...

03Leo 12-04-2006 11:06 AM

Hey
I got the skyjacker one from Quadratec: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16117_108.htm
Everything you need is included in the box they send you.
When I did this I was working like 14 hr days so with no time I had a local mechanic install the kit. They charged me like 200 bucks but it should be cheaper anywhere else than where I live. The wheels and tires came after the lift. The shocks are a bit bouncy but feel almost the same as the stock ones. Your 31's should be great with this lift. I took advice from all the gals and guys here before buying and I am very happy with all I purchased. I drive the Jeep mostly on highways (weekend and longer trips) and local stuff (nights into the city) Hopefully one day I'll use it off-road besides playing on snow. :)
Cheers :D

MikoSiko 12-04-2006 11:08 AM

Hey BIGJEEP... what brand are your tires?... How they feel driving in city?... are they noisy?

Miko

03Leo 12-04-2006 11:13 AM

Hey Miko, sorry to step in but I think BigJeep and I have the same tires: BF Goodrich 32x11.5's Mud Terrains. I used to have the same brand but smaller all terrains which were very quiet. These new ones hum a little, but I actually like the hum. They aren't too noisy at all and they feel great. :D

03Leo 12-04-2006 11:19 AM

One more thing Miko. If you are in South Florida I used to get my tires cheaper than most places at Tire Hut on Sunrise Blvd (east of 95). They carry BFG's. Check'em out :)

MR.CLIFFORD 12-04-2006 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 34817)
Next thing you know MR.CLIFFORD will be in here showing off his stretched/long arm/V8/Dana 60/Spicer/Turbo/// blah blah blah...:flipoff: :D :flipoff:


I knew you would be here first! :flipoff: My rig doesn't really fit what Aggie wants. My wifes either :p I'd have to dig deep in my picture directory to find my rig on some BB spacers or OME stuff.

Scout 12-04-2006 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 34959)
I knew you would be here first! :flipoff: My rig doesn't really fit what Aggie wants. My wifes either :p I'd have to dig deep in my picture directory to find my rig on some BB spacers or OME stuff.

Ha ha! I knew it wouldn't fit. Just thought if he wanted to see something on the other end of the spectrum you'd be the guy. :D

Ooopps, oh yeah, here ya go --->>> :flipoff:

khenderson 12-04-2006 11:38 AM

http://www.kylehenderson.net/jeep1.jpg


RE BB and 31x11.50 Swamper TSL's.



and yes, Scout, I KNOW I need new tires!! :flipoff:

MR.CLIFFORD 12-04-2006 11:39 AM

I'm having a hard time tracking down pics of my junk from before I stretched.


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