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Old 10-27-2015, 04:29 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm new to Jeeps, just picked up a black 2007 2dr Rubicon with 15,000 miles (apparently it wasn't driven much lol).

I'm pretty mechanically inclined, however I come from imports. 2006 Evo, 2007 G35 coupe, and 2004 S2000 were my previous cars.

So far I've only done a few things, like hood lock, teraflex leveling kit, and changed all the fluids.

I don't really have any good pictures yet as all I've done so far is a forest service road. But soon!

-Clark

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Next goals are a 2.5" lift with 33" or 35", front/rear bumpers (with integrated spare tire mount) and a winch.

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Hi guys,

I'm new to Jeeps, just picked up a black 2007 2dr Rubicon with 15,000 miles (apparently it wasn't driven much lol).

I'm pretty mechanically inclined, however I come from imports. 2006 Evo, 2007 G35 coupe, and 2004 S2000 were my previous cars.

So far I've only done a few things, like hood lock, teraflex leveling kit, and changed all the fluids.

I don't really have any good pictures yet as all I've done so far is a forest service road. But soon!

-Clark
Welcome Clark - Join the WA forum as we are trying to make it more active and some members post there when they organize one day trips to great places in WA. where are you located?

I am installing the AEV 2.5 lift + Bilstein shocks and geo correction brackets + terraflex forged front bar this thu in our 2013 wrangler JK 2dr. and I have a 2016 Rubi HR JK 2dr arriving in 4 weeks that will get exactly same setup. I drove couple of similar jeeps with that setup and they ride great in highway and off road.

I have 285/70/17 in the 2013 and while the lift would give me enough room for 315/70/17, (so called 35 but are really 33.75" mounted), I found that in WA with our constant rain and winter (Seattle), the 2 dr is way too light for the super wide duratrac 315 and one gets way better traction with the 285. Duratrac are great tires for us here as the soft compound and design makes them a superb tire for wet/winter/mud and they are also great on sand.

check the true measure of the tires you are looking for. most tires if not all run 1 to 1.5 inches smaller than advertised and the difference between 33 and 35 is really 1.5" in diameter but adds 1.2" wider

happy rides with your jeep here and check the WABDR - 600 miles of pure fun from OR to BC. we are planning it with family and friends for July 2016
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Welcome Clark - Join the WA forum as we are trying to make it more active and some members post there when they organize one day trips to great places in WA. where are you located?

I am installing the AEV 2.5 lift + Bilstein shocks and geo correction brackets + terraflex forged front bar this thu in our 2013 wrangler JK 2dr. and I have a 2016 Rubi HR JK 2dr arriving in 4 weeks that will get exactly same setup. I drove couple of similar jeeps with that setup and they ride great in highway and off road.

I have 285/70/17 in the 2013 and while the lift would give me enough room for 315/70/17, (so called 35 but are really 33.75" mounted), I found that in WA with our constant rain and winter (Seattle), the 2 dr is way too light for the super wide duratrac 315 and one gets way better traction with the 285. Duratrac are great tires for us here as the soft compound and design makes them a superb tire for wet/winter/mud and they are also great on sand.

check the true measure of the tires you are looking for. most tires if not all run 1 to 1.5 inches smaller than advertised and the difference between 33 and 35 is really 1.5" in diameter but adds 1.2" wider

happy rides with your jeep here and check the WABDR - 600 miles of pure fun from OR to BC. we are planning it with family and friends for July 2016
I'm located in Kent, work in Federal Way. Thanks for the heads up, I haven't looked into tires yet too much, mine have plenty of tread for now and when they're shot I'll probably upsize. I think one day I'll have to pick your brains on lifts and stuff. I feel like the more I read, the more options there are and more questions come up lol. I'll keep the trip in mind for next year, thanks for the heads up.

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