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Old 05-13-2015, 09:13 PM
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After the fact: Did you regret your suspension and/or tire mods?

For those JK owners who use their Jeeps for mostly DD action, do you regret your upgrades? Call me crazy, I just love how my JKU drives stock. Coming from a 4th Gen 4Runner (4x4 V8), this vehicle drives MUCH nicer (although I miss the v8 big time). Last time I owned a Wrangler was in College back when you could by brand new for 10k, and boy was that a POS.

I had a whole plan on this Jeep, jut having some second thoughts now....

What say you....

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Old 05-13-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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Well, that is why I decided to keep my stock 32" BFG mud terrains and do a leveling kit "lift" and go with 1.5 wheel spacers for now. I can then see how I like it without laying out too much cash. If I don't like it, I can remove the spacers and be back to normal. Or, if I do, next year buy some new rims with 4.7 backspacing.

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Old 05-13-2015, 09:43 PM   #3
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I regret my tire mod only because I should have regeared first. Driving with 3.73's on 35's while I wait for the 5.13's to arrive hasn't been the most pleasurable experience.
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I don't regret going to 35s but I do dislike the highway vibration that after two sets and countless trouble shooting can't be nailed down. I kept the stock rubis just in case. I am very glad I did.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:03 PM   #5
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Nope, my JKU rides and drives better than stock. Very pleased.

ETA: should have gotten 37/38s right off the bat. Soon enough.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:17 PM   #6
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None, since my gears are 3.21.

Current setup: TF leveling kit with 33s
Near future setup: TF 2.5" with 35s and 4.56 gears
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:23 PM   #7
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aev lift kit on 35's......rides much better than stock.
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None, since my gears are 3.21.

Current setup: TF leveling kit with 33s
Near future setup: TF 2.5" with 35s and 4.56 gears
This will be my set up in a few weeks just waiting on parts and an opening at the shop. I regret not going 35's off the bat lol now I have almost 2k in tires that have less than 1000 miles on them. Hopefully I can sell them!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:26 PM   #9
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I get better fuel economy w/ my RR XHD wheels and 35" BFG KO2's. I had the oem willys setup for over 10k miles and i never experienced/exceeded the same gas mileage i get with the 35's except on an all highway trip to vegas.
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I took my sweet time to decide on what lift to get for my Rubicon.

Drove for two years on a TeraFlex Budget Boost; recently pulled the trigger on a Mopar 2" Lift and LOVE it!

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3.73 gears, 33's on a Teraflex leveling kit. It's what I wanted from the get go, drives and handles very well and have been happy for over two and a half years...No regrets and will keep this set up as long as I have the Jeep.
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None. I have a 2.5" AEV lift with the geometry brackets and 35" Maxxis Trepador's on my daily driver (2 dr, 3.6l, 6sp, 4.10) and I love how it drives. I used to doubt whenever someone said that their jeep rode better than stock, but it does.
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I get better fuel economy w/ my RR XHD wheels and 35" BFG KO2's. I had the oem willys setup for over 10k miles and i never experienced/exceeded the same gas mileage i get with the 35's except on an all highway trip to vegas.
Now thats impressive!!
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I took my sweet time to decide on what lift to get for my Rubicon.

Drove for two years on a TeraFlex Budget Boost; recently pulled the trigger on a Mopar 2" Lift and LOVE it!

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I am leaning towards the 2" Mopar kit myself. How would you say it drives as a DD vs stock?
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I am leaning towards the 2" Mopar kit myself. How would you say it drives as a DD vs stock?
Drives much better than stock: suspension soaks potholes much better and Jeep feels more confident on freeway driving and on the trail.

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I never intended to stay stock so I never questioned if or when I would modify. But it's like recarpeting your house. After carpet you have to do baseboards cause the old looks like crap with new carpet, then door trim cause they look bad with new baseboards then wall paint then can lights etc etc .... Once you mod you won't stop, there is just too much cool stuff.

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