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Old 04-28-2016, 05:28 PM
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Question I need a little help deciding

Hey guys,

SO i am brand new to the forum, YAYA. But now time for business. So i have a 2015 Willys JKU with the 3.73 gears auto. I am a college student so my budget is limited right now. I have been doing a TON of research on this but i decided to start my own thread for my specific needs. I plan to wheel this probably once a month or when i go up to our cabin on weekends. we have some mild trails we go on.

I am looking for a 2.5 inch lift mainly because i use it as my daily driver so i don't want to go much bigger than that since i only plan to run around a 33 inch tire (maybe 34) . I have been looking around but i am having some trouble deciding.
I am looking at either the BDS 2 inch coil and shock lift (probably the upgraded fox shocks) or spending a little more cash on the 2.5 inch spec suspension system (I know that this one is a lot more expensive but if it is worth it, i will find the extra money). I have recently learned that both systems seem to be made by one company, so what is the major difference? Should i look into any other suspension systems? the shop i am looking to get it done by swears by the BDS or the j-spec system. but i am still open to options.

As fas as tires and wheels go, i have been looking at either toyo open country at2 or the recently discovered Dick Cepek extreme country. Both are snow rated which is a must for me. I am looking at either a LT285/70r17 in the toyo or either a 285/70r17 or 295/70r17 in the dick Cepek. I am thinking i am going to go with a pro comp 17x9 which i have found range from 22-26 pounds
After searching on this forum for days I have found that the stock tire carrier for the 15's can hold 85 pounds. SO i want to keep the weight limit for the combo around that. will i see a major difference in sluggishness with the extra 10-12 pounds per wheel over my stock mudders?
I just need to make sure that this set up i want to run will be efficient and not cause me any issues down the road. Thanks!

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Old 04-28-2016, 05:59 PM   #2
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As a college student on a budget: You just spent the coin on the willy's package- I'd put a front spacer to level the jeep, spidertrax spacers, and rock the stock wheel/tires until they wear out.

Here's my stock rubicon (same suspension/wheels as your willy's)

3/4" front daystar pucks ($36)

Spidertrax spacers ($100 used on from this forum)

2015 JKU Rubicon

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Old 04-29-2016, 09:40 PM
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Awesome. thank you for the info. unfortunately, i can not run spacers in PA. they have crappy rules like that. i wish i could.
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bds lift , dick cepek , jspec suspension , toyo at2

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