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Old 07-19-2018, 04:31 AM
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Basic sport budget build

Hey guys, fairly new to the forum & the jeep community. Purchased my 2017 sport back in december when the new JL started rolling in. Dealer had some great incentives and it was an oppertunity to finally own the vehicle I’ve wanted for years. Mod list is fairly short (for now) as time goes on I’ll add tiny pieces. Looking for info/advice from the more experienced owners. Also open to any good/bad experiences youve had with your particular mod list. Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2018, 04:34 AM
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Day one of the project, took the mild 225 p rated tires for a test run through 8 or so inches of snow to our favourite ice fishing spot. Very impressed with stock performance
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:38 AM
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Decided to go with the bfg ko2 285/75/16 tires. Most seem to have great luck with this set up. Fitting it onto the jk sport with no lift and stock wheels. Bumper is the cheapest option with winch compatability i could find from northridge4x4.ca keeping the budget theme in mind.
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Tire and wheel set up has been great so far for street use. Under light flex I noticed the tires were coming very close to hitting the fender. On level ground there was no rubbing at full lock, however under light flex the front sway bar had some mild rubbing.
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Decided to purchase the teraflex 1.5 inch leveling kit to help with clearance issues on stock fender set up running the 285 tire. Love the look & road manners this kit has provided so far. Installed easily in under 4 hours, and drove to my local dealership to get a professional alignment done. Toe & steering column were out of adjustment pre alignment/post install.
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:49 AM
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Decided to bite the bullet and avoid spacers for this build as per recommended by my local guys. Wheel set up went from stock 6.25” backspacing to the pro comp series 52 4.25” back spacing. The sway bar rub is no more, road manners have changed as the vehicle feels much more stable in turns & on angle. Love the look of the extra 2” offset as the tires just barely poke out from under the fender well.
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Love the set-up! I am looking for ideas for tires and a lift myself. What size tires are those? I am not familiar with the tire codes.
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looking good! have you looked into winches yet? curious what you go with for a budget solution
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The 285/75/r16 tire translates into 32.83 height (usually rounded up to a 33”) and 11.22” in width. Thought to play it safe with the dana 30 front axle. Ive heard of guys running a 35” tire without issues. Though it never hurts to ere on the side of caution.
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Thanks for the feedback! Still debating on what winch to get, met a fellow who used the smitty x20 series for over 5 years without issue. Seems like a cost effective route. We will see soon!
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Looks good!

I've run the Superwinch 9500s for years without issue. Even when it was submerged in mud/gunk.

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