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Hey everybody. I have been mostly lurking for a few months. I have enjoyed learning from everyone and I appreciate your patience with us newbies. Great board.

About one year ago I purchased a 2007 Rubicon. It only had 19,000 miles and had never been taken off pavement. Unfortunately, it has a mall queen look:



I am finally getting around to swapping out the tires, wheels, etc. This is the current plan:

3-in lift
35-in Nitto Trail Grappler tires
17-in Pro Comp 7069 wheels

Will ditch the chrome side step, but haven't decided yet whether I will replace it. Sounds like I will also need to upgrade the spare tire support. Still mulling over a few options, but will likely pull the trigger in a week or two. I will post a few pics as I go along to document the transition. I don't know if it will be as impressive as many of the fine Jeeps you all own, but at least I won't need to wear a paper bag over my head the next time I go to Moab for the Jeep Safari.

Advice/comments/insults welcomed.
 

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I'm of the personal opinion that it will look fantastic after you are finished. I'm also of the opinion you should be very happy with what you have currently. I know a long list of guys who would kill to have a Jeep like yours. Mods or not, ditch the paper sack, because you have a nice Jeep.
 

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I don't think it looks to bad at all. Doesn't have too much chrome I don't think and I really really hate chrome on any vehicle but it doesn't look bad at all. For sure a good starting pallet though
 

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For sure bed line if its in the budget. I'd really like to do it someday. I think it makes sense that if you're making the outside look mean, might as well upgrade the inside
 

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I'm of the personal opinion that it will look fantastic after you are finished. I'm also of the opinion you should be very happy with what you have currently. I know a long list of guys who would kill to have a Jeep like yours. Mods or not, ditch the paper sack, because you have a nice Jeep.
Yeah, I am exaggerating a little for effect. But I am tired of all that chrome.
 

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Now the guy doing my lift and tires tells me that I need to install a heavy duty spare tire carrier to support the heavier 35-in tires. He says that there are cheaper options but he is pushing a Teraflex system that is ~$950 installed (yikes!). I am now wondering if I should go with this option or if one of the cheaper mounts would be sufficient. Any advice?
 

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There's a TON of options. Go with the one that will work best down the road with your plans/mods.

I personally try to keep it simple and I hate the thought of rattles and extra maintenance /adjustment. I went with the teraflex setup and like it a lot.

Quality is nice and the hi lift mount is solid.
 

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Parts all ordered. Everything will be installed on Friday.


Final list:
Pro Comp 7069 wheels (17x9)
Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.5x17 tires
Budget lift (~2.5 inches)
Teraflex heavy duty spare mount
Black tube side rails

Even my teenage daughter is excited at this point. When I first announced my intent to get different wheels, she and my wife had a meltdown. Took me several months to get everyone on board.

Will post pics this weekend.
 

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Looking good.
 

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That looks much better!
 
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