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post #1 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Help with lift and tire size for WJ

I have been looking and looking to find the right lift and tire size for me 99' WJ. I am new to this and am looking for any help. I've been looking at the rough country 4'' lift. Do I need a steering stableizer? Will 285/75's fit? Please don't laugh I am a newbie. Any answers will help.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 11:42 AM
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im thinging about doing the same thing to my 04 wj. I herd rough country was suppose to be really good but i would recomend up grading ur stock stabalizer to compasent for bigger tires i also wanna say u might need brake line extensions with that kit and those tires should work. but thats my 2 cents hope it helps ill even try to look around this forum to see if i can find any info for as well

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 11:55 AM
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ok just came across this very helpfull information. trust me, i just read it and it covers everything u should think about doing if u wanna lift you jeep

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...combos-537203/

- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/wj-matt-build-1459459/
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 11:59 AM
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o and im an idiot for not saying- welcome to the forums and as soon as u can send some picks of the lift wonce u get it in. I would love to see them

- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/wj-matt-build-1459459/
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-30-2009, 12:05 PM
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Both of you look at the search bar. This same discussion has been gone over ad nauseam. This is a very common discussion and has been extensively explained. Someone, although i can't remember who had even posted a table showing what components are required at what amount of lift as well as what tires they will clear. If you are confused when a manufacturer for example says that a specific lift kit will clear 33x12.5x15 tires and you want the metric equivalent 305/75/R15 google a metric tire converter it will clarify things. Now as far as your question, yes a steering stabilizer is required, but that is a given, they have to be replaced at specific intervals because they don't have an indefinite lifespan. Now IMHO the rough country lift kit is not worth the money. It isn't particularly expensive but it's crap. Look at IRO lift kits, they have more quality kits with better components in the kit.
However keep in mind, (and this is why you want to use the search bar) that there is more to lifting a WJ than just a lift kit. Right now I'm at 3" of lift with components I pieced together from various manufacturers. I'm running a 31" General Grabber AT2 tire. I'm planning on getting rid of all of it and going up to the IRO 6.5 Long arm kit. I'm looking to run the BFG M/T KM2 in a 33". It's gonna be big bucks because of the regearing, axle swaps, drive shaft swaps, SYE, and the like. Most of those are necessary components to lift it that high. Now do you need all of those things at 4", no but I wanted to explain that you can't just slap on a 4" "lift kit" and be done with it. So check around on the forum and see what others have already done.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-05-2009, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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probably another dumb question

If I go with a 2.5" KOR BB will 235/85/16 fit? I've gotten mixed answers by searchin through the forum. I know it is around 31.9 inches tall. Is this a bad lift? It's a daily driver and only sees offroad when I go hunting in the winter.

Oh and has anybody tried painting their plastic bumpers? Mine are really faded and i think they would look better black?
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