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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Need advice on tires, lift and rims

Ok, female here. No clue where to start, cant do the work myself either. I have a 05 Rubicon everything stock. I don't want it to high. Can you give me advice where to start. 31's no lift? 33's with a lift? If so how high? Do i need to change the stock rims or can i keep them on for now. I like the iON Alloy style 174.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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Well I've always liked the 33s on a tj it's a nice complement.

what terrain do you plan on wheeling on?




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Unread 11-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Ok, female here. No clue where to start, cant do the work myself either. I have a 05 Rubicon everything stock. I don't want it to high. Can you give me advice where to start. 31's no lift? 33's with a lift? If so how high? Do i need to change the stock rims or can i keep them on for now. I like the iON Alloy style 174.
Thanks guys
I'm actually going to replace my black steelies with Ion Alloy 174's myself when I replace my tires in the next few months.

I personally think Jeeps look good with a 3.5-4" lift and 33's as the minimum, and is fairly pretty straight forward. When lifts and tires get much bigger, it becomes much more difficult.

My lift is a Rubicon Express 3.5 (seems to be much closer to 4-4.5"), but there are plenty of of lift options. Some cheap and crappy, some cheap and decent, some more expensive and better, and some more expensive and not really better. I'm not the authority on lifts, so I won't pretend to be, Beware of the forum horn dogs though. They'll be out in full force here shortly.

In addition to that, some will want you to charge $10k on your credit card because they want to build their rig through you with their posts. Best thing to do is be clear on what you really want from your Jeep.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. The Rubicon is my daily driver. Not used for off road. I just want a meatier look. I like the iONS and want 33's. Do you think i need a lift of any kind or will it be ok and no rub. If you suggest a lift. What is the minimum. I still need to get into the thing in a skirt now and then
I need advice. I don't want the shops raping me in cost for install. Thanks
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Unread 11-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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I do minor off roading mostly dirt roads for hunting fishing and camping. I put a 2.5 in lift from rc ($300) and then 33/12.50/15 size tires but you could fit 33/10.50/15 on the original rims I believe. And since your not gonna be crawling rocks or be hard core off roading I'd say put some all terrains on. People on here hate on the rough country lift but I like it. If the ride is to rough then just replace the shocks with some bilsteins or old man emu later on.

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Unread 11-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #6
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Excellent. I think a 2.5 lift with 33 all terrains is where i'll start. Thank you
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Unread 11-10-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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Excellent. I think a 2.5 lift with 33 all terrains is where i'll start. Thank you
I got the bf Goodrich all terrains on discount tire direct and they came mounted and balanced on my new rims for free shipped to my door in two days

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Unread 11-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #8
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You could go super cheap and just get a 2" budget boost. Since your wont be offloading you don't really need much tire-fender clearance. If you want a little more, add a 1" body lift.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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Budget boost is a good idea since you don't have to worry about up travel much. It would save you a lot of money considering you wouldn't even need shocks. And 33s should fit ok. With a 12.50 wide tire you will need new wheels or spacers though.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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You could go super cheap and just get a 2" budget boost. Since your wont be offloading you don't really need much tire-fender clearance. If you want a little more, add a 1" body lift.
Won't that come out close to the $300 that the rc cost? I mean why not upgrade the coils and shocks?

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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #11
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Won't that come out close to the $300 that the rc cost? I mean why not upgrade the coils and shocks?

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Sure, but since its a Rubi I highly doubt her coils have sagged any and need to be replaced.
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