Originally Posted by alli_braswell
I just got my Jeep a few months ago. I finally got a job to help pay for new parts and what not.
So now that the time is actually here... I'm somewhat clueless on what to do!
I know I want a 2.5" lift. What brands do y'all recommend?
Since I want the 2.5", what EXACT size rims will I need if I want 35s?
Its so confusing!
Suggestions on rim brands?
Please try to be specific as possible! I'm about to drive myself crazy trying to figure this out.
You are right, there are lots of choices out there. It's hard to suggest something for you though when we don't know what your intended uses are. Suggestions differ given the intended use and budget.
If you're just wanting to get your feet wet in wheeling I would suggest a rough country budget boost but if you plan on the more serious stuff and the budget allows, a Rock Krawler or OME would be my suggestion.
As for wheels, I like 15s and know the Pro Comp 52 15x8 fits a JK with no problem. If mainly street use and lite wheeling (not rock crawling) the BFG KO, Goodyear Duratracs, General AT2 would be worth considering. If looking for more aggressive for rock crawling, the Pro Comp XMT, BFG KM2, Goodyear MTRK are popular choices. Personally, I'm a big fan of 35s on a 15" wheel as tires are significantly cheaper but there are drawbacks.
So, it sort of depends on what you plan on using your Jeep for.
Pic is PC 52 (15x8) and PC XMT 35x12.50-15, 2 1/2" lift.