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Unread 05-15-2011, 02:12 AM   #1
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Help with size lift?

What u guys think if the "perfect" lift size and tires I'm at a 2.5 and 30" and think I wanna go bigger but it's gotta be practical

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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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Depends on what you're trying to do..

I have 6.5" of lift on 33s, I think it's awesome. No one else seems to enjoy getting in and out of it though.. I actually want it to be a little higher. Also, my tires are very loud.

My friend has 4.5" of lift on 31s. Looks good, drives good, not too hard to get in and out of, flexes as good as mine. I think it actually drives better than mine, but she has different springs and different tires..

I think 4.5" of lift on 32s is probably ideal. But again, depends on what you're going to be using it for.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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What u guys think if the "perfect" lift size and tires I'm at a 2.5 and 30" and think I wanna go bigger but it's gotta be practical
I would agree on the 2.5" and 30" tire. Having owned 5 different XJ's from BB to 5.5" kit, this is the best.

Here is ours:

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Unread 05-15-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
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I'm a noob. Doing a LOT of reading, asking a lot of questions, and based on my needs, what I'm reading, and cost....

I was going to go with a 6.5" BDS lift. BIG $$$$$. All inclusive kit, good quality, highly recommended.

What I think fits the bill for daily driver, mild off-roading, and just looking pimp is...

4.5" BDS lift.

15x8 Mamba 5 spoke in black.

32" Nitto Terragrapplers.

Already got the Nates Bumpers.

SYE Kit.

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Unread 05-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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Well it's my daily driver and just got a job
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Unread 05-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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Well it's my daily driver and just got a job
i would keep it under 3"
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Unread 05-15-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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Depends completly on how you plan to use it, how much money you want to spend. 2" and 30's is a perfect lift for some people, some people think they need 40's and 10" of lift. 2" and 30's, by the way, is generally known to be, How it should have been from the factory.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #8
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Depends completely on how you plan to use it, how much money you want to spend. 2" and 30's is a perfect lift for some people, some people think they need 40's and 10" of lift. 2" and 30's, by the way, is generally known to be, How it should have been from the factory.
x 2 agreed.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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Depends completly on how you plan to use it, how much money you want to spend. 2" and 30's is a perfect lift for some people, some people think they need 40's and 10" of lift. 2" and 30's, by the way, is generally known to be, How it should have been from the factory.
x3.
2" lifted xjs can perform excellence offroad gives more room for tires and suspension movement.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #10
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3 inches and 31s, best of both worlds
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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With 2-3" of lift do you need to change out the brake lines with longer ones? Or do any other mods for that matter other than shocks, leafs and front coils?
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #12
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go with this kit and opt for the full springs. http://roughcountry.com/jeep_xj_3x.html
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Unread 05-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #13
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Im at 3 and brake lines are fine. it handles fine and i drive it to school an hour and a half away every other week. But im going 4.5 for better ride and flex, but with a nice 3 inch kit it would do that already.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #14
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If you don't want to replace control arms, trac-bar, swaybar links and brakelines then 3" and 31's will be the most practical lift/tire combo. Going bigger than 31" tires will leave you with less power and quicker wear on balljoints, hub units and the like. You will likely need a slip yoke eliminator and rear cv driveshaft if you go above 3" as well.
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Unread 05-16-2011, 01:02 AM   #15
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Would a 3 look any different? Because I'm at 2.5 now?
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