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Unread 04-20-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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WJ Lift?

Woohoo... it's time to lift my memorial WJ for my bro!

Right now, I need something more or less inexpensive, so the plan of 4.5-6.5 has to be put on hold So, Im thinking 2" with beefy tires.

What 2" lift would you recommend? And what size tires? Wanting mean, beefy tires.. not too big that it looks silly though, lol.

And... if you have lifted your WJ... post pics!!! Include what you've done

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Unread 04-20-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Woohoo... it's time to lift my memorial WJ for my bro!

Right now, I need something more or less inexpensive, so the plan of 4.5-6.5 has to be put on hold So, Im thinking 2" with beefy tires.

What 2" lift would you recommend? And what size tires? Wanting mean, beefy tires.. not too big that it looks silly though, lol.

And... if you have lifted your WJ... post pics!!! Include what you've done


I installed a 2.5"/2" BB from JGCParts that I got on eBay. I plan on running 245/75/16, but some people run larger tires. Pics are in my build thread. Once you lift it you might run into other issues with worn out suspension components. Good luck.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 11:53 PM   #3
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Depending on your budget, you might want to just do a BB (budget boost - basically just spring spacers) to get the two inches of lift, then do a long arm later on when funds are available. The BB has very little impact on ride quality. The upper lift limit for the stock short-arm setup is about 4" max - you want more than that and you'll need a long-arm setup. As to tires, with only 2" of lift, you're not going to be able to get much larger than a 30-31" tire in there without some trimming. I'm at 4.5" lift on my LA and I had to get pretty aggressive with trimming the front bumper cover and fender liner just to fit my 32s.

You can see my build thread here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...build-3066009/
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Unread 04-23-2015, 05:49 AM   #4
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If planning on going bigger later, just get the BB spacers. Willing to do some cutting? If you are, you can fit 255/75-17.

This is mine with the BB, trimmed and 32's.

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