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post #1 of 5 Old 03-28-2014, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
leeson
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New liberty

Hey guys,

I'm a new Jeep owner, I traded my old 91 sideckick for a 2003 rocky mountain that needed work. So far, Changed a bearing, driveshaft, bearing and few little things. It's on the road and I'm happy with the trade.

So, I need to change the shocks and tires, So why not lift it and get bigger tires, right?

I'm looking for Ideas (experience) with set ups, Pics would help. I dont want it lifted too much and dont want massive tires, but bigger would be better. I have 17" wheels. Any size suggestions?

Thanks, and now let the browsing begin!

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-28-2014, 02:19 PM
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My suggestion would be to read through the various lift posts on here, LOSTJEEPs and JeepKJ, everything and then some on lifts
Just a word of advice , with 11 year old KJ, stay away from any type of spacer lift, since your springs are already sagged some and you need new shocks all around.
read up on OME and Ironman lifts ( both net over the advertised amount of 1.5 inches of lift)

04 KJ 4.5 JBA lift, 03 KJ 2.5 JBA coilovers,
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-30-2014, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Was definitely not planning on some spacer lifts. And the shock change is the reason I figured I may as we'll lift it.

So the advertised 1.5 is about how much? 2.5?

As for the 17" doesn't seem like too many on here run 17's, I understand why, it's just I live in huge far north and shipping is real expensive if I add some 16" wheels to the price of shipping wheels. I'll keep looking...
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-30-2014, 01:34 PM
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OME you'll get about 2.5 inches over new stock height
Ironman about 2.25

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-30-2014, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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thanks tom.
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