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Unread 06-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #16
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If you want it to stand out for looks, pick up a set of JK Rubicon wheels and tires.

You can clear them bone stock with minor trimming (that's what I did) or with zero trimming on even a small lift.

This is sitting on stock slightly saggy suspension. Do what works for you, I think the JK wheels and MTs really set it apart.

If you won't be wheeling/flexing, then clearing the bigger tires should not be much of an issue for you.
This is how I would like my WJ to stand out. I have access to cheap JK wheels. (too bad I sold mine long ago) but do not want to "trim" much if anything on this WJ. I am trying to fix it back to real nice shape for myself or my wife to DD or maybe flip this ride.

What is your suspension setup and/or trim areas? pics?

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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #17
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This is how I would like my WJ to stand out. I have access to cheap JK wheels. (too bad I sold mine long ago) but do not want to "trim" much if anything on this WJ. I am trying to fix it back to real nice shape for myself or my wife to DD or maybe flip this ride.

What is your suspension setup and/or trim areas? pics?
Obviously YMMV, so proceed with caution.

Here's the thread I made when I first did it.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-lift-1257323/

You won't want to flex a ton, or tow, or even put anything really heavy in the back...like 2 fat passengers, because it will compress the suspension and rub the plastic. You can trim your way out of that, do a spacer lift, or something else that suits you better.

It's definitely not a perfect solution, but I can say without any hesitation or exaggeration, that I bolted up the JK Rubicon rims and tires with nearly 100% tread, and drove it out the garage trimming only what you see in this picture.

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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #18
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Im considering a 2" BB.

This WJ WILL NOT be off road. LOL. I just want the looks

Thats what my JK is for.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #19
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I talked to Kolak and for my needs he recommended 2" BB. So I ordered 2" BB, new spring isolators and Bilstein shocks. Can't wait to get it installed, my 31x10.5r15 on soft 8s have already shipped too
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #20
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I talked to Kolak and for my needs he recommended 2" BB. So I ordered 2" BB, new spring isolators and Bilstein shocks. Can't wait to get it installed, my 31x10.5r15 on soft 8s have already shipped too
Not a bad way to start. You may find the bathtub effect Richard mentioned bothers you. Watch cornering quickly. My FIL's uses 2" BB and Bilsteins, I use Bilsteins and 2.5" stiff springs. I have to watch my drivi g when I use his.

But, you can swap to good stiff Kolak springs later if you choose.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #21
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i had 2 inch bbs on my grand for about a year now and just changed to coils, the bb didnt change the ride quality at all.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #22
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Not a bad way to start. You may find the bathtub effect Richard mentioned bothers you. Watch cornering quickly. My FIL's uses 2" BB and Bilsteins, I use Bilsteins and 2.5" stiff springs. I have to watch my drivi g when I use his.

But, you can swap to good stiff Kolak springs later if you choose.
That is true, for 95 shipped I figured its worth a shot. I already have to watch my cornering in the Jeep as coming from my toy a lowered Viper on 285s front and 345s rear to a tall truck can get me in trouble! hah
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