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Unread 04-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
CappyWK
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Need Help w/ First Jeep

Hey guys,

Just bought my first Jeep about 3 weeks ago. It's an '05 WK Limited and I absolutely love it already. That being said, I do want a bit more lift. I'm not a crazy off roader, but I do want a little something extra for those times when I want to have some fun. I'm looking into the Rock Krawler 3.5" X Factor system because it seems like a quick, easy, and economic lift. I was also thinking about throwing some 31" mudders on there so I don't have to shave anything off the fenders.

Any thoughts on this? Also, do you guys happen to know any where I could get a tire&wheel package for about a grand or less? Any help/opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Cappy

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Unread 04-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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that lift doesnt give u 3.5" from what i hear
im running a 2" RC lift $140 ish and i love it
using BFG KM1 mud terrains 255/75/17 and love them too!
and the tires are cheap on craigslist as they come stock on some of the JK's
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Unread 04-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Is 2" all that noticeable of a lift though? I want more of a 4" feel, but don't have the money to do that lol
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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how many miles are on your new rig? if its 80+ k then id suggest an ome because that includes all new shocks and springs and is definitely noticeable.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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Is 2" all that noticeable of a lift though? I want more of a 4" feel, but don't have the money to do that lol
Its definitely noticeable. I think the rk 3.5 comes out to the same as the 2in bb. Also remember bigger tires are going to give you some added height . Are 31s the same as 265/70s if so and you get mudders your going to have to do the pinchweld.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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how many miles are on your new rig? if its 80+ k then id suggest an ome because that includes all new shocks and springs and is definitely noticeable.
Just hit 90k
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Unread 04-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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yea do the OME

also with my tires which i believe are 32" i have not done the pinch weld
and i havent trimmed the bolts [rims are +10 offset]
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD
2" RC lift
255/75R17 BFG KM1's
17" ion alloy rims
15" kicker solo baric L7 w/ Alpine m1000 amp
aftermarket headlights w/5000k HIDs
Red interior LEDs and Red license plate LED
Tinted tails
5% tint over the rear windows
more to come....
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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Ok guys thanks a lot. I'll probably go that route then. Any more suggestions are still welcomed though
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