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Unread 06-21-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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New Jeep, New Lift!

I just purchased a new WK! (Used, but new to me) I am driving myself absolutely crazy trying to decide what lift, and what tires to put on. This WK is gonna be the "Mall Jeep". I have XJ's and a WJ for wheeling. I'm gonna be running the WK as a daily driver, but it needs to be "trail" (dirt road-ish) capable. So I'm looking for somewhat aggressive street tires for a BB lift. (Rough Country 2" spacers probably unless someone recommends something else) Please comment pictures, and ideas for tires and lifts. Your opinion will be greatly appreciated!
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Unread 06-21-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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Have you tried looking through the wheel and tire Picture thread? There's already a ton of pics in there, should help you decide on what you want. But for the lift if you're not going to wheel it extensively go with the rc bb or the rro lift, and I'm running General grabber at2's and love them, they're a great on/off road tire
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Unread 06-21-2015, 09:39 PM   #3
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If its your DD leave it stock. Put some good tires on it. AT's of your choice. 245/70-17 will fit. Tint the windows and enjoy the reliable suspension. If its got a v8 then maybe an exhaust system for some rumble.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 12:19 AM   #4
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Definitely scroll through the wheel and tire picture sticky, there are more lift and tire combinations in there than we could ever list. Here's a snap of mine, before and after. It is my daily driver also
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Unread 06-22-2015, 06:01 AM   #5
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I put on the JK wheels. you can get them really cheep... and I run the nitro G2 tires. They are mostly street but good in rain, snow and they see dirt roads every weekend.

You can get the JK (or MOAB which I like better but couldn't find) wheels inexpensive as the guys with the JKU's running 37's the 7.5" wheel is not wide enough. You do need to run 1/4" min spacer with these wheels.

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Unread 06-22-2015, 12:21 PM   #6
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2" RC spacers, Monroe LL in the rear. 31" 265/70/r17 BFG Rugged Terrains w/ JK wheels
The height, ride, price, and look is great for a DD in my opinion. It's beefy but still streetable.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 02:17 PM   #7
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Get with Kolak. He is a wealth of information and will give you great prices on your lift components.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 03:33 PM   #8
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RC lift, WK MLL's 245/70-17 rides great. 255/70-17's soon. I just caution you to be ready to dig in to your ball joints, bushings and other suspension components right after the lift.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 09:38 PM   #9
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ModernblueWK, why do you say that? I've noticed that my ride has been a bit rough lately so im assuming bushing (just turned over 116k) so doesnt surprise me. But is the lift hard on them?
Jeeps look great guys! I'm really excited to get mine looking like this. Stock doesnt suit me.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #10
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I agree with modernbluewk, my bushings are driving me insane!!! And mainly cause your suspension is already wearing down with age, then you put the lift on and it puts it all at abnormal angles that's not 'stock'. But with some new parts they should last you a long while
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Unread 06-22-2015, 10:14 PM   #11
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After the lift the sway bar bushings will fail quickly. Ball joints soon to follow. For some reason my stock front diff bushings are in great shape at 77k miles. Also be sure to use a torque wrench on every bolt you touch with the lift. Be sure to find a good place to get the alignment done. Somewhere with a tech with a full toolbox and some grey hairs.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 10:41 PM   #12
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Control Arm Bushings will make a huge difference. After I changed out the sway bar bushings, UCA bushing, and rear track bar, and put in Monroe LLs, the ride quality really improved... Of course REAL suspension parts will cost a lot more haha
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Unread 06-23-2015, 01:49 PM   #13
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I am really happy with the ride quality with bilstein 5100's (mine are set @ 1.5") and new sway bar bushings and end links.
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Unread 06-23-2015, 02:16 PM   #14
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Any pics, hub to fender measurements with the 1.5" setup?
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Unread 06-23-2015, 10:30 PM   #15
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Any links you can provide to all the bushings you replaced? (Or a list of everything you replaced, im sure I can find them) My dad just got a bushing kit for his WJ and I can't seem to find one for the WK. I'd like to have them all before I start fiddling around. I'd rather get it all done in one shot rather than have to tear it apart a few times.

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