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Unread 02-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
FLaminTJ
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Lift Questions

With 31" tires, what is a good size lift? I was thinking 2"-2.5" but I don't know what it would look like. Also, should I go with a spacer lift or coil lift? Yes Ive used the search tab to try and find something but to no avail. Any help would be nice. Also, I am going to stay with the 31"s for a while.

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Unread 02-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
jdub36
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Most of us lift to fit a bigger tire. What are you hoping to gain from the lift if you are currently running 31's? If you are just wanting a little more clearance I would look at a budget boost. I ran one for a couple of years with 32x11.50 tires and it worked fine. I think with 31's if you put too much lift on it might look silly. Most guys running 33's only have 3 inches of lift.

Might help us give you a better answer if you explain what are you wanting/needing to get out of the lift and what your future plans are for the jeep.

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Unread 02-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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With 31s you dont need a lift.
I ran mine that way for a good 5 years.. just bump out the steering stops so they dont rub at full lock
if you have saggy springs maybe a spacer lift.. or new stock springs.

also check out the "Sticky" what does my tj look like with _ lift?
its in the threads at the top of the tj technical forum that this thread is in.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Eventually I am wanting to get larger tires but for now I don't have the money. Also I want to do some off roading and 31s with stock suspension doesn't allow much room to flex.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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Look at a used tire place. I am going to get some new tires for 100 bucks each for 35' tires. Just a suggestion. The tires are brand new also.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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For 31" tires with the desire to flex offroad, I'd point you in the direction of a 2.5" or 3" suspension lift. The 2.5 might be a better choice if you are not ready or looking to invest in potential SYE/driveshaft kits, adjustable control arms/track bars, etc. The 3" with 31" tires leaves what I personally thought was an awkward amount of space in the wheel wells, although I did run that way for a few years. Hated how it looked.

There are a few good options for the 2.5" range. Check out Old Man Emu and Rough Country. The RC 2.5 kit I believe has a good following, even from the more advanced group that never have a good thing to say about the company.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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here's mine with 32" tires and a 2.25" BBL kit, I've also got .75" Prothane Isolator pads in the front, giving me a total of 3" in front, 2.25 in back
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