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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Modification advice for light wheeling.

hey guys, im new to the jeep world, its my first one, i have a 2006 wrangler sport, and im looking to do some light mods and some light off roading, i was looking into the 2inch rubicon express economy lift kit and maybe a 1inch body spacer with 32inch tires? does that sound good, any other ideas?- thanks

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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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How much are you looking to spend on it?
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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nothing crazy maybe like 500 on a lift kit
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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Welcome to JF, and the Jeeping world. Say goodbye to any disposable income.

I'd stay away from the RE BB, it worked fine for me but it wasn't the greatest ride quality. Your Jeep will never ride like a Caddy, but look into spring lifts rather than spacers, and some decent shocks as well. Peruse the classifieds here on JF, you can find good deals there. Good luck! Elt us know if you have any other questions.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:29 AM   #5
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hows this one?? and is a 4inch lift huge? i dont want a hugee lift, just something makes it a little more rugged lol..... 4" Sport Lift by Skyjacker and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH1 orrrr maybe this one?? http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...0&partID=14684
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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hows this one?? and is a 4inch lift huge? i dont want a hugee lift, just something makes it a little more rugged lol..... 4" Sport Lift by Skyjacker and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH1 orrrr maybe this one?? 2.5" Suspension System by Skyjacker and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH1
a 4" lift will require lots more mods than it appears initally. you're talking driveshaft and SYE. see the CV shaft thread linked in my sig. secondly, stay away from anything Skyjunker. the RE BB is a good option, OME, BDS or Zone are other good choices.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:40 AM   #7
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Have a look at the OME 2.5" springs and shocks, if it's in your price range.

I have the RC 2.5" on mine right now and I'm happy with it, but the shocks do ride a bit on the firm side. I will be moving up to a 4" lift next year, but if I was staying at 2.5", I may have gone with the OME instead.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:41 AM   #8
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If you are only looking to do some light off roading and just want the look of 32" tires on an economical budget you could just run a 1.25" body lift. It only cost about $100 bucks, its easy to install and it will not effect your suspension on ride quality.

This will allow you to run big tires and hit some trails and not break the bank. The big advantage is that if later you want to get into more hardcore off roading you will not have wasted any money on anything that will not be reused. If you buy a 2" lift now and want to run 35's later, you will have to redo your suspension. With a body lift you can just add how ever much suspension lift fits your tire choice. This also sets you up for a lot of other bigger modifications down the road like a tummy tuck, lifted gas tank and a motor mount lift.

Just don't go for any larger of a body lift because they start to leave noticeable gaps between the frame and body that look odd.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #9
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im not really looking to go bigger than 33's, i like the way those tires look, so i think ill look into a 2.5 lift, this car is my everyday driver, and every once in a while ill take it offroading
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #10
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1" body lift and some 31" mud tires. It will look great, ride nearly the same as stock, and be very capable offroad.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:52 AM   #11
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I'd just do 2" or 2.5" lift and 32" tires and call it a day. Will give you a bit more beefy look, and a bit of extra clearance.

That's what I have on mine (2" BDS lift and 32" Hankook MT tires) and it's doing great for light trails, and rides just fine on the street. I'm looking forward to hitting some more challenging ones (not crazy though), and I'm sure it'll have no problems. It's probably a lot more capable than I am as a driver!

I don't know if you could do real wide tires on a 2" or 2.5" lift, mine are about 32"x10.5" and I think they are just perfect. I don't think I'd want something much wider.
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Sounds OK!
I've got 2.5" lift and 31" tires and it looks good and works well off road in fields and on trails. But I had to ditch the 3.07 gear ratio and go with 4.10's.
If you have Dana 35 axle, I think you won't like the 32" tires for same reason..... to 'tall' a gear and no power.
If you have the Dana 44 axle you should be OK.
Know your rear axle gear ratio?

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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #13
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a gear change will probably be more $ than he's looking to spend, a gear change will probably be somewhere around $1000 if he has a shop do it, right?
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #14
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Body lift or BB are good options, either way check out some sway bar disconnects to really improve the capability of your Jeep.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #15
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im a complete rookie lol, im not sure which axle i have or my rear gear ratio lol....how do i go about finding that out....sorry about my lack of knowledge haha
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