I currently own a 2000 Sahara and want to be able to put on 32's. Do I need a lift? If so how much do I need to lift it? I probably just want to do a suspension lift if possible. And what would the cost be on average? Thanks a lot
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Full Traction 3" lift. Old Man Emu shocks, Garvin Top Rack.
Black Dck Cepek DC-1's
Dck Cepek F-C II's 33X12.50
Full Traction Steering Stabalizer
AtoZ Fabrication Rocker Guards
Aussie Front Locker
You need to at least do a 2" BB. It will give you the clearance. Different opinions tell you whether or not it will work comfortably or not. some will also suggest a 1" BL with it also. I'm planning on 2" BB with 33's. maybe a 1" BL also. Any kit you can find online if you get the right shocks with will give you the lift you want.
Get the nicer shocks I am starting to wish I did. I just learned that my Es3000 are among the stiffest for jeeps. The BB will work fine for 32's that is what I Have. I wish I had done a 2.5" spring lift though.
If the Jeep is also a DD, keep in mind the higher lift you go with the stock control arms, the rougher the ride will be. I'd lift enough to get good clearance with 32's but no more than necessary. You have to find a happy medium between clearance/looking cool and keeping a lower center of gravity/good road manners. One offsets the other unless you go to a longarm kit which will ride better than a 3" or higher short arm kit.
1.75" Spacers (w/ stock shocks) --- Rubbed when disconnected
1.75" Spacers w/ 1" BL --- No rubbing issues (sorry not the best pic, but only ran this setup for about a month)
Current Lift (See sig) --- Amazing package! Upgrading to 33s shortly...
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