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Unread 02-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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Lift Kit Questions..

I have a white 2011 Wrangler Unlimited Sport (with sahara upgrades). I love the black on white so I purchased it with the black hard top, and I also had the windows tinted dark. My next step is I want black rims, all terrain tires and a lift. I'm thinking 33" tires on black rims. But as for my lift I don't want to go over 3"-4" because I don't want to re gear, change and add things. My question is should I just do a 2"-3" body or suspension lift or a 1"-1.5" body or suspension / 1"-1."5 body or suspension lift (half and half)? I grew up with my dad owning jeeps, lifting etc, but this is my first jeep and I want to make sure I do it right. I drive this car everyday for personal use, and take it out when we can for muddying, trails etc, but we don't take it rock climbing. Also, any preferred type brand lifts! Any help would be appreciated! TIA

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Unread 02-09-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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go to the faq section youll find that 33s fit on stock suspension. with no problems. hell my stock tires were 32''. and aftermarket rims usually have less backspacing anyways. don't do a body lift, looks dumb, is dumb, and there can be complications with jk's
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Unread 02-09-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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10th anniversary rubis come with 33s

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Unread 02-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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So should I do 35's? I'm going to do the tires and rims now and the lift a little after, but how big should/ can the tires go without messing anything up or looking dumb until the kit comes?
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depends on how far you want to go, i ran 35s on stock susp. but i had trimmed fenders, a easy and justified mod. 35s your looking at a 2.5" lift.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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I wouldn't do more than a leveling kit for 33s. 4" lift and 33s won't look good IMO. The Teraflex spring or puck would be perfect. Body lifts on JKs look like dog ****.
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I run 37s on 2" of lift. Planning 40s on 2.25

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Unread 02-10-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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Well we don't want to go more than 2" because we don't want to regear. So 35s on a 2". Nothing regeared, changed/added? Looks clean? Any advice?
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Unread 02-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #9
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Well we don't want to go more than 2" because we don't want to regear. So 35s on a 2". Nothing regeared, changed/added? Looks clean? Any advice?
You don't regear bc of lift, you regear bc of the size of your tires, and weight too
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Well we don't want to go more than 2" because we don't want to regear. So 35s on a 2". Nothing regeared, changed/added? Looks clean? Any advice?
no need to regear for lift. at all. everything should be fine with just a 2" its above the 2.5" that you start to get into other mods.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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Oh we heard 3+" you had to regear. So 2" on 33s or 35s OR 4" on 33s or 35s? Without adding or changing anything..
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Oh we heard 3+" you had to regear. So 2" on 33s or 35s OR 4" on 33s or 35s? Without adding or changing anything..
Negative...

Plenty of info about that easily found.
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10th anniversary rubis come with 33s

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According to my information they come with 265/70R17 tires, a 32" tire.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #14
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Another thing to consider is what's driving the lift and the tire size.
Do you plan to do a moderate amount of offroading or is it gonna be just a DD driver.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #15
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Its a DD, with offroading every once in awhile, when we can. How is 3.25" lift with 35s? Or should we stick to 33s?
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