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post #1 of 6 Old 06-02-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Lift question

OK, I scoured the lifted 4 door thread and searched on here. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I don't really ever plan on going bigger than a 33" tire. I was looking at small lift kits. The most all inclusive one I found was the Rusty's 3.25" It has trac-bars and quick disconnects. It is priced cheaper than if I got their 2.5 kit and added the same components. My question is, has anyone done a 3" lift on stock 32s? If so, how goofy does it look? I want to run the stock tires til they wear out. When I have to replace them, I will do so with 33s. I am also dumb on "standard" tire sizes, which 33s will work on stock rims? Would I need spacers? Sorry for the newb questions, but as I have said, I am new to jeeps.....

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-02-2010, 08:25 AM
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I've seen pics of Jeeps on 32s with a 2.5 inch lift and it's not too bad. If I had 32s, I'd live with it just so I can get my money's worth from the stock tires before upgrading. If you're only going up to 33s, you don't need 3 inches of lift. Heck, if you got flat fenders you would be pretty much fine with a stock suspension. If you have to end up running spacers because of the wider tires, it may be worth looking into going with a smaller wheel instead with the proper backspacing. If you compare the price of 33s for 16 inch wheels, you'll see that they're cheaper than the same size for larger wheels so it may cost the same.

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I ran 32" KM's with my 3" OME (2.5 Inch, but got over 3 inches from it) for two years, not too bad looking, but when I installed the Bushwacker flat fender flares, then it was very noticable...finally got the go ahead from my Minister of Finances to go to 35's with American Racing Mojave wheels...real nice.

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The only reason I was looking at the 3.25" was because for 500ish, it has quick disconnects and front and rear trac-bars along with the coils and shocks. The 2.5" kit doesn't come with all of that and if you add it on, t comes to over $700. I will call them and see if they will do a kit with the 2.5" similar to the 3.25
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You might want to research Rusty's stuff by using search before you jump into a lift decision based solely on money. You might get a lot of parts, but of what quality or longevity? I have no opinion on Rusty's, so just an open question.

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I have Rusty's lift and have had it on for about a year and a half and 30K miles....it seems to be top notch...I love the ride, its very flexy, and their customer service was great...plus its all made in the USA

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