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Unread 01-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Lift Questions? Tire Questions

Real quick, traded a 2008 Mustang for my '10 JK Sahara, love it. I'm rather knowledgable on Mustang specs and mods, but not Jeep. So I need help.


First question, lift. I just want a small lift, as my offroading is nothing major. The trails and roads I drive on in the mountains here in WV on a scale from 1-10 probably don't exceed a 5. My problem is, do I go with a body lift or suspension lift? Being in college I don't really want to put a lot of money into a lift. Performance-speaking, like I said, I'm no champ and it doesn't matter, I just want some more clearance so I can step it up a notch offroad. I'm looking at a 2" body lift from Zone offroad, and also a Teraflex 2.5" budget booster from Quadratec. What modifications, if any, need to be made after installing a lift? If it's going to be a lot of work, I may go a different route. Also keep into consideration this is my only vehicle so it's a daily driver.

Next question, tires. What are the biggest tires I can run without rubbing? This is really ignorant but I don't even know what's on my Sahara, I just know it's stock. Also, with bigger tires, is regearing required? I know I'd have to adjust my odometer, but anything else? And another thing, can I run bigger tires on my stock rims? =\

If I didn't make myself clear please tell me and I'll try to explain a little better. Thank you guys so much for any help/input.

*EDIT*- I have a 2dr Sahara, auto trans. If that helps.


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Unread 01-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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a 1-2" puck budget boost + jks quick disconnects

a bit more underbody clearance and a lot more flex up front for a pretty cheap price

getting some rubicon take-off coils, shocks from a 4dr, assuming you have a 2dr sahara would also net some more lift.

rubicon take-off tires would also be another minor upgrade. slight lift and better rock/mud tread pattern then the stock sahara tires.
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Unread 01-20-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
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a 1-2" puck budget boost + jks quick disconnects

a bit more underbody clearance and a lot more flex up front for a pretty cheap price

getting some rubicon take-off coils, shocks from a 4dr, assuming you have a 2dr sahara would also net some more lift.

rubicon take-off tires would also be another minor upgrade. slight lift and better rock/mud tread pattern then the stock sahara tires.
Thanks. The coils, shocks from a 4dr, in addition to the budget boost and jks quick disconnects or as an alternative? Sorry. Also, Rubi tires would fit on mine? I thought the Saharas had bigger wheels =\
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Unread 01-20-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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Thanks. The coils, shocks from a 4dr, in addition to the budget boost and jks quick disconnects or as an alternative? Sorry. Also, Rubi tires would fit on mine? I thought the Saharas had bigger wheels =\
oops, you are right on the wheels, sahara 18s. so you would need full rubi wheel/tire take-offs. on a budget i wouldn't worry about the tires, the A/T aren't going to let you down in 5rated stuff.

i'd say a good budget setup to boost your sahara offroad would be:

1-2" budget boost pucks
rubicon 4dr coils
jks quick discos (or any similar product)

you could also get the rubicon take off shocks, slightly better then the non-rubi ones. won't really improve clearance or such, but a slightly better washboard ride. probably not noticeable.

if you still want to do tires, you can probably sell your take-offs to recoup a bit the cost of rubicon take offs for yourself.

others have posted great deals on 15" rims/tires. most of the time tires get cheaper the smaller the rim they go on. have to be careful on 15s not all will fit the jk properly.
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Unread 01-20-2011, 02:33 PM   #5
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oh, and virtually free one. cut the stock bumper ends off and turn it into a stubby. will help on approach angles quite a bit when you can hit things at an angle and crawl up and over even when its taller then your bumper.
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Unread 01-20-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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jks quick discos (or any similar product)
Sorry again, but by jks, is that a brand, or are you meaning like, JK's (the model)? lol
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Unread 01-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #7
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Sorry again, but by jks, is that a brand, or are you meaning like, JK's (the model)? lol
JKS Quicker Disconnects is a brand of sway bar quick disconnects. There are a few companies making them.
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Unread 01-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #8
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Check your spring part numbers (on the tags) if you have the towing pig you may have the stiffer springs anyway - highest number for fronts is 19 and back is 60...

If you are close on those #'s then just go to a 2.5 budget boost and some quick discos (JKS are nice, but here are others as well - some of the bb's come with them) and you should be good to go...
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Unread 01-20-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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