I have a 207 JK Rubicon 4DR , currently with a RE 3.5" Superflex Short Arm lift, utilizing RE Montube shocks, sitting on 17" backspaced wheels riding 35" Goodyear MT's. I also have Buschwacker flat fenders installed. (see pic below)
my wife (at only 5'4") loves the jeep and would like to start using it as a daily driver. However, she would like it a little less tall. What would be the best way to modify the suspension to allow this and keep the 35"?
I still have the original springs, would be as easy as swapping the springs, maybe adding spacers and readjusting the lower control arms, adjusting the steering and realigning?
Any help is appreciated.
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2" lift is about as low as you would want to go but with those flares you should be fine at stock height as long as you leave the longer bumpstops for offroad use. I had 35's on mine at stock height and it worked even with the stock flares but not well. Flat fenders and stock height would have been fine I think. Get some step bars and tell her stepping up into it is toning her butt. Lol
08 Unlimited Rubicon 6 speed, 315/70-16 Kelly TSR, 1.5" Spidertrax spacers factory Moab's, Rubicon Express Flex arm 3.5" lift, Smittybilt XRC front bumper with D-rings, Body Armor Extreme rock slider steps, AEV snorkel, trimmed fender flares, Hella 8" HID driving lights
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Red 09 Unlimited Rubicon - Teraflex 4inch long arm lift, Elka shocks, 5:38 gears, 37inch GY MTR's, Expedition Core front bumper with Warn PowerPlant HD, RS-E rear bumper and carrier, RS-E step rock sliders.
Hmmm.....it would be a shame to see that beast lowered...
Kind of like taking your German Shepherd to the vet to get tutored...
Let the tires down to 5 psi?
Lower your driveway so she can just step in.
Air cannon in back yard.
Put 20" tires on it.
Get taller wife?
If you drop it, your shocks might be too tall...keep that in mind as well.
Maybe if you checked out a Hummer forum, they know what to do with vehicles that have been made useless.
So sad.... Just find someone with a stock Rubi and trade straight across.
Make a man a fire and you keep him warm for a day....Set a man on fire and you keep him warm for the rest of his life....
Fist off I'm not trying to be a jerk. But, there is no way I'm spending some thing like $1,600 on a lift just to lower it so my wife can get in it. I'm 5'-6'', my wife is 5'-4'', my jeep ,, 4'' lift & 35's. Grab handles, side step/rail is what she needed & wanted. You can get something like this, SOMETHING like this, not get this. http://www.allthingsjeep.com/red32101.html
To lower it back down, what about all 8 of the control arms? will they now be to long. And the same thing goes for the shocks and end links. The rear track bar bracket? If you remove it do you still have the stock one? or will the one in the lift kit work?
There's alot you need to look into.
Nice looking jeep and what rack it that one?