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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Need help!!!

I just got a jk, its my first jeep. I want to go on the jk experiences I do not know how big of tires or a lift I should put on it. Any suggestions?

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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Six inch long arm and 42s.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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LOL, don't listen to NCB, he's just trolling.

Your best bet is to take your Jeep off-road in stock form with a local 4x4 club. You will be amazed at what a stock Jeep can do!

As you gain experience, you will figure out how you like to use your Jeep and what you need to improve your experience. The locals can give you the best advice on what works for the local trails. And research on this forum for many great ideas. Ask 100 Jeep owners about how you should build your Jeep and you'll get 101 answers.

Short answer is: How do you intend to use your JK? Daily Driver? Weekend Warrior? Hard Core? Rock Crawling? Mud bogging? Desert dune running? Expedition/Forest Service Trails? Mall Crawling? Is garage height a concern? What is your budget? How good are you with tools? Concerned about gas mileage? Ease of entry/exit height?
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Unread 11-25-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Most common answer IMO is 35's
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Unread 11-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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I was a bit over zealous. 35s and 2.5" of lift is a great balance.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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LOL, don't listen to NCB, he's just trolling.

Your best bet is to take your Jeep off-road in stock form with a local 4x4 club. You will be amazed at what a stock Jeep can do!

As you gain experience, you will figure out how you like to use your Jeep and what you need to improve your experience. The locals can give you the best advice on what works for the local trails. And research on this forum for many great ideas. Ask 100 Jeep owners about how you should build your Jeep and you'll get 101 answers.

Short answer is: How do you intend to use your JK? Daily Driver? Weekend Warrior? Hard Core? Rock Crawling? Mud bogging? Desert dune running? Expedition/Forest Service Trails? Mall Crawling? Is garage height a concern? What is your budget? How good are you with tools? Concerned about gas mileage? Ease of entry/exit height?
He's got the gist of it. A stock is still very impressive off road as I've found out. If you want a great balance of dd and off road, 35's and 2.5 lift will get you very far
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Unread 11-26-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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I suggest you look at the other 1 million threads on this topic or give us more to work with. Such things as the types of trails you will run, for example someone who is going to be doing tons of overlanding with no gas stations for days will need to consider keeping the weight down so they can carry more fuel and supplies. Someone who is going to be crawling over rocks all the time will want beefier tires and protection from those rocks. Someone who goes to the beach and the dunes may want AT tires. Are you super rich or on a budget? Do you like pink both the singer and the color? Do you have a significant other who holds your wallet?
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Unread 11-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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Answer the questions posed in Happy Trails post. Also the year, trim and 4 or 2 door? Depending on trim/year (more so gear ratio) you may not want to go 35's right away unless you budget for a gear ratio change.

There is a multitude of avenues you can go down to achieve your end goal.

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Unread 11-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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Six inch long arm and 42s.
he should do this! And create a build thread about it . i wanna see the cash flow!!!!!!!

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Unread 11-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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I run a 3" lift with 37" tires. I like the lifted/squatted look if that makes sense. I would suggest 35" tires though. I haven't re-geared and I don't have a problem. Depends on your driving style. Mine is my DD as well.

I'd go with Happytrails' advice. (Spot On)
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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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none of this will get him on the jk experience...i believe you are required to have 37s minimum and all around a pretty good setup as well as good knowledge to fix everything with spare parts you must bring...
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Unread 11-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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2 door or 4 door?
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Unread 11-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #13
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I want to do the jk experience. I have a 2011 and its a 2 door. I am a girl by the way.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 05:46 PM   #14
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Do you have a Rubicon? I was looking at the vehicle requirements. You'll need 35 inch tires and lockers front and rear.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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No I do not have a Rubicon.
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