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Unread 09-21-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Hi guys newbie here that just picked up a 2013 jeep wrangler unlimited. I've seen other jeeps pictures and I can't decide on lift kits. I wanna run 35 inch tires and do mostly highway driving to work. Wanna keep it family friendly and safe. Also not trying to break the bank. Any recommendations on lift sizes and brands, thanks in advance.

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Unread 09-21-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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to JeepForum! Congrats on joining the Jeep addiction, er, ...Jeep experience.

Look at the AEV 2.5" lift kit. Good quality, excellent manners on road.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Welcome siaby! Make sure to do a lot of reading and use the search function before you post too many questions.

Couple good places to just scroll through threads to see what is commonly done and see what catches your eye. But its you're Jeep! Make it your own!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...reads-1074059/
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...reads-1081828/
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Unread 09-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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OME by ARB or AEV both are top quality kits of road or on road.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #5
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Welcome! I love my OME, but it gave me a lot more than 2.5" of lift
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Unread 09-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I think I'm going to go with a teraflex 2.5 lift w/ M.O.R.E 1 inch spacer.
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Unread 09-22-2014, 10:48 AM   #7
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Hi guys newbie here that just picked up a 2013 jeep wrangler unlimited. I've seen other jeeps pictures and I can't decide on lift kits. I wanna run 35 inch tires and do mostly highway driving to work. Wanna keep it family friendly and safe. Also not trying to break the bank. Any recommendations on lift sizes and brands, thanks in advance.
If you want to run 35's and it's mostly a street Jeep, you can go with the Teraflex Leveling Kit and be all set! It's really inexpensive and easy to install. A suspension lift kit is a great option and you can get more lift, but they'll cost more and be more. So part of it boils down to budget. Let me know what questions you have or if you'd like a quote!

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Unread 09-23-2014, 10:15 PM   #8
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If you are trying to keep things cheap and family friendly for on the road use, 35's will suck gas and wear parts prematurely, not mentioning the climbing in issues for your kids and wife. The 1" body lift on top of the 2.5" is a waste of money and has no purpose.

You can run 33's with a 1.5" Teraflex leveling kit for cheap and it's more friendly for everything. If you really want to run 35's for street use only, then just get extended bump stops and call it a day.

Then again some folks will install a six in. lift and never drive their Jeeps off the black top. Not my cup of tea, is all.
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Unread 09-25-2014, 10:22 PM   #9
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so I have the 2.5 lift and the pro comp 7005 wheels on the way, if I ran 35's would i have to regear? I have the 2013 jeep wrangler unlimited sport automatic
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Unread 09-26-2014, 06:09 AM   #10
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Do you know if you have 3.21 gears or 3.73? More than likely you will have 3.21. I have 3.73 and it is bare able, I have an AEV Procal on the way as well so my speedometer won't be so far off and it will shift like its supposed to. There are a couple different modules but I would recommend getting one for when you put 35's on. If you run it for very long, it will throw off your odometer and like I said, speedometer will be way off. For us with the automatics, the transmission is trying to figure out when to shift and with the larger, heavier tires, it will jump around in the gears at certain speeds/RPM.

Some people get dramatic and say you have to go to 5.38 to run 35's which may be ideal for them, but by no means is necessary.
Here is a chart for your Jeep to show a general gear ratio to tire size.
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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:47 AM   #11
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If you have a auto and 3.21 gears, you will have to regear.

My 2012 has a manual transmission that gives me a slight edge on this question. I am running 3.21 gears with 33's and that is as far as I would push it.
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Unread 09-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #12
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If you have a auto and 3.21 gears, you will have to regear.

My 2012 has a manual transmission that gives me a slight edge on this question. I am running 3.21 gears with 33's and that is as far as I would push it.
I wouldn't exactly say have to. Its drivable, it will still move under its own power. Will it be pretty doggish? YES but if you need a month or two to get the gears, I wouldn't wait if it were me.

Ive read on other forums that guys with an auto JKU, 3.21, and 35's and they don't mind it. I wouldn't recommend much off road with it, but for a temporary thing, it is do-able.
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Unread 09-29-2014, 01:55 PM   #13
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So after further thought I've returned everything and am going to go with the teraflex leveling kit with 33's. Now if someone can help me with the tire sizes. My rim size is 16x8 and can't figure out the difference between 285/75/16 and 33/12.5/16
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Unread 09-29-2014, 04:09 PM   #14
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285/75R16 is roughly 11.5x33R16 and 305/70R16 is around 12.2x33R16.
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Do you know if you have 3.21 gears or 3.73? More than likely you will have 3.21. I have 3.73 and it is bare able, I have an AEV Procal on the way as well so my speedometer won't be so far off and it will shift like its supposed to. There are a couple different modules but I would recommend getting one for when you put 35's on. If you run it for very long, it will throw off your odometer and like I said, speedometer will be way off. For us with the automatics, the transmission is trying to figure out when to shift and with the larger, heavier tires, it will jump around in the gears at certain speeds/RPM.

Some people get dramatic and say you have to go to 5.38 to run 35's which may be ideal for them, but by no means is necessary.
Here is a chart for your Jeep to show a general gear ratio to tire size.
Heck, I'm thinking that the next set of tires will be 35's ( *GASP* ), when these 37's wear out. I'll just keep the 5.38 gears and be happy with the performance increase. Yes, the supercharger is a golden ticket, but the tranny still likes to lug in 4th gear whenever possible. And that sucks in the hills where I live.
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