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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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New JK owner with lift and wheel questions

Hey guys finally back in a Jeep. Picked up a 2013 Sahara Unlimited on Saturday. I have searched and browsed almost the entire picture thread but a lof of them do not state what lift, wheel and tire sizes.

I think I want to do a 2.5" or 3" lift and 33's. What is everyone's thoughts on that and does anyone have any pictures of a JKU with that set up.

I do not want to go bigger on the lift and tires because I need it to fit in my garage still.


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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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I think you should search that questions as it is asked almost every day in the same manner.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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Is that 4.0L a new option on the 2013's?
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Unread 03-04-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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That's the old info from when I had a TJ. Updated
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Unread 03-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Thank you. I read the first post of that thread previously but didn't see all the other post with pictures.
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Since you came from the tj world, the JK is a totally different animal and allows you to run big tires with very little lift. Flat fenders will open things up even more. People are doing 35" tires with 4.5" bs wheels or using wheel spacers, but you will find a 2-2.5" lift and 35's balance out a JKU very nicely. Over that start thinking about upgraded driveshafts at some point and at 3.5"+ you are going to have steering issues that need to be addressed.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #8
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From what I have read on here I knew I didn't want to go larger than 3" for those reasons. But the more I read and look I am not sure how 33's will look with a 3" lift. I am trying not to do 35's because it is a daily driver and I don't want to kill gas milage and replace gearing. Everything I have read says to put in 4.10 gear with 35's.

BTW! I have Max Tow Package so it has 3.73 gears now.
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You have 32" tires now, and not really going to gain that much by running 33's and if fuel economy is an issue as a dd just leave it stock until the tires wear out.
33's with a 3" lift looks kinda dumb.
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Ditto, don't need to lift any more than needed for tires/wheels on a JK. As such, check out the sticky at the top of this forum under "Will it fit" I agree, run the 32s for now with no lift. A 2.5 to 3 inch lift will look funny on 32/33s and looks great on 35/37s...
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Decided on the TeraFlex leveling kit and new wheels and tires.
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Here's 2.5" RC lift and 33" tires/w Bushwacker fenders-



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Decided on the TeraFlex leveling kit and new wheels and tires.
Which leveling kit did you go with? The performance leveling kit with the springs or the kit with the spacers? And what size tires are those? Ive been looking at that same wheel and tire combo.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #14
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Which leveling kit did you go with? The performance leveling kit with the springs or the kit with the spacers? And what size tires are those? Ive been looking at that same wheel and tire combo.
It is the budget kit with just spacers. Very easy to install me and a friend did it in under 2 hours. Tires are Toyo Open Country ATII 275/65/18
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It is the budget kit with just spacers. Very easy to install me and a friend did it in under 2 hours. Tires are Toyo Open Country ATII 275/65/18
Would you happen to have any better or close up pics of the wheels and tires?
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