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post #1 of 5 Old 10-10-2014, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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opinions on my propsed setup (2013 JKUR)

** I see I got a bunch of views on this post, but no responses. I do have a few newbie lift questions, which are now bolded and underlined below. I should have been clearer in my title.

Thanks. **

Hi guys,

It has been a while since I've been on JF. I got laid-off earlier this year, so I forceed myself to put all jeep plans on hold until I got a job. Plus, I didn't want to read about others' mods, when I was handcuffed.

Long story short, I start next week.

My JKUR is bone stock right now. I am not a rock crawler yet, and I intend to stick to light trails for a while. I drive my jeep a good bit on the road, so my primary concern is not messing up the road manners. I have a list as long as my arm for what I want to do, but here is the phase 1 proposal - along with my questions.

- TF leveling kit. Are there any concerns with adding this kit to a rubi? I see it comes with sway bar links, and I want to make sure this will not cause any issues with the electronic sway bar disconnect.

- Kelly Safari TSR (285/70/17)

- quadratec moab style alloys (17x8.5, 4.7" backspacing (can I fit this rim and tire combo on my stock spare carrier without modification? Will the upper brakelight still be visible?

- I'm sure this question would be an easy search, but I might as well ask since I've already eaten up forum space. Do I have to go to the dealer to recalibrate the speedo? What equipment do they use to do this? I can check with my indy mechanic - who will install the kit - to see if he has it.

I'm also interested if anyone is running a close set-up as to how the road manners are.

Thanks for the help. I've been chomping at the bit to do this for a year.

Last edited by grady7; 10-16-2014 at 11:50 AM. Reason: clarified my questions to get answers.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-16-2014, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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does anyone have input on my newbie lift questions in the initial post? I searched for specific answers, and I did not find definitive information.

Really the first question is the highest priority. The others I know I can figure out later.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-16-2014, 12:18 PM
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The TF leveling kit should work with the Rubi. Nothing in it that affects the mechanical differences of a Rubi.

Look up the AEV ProCal module. Plugs into the diagnostic port under the dashboard. It will recalibrate your speedometer and do many other things. It costs about $120.... Money well spent!

I believe your third brake light will clear that size tire. If not you can always remove it and wire in a brake light mounted in the center of the spare tire (what I did.)

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As Happy said, if it does not fit over the tire, you can mount it on the two wheel studs of the spare...just cut the light off and attach it to this:


Here's a pic of mine as Happy posted above...

Lastly, I have the AEV Pro Cal and it works great...just make sure you measure your actual tire hight and not the manufactures tire hight when calibrating the speedo.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-17-2014, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Great! thank you guys for the advice.

I'm pretty gunshy on modifying my JKUR at all. I jumped into a 4" lift on my prior TJ, and I regretted it from the day I picked it up at the install shop. I plan to be very slow and methodical with this rig.
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