I have a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon. 3.6L auto. I purchased used with 7k. It's my very first Jeep. Very excited to build on my own but need help. I have some mechanical skills and going to try and attempt to do most of the work on my own. It has a lift now, not sure what kind or size. I want to put 40's on it and not sure where to begin. I need to do it stages but I don't have a designated plan. From what I've read I need to changes the gears front and rear, reprogram, and need lift kit with long arm. Bigger rotors and brakes? I'm not sure where to begin. Can anyone with this please help? Do I purchase tires and wheels. Save money. Purchase lift kit. Save money. Purchase gears, rotors, brakes, and any other items. Save money then build? Or build as I go? Any help would be very much appreciated!
Jay-P. though I plan to take it on off road and play with it near some trails in my area, I plan on using it to promote my business at events such as high school football games and select baseball. Plus I like the way the 40's look and don't see that often in my area. : )
Ahhhh, time to open the wallet, and perhaps the mind....think we.
Read up on a 3.5 to 4.5 inch lift requirements ($$$$) 40 tires and rims ($$$$)
and then ask for advice...there is a lot of info if you use the search function.
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40"s lift jeep on a rack. Remove about everthing; axles assemblies, suspension, stearing. replace it all with one tons. it will be a horrible DD. nothing under the jeep will be able to take the pain 40"s. The list of what is needed and so long that if you have to ask.......... about what that jeep cost to buy it will cost to do this right. FEW people run 40"s on the street, there is a reason. all the clubs I am in, the people I know, ALL trailer Jeeps on 40"s to and from the trails.
Sounds like you want a mall crawler on 40"s. there is no cheep fast way to do this. The rims need to match a one ton set up most are full width... you have alot to study.
That jeep looks perfectly fine as it is. All this talk about wanting 40s when it's never going to leave pavement seems like a bunch of nonsense. You're business is gonna go bankrupt over all the jeep work and bam you've lost your advertisement. Might as well wheel the piss out of it at that point
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Ok! Got it! Tons of money and have no sense! I'm in! Thanks for all the advise and yes I have lots to study. Will start with wheels and rims and search for more forums on 40's and lifts. Stay tuned. I will publish a page on our website to those who want to follow this crazy, money pit, nonsense, project. Thanks again and glad to be part of this CrAzY family of JK Owners! Have a safe Memorial Day!
why start with the wheels? Unless this is a mall crawler that will never see any offroad use. you need to be looking for a d60 upfront. and60 or 14 bolt rear. then the rims are not 5x5. you will need at least hydro assisted steering MOST 40"s go full hydro, but there again that is not street legal and we are back to a trailer again.
I see how this is going. 1 you are a troll or maybe you are not and just want someone to say," ya man just bolt on 40"s and get a big a$$ Rough country lift and wheel that baby....into the malls.
...I plan on using it to promote my business at events such as high school football games and select baseball. Plus I like the way the 40's look and don't see that often in my area. : )
Hey, I personally think that's one of the best reasons to get 40s. Most of the Jeeps I've seen like that are built to promote products.
You have to decide if you also want to wheel it. If you're just going to be driving it on the road for events to promote your business then you won't have to do as much to it. If you want to wheel it then you can easily break all kinds of things when you have 40s and stock axles. Also if you wheel it then you can easily scrape up the sides from tree branches and weeds and stuff, which may not go with your advertising.
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Wavedatya. Thanks! It's roughly what I figured just by looking around. I'll keep your sticker in mind : )
Godholio. Was actually thinking of doing that if the lottery got into the billions!
Joe. Most of the events I'll be attending are around my community. I have budgeted 25K for advertising for the next two years. I have 5k now and will have another 5K in 3 months. Question is this something I can do in stages?
...Joe. Most of the events I'll be attending are around my community. I have budgeted 25K for advertising for the next two years. I have 5k now and will have another 5K in 3 months. Question is this something I can do in stages?
You really need to decide if itís just for show (you won't be wheeling it). If it's just for show then you won't have to replace your axles, and you can start modding it. How big is the current lift?
If you're going to wheel it then you can still do it in stages, but a lot of the expensive stuff - the axles - won't show any different than the stock axles (they wonít raise the Jeep).