Joe - I dont want a jeep that I have to trailer. The lift it has now is 3in but dont know what kind. I bought it from a used dealership and they have no records. I went down to talk to 4 Wheel Parts store. I told them what I was trying to do and they gave me a list. They suggested a Rubicon Express lift with 513 gears. Not sure if thats what I need to do...
Yeah, I agree with you on the trailering aspect.
I don't know what the minimum lift you “need” with 40s. Part of the issue is that you have to adjust things for the flex if you’re wheeling. If you plan to only stay on the street then you could get away with less of a lift. Another option if you go with a smaller lift is to get/adjust your fenders and wheel wells so the opening will fit the tires and the tires won’t rub/hit the fenders. I've read where some are running 40s with just a 3.5" lift - with trimming of the fenders, flat fenders, maybe a small body lift, and appropriate bump stops. I guess it also depends on the look you are trying to achieve.
I have 5.38s with my 35s - they've worked well for me.
2008 Rubicon - 2 Door - Flame Red - Automatic - MyGIG - Power Group - Deep Tint.
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