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post #1 of 10 Old 11-05-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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99 Sport Lift/Wheel/Tire upgrade

Picked up a Stock '99 Sport. I'm not doing any crawling, just some fire roads and mild off road driving out to fishing/hunting spots in the Sierras.

Looking at doing:

-2.25 OME lift kit (Coils/springs, Shocks, etc)

-15" Pro Comp 69 series Vintage Wheels (all black)

-32x11.5 KO2 tires

Anyone running this set up...if so could you please share photos, or let me know what I should be looking at to get a smooth ride and functional lift/wheel/tire set up.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 12:23 AM
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How many miles do you have on your TJ?

Do you have a hard top?

Any added weight - bumpers, winch, armor etc?
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How many miles do you have on your TJ?

Do you have a hard top?

Any added weight - bumpers, winch, armor etc?
-It has 160K, with a full motor rebuild at 100K from the shop at the dealership. (done by previous owner)
-It has a hard top
-no added weight...completely stock, right now. Might add a double tube bumper, which is about 10lbs heavier than the stock bumper.

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I'd recommend the Old Man Emu springs. Not only do they ride & handle great but they offer multiple spring rates so we can best accommodate your stock & aftermarket equipment.

If you're staying in the 2.5" range it's a simple lift to put together in terms of components.

The OME springs will give you a perfect amount of lift for your 32" tires. You may want to replace the rubber spring isolators at the tops of each of the springs given the number of miles you have on your Jeep. Check them to see if they are cracked or misshapen.

I'd be happy to assist with an excellent lift setup. You can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] and we'll chat.
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For me , 32's and 2" lift are the sweet spot on a TJ. Good stance but not big enough to screw up everything.

That said, do you know what your stock gear ratio is? If 3.08, you really should factor in the cost to regear.

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2.5" lift with 32" BFG ATs on my old 98'.
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For me , 32's and 2" lift are the sweet spot on a TJ. Good stance but not big enough to screw up everything.

That said, do you know what your stock gear ratio is? If 3.08, you really should factor in the cost to regear.

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I'm going with the OME 2.25" lift and 31" BFG K02s...my gear ratio is 3.73 right now, so I figured by going with the 31s, I wouldn't have to regear.

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31's or 32's would both be fine with 3.73's

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I'm going with the OME 2.25" lift and 31" BFG K02s...my gear ratio is 3.73 right now, so I figured by going with the 31s, I would have to regear.
No need to regear for 31s. If you have an auto, you could go even larger.
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No need to regear for 31s. If you have an auto, you could go even larger.
Thanks for catching that...I was trying to type " I wouldn't have to regear"

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