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post #1 of 25 Old 03-14-2020, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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2 Inch Lift, 32 inch tires, what about suspension?

I am planning on buying a Jeep that is pretty stock and adding a modest 2 inch lift and maybe 32 inch tires. I have lots of dirt roads behind the house, a whole mountain range full of them and old mine road. No rock crawling or rough stuff. I want it to be able to handle pavement on the highway.

I am confused about the suspension. Are spacers okay or springs much better? Do I need to be concerned about control arms, track bars, bump stops or sway bar disconnect with this set up? Information overload.

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-15-2020, 12:09 AM
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I think you can just get away with spacers and nothing else with that small amount of lift. When I first bought my TJ, that's all it had, and it also had 32" tires just like you are talking about doing. Now, if you plan on going with any more lift than that, then you might want to consider springs, control arms, track bars etc. But just doing a 2" spacer lift, I don't think it warrants all of that.

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post #3 of 25 Old 03-15-2020, 05:39 AM
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2"spacers are fine for your setup and needs. I would pay attention to shocks though. Sway bar disconnects would be a nice addition for if you plan to go off the mine roads, but not needed. The rest of it is fine at your levels. I doubt you would get driveshaft vibes with a 2" lift, but if you do there are a couple of options.

And just a heads up if you every want to go bigger, a 1.25" body lift is easy to install and would clear 33's. Do you know what gears you have?
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get it and take it for a spin, then see what the shortcomings are. an OEM jeep can do a lot.

if you like the ride and just want clearance for bigger tires you can do a 1.25" body lift and be good to go with OEM suspension and ride quality. jeeps are a bit like dominoes, making one change affects many others


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Sounds like you just want a little something, partiallyfor looks and partially for function, right? Terraflex has a budget boost that will get you to 31 inch tires, which is a great starting point. Only thing you need are shocks.

Sway bar disconnects are for hard flexing, if your not crawling and such, it's not something you need to worry about.

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thanks for the feedback.
Now I am thinking about 1 1/2 inch lift spacers or leaving it stock.
Some technical discussions suggest a whole list of mods for a 2 inch lift.

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thanks for the feedback.
Now I am thinking about 1 1/2 inch lift spacers or leaving it stock.
Some technical discussions suggest a whole list of mods for a 2 inch lift.
2.25" BB spacers and nothing else.
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How long can you run it like that before a problem develops? That is the million dollar question.
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How long can you run it like that before a problem develops? That is the million dollar question.
No problems develop. I ran one for 2 years way back. People run them that way for many years.
p.s. Here's just a 1.25" BL with 31s.
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33's with 1.25" body lift.

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1.25 body lift and maybe a motor mount lift at the same time


Tires and wheel choice with consideration for back spacing will be the issue. 31 inch tires are way more common than 32.



Please do not take this the wrong way, but if you have to ask, do not even consider going larger until you have an idea of everything involved. The body lift will have 0 effect on suspension travel. It will only add clearance. Any other lift will not add clearance, and should give a little more suspension travel. Changing just the springs will primarily change ride height. To change suspension travel, you must look at shocks, control arms, bumpstops, trac bars, steering, brake lines, etc.
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33's with 1.25" body lift.

33's and NO lift.
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Let me tell you from experience, and what Boogie's meme alludes to: skip the spacers, go straight to a 2" or so spring lift. Same amount of work, better system.
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265/75/16 (31.6x10.4) with a 1.75 spacer up front. Stock in the rear.

Keep in mind, the flares on a Rubicon are 1 wider than standard flares. There is no interference with mine, but Im not certain about a standard flare.




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Everything is fine regarding a 1 1/2 to 2 inch lift and 31 inch tires and then there is a post by RD Primeaux and the doubt returns.
I want to spend my time driving it not working on it.
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