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Suspension Lift Reccomendations. Smoothest Riding

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07 4dr Wrangler. "Desert driving and riding". I am not a big rock crawler and do not neccesarily plan to be, but I don't want any obstacles to stop me because I am not properly equipped.

I am sitting bone stock right now on 32's.

I was orginally planning on going 33's because I have to drive this to commute in as well but 'everyone' is telling me 35's at minimum, especially on the 4drs.

I do mostly desert dirt and sand.

What is the smoothest riding suspension you all reccomend in your experience. My buddies are telling me Fab Tec 6" Long arm life. Others are reccomending a 5" ICON, or Rubicon lift.

My jeep lift experience is from the early 80's where they rode much more stiff than this 07 Wrangler.

I am looking to traverse anywhere I want in the desert and get some long travel smoothness out of my Jeep.

Enough running my suck; What do you good folks reccomend?

Thank you for taking the time.
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Going beyond about 3" can open a Pandora's box of required additional mods. You will most likely need at least a front drive shaft at about 3.5". Going up more just means more madatory mods to make things work right or work reliably.

As far as lifts to accomodate 35" tires and provide a great ride, I would suggest AEV's 3.5" lift. The drop brackets for the front upper and lower control arms move the angles of the arms to all but equal the angles on a long arm which should be a better set up imo than adjustable arms in the stock rear mount locations as far as ride goes. The lift comes with Bilstien shocks, which are a substantial upgrade over stock. Plus the whole kit is a lot less expensive than a long arm.

In addition, rather than the standard bumpstops, perhaps the shock absorbing ones. Having a brain cramp at the moment and cannot recall the name of the bumpstops or who makes them, but for fast travel over whoops and unmaintained roads and two tracks these ought to be perfect.

Throw in Currie spring retainers so that when the Jeep unloads the springs stay put.

A/T tire rather than M/T tire for the ride, noise, tread life and because rock crawling isn't the main plan.

My thoughts,

JPK
 
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