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: MY 08 X 2DR


BrianJK
05-01-2009, 08:20 AM
Stock upgrades...
Went from stock 16s. To stock 17" moabs from an 07 X.
(before)
7736
(after)
7737

7738

WTF_LOL
05-01-2009, 08:29 AM
Makes a big difference!

When I first got my x 2dr, my lift and tires were going on the same day. I installed my lift but as I was about to go pick up the tires up I got a call that the tires were delayed, DOH! :homersimpson:

I had to drive around for a week with a lifted JK on the stock x tires :lol:


:lol::lol::lol:
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5264/p8290128jr7.jpg

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/2347/p8290125eq2.jpg


And then I got muy tires, really helped even it out! Jeep still looks so young in these pics, was fun to see them again

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/3127/p9070016wy4.jpg

BrianJK
05-01-2009, 08:59 AM
It made a huge difference. much better ride. Not to much power loss, I have 3.21 gears with 6 speed manual.
Brian

SimpleMan
05-01-2009, 10:03 AM
I also bought a bone stock 2 door X on 16" steels. Got a set of 18 inch Sahara wheels/tires from a co-worker and threw them on and could not have been happier with the change - especially for the low cost of free! Just realized that I do not have any pictures with the 16's. Oh well - here is one with the 18's.

SimpleMan
05-01-2009, 10:07 AM
Scott - can you tell me about the tires/wheels and about the lift. The overall look is about what I want for my Jeep. Thanks.

WTF_LOL
05-01-2009, 11:08 AM
Scott - can you tell me about the tires/wheels and about the lift. The overall look is about what I want for my Jeep. Thanks.

The lift was a 2.5" Teraflex HD BB. This kit has since been discontinued. It has Coils in the front and spacers in the back. It was discontinued as the front coils were giving 2 doors closer to 3.5"-4" of lift. In that pic I would say the front was right about 4" and the rear 2.5. For a similar look I would take a look at 3.5" lifts.

Here is the install and all the part numbers are in there
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=504

The wheels are 15x8 Unique Soft 8's (same as Crager) steel wheels
The first reply in this thread has the details on those wheels
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510

The tires are BFG M/T 35x12.5/15



BTW, I feel a need to post a more current pic of the rig!

http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-20.jpg
http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-42.jpg
http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-38.jpg
http://www.myprojectjk.com/images/940_2009-04-Moab-44.jpg

SimpleMan
05-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the info Scott. As for the updated pics - WOW, they sure do grow up fast! Again - thanks :beer: