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post #1 of 10 Old 01-29-2014, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys when I turned 16 last year my dad gave me his old 2009 2dr jeep Sahara. Now that I've been driving a while he has given me a little money to do some upgrades. However being new to the modified jeep world I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing and could use some advice. As of now I thinking of going with the Rock Krawler 2.5in x-factor lift, Bilstein 5100, 35in Hankook Dynapro mt, AEV rear bumper/tire carrier and 20in xd monster rims. If anyone has any opinions or recommendations please share!!

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Awesome dad...IMO that is a great start. But if it were me go with fuel offroad wheels and 3.5 Lift.. for no more than it costs u will appreciate the extra lift in the long run. And fuel rims r a lol bit cheaper than kmc.

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The 3.5" RK kit is to much for a 2 door. Stick with the 2.5" kit and the X-Factor is a great choice IMO. If you plan on any wheeling 17 inch wheels will do you much better than 20's, but if you're just going for a look dubs are nice. I also prefer Rancho's RS9000XL shocks over the Bilsteins.

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The 3.5" RK kit is to much for a 2 door. Stick with the 2.5" kit and the X-Factor is a great choice IMO. If you plan on any wheeling 17 inch wheels will do you much better than 20's, but if you're just going for a look dubs are nice. I also prefer Rancho's RS9000XL shocks over the Bilsteins.
Agreed. 3.5" RK on a 2D is a LOT, lol.
I probably got close to 5" of lift when I first put it on.

I've never ran the Ranch shocks so I have no say in that.


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The 3.5" RK kit is to much for a 2 door. Stick with the 2.5" kit and the X-Factor is a great choice IMO. If you plan on any wheeling 17 inch wheels will do you much better than 20's, but if you're just going for a look dubs are nice. I also prefer Rancho's RS9000XL shocks over the Bilsteins.
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Im in high school so obviously I want my jeep to look good so I had planned to go with 17in rims but read some where that the more sidewall you had the more squirrly it was going down the highway so I bumped up the rims to 20in. I love taking my jeep off-road so how much do you think the 20in rims will effect it? Also do the ranchos ride better than the bilsteins or what?
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I've only had 4dr so i dk about the lift but I will agree I like 17s over 20s and larger I've had 22s on 40s and 20s on 37s and even the weight difference in the wheels size makes a difference

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I got a 2.5 X factor on a two door and plenty of room for my 35" generals. 37s soon and have plenty of room


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Goo with the 17" wheel. Tires are cheaper and you aren't going to notice a difference compared to 20s

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1.5" RK lift

IMO for a 2 door & 35's, you might want to look into the 1.5" RK lift. Just some food for thought. Check out this thread here: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...=140161&page=4 The pic at the top of the page of e-jeep has steel bumpers & 37s. He does say the 37" tires rub a little, but he's moving to 35's.

As stated before, 17x8.5 or 17x9 wheels with 4.5" or less backspacing with 35" tires is the way to go. Very stable laterally IMO. I'm on 37's and 17x8 steelies and it doesn't feel squirrely. I'll prolly be looking to move to 17x9 alloys sometime this summer.

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Yeah after consideration I think I'll just go with some 17 or 18 inch rims. I've also been throwing around the idea of the AEV 2.5in lift or the rock krawler 2.5 max travel lift instead of the rock krawler 2.5 X factor. Does anybody have any thoughts on those?
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