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Question New Jeep Owner, question on possible lift and tires

Finally found a used Jeep I can afford, just bought a 2010 Islander Edition. The guy I bought it from mentioned that the 4"lift came standard on the Islander. I've been researching online for a while now, and can't find any mention of standard lifts on the islander. Does anybody here know if this is true? Also, want to get bigger tires for it since the tires somehow seems small to me with the body seating that high. Any advise on best tires (brand and size) I should go for? Thanks again.
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No jeeps came from the factory with a lift installed. More than likely it was installed by a dealer.


Look around and use the search feature. Lots of people here running 37's with 4 inches of lift.

For tire brand, well that's a tough one, everyone has their input on the best tire brand since that is what they are running on their jeep. I will say that BFG's will never be on my jeep again.

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So, are you saying you bought a used Islander with a 4" lift already installed?

Might be better if you posted a pic (or 2) so we can see what you have & give you a better idea where you can go...

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Thanks for the response. just posted pics below. The previous owner told me that lift was already installed when he bought from original owner, and he thought that the lift came with the Islander edition. Anyways, my problem is I saw the shocks are rusted and might need replacement, just need to make sure I buy the right shocks depending on the lift size (to be honest, not really sure about the lift size now). I found a link here that shows how to figure out size of lift by measuring springs from mount to mount, but that it didn't seem right when I tried it. Again, I'm all new to this and still learning. Thanks again.
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If you're able to, get up under there and take some pics of the actual control arms, shocks, and springs. If it's really dirty under there, then try to wipe off these parts and look for part #'s on any of these components as well as possible brand name(s). From the pics that you posted, it's impossible to tell exactly what's what up under there. Also if you can get some pics of the rear and especially the front-end... things like track-bars, drag-link, tie-rod, brake-lines, etc... that would be very helpful.

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also, if you're not already doing-so and/or you exceed the limit on image attachments , use of an online ,free hosting for pix site like photobucket or imgur will let you plug direct link URLs in for your underside /suspension Picts so it'll be easier to help you identify what you bought





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Finally got to take pics of the shocks and springs. Shocks measured 20" and springs 10". Also, the shocks seems to me like it has a spacer, not very familiar with it, so please let me know if thats what it is. Thanks again.
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Looks to me like stock springs and shocks, with a spring spacer lift 2 to 2.5" or so, and a body lift of an inch or two.

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@BigTB , that's what I was thinking it was. I read that Islander comes with Rubicon shocks and springs, does 20" sounds right for replacement shocks? Thanks again.
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