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post #1 of 7 Old 01-17-2017, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Fellow Jeepers!!!

Whats going on fellas, I have an 07 2 door Jk looking to lift it up but ive heard a lot of rumors. I wanna know how high I should go on my lift ive heard you cant go 4" but then ive heard you can, I wanna run 35" tires 4" lift but I wanna get the right idea and the Do's and Donts! thanks for any input I have a manual tranny ive heard the common problem is tearing the boot on the DS is common in the autos but I'm sure it happens in the manuals as well just looking for a direction to go in!! thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-17-2017, 10:38 AM
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Hi and welcome. What are you trying to do with your jeep (type of wheeling)?

If it's cosmetic than the approach will be different than rockcrawling, which may be different from splashing around in a mudhole or zipping around in the dunes...

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Welcome aboard.

I agree what you plan to use it for will help decide how best to lift it.

Another thing, 4" is a ton of lift for 35s, 2.5" will save you a bunch of money and in my opinion look better too.

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I agree, I'm of the opinion that less is more. 2.5 will fit 35" tires. If you're wanting to crawl it with 35's I would go with 3.5. Or just slap some flat fenders on with the 2.5. Depending on what your planning on using the rig for will help you determine shocks and gear ratio's. It's taken me a little over a year and a half to finally decide on a shock, lift, tire combo that I like. I've been running a stock rig with 33's the whole time and I'm amazed at how capable these things are from the factory.


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hey right on, I'm looking to be able to use my rig for a little bit of everything right now Id like to be able to roll up to the hills and trail climb and then id like to be able to drive it on the road as well. just trying to get the right direction 3.5 probable be perfect with 35's ill get enough clearance on trails & itd still look bad ass, what lift & tires do you guys prefer...

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hey right on, I'm looking to be able to use my rig for a little bit of everything right now Id like to be able to roll up to the hills and trail climb and then id like to be able to drive it on the road as well. just trying to get the right direction 3.5 probable be perfect with 35's ill get enough clearance on trails & itd still look bad ass, what lift & tires do you guys prefer...



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If all you're wanting to do with it is trail climb you're probably fine with just a Rock Krawler stock mod system and some bilstein 5100 shocks sitting on some all terrains. If you're wanting to actually use it and need something that will take the abuse I would do the RK 3.5 mid arm or super flex system with fox shocks sitting on some MT(my plan when I've got the money saved up) but don't rush into anything. Wheel your jeep the way it is and feel it out. See what you like and tailor your jeep build to fit that.


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This is how mine sits now. Stock rig on 33's with flat fenders. Plenty of room to grow once I've got the money for it, but more than capable just as it sits. I've also added some armor underneath just to help with the clearance issues. (Definitely want to protect that oil pan, gas tank, evap canister, and trans)


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