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post #1 of 19 Old 10-26-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys here is the deal. I leave for Afghanistan this month and I finally got the approval from the wife to put some of my hard earned money into the jeep. I'm looking at running 33x12.5 17's, so I need a 2.5 to 3" lift. With that (plus I'm new to modding Jeeps) I need advice on a great entry level kit that will not cost me over $1000. I know that's a stretch but I have to make room for all the parts I want. I will really appreciate any advice you guys have because I'm not finding much in the way of reviews of the kits out there.

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For 33s on a 4 door is run either rustys 2" springs or someone's 3/4 rear 1 3/4 front spacers.

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Rk stock mod.
If I were u I'd consider 35's. Probably 80% of the people running 33's wish they went right to 35's.

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Yep, check out what 2k2 said or look at the Rock Krawler 2.5" Stock Mod paired with Bilstein 5100s. Comes in with money to spare on that budget.

Go to Google and type in "Rock Krawler 2.5 JKowners.com" and click enter. Tons of results with lots of pictures and info that could keep you busy for a week. If you have specific questions don't hesitate to ask. I just like looking at pictures when I'm shopping. LOL!

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^^ what he said. You can't go wrong with Rock Krawler 2.5" stock mod cause if (I mean when) you want to get more hard core you can just add to the kit without starting over just by adding the upgrade kits to it. I would also take a look at 35" I think you would be happier with them. Good luck with the build and stay safe over there.


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I thought the stock mod might be too tall. But definitely the best rising.

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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I have a 4 door with a 3.25 lift running 33 and don't want 35s you'll be happy with the look. Be safe over there

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For 33's, you can just go with a Teraflex Leveling Kit and you'll be set.

I know it's a 2-dr, but here's mine w/ 33.5's and the Leveling Kit.
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Thanks for all the quick depots. I will be looking at that site later today.

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Rk stock mod.
If I were u I'd consider 35's. Probably 80% of the people running 33's wish they went right to 35's.
And 35s wish they bought 37s
and 37s wish they bought 40s

get the pic

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I have 37s and am totally happy I agree with merlin somewhat but if your going to wheel it at all get the 2.5 Rock krawler and 35s you won't regret the decision

Contact Marcus at RiverCityOffroad and Jason at Krawl offroad both are here at JKO and will take care of you

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And 35s wish they bought 37s
and 37s wish they bought 40s

get the pic

Keep safe bro

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Thanks. My biggest deal is trying to get a package with shocks included. I have it figured that I will have about $3000 to put into the lift and tires, so I was looking at the rusty's 3.25" lift with rims and tires which would put me at just over $2000. I could go more but I want to stay around my original budget of around $1000-$1500. The rock crawler kit would be awesome, I just need shocks and some allied rims with good, chep mud tires. (I think sometimes I am asking too much)

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What would that 2.5 stock mod kit plus the blistien 5100 and some 35's. I'm trying to decide if I want to do wheels too or just paint my MOAB's. I'm open to suggestions from you guys too.
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Best free advice you will ever get "Call Marcus at River City Offroad". He'll talk you through the options. Jason's got a great rep also and I'm sure you won't go wrong with him either.

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Thanks. My biggest deal is trying to get a package with shocks included. I have it figured that I will have about $3000 to put into the lift and tires, so I was looking at the rusty's 3.25" lift with rims and tires which would put me at just over $2000. I could go more but I want to stay around my original budget of around $1000-$1500. The rock crawler kit would be awesome, I just need shocks and some allied rims with good, chep mud tires. (I think sometimes I am asking too much)

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Yea I'm going to call Jason later this week too. I just need to gather prices, cause I'll start gathering the parts up as soon as I get tax free pay.

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35's and Rock Krawler suspension...you'll be one happy dude

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I painted my Moabs. It cost me 4 hours and $20. Easy to do and looks great.

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Ok guys here is the deal. I leave for Afghanistan this month ......

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My advice is leave it stock till you get back. Purchase the parts while you are over there. This way you have a pile of boxes to come home to, kinda' like christmas. It also helps the time pass when you are over there.

Hell I did most of my mods on my R&Rs.

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