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post #1 of 18 Old 03-12-2009, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Poke holes in this set up please.

I'm thinking of a 2" lift so I can run 33's. I don't do much really rough off roading but plan to visit the local sand dunes once in a while. No rock crawling, no jumping. So, I think the stock springs will be fine for my needs.

1. Tereflex budget 2" lift.
2. Bilstein 5100 shocks.
3. 33' tires on stock 17" rims.

Is number 3 possible without backspacers?

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Nothing wrong with your setup. The only thing you may want to do if you have a Rubicon, is use the stock shocks with the Teraflex extensions. There's nothing wrong with the Bilsteins, it would just save you a little money.
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Oh, and number 3 is possible, but not a good idea.
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#3 will probably need wheel spacers to clear sway bar links


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Just run the 2" budget boost with extensions.. Call it a day! Although if you do lift it you have to flip your sway links to run the stock wheels and 33's.. That's with the teraflex kit.. I don't know if they changed it, but you will not need spacers at least I didn't when I had that lift.

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Im in this guys same situation and dont want to steal the thread but would what he's talking about be possible with 35's? Or would it be possible to run 33's with spacers and no lift?
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some people end up needing them, some dont
I flipped my links and barely cleared but had plenty of room with the spacers


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I don't have a Rubi. It's an X with the S package and six speed manual. Also has the trailer towing option so it has the lower gear ratio and I think it also has stiffer springs and better shocks. Can anybody confirm this? I don't actually have the Jeep yet so I can't just look at it and tell. It should be here within a couple of weeks. It looks like the Teraflex kit comes with extended sway bar links. Can you explain what you mean when you say you flipped the links? Does that mean you moved the links to the other side of the sway bar? I thought about using Bilstein shocks because I am so impressed with how much they improved my Trooper. Best money I spent on it. If the stock shocks are better than most OEM shocks I'll consider just using the extenders.
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He can just run the oem shocks and with the money he saves on that just gt spacers and 35's. Thats what im about to do to mine 2.5 teraflex BB and 35's. Will deal with the gears later.

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Oh, and number 3 is possible, but not a good idea.
Please explain "not a good idea."
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yeah, flip the rear links inside the sway bar and pay attention to which way you run your bolts, pretty much just keep things as far from the wheels as possible

For shocks, if you wanna save a few bucks, find a set of rubi take offs and use the extenders.
Rubi shocks are pretty darn good and can usually be had cheap or free

Thats the way to do it, I had my lift in hand before I took delivery too

some people don't like the idea of running a 12.50" on the stock rims because they're technically too narrow for the tire, BUT, I've had 35x12.50s on mine for a long time with no problems.
You also may rub without spacers using a 12.50
I'm not sure on that one because 1.5" spidertrax were one of my first mods.


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How wide are the OEM wheels? I think I'm stretching it putting 33's on them let alone 35's. I'm trying to save money by not buying new wheels
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Will deal with the gears later.
If you have an auto and live where there are any hills, gears will move to the top of your list real quick!


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How wide are the OEM wheels? I think I'm stretching it putting 33's on them let alone 35's. I'm trying to save money by not buying new wheels
it's not the diameter, its the width
most 33s and 35s are 12.50
stock rims are 7.5" wide on a rubi, not sure on others
35 actually squeezes on easier than a 33 since theres more sidewall to flex and cover the width


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If you have an auto and live where there are any hills, gears will move to the top of your list real quick!
Or spend much time towing a trailer full of fire wood!

And changing gearing can get real expensive real quick
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No hills over here in SC but i will see how bad it gets.

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I will do 5.13s. They are not that expensive but the installation is. Im kind of not experienced with gears so that is something that will pay to get done.

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Sorry for the hijack. Back to the OP issue.

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