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Hi everyone :)

I'm a senior in college and have wanted a jeep for a long time now. My father leased a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited X a month ago and has since decided its not for him :shaking:. Since I was planing on financing a TJ anyway, I told him I'd take over his 2 year lease (only $200/month!) so that is how I am here.

A couple questions... I want to install an inexpensive lift kit (2 inch) and I found some that just extend the shocks which is what I'll go with. I also want larger tires, maybe 33 inch. What tires are on there stock? Will giving it a lift and tires void the warranty or will the stealership give me grief?

Here's the Jeep :D




Thanks for the help in advance!

Zac
 

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Hi and welcome from California. :beer:

I would suggest that you read through the lease agreement very carefully before you consider any alterations to the Jeep. Afterall, you are just renting it. If you think you may purchase it after the two years, that might be different. Leases work in favor of the Stealership. If you end up modifing it, I would suggest you keep all OEM parts just in case.

Looks like your tires might be 32" with the 17" cast aluminum wheels. If thats the case I personally don't see how 33's will make a difference. Just my opinion.:)

As far as your lift is concerned, there are more qualified people on this forum to answer that question.

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Welcome, Since you are leasing (shame on you) then a teraflex 2.5 with shock extenders is what you are looking for. Then get some rims and tires(35's) Run the stockers on the street, 35's in the dirt. When it is time to turn it back in take off the lift and put stock tires back on it.
 

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Welcome, Since you are leasing (shame on you) then a teraflex 2.5 with shock extenders is what you are looking for. Then get some rims and tires(35's) Run the stockers on the street, 35's in the dirt. When it is time to turn it back in take off the lift and put stock tires back on it.
This is what I was thinking. Who's going to know? I'll ask the dealership about the lift kit regardless because what if I have to take it in for service? Most things I can do myself but there could be warranty issues that I don't want to pay for :smokin:

Are you saying I should get A or B?

A: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16194_0003.htm
B: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_0000.htm

Thanks for the welcomes :beer:
 

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Are you saying I should get A or B?
A: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16194_0003.htm
B: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_0000.htm
Thanks for the welcomes :beer:
Neither:D
you want this one
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_0005.htm
it has the shock extenders
Unless you have your heart set on 33's, you can usually pick up tires and wheels off of a rubicon (32x11.50) as a set pretty cheap and you're putting 'factory' tires and wheels on, so the stealership *shouldn't* complain

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Neither:D
you want this one
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_0005.htm
it has the shock extenders
Unless you have your heart set on 33's, you can usually pick up tires and wheels off of a rubicon (32x11.50) as a set pretty cheap and you're putting 'factory' tires and wheels on, so the stealership *shouldn't* complain

and welcome to the site!
Nice, and thanks for the info! 32's from a Rubicon sound like a great idea, and probably will cost less than brand new tires and wheels. Thanks!

Now, I've never put a lift kit on a car but I have installed lowering springs and shocks on a couple BMW's, but I've never lifted a vehicle. What tools will I need to get the job done, or am I better off giving the task to the Jeep Modification shop in my town?
 
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