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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 11:46 AM
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Lift and Tires on a 2005 Unlimited

I just sold my '87 Wrangler. I had a 3 inch body lift and 33" tires. I am purchasing a new Unlimted and am thinking about upgrading the wheels and tires. This is primarily for "look". This is a daily driver. I am not planning on the Rubicon model right now, but that could always change.
What are your thoughts on size to upgrade to and what would be the minimum lift. I was thinking just 31"s and I don't know if a lift is required to fit those nicely.
I would probably be game for a 2 1/2" suspension lift...but not much more. 33s are nice but may be too big for daily driving. I loved the way they looked on the '87, but not familiar with TJs.
Thanks for the thoughts in advance.
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Why not just get the Rubi package. They come with 31" MTR's
later down the road you could always add a lift and put on some 33's, and you would have a really nice trail Jeep. But for the time being you would have a great DD, very road friendly, and a set of 31's (Factory installed)
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For 31's I'd go with a 2" Old Man Emu lift. They ride well, handle well, flex well, and are affordable.
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I thought they came with 245s from the factory????
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Re: Lift and Tires on a 2005 Unlimited

I just got the new Unlimited home. I REALLY like it, although, coming from a Wrangler with a 3 inch lift and 33s this feels a little like driving a Taurus. The dealership is waiting on me to tell them what lift kit to use. This will be a street/highway vehicle, but I really think it needs at least a little lift, and I am now leaning toward putting 32s on it.
Any suggestions for a good/simple lift that will let me keep the same ride feel but clear the 32s?
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I've been very pleased with my Old Man Emu 2" lift.
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Re: Lift and Tires on a 2005 Unlimited

my 2" lift from 4WD (thier brand lift) hardware was cheap....used new springs, not spacers....and fits the 32's awesome...was 350$ or so plus shipping.

flexes and rides good, nothing else needed like driveshafts and brake lines
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my 2" lift from 4WD (thier brand lift) hardware was cheap....used new springs, not spacers....and fits the 32's awesome...was 350$ or so plus shipping.

flexes and rides good, nothing else needed like driveshafts and brake lines
[image]http://www.epiccomputer.com/dale/jeepjunk/rockport050423/greg%202.html[/image]

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Here's the picture Greg was shooting for:



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yea im not sure why that didnt work....hmm

i did copy and paste straight into the image box....

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Can't post the webpage, just the picture. .html is the page, http://www.epiccomputer.com/dale/jee...3/greg%202.jpg is the picture.
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