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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MA2255, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Apr 14, 2018 at 6:15 AM
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    MA2255

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    Hi!
    I am completely new to the jeep world! Would love to see pics of other jeeps & the lifts you have done. I have NO clue on what to do with mine. Any help is much appreciated

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  2. Apr 14, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    Welcome! Great JL project to work on and make it special. You might be our second JL and more to come.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Welcome!
    Lot of different lift/tire combos to check out in the Jeep builds subsections and the Jeep suspension area.

    Some I pulled at random...

    @OFFGRID's 08 Wrangler with a 4" lift running 37" tires (before moving up to 40's)
    [​IMG]

    @JKBob 25's 2016 with a 2" lift
    [​IMG]

    @Blue Baby Sound's 2018 JK build thread is another detailed one to read through
     
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  5. Apr 14, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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  6. Apr 14, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Welcome to the forum @MA2255. As Bob pointed out. Many options out there. Please feel free to ask questions. Many awesome members here at the ready to help. Great bunch of people here with the knowledge to help you. Here's a most recent pic of my JK. Hope it helps.
     
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  7. Apr 14, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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  8. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    MA2255

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    Thx @JKBob 25! Jeep looks great Can’t wait to get started. So many options I feel like a kid in a candy store!!
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    Yeah thats the feeling @MA2255. Kid in a candy store with a deep wallet. Lolll. Just remember...Have fun with it.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    Here's mine with a 3.5 inch lift and 35's. Like @JKBob 25 said... have fun with it and build it to what YOU like. 20170803_190449.jpg
     
  11. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    Welcome. Just remember what JEEP stands for. “JUST EMPTY EVERY POCKET”
     
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  12. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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    There ya go. Awesome example of a lifted JKU from @boondoc89. Sweet JkU. Can't stress it. Have fun, and build what you have in mind for it. :).
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    Welcome from Oklahoma.
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    Lol
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    Welcome to the Jeep Club. What ever you do don't chinch on the lift kit. A basic 2-2.5 spacer lift is fine, but if your going to get into new springs and more etc, go with a reputable company like Metal Cloak (my new favorite) or Teraflex (my old favorite). Metal Cloak's 3.5 inch game changer lift on the JK was amazing, and I hear they just came out with the same lift for the JL. It allows you to wheel aggressively without changing anything else on the jeep. What part of the country are you in?
     
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  16. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    @boondoc89 love it! I’m thinking of a 2 inch lift with 33’s. I’ve also learned that my jeep has the Dana 44’s. Again, new to all of this & hoping the Dana 44 won’t stop me from the kind of lift I’m wanting.

    @OFFGRID I’m in Texas (Dallas area)
     
  17. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    If you are on Facebook you might look up North Texas Jeep Club.
     
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  18. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Agree with Pre-runner. Get involved in a local club. The Sahara comes with Dana 44 in the rear and Dana 30 in the front. 2 inch lift with 33s will look great. I really like the look of JK bob's jeep with 35s and flat fenders on a 2 inch lift. 33s and 35s keep your jeep very street worthy will still giving you decent offroadability. Make sure you buy a prgrammer like superchips to correct the jeep's computer for the tire size change. Remember that if you take your jeep to the dealership for work to take the programming out of the jeep (set back to stock) They will often flash your computer and you will lose the aftermarket programming forcing you to purchase a new programmer. When you get your jeep back from the dealership you can reinstall the programmer on your jeep.

    I'm in Houston. My Club often goes to Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area in Gilmer Texas. It is a lot closer to Dallas than it is to Houston.

    If we (jeeps.net) can help feel free to hit is up.

    Love The JLU in white.
     
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    Thk you @OFFGRID for all the info! I appreciate every bit of it! I’m trying to read up on stuff & learn all the ins & outs of everything! You all have been awesome & helpful. The love that the Jeep owners all over have shown me has been amazing! Proud to be a Jeep owner! Thx a bunch to all!
     
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