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Pics please of 2" lift with 33s

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by bostonbilly, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Aug 16, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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    bostonbilly

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    I am hoping to see some pics of a JKU with a 2" lift with either stock 32" tires or 33s at most. I don't want to change my tires just yet but would like to get the lift done depending on if it looks good (to me) or not. I have a Sahara with the 18" wheels
     
  2. Aug 16, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    I'm hoping to have a 2" lift soon.....subbed
     
  3. Aug 16, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    My old rig with 2" pucks and 33" Cooper STTs

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  4. Aug 16, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    Awesome tx.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Totally not helpful but how about no lift, flat fenders, and 34s?

    You can stuff some beefy tires in the jeeps with no lift. One day I'll have the money to lift and regear. Until then, I'm thankful I'm moving out of the mountains and to the flat lands in a couple weeks haha

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    Hard to see in this pic as we had it in the overflow section of the warehouse...
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    Same lift I'm getting from you guys?
     
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    Yes sir!
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    Which is?
     
  10. Aug 26, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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  11. Sep 19, 2016 at 11:37 AM
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    Is there a reason to go with a spring/suspension lift over a BB lift for a daily driver that is only offroaded occasionally?
     
  12. Sep 19, 2016 at 12:18 PM
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    Short answer: Basically, it is all about ride quality.

    Not so short answer: I just depends on what you are looking for. A BB leaves pretty much everything just as it is except height. It does not make your ride better or worse, you just sit a tad higher. With a Spring lift (even of the exact same height) you can, if you choose well, gain a smoother ride or better handling. Of course, you may also choose a stiffer spring which while offering a rougher ride on pavement, might be better for higher speeds on rough trails.

    If you are happy with your current suspension then the BB is less expensive and easier to install. If you would like to tune your suspension (so to speak) a bit more to your needs, then a spring lift may be more appropriate.

    I ran AEV's 2" BB for about 8 months while AEV was finalizing their 2.5" spring lift package. The 2" lift allowed me to run 33" tires with no other modifications. When the AEV 2.5" Dual Sport spring lift became available I switched to that and 35" tires.

    To put it in terms I think many will understand: We have a dirt road up to a recreation area in the forest that is travels quite heavily. I judge the differences on a spot on this road. On one sharp corner with a decent uphill grade and a nasty washboard, I make my comparison. The Wrangler suspension is really quite good off the showroom floor and the BB and I would do better on this section than my friends in TJs and YJs but, I still had to slow down a great deal and would be vibrated all over the road in this section, you just could not go slow enough to avoid this. We have all been on such washboards. However, when I switched to my particular 2.5" spring lift, I was able to travel this section of road with more comfort and far less bouncing all over the road. Even when I was going faster. (NOTE: I also changed shocks with the spring lift so some of the improvement can be attributed to them.)

    A nice thing about BB lifts is they are cheap enough that you don't need to feel bad if you decide to step up to something bigger later.

    You just have to decide what YOU want out of the project.
     
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  13. Sep 19, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    I like the washboard comparison. When I lifted my Tacoma, I went with Ironman and loved the ride quality compared to stock. I like the idea of a spring lift for the upgrade but was thinking about a BB to be sure I like the look and ride height. Blocks on a Tacoma was a no no due to snapping shocks but seems to be fine for JKs, is this a true statement?
     
  14. Sep 19, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    You are generally "OK" at 2" be it a BB or springs though you may loose a little at extreme flex. Above that, you need either shocks or shock relocators. Personally, even at only 2", I would suggest spending the little bit extra on a kit that includes shock adapters/relocators if you are staying with stock shocks. Then you get everything out of it you should. AEV (my personal choice), Rubicon Express and a few others offer these "FULL" kits.
    As you will see, a number of manufacturers do not think your need to deal with the shocks at 2". I agree...you don't "have to" but IMHO, you should if you are going to off-road it. If she is a pavement princess then no need to bother with it.

    Does that help?
     
  15. Sep 19, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    Sure does thanks
     

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