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Old 03-01-2013, 10:35 PM
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Changed my mind a little on the lift. 😊

Ended up going with only the Tereflex 1155200 1.5" leveling kit. Then today installed MTZ radials on DropStar 535 17x9s. Orders the Monster logo caps but they aren't in yet. Still I like what I've done so far!



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Old 04-15-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: New to the board. Buying a JK

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Hi all
My first post.

I expect to purchase a 2013, or a 2012 JK sport holdover within the next month, if I can find what I want ( and the right deal). Me and my wife intend to hit some back roads and do a trip into the Smokey Mountains. Just sold our custom motorcycle and we need a new toy!

I've been reading here on the forum and just want to confirm a few things.

I'm looking at buying a base JK model with the steel wheels so I can put on the lift and level along with the custom wheels and tires I want. Ill probably also get the towing kit, so I can pull my retro dual sport Honda XL out to ride sometimes.

So with that said, I am looking at putting a 2" a 2.5" lift and level kit on along with some MT 33.5 tires. Ill do some back roads, but no serious off roading or rock crawling. This will be my backup vehicle, so I want to keep it in pretty good condition while still having some fun with it.

So will that lift (or less) be good for clearing the 33.5s? I don't want any rubbing, but still want a decent ride on the highway.

Also I think I want the 3:73 gears for pulling. Not too concerned about mileage, as it is primarily a second vehicle and toy.

Also with a small bike trailer, I shouldn't have any trouble towing a 300 plus pound bike over a distance,,, I hope?!

Thanks for any advice.
33s will fit without a lift. 35s need a 2.5 inch lift and yes make sure that you get the 3:73 ratio.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:29 AM
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Re: New to the board. Buying a JK

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Hi all
My first post.

I expect to purchase a 2013, or a 2012 JK sport holdover within the next month, if I can find what I want ( and the right deal). Me and my wife intend to hit some back roads and do a trip into the Smokey Mountains. Just sold our custom motorcycle and we need a new toy!

I've been reading here on the forum and just want to confirm a few things.

I'm looking at buying a base JK model with the steel wheels so I can put on the lift and level along with the custom wheels and tires I want. Ill probably also get the towing kit, so I can pull my retro dual sport Honda XL out to ride sometimes.

So with that said, I am looking at putting a 2" a 2.5" lift and level kit on along with some MT 33.5 tires. Ill do some back roads, but no serious off roading or rock crawling. This will be my backup vehicle, so I want to keep it in pretty good condition while still having some fun with it.

So will that lift (or less) be good for clearing the 33.5s? I don't want any rubbing, but still want a decent ride on the highway.

Also I think I want the 3:73 gears for pulling. Not too concerned about mileage, as it is primarily a second vehicle and toy.

Also with a small bike trailer, I shouldn't have any trouble towing a 300 plus pound bike over a distance,,, I hope?!

Thanks for any advice.
33s will fit without a lift. 35s need a 2.5 lift and yes get the 3:73 with a lsd diff.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:37 PM
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Re: New to the board. Buying a JK

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33s will fit without a lift. 35s need a 2.5 lift and yes get the 3:73 with a lsd diff.
I'm running a 2.5" Rock Krawler lift and 37's. Requires a little pinch seam trimming.

And OP....post up pics of our newfound JK!

As for the lift....no lift required for 33's. What backspacing did you get on the wheels? 4.5"?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:22 AM
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Welcome. Nice looking JK. Can't wait to see your trail pics.
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