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ryanheck10 03-07-2013 11:47 PM

Lift help
 
Hey guys, relatively new to the forum and jeep world. Im thinking about lifting my 07 laredo. Nothing major just like 2 inches to level it out and gain some clearance for new wheels and tires. Id like to know what you guys think is the best kit to do this. Probably going to go with some Mamba MR1s and 265/70/17 A/T tires when i do the lift. The jeep is my daily driver and will be used mainly for city/highway driving, wont be doing much if any wheeling so the lift is mainly for looks and clearance.

jjt250 03-08-2013 12:55 AM

Re: Lift help
 
I would suggest the Rough Country lift. It's all metal and about $160 I believe. How many miles do you have? It may be time for new shocks and struts while you have everything apart. I would also suggest Bilsteins if you decide to replace those also. They greatly improved my handling and comfort.

ryanheck10 03-08-2013 01:02 AM

Re: Lift help
 
im at a little under 54k miles. what would i be looking at for a price if i went for new shocks and struts too?

tfranzone 03-08-2013 02:37 PM

Re: Lift help
 
well the lift will run you about 150... then shocks and struts.. would recommend the bilsteins.. so they would go for another 300 aproximately. porbably close to 700 on tires. and whatever the mambas cost.. probably around $1500 approx. in parts.

jjt250 03-08-2013 10:30 PM

Re: Lift help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanheck10 (Post 775831)
im at a little under 54k miles. what would i be looking at for a price if i went for new shocks and struts too?

You still have a bit of time left on your shocks, but I'd recommend replacing them with Bilstein still. I payed about $310 for all four.

ryanheck10 03-09-2013 09:13 PM

Re: Lift help
 
alright, you think id be good with just the RC 2" for now then do the shocks and struts at a later date?

jjt250 03-10-2013 01:30 PM

Re: Lift help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanheck10 (Post 777092)
alright, you think id be good with just the RC 2" for now then do the shocks and struts at a later date?

Yeah you could do that. You don't have that many miles on you Jeep, but it would suck to have to disassemble for new struts after 10,000ish more miles. If it were me, I'd save so more money and do it all at once so I wouldn't have to do pretty much the same job twice.

Lucas J 03-10-2013 06:42 PM

Re: Lift help
 
Listen if you have no desire to off road and main purpose is just to fit the 265/70/17 on, then I would highly recommend leaving the suspension alone and just modifying the pinch weld. With that one modification and the Mamba Mr-1's you can fit the 265/70/17 with no problems. IMO there is no need to put the wear and tear on your front end if you do not plan on taking it off road.

However if you are dead set on lifting it, then ask your self if you like a little rake or you prefer level. If you want level, then the RC is the way to go. If you want to keep a little factory rake, then I would recommend the Rocky Road Outfitters 2.25 inch lift. Either way go with the Bilstein HD's on all 4 corners.

If you go with the RRO, Bilstiens, Mambas and 265/70/17 then you will look something like this:


http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/...K/0c05ef32.jpg

ryanheck10 03-18-2013 07:35 PM

Re: Lift help
 
Alright so a little update, i ordered the RC 2" lift and the Mamba MR1, both should be in next week. Now i need to decide on a tire, ideally i want the BFgoodrich All-terrain ta's but those are price. So do you guys have any suggestions on a tire, i want something that is aggressive looking like the BFGs

Jordan's Jeep 03-18-2013 09:17 PM

Re: Lift help
 
General grabbers and the cooper a/t are cheaper. The grabbers are similar to the BFG at

Lucas J 03-18-2013 09:45 PM

Not a fan of the Generals. Seen them Fail on more then one occasion. The BFG's are worth the money IMO.

Jordan's Jeep 03-19-2013 06:15 AM

Re: Lift help
 
I've never ran them before but I've heard they were pretty good. Where did you see them fail? They have 60000 mile tread warranty which is nice if you're not wheeling at all and drive a good bit


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