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    Choosing wheels and lift kit?

    Picking up my 2019 JLUR on Saturday. It'll be my first Jeep, my daily driver (even though I work from home and it'll probably just be the school bus for the kids), and used for wheeling on weekends.

    First batch of mods is:
    LOD Destroyer Sliders/Steps
    ADD rock fighter front bumper
    Winch
    Front and rear diff skids

    Then I plan to drive it for several months, learn about wheeling, what works for the locals, and for me.

    The second batch of mods is where I'm not sure. I'm leaning towards a 2.5" EVO Enforcer stage 2 (Or 3) lift with shock extensions. I know it'll look ridiculous but can I run with the stock Rubicon wheels and 33" tires for a while until I can fund the new wheels/tires? What should I be careful of/aware of if I try that?

    As for new wheels, is there some optimum combo of offset and backspacing I should be looking at for 17" wheels? Tires will be 35" or 37", not sure how wide I should go either?

    I'm relatively handy but I've never paid any attention to wheels and tires so I don't know what to look for, what to ask, or how to make sure they'll work with my lift.

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    Ok, maybe that was too many questions at once.

    I'm looking for a quality lift, 2-3", with a ride quality at least as "good" as stock while also being suitable for crawling? Most of my local Off-road use will be at a place called Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls. TX.

    I haven't bought anything yet, I have no brand loyalty, and I'm new to all this and trying to learn.

    So which brands should I be looking at?

    Thanks for helping the new guy out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    Ok, maybe that was too many questions at once.

    I'm looking for a quality lift, 2-3", with a ride quality at least as "good" as stock while also being suitable for crawling? Most of my local Off-road use will be at a place called Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls. TX.

    I haven't bought anything yet, I have no brand loyalty, and I'm new to all this and trying to learn.

    So which brands should I be looking at?

    Thanks for helping the new guy out.



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    Evo and rancho is good quality for a lift kit!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    Picking up my 2019 JLUR on Saturday. It'll be my first Jeep, my daily driver (even though I work from home and it'll probably just be the school bus for the kids), and used for wheeling on weekends.

    First batch of mods is:
    LOD Destroyer Sliders/Steps
    ADD rock fighter front bumper
    Winch
    Front and rear diff skids

    Then I plan to drive it for several months, learn about wheeling, what works for the locals, and for me.

    The second batch of mods is where I'm not sure. I'm leaning towards a 2.5" EVO Enforcer stage 2 (Or 3) lift with shock extensions. I know it'll look ridiculous but can I run with the stock Rubicon wheels and 33" tires for a while until I can fund the new wheels/tires? What should I be careful of/aware of if I try that?

    As for new wheels, is there some optimum combo of offset and backspacing I should be looking at for 17" wheels? Tires will be 35" or 37", not sure how wide I should go either?

    I'm relatively handy but I've never paid any attention to wheels and tires so I don't know what to look for, what to ask, or how to make sure they'll work with my lift.

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    And as for tires go with 12.5 or 13.5 wide. And please post a picture of your Jeep so we can see what your working with? :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgk401 View Post
    And as for tires go with 12.5 or 13.5 wide. And please post a picture of your Jeep so we can see what your working with? :-)


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    Now THAT is something I can manage to do. Very excited to pick it up on Saturday. I grew up a few blocks away from the Toledo jeep factory and have wanted one for decades... Finally getting one and want to do it up right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    Now THAT is something I can manage to do. Very excited to pick it up on Saturday. I grew up a few blocks away from the Toledo jeep factory and have wanted one for decades... Finally getting one and want to do it up right!

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    Very nice!! Check out wayalife on YouTube for install videos. Hes installed a few different lift kits.


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    If I went with a 2.5" lift and 37's, how much rubbing could I expect? Would I need to modify/trim anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    If I went with a 2.5" lift and 37's, how much rubbing could I expect? Would I need to modify/trim anything?

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    I'll sell you a evo 3.5" lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
    If I went with a 2.5" lift and 37's, how much rubbing could I expect? Would I need to modify/trim anything?

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    Depends on what size bump stops come with the kit you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olram30 View Post
    Depends on what size bump stops come with the kit you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olram30 View Post
    I'll sell you a evo 3.5" lift.

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    Tell me more, I'm heavily leaning towards an Evo kit.

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