2 Door JL Sport ONLY - Let's see them!

Uhdinator

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Sport 2" spacers 305/65 tires.

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I Upgraded from 305/65's to 295/70's. A little added clearance and the steering isn't as twitchy as it was with 12" wide tires..........quieter ride as well.

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I Upgraded from 305/65's to 295/70's. A little added clearance and the steering isn't as twitchy as is was with 12" wide tires..........quieter ride as well.
Which 2 inch lift did you use? Sorry if you've posted before, I'm not great at searching here and I couldn't find when scanning your post history. I've been looking around but most I see are like... inch and a half in front and 2 in the rear, and I don't want to accentuate forward rake. Yours looks pretty much perfect.

Side note, I realized I've bookmarked pictures of your Jeep about 4 different times from different posts you've made not realizing it's the same Jeep, because it's EXACTLY the look and stance I want for mine, so I'm just going to copy everything you did hahaha... Great looking Jeep!
 

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Which 2 inch lift did you use? Sorry if you've posted before, I'm not great at searching here and I couldn't find when scanning your post history. I've been looking around but most I see are like... inch and a half in front and 2 in the rear, and I don't want to accentuate forward rake. Yours looks pretty much perfect.

Side note, I realized I've bookmarked pictures of your Jeep about 4 different times from different posts you've made not realizing it's the same Jeep, because it's EXACTLY the look and stance I want for mine, so I'm just going to copy everything you did hahaha... Great looking Jeep!
First off, dealer modded the Jeep when new and I bought it this way.
They did not add extended shocks and I got the dealer to pay for them since the kit says it requires extended shocks and they did not follow the directions. :headbang: (I looked underneath and immediately noticed the stock shocks and no extenders)

So anyway Tuff Country is the brand. The shock sleeve adapter things included are not needed with the shocks I used but may be with some depending on how wide the sleeves are on the shocks you get. If the sleeves are narrower than stock, when the axle droops to full extension, larger diameter shocks can contact the frame because they move inward toward the frame somewhat with full extension.

https://www.suspensionconnection.co...UQxstLw6ASwuL5UhnBF2seVB_uUpAr5EaArW7EALw_wcB

I installed Rancho RS5000X shocks for 2-3" lifts. The ride is not harsh and the amount of body roll is reduced and more controlled. They are firmer but I like them. Bigger tires need more control than the barely gas charged stock shocks. I noticed a few times when I hit a dip or heave in the road a little too fast that the shocks may be a little bit long for this lift. Plenty of droop but maybe a little bit of hitting the internal stops.

I don't have extended bump stops so I likely wasn't bouncing off the bump stops. With spacer lifts adding bump stops is prob a good idea, so if you really stuff the suspension you don't over compress a spring. Since my shocks may be limiting my upward travel a bit, I'm probably fine until I bash the stops in the shocks enough times that they start leaking.

I do like that the spacers level out the jeep and eliminate the nose dive look. No other suspension parts modded, just the shocks and spacers and of course the ride is the same.
I did drive it a week or so with the factory shocks, and spacers with the bigger tires and can tell you that hitting bridge seams or RR tracks with the wimpy factory shocks and the bigger tires, you get a little flubber or shudder. The better shocks reduced that very well and IMO are better than using stock shocks with extenders. Just get better longer shocks.....its much better with bigger tires. 305/65 and the 295/70 i have now will not rub or contact the front fender air dam things with back spacing of 5.2" or less (my wheels are 8.5" wide/5,2" back spacing),
I also put spacers under the running boards to raise them a little and it hides the body seam and adds a little clearance.
 
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