Illinois Shops/Sites for Lift and Tires. Suggestions/Advice

  1. jroman

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    Hello all!

    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on finally lifting my Jeep JL 2018 Sahara. This is the first time I will be lifting a vehicle and adding bigger tires. I've done my research and have a good idea of what I want exactly. I am simply looking for the best deals given that this together all-around will be a big expense. Any savings or really reliable shops will help. I am located outside of Chicago, IL in Berwyn, IL.

    Here is what I'm thinking of getting. If you know any shops or good websites, where I can purchase this at any discount or good promotions, please let me know!

    -Mopar 2" Lift Kit
    -Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35x12.50R17LT
    -Black Rhino Barstow Wheels (black)
    -Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement (or something as good but cheaper)

    Thanks again,

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
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    I'm looking for the same info as I just ordered my 2020 JLUR. Was looking at Wildside Customs in Naperville, but don't know anyone that has used them.
     
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    So far I only know of the 4 Wheel Parts store in Naperville.
    1300 W. Ogden Avenue
    Naperville, IL 60563

    They have a sale where they are covering the taxes on all orders for the next day or two, I believe.

    and a more local one closer to me.

    Ace Tire & Wheel
    7100 S HARLEM Ave
    Bridgeview, IL, 60455

    I've gotten my tints done here but that's about it.
     
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    Same tire I am considering... between the 35" and 37".
     
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    You should definitely go with the 37s. Will give your Rubi a much beefier look. I'm thinking 37s down the road, but for now because I use it as my daily driver and not planning on regearing any time soon, I'll stay with 35s.
     
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    Yeah... I just saw one today while out for lunch that had some 37"s. That seems to be THE look I am wanting! With my 2020 JLRU, I would just need a 2-3" lift for the 37"s to be probably 95% functional. I don't see myself out doing some major rock crawling, but you never know, right?

    Several have posted here that with the 8 spd. auto and the 3.6 V6, there was no need to regear with 37's on the Rubicon with the 4.10 gears.

    Now the biggest question... what type of 2-3" lift to go with and how much $$$???
     
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    Maybe @RubiRob can give some insight. He is near you and went down a similar build path and I bet could give some great feedback

    Brett
     
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    yup. you're right. Sometimes the thought of trading for a Rubicon goes through my head but then I smack myself and I forget about it. I initially wanted the Ocean Blue but my inpatient a** couldn't wait a couple more months. Also, the thought of buying a Rubi never went through my head, but now two years later, I kinda regret not opting in for one. Oh well. I plan on keeping this one till it dies out, but my next Wrangler will definitely be a Rubi.
     
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    Talk to Chitown 4x4 in Carol Stream (Chicago). They did my JL, Icon Stage 8 :rock:

    Tell Joe Krelle I sent ya! Best 4WD shop in the Midwest.

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    #12 Sep 23, 2019
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    Attitude probably has the best reputation but I hear that they can be difficult to reach. Also pricey.

    Wildside is very expensive as well. I asked them about a regear and it was about triple what I paid elsewhere.
     
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    Try northridge4x4 I think they had a discount code litebrite and sharktank that worked for me few weeks ago.
     
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    I'm honestly not personally familiar with any of them other than 4wp. JFB Offroad is a new shop that had some pretty good buzz around it. Another one is CPW truck stuff.
     
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    Looks like Chitown is a Toyota place? They don't mention Jeep anywhere on the website …
     
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