Rubicon Lift W/ Stock Size Tires

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Just picked up a 21 Unlimited Rubicon Diesel and was thinking of doing a 2 in spacer lift with stock wheels and tires...any opinions or pics if this will look right?





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Just picked up a 21 Unlimited Rubicon Diesel and was thinking of doing a 2 in spacer lift with stock wheels and tires...any opinions or pics if this will look right?



Will it look right? Does it have a winch? 🤔
 
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Will it look right? Does it have a winch? 🤔
No winch. Local beach permit limits my tire size to 33 so I am hoping it doesnt look like its on roller skates with the stock tires.
 

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I'm thinking it'll look like you skipped leg day.

This is my Rubicon with a 3/4" lift and stock 285s but wider wheels with less positive offset. I'm more than ready to go to 35s.
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Here is my 2020 Altitude with. Rubi Diesel Suspension and 2.5” spacer. 18” rims with 33’s. Definitely a lot of space!!
I upgraded to 37’s.

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So, limited to 33" as spec'd or under load? A 315/70/17 (specs at 34.4") is 33.25" or so under load. Plus with metric sizes there is no absolute size posted on the sidewall. Only a knowledgeable beach patrol guy would figure it out. A yardstick measurement would have you close to 33". If you aired down, you would definitely be good.
 
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So, limited to 33" as spec'd or under load? A 315/70/17 is 33.25" under load. Plus with metric sizes there is no absolute size posted on the sidewall. Only a knowledgeable beach patrol guy would figure it out. A yardstick measurement would have you close to 33". If you aired down, you would definitely be good.
Thanks for all the pics and advice. They did say sidewall markings,
 
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Thanks for all the help. Tires are limited to numerical markings on sidewalls which makes it even worse. That daystar 3/4 spacer looks like the ticket. I will return the AEV 2 inch kit I have sitting here.
 

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I'm thinking it'll look like you skipped leg day.

This is my Rubicon with a 3/4" lift and stock 285s but wider wheels with less positive offset. I'm more than ready to go to 35s.
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Did you have to do anything after adding the spacers? Any changes in ride?
 

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Did you have to do anything after adding the spacers? Any changes in ride?
Nothing at all and no noticable ride change. Not obvious in looks, but I could tell that "something" changed the first few times getting into it.

I joke that I put on the World's Smallest Lift Kit.

A fellow 4x4 club member and I, both with JLURs, the nain difference being his is a hard top and 100% stock with plastic bumpers, mine witb aftermarket wheels (stock tires), soft top and steel bumpers. We both went up a 30° RTI ramp and shockingly, mine went 4" furter up the ramp than his. I was really shocked at that.
 

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Nothing at all and no noticable ride change. Not obvious in looks, but I could tell that "something" changed the first few times getting into it.

I joke that I put on the World's Smallest Lift Kit.

A fellow 4x4 club member and I, both with JLURs, the nain difference being his is a hard top and 100% stock with plastic bumpers, mine witb aftermarket wheels (stock tires), soft top and steel bumpers. We both went up a 30° RTI ramp and shockingly, mine went 4" furter up the ramp than his. I was really shocked at that.
Thanks for the response, thats good to hear. I am putting 35's on a stock JLRXE ( Or whatever acronym the world settles on for the JL Rubicon 4xe) and I dont want to lift, but I also want to regain some room and maintain the look within the wheel well. From what I have seen this isnt an issue up front, but in back its a tighter fit, especially with any gear.
 

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Hoping I can get some good insight and opinions.
So :) Brought home my custom ordered Sport S 4 Door 2021 JLU (auto tran, 20. turbo)

I have some near new rubi wheels, and looking to replace the stock tires with 32/33's ish...
Found a take off Rubicon Lift kit for $300. The only reason I havent jumped on it, is I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smooth ride this stock jeep has.

We are a two jeep family, hubby will be doing the most rock crawling/moab, 2005 JL, 4 inch lift and much larger tires , its taller than I prefer for a daily driver.

What are your thoughts, if I change the suspension and get the Rubi lift - will it change the comfort of the ride. I test drove a few rubicons, and I like the height. The reason I didnt purchase the rubicon #1 was cost, and the amount of off roading I will do, the limited slip rear I have - will be just fine.

Thoughts - changing springs, etc. how much will it impact my ride?

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