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31" tires with 2-3" lifts?


Don Ashcraft

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Day I bought my ‘06 TJ SE.
1.75” Rubicon Express Economy lift and 265/75 r15 tires...or 31x10.5x15

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glwood

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Day I bought my ‘06 TJ SE.
1.75” Rubicon Express Economy lift and 265/75 r15 tires...or 31x10.5x15

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Nice TJ! The first thing I did to my TJR was put a Zone 1.75 BB with Rancho 5000X shocks, and it was a great way to lift inexpensively and to tell the truth, rode very much like the OME suspension on there now...could've saved a wad of cash by sticking with the BB...
 
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Jay P

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I’m not finding a lot of love for Zone lifts. But I’m new to lifts in general.

I heard they start to sag eventually. I once read a review by someone on here that had a Zone Combo lift. He liked it at first but over time it gave him issues. Can’t remember who it was at the moment.


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Don Ashcraft

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Nice TJ! The first thing I did to my TJR was put a Zone 1.75 BB with Rancho 5000X shocks, and it was a great way to lift inexpensively and to tell the truth, rode very much like the OME suspension on there now...could've saved a wad of cash by sticking with the BB...

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JeepyDude

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Nice TJ! The first thing I did to my TJR was put a Zone 1.75 BB with Rancho 5000X shocks, and it was a great way to lift inexpensively and to tell the truth, rode very much like the OME suspension on there now...could've saved a wad of cash by sticking with the BB...

Don,

Do you know which Rancho 5000x shocks you ran with the 1.75"BB? I'm getting a 1.75"BB (already have a 1.25" BL) and since that height is sort of in the middle, I'm trying to decide between the Ranchos made for a 0-2" lift or the next size up made for a 2-3" lift (Rancho website actually says they're for no lift or for a 2.5" lift... Amazon seller is listing the ranges listed above). Thanks!
 

JeepyDude

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Don,

Do you know which Rancho 5000x shocks you ran with the 1.75"BB? I'm getting a 1.75"BB (already have a 1.25" BL) and since that height is sort of in the middle, I'm trying to decide between the Ranchos made for a 0-2" lift or the next size up made for a 2-3" lift (Rancho website actually says they're for no lift or for a 2.5" lift... Amazon seller is listing the ranges listed above). Thanks!

Meant glwood, not Don...
 

JeepyDude

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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply! I was leaning toward those, mainly to leave me some flexibility to increase the lift a little in the future without having to replace the shocks again. And you didn't have any issues with them being too long? Did you need extended bump stops? I'm planning to be mainly using this on the street and my understanding is that the BL lift should help a little bit but just want to be careful to avoid having to return parts or not having parts (extended bump stops) on hand while everything is apart. Thanks again
 

glwood

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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply! I was leaning toward those, mainly to leave me some flexibility to increase the lift a little in the future without having to replace the shocks again. And you didn't have any issues with them being too long? Did you need extended bump stops? I'm planning to be mainly using this on the street and my understanding is that the BL lift should help a little bit but just want to be careful to avoid having to return parts or not having parts (extended bump stops) on hand while everything is apart. Thanks again
I never had any issues, and did not have extended bump stops until I put on the OME lift.
 

trevino33

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Yup, a BL is only needed if you're doing a tummy tuck or you're running your tires into the fenders and want to address the issue that way. There's better ways to accomplish the same thing though. You don't need a cable shifter for a body lift, you can relocate the transfer case shifter with a bracket to accomplish the same thing. The cable shifter just works mo' better.
If i remove my BL, would I need to change my cable out. It has a novak cable shifter currently installed because there is a 1.5 inch BL on it. I just went from 33s to 31s so the BL or some suspension lift needs to go,
 

TennTJ88

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I have the 245/75/16 Duratracs (in load range C) on Moab wheels for my 2002 sport. I like the load c range tires because they are lighter and I don't need to worry about stressing out my axles, my spare is a reasonable size, cost, etc. I don't have any lift and my jeep just does fine for the fire service and logging roads that I occasionally find myself on.

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So this is a pic with the 245s? It looks pretty good. Have any more pics? I’m thinking about going with the same setup on my 05 rubi