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    Hey everyone,
    Looking to lift my new to me 06 Jeep Rubicon. I am looking to run 35" tires.

    Looking at 2 different ideas and looking for input on both.

    4.5" LA kit with a tummy tuck/belly up skid ( 1.5" BL and MML)
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    6" LA kit and solid steel skids underneath it.

    Also it is a 6 speed manual trans would 4.88 gears or 5.13 be better?

    Thanks
    More questions to come, I am sure.
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    I'm guessing this will be a DD/WW type rig, I'd say 4.88's would be good, still be streetable as well as decent for crawling.

    Here's a great link to help compare different tire/gear combos

    http://www.offroaders.com/tech/gear-ratio-chart.htm
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    Their are lots of options out there for your search. I too have an 06 Rubicon, though mine is a LJ, and the one I always come back to is Clayton Offroad. It does require a little welding but it is complete, super beefy and the integrated engine/transmission/transfercase skid is a really nice setup. It is pricey but that is a kit you would only ever have to buy once and they give a military discount.

    With the 6spd the 4.88 would be great all around but the 5.13 would be awesome on the trails.

    http://www.claytonoffroad.com/

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    Think low center of gravity, some type of highline front fenders, a very little trimming in the rear and 2" of lift and 35's fit just fine. I have the Aquala aluminum front high line fenders and an AEV hood, 2" of lift and my 35's clear just fine.

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    3" lift will let you run 37's on a TJ, LJ.

    That said that is just for serious wheelers who spank trails and other jeeps.

    6" lifts look good and you can still impress the Sonic drive in crowd and climb most curbs.

    Long arms also look good and if SET UP and DIALED IN can work very well. Of course they are required for lifts 4" and greater.

    I do recommend the chrome arms on the 6" lift that's what I run on mine, goes well for when I run sans doors and got my accordion sitting tall in the passenger seat.

    Your shot to call: Spank the trails or spank the curbs with a 3/2 lift or a 6" lift respectivectly.
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    First off, I can't tell what's best.

    I have a 5.5 LA on my TJ, it's the RE kit and run 35 ish (315 x 75) tires on it. Plenty of room to go another inch I'm guessing as long as I'm not at full flex. I can get the front tires to rub the way it is, but that is few and far apart. I would like my jeep to sit a little bit lower but it works well the way it is and I'm happy with it.




    I can dig up more pics if your interested. I have some more that shows one tire stuffed and one dropped in the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C130Hilgy View Post
    Think low center of gravity...p
    Sounds like you do not have room for an accordion.

    Quote Originally Posted by trailsnail View Post
    First off, I can't tell what's best...

    ...and I'm happy with it...
    Best? Sears sells a set of Gold plated wrenches. I bought a set but could not get them to work on a Phillips head at all so I took it back in spite of being the BEST!

    BEST for what????? Mud, rocks, sand, sonic drive in, etc, etc and lastly YOUR pride of ride.

    You are "happy with it"??? Sounds like it works BEST for YOU and that is what counts.
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    This will be a second vehicle that I want to be DD/WW capable.

    The offroading will be a mixture of rocks, mud but hopefully mostly rockcrawling.
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    I've done just rock crawling and the trails here in CO. I think I could play in some mud and stuff as well and be happy on those types of trails. Like I said before, it's good for me.
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