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    Everything I'll need when I get a lift and new tires

    I'm new with Jeeps and right now everything is still stock on my 2012 JKU. Like everyone else thats not good enough. I'm looking into getting a BB with 33s or 35s, but everywhere I look I read oh you will need to get 5.13 gears, wheel spacers, this that and etc. What really do I need. I will be doing some offroading but no hard core wheeling considering I live in Louisiana and this is my everyday vehicle. Please help I just dont want to screw up my Jeep by not getting something need. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by theleesullivan View Post
    I'm new with Jeeps and right now everything is still stock on my 2012 JKU. Like everyone else thats not good enough. I'm looking into getting a BB with 33s or 35s, but everywhere I look I read oh you will need to get 5.13 gears, wheel spacers, this that and etc. What really do I need. I will be doing some offroading but no hard core wheeling considering I live in Louisiana and this is my everyday vehicle. Please help I just dont want to screw up my Jeep by not getting something need. Thanks

    if you get 35's you will need to regear due to the 3.8 being such a bear. if you get 33's you will wish you had 35's. i would get the teraflex 2.5" lift. it will clear 35's. if you get aftermarket wheels with 4.5" of backspacing or less you will not need spacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    if you get 35's you will need to regear due to the 3.8 being such a bear. if you get 33's you will wish you had 35's. i would get the teraflex 2.5" lift. it will clear 35's. if you get aftermarket wheels with 4.5" of backspacing or less you will not need spacers.
    OP's got a 2012, so the 3.6L. Totally agree with going right for 35's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rule18 View Post
    OP's got a 2012, so the 3.6L. Totally agree with going right for 35's.
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    OP you still MAY need to regear but not to 5.13 gears. maybe 4.10 or 4.56
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    if you get 35's you will need to regear due to the 3.8 being such a bear. if you get 33's you will wish you had 35's. i would get the teraflex 2.5" lift. it will clear 35's. if you get aftermarket wheels with 4.5" of backspacing or less you will not need spacers.

    Alright thanks alot is there anything else like rubbing anywhere I honestly know very little about this stuff and need to learn

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    welcome to WAYALIFE. there is alot missing here. If you go over 2.5 inches there are alot more thing you need to consider.
    Do you have a auto or a manual transmission ?

    You will need spacers if you get tires that are 12.5 inches wide and use your stock wheels.

    you could run 33's stock without a lift but refer to the above.

    if you replace you springs to get a 2.5" lift you will need to make sure they dont lift you more or there will be more things to consider like exhaust,drive shaft, ect.
    There are also spacers you could use for the lift. BB lift
    Gears are just going to get you back to a more stock ride and there is a chart for that we could show you.

    Edit and congrats on the jeep. your new off road vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theleesullivan View Post
    Alright thanks alot is there anything else like rubbing anywhere I honestly know very little about this stuff and need to learn
    Quote Originally Posted by Tackerdown View Post
    welcome to WAYALIFE. there is alot missing here. If you go over 2.5 inches there are alot more thing you need to consider.
    Do you have a auto or a manual transmission ?

    You will need spacers if you get tires that are 12.5 inches wide and use your stock wheels.

    you could run 33's stock without a lift but refer to the above.

    if you replace you springs to get a 2.5" lift you will need to make sure they dont lift you more or there will be more things to consider like exhaust,drive shaft, ect.
    There are also spacers you could use for the lift. BB lift
    Gears are just going to get you back to a more stock ride and there is a chart for that we could show you.

    Edit and congrats on the jeep. your new off road vehicle.


    To continue off of what Tacker said yes there is a lot to consider. another great place to start looking is in this thread i posted below. here Eddie (Wayalife) covers just about everything you will need to know. we can also fill in the parts that are not covered later
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    To continue off of what Tacker said yes there is a lot to consider. another great place to start looking is in this thread i posted below. here Eddie (Wayalife) covers just about everything you will need to know. we can also fill in the parts that are not covered later
    it was missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackerdown View Post
    thanks, im having a rough day today all around lol i cant even post correctly on the forum
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    Everything I'll need when I get a lift and new tires

    For the 2012 it's pretty simple for a lift you need right around 2.5-3 inch lift and for the 12 you need the teraflex exhaust spacer to ensure you don't get driveshaft rubbing. If you have the 3.73 with 35 it won't be terrible a lot of guys don't regear the 12-13 and are fine. I have the 3.8 and still have 35s and 3.73 It's sluggish but nothing I can't deal with. For rims and tires jest get a back spacing around 8. 15 inch rims will be the cheapest route by far. Lastly I wouldn't bother with a budget boost better off going with a basic lift kit and add control arms from there. This is economical way to do it. If you have the cash to drop then go for a full long arm kit regear cool over and what not but if your on a budget I'd take the first route.

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