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Unread 04-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Need a lift kit.

I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler unlimited JK 4 Door. I am wondering what I need to know to do a 2.5' lift on it. What is not included in the "kit" that I need? What is a good system to go with? What is a bad system? I want to do it right the first time and not screw up my rig. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated I am new to Jeeping and dont know a whole lot.

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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Ask Crawlerready. He's on JF and a member of UJC.

If you were only going up 2" I would say do a Budget Boost and shocks. But I don't think it's recommended at anything over 2".
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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2.5" I would reccommend a kit that replaces the coils over spacers ( I am not a fan of spacers )

If it was my JK I would go with a 2.5" Old Man Emu lift They ride amazing and the springs flex well and hold their height for years !
Another one to look at would be Teraflex 2.5" they are located in Murray and probably have it in stock , Teraflex seems to be one of the favored JK suspension companys on the market
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Unread 04-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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2.5" I would reccommend a kit that replaces the coils over spacers ( I am not a fan of spacers )

If it was my JK I would go with a 2.5" Old Man Emu lift They ride amazing and the springs flex well and hold their height for years !
Another one to look at would be Teraflex 2.5" they are located in Murray and probably have it in stock , Teraflex seems to be one of the favored JK suspension companys on the market
like he said about teraflex. you could just take it down to their shop and tell them what you want and they will call you when its done. they have budget systems that will raise you 2.5" and not need anything crazy.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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I did a ton of research here on my kit before I got. My first suggestion is make sure you dig through the threads on the JK Technical forum. I didn't want to go more than 3 inches as I use it often enough to be considered a daily driver. I wasn't a fan of spacers either so get something that will replace the coils. Look at Teraflex and Rock Krawler for kits. Both companies have a lot of options in the 2.5" - 3" range and you can't go wrong with their quality. Sure you will pay a little more but like you said do it right the first time. I ended up getting the RK 2.5 Max Travel kit. The kit has everything you will need except for new shocks. I'm finally installing it tomorrow morning 6am! It should have been on last weekend but somehow chemo (my first round) and lifting heavy things doesn't go together.

Paul84043 on the forums is local and has the same kit. He put a thread together on his install. Check it out.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/r...stall-1371186/

I don't think you can go wrong with RK or Teraflex. Both amazing companies when it comes to kit for the JK.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. @Redtwo what kind of cancer?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #8
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Testicular. I caught it early (stage 1) and just have one more round of chemo. Its been a fun start of the year, I found it first week in January and had surgery on the 8th, but by the end of the month I should be done with all my treatments. Just get to go to the doctor more often over the next few years. It was definitely a wake up call to make sure I'm not taking life for granted.

Here is my Jeep with the lift installed. Still need to trim my rear fenders but it may not get done in time for this weekends trip to moab.

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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #9
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That sucks! Hope everything goes well! Moab is great I've been twice so far this year.
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