Want to lift 2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited 2" to 2.5". Need lift system advice.
I want to lift my 2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited 2" to 2.5". I'm not staying low because of money reasons. I'm staying low because I want good safety and handling both on and off road with 33" tires. I fully expect to do some fender trimming. Actually, I plan to install the American Expeditionary Vehicles Highline Body Kit, and maybe also do some fender trimming. Being lifted 2" to 3" would be plenty of height for my 33" tires.
I'd prefer to keep the lift from 2" to 2.5" if possible. I also want a good comfortable ride and good articulation off road with sway bar disconnected. I'd need to keep my daily driver (only vehicle) dependable and reliable. So I don't want to be prone to breakdowns.
I've been looking at Rancho, Skyjacker, ARB, Teraflex, BDS, and Rubicon Express. I want the best performing 2" to 2.5" lift I can get. I don' t mind paying for it.
However, I have little or no idea which one. I've been seriously considering using OME 2" Springs and Shocks with some other brand of 2.5" to 3" lift kit system that has more hardware parts/pieces to increase articulation. Is there a brand that sells one kit that does it all? I don't mind paying for OME springs and shocks and also paying for another brand of lift system and then combining them, or just buying and using one brand system only. Either way is fine if I can get a good result.
Are heim joint control arms (short arm length) (available in some lift kits/systems) reliable? I've heard they are not reliable and give lots of problems. I've also heard they work great. I don't know. What about the ball joint type control arms? More reliable? Still give good flex?
Advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by CB3; 04-19-2007 at 06:44 PM.