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Unread 06-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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2-2.5" lifts

Ok, so yes i know it has been addressed on here several times, I'm just curious. Upon going with 2-2.5" what else needs to be changed? Track bar? Driveshafts? Sway bar extensions?

Also which lifts are being run? This is my daily driver with the occasional trail. Rough country? Trail master? AEV? What lifts are good? Thanks and sorry.

I'm a noob to JKs

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Unread 06-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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TeraFlex 2.5" will have ALL the parts required suspension wise, just add the exhaust spacers for 2012-13.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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You dont have to worry about driveshafts usually until you exceed 3.5", just get.the exhaust spacer and youll be fine. What.size.tires.are.you planning? What's your idea of offroading?
A lift for you could be as simple as some coil spacers. You could install up to 2" spacers and use the stock shocks....With that setup you should be able to run 33"s no problem. Want to go a little more in depth? TERAFLEX and others offer BB @ 2.5" for $200-400. The next step would be a coil lift, and those vary greatly depending on quality and components.
Do some reading here, kits of great opinions and experience, just be warned that as soon as you think you have your mind made up that you will see our read something that will drop you back to step one...kind of a Jeep Chutes and Ladders.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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TeraFlex 2.5" will have ALL the parts required suspension wise, just add the exhaust spacers for 2012-13.
Another vote here for TeraFlex. You can't go wrong with them.

I just drove in a JK the other day with a Rough Country lift and holy moly, what a POS. I thought the ProComp lift on my '07 was horrible...
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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You do NOT need the exhaust spacers on the 2.5" lift.

I have the AEV lift and with mild off roading needs it's worked just fine so far. Teraflex was going to be my next choice but I got the AEV due to some reviews and the ability to get it done through the dealer so it was on my buyers order for warranty reasons.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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You do NOT need the exhaust spacers on the 2.5" lift.

I have the AEV lift and with mild off roading needs it's worked just fine so far. Teraflex was going to be my next choice but I got the AEV due to some reviews and the ability to get it done through the dealer so it was on my buyers order for warranty reasons.
Completely depends on the lift...don't say you don't need it....For $50 it's great insurance....all it takes is a little too much droop once and you're looking at a $500 driveshaft.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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Oh, and don't even get people started on the dealer installed lift/warranty BS.....they simply talked you into overpaying for parts and installation.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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Nope. My lift was put on by the same people that build the "kit jeeps" for the dealer. So it's on the actual buyers order meaning THEY put it on not me. And since they sold it to me like that they now get to cover it.

Not that I'm worried, the dealr I bought it from is the same dealer that sponsors all of the Jeep Club's events. I'm sure if you went really crazy it would be a problem but for the average modded Jeep they are great.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #10
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What's a fair price to pay for a dealer installed 2 inch lift?

I'm wanting to do the 2" lift and BFG All Terrain T/A ko in 275/70/17 on stock wheels. < I'm assuming that will work without any further issuses, correct?

The Jeep is going to be a daily driver with a few fairly easy trials thrown in.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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One person can do it in the driveway in about 2 hours. With an shop lift, half that....

so, $100 is rape, but you'll pay 3 or 4 times that, because some people are willing to pay it!
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Unread 06-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #12
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All i need to say is go with a RK lift
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Unread 06-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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Unread 06-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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I'd look into 2" Synergy suspension springs.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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TF 2.5" list as 4 hour instal. Which is about right, if you know what you are doing and have all the right tools.
Personally I don't trust a shop to do my work.
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