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Unread 09-20-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
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2015 Wrangler lift question CO member

Picking up my new Wrangler Ulimited Altitude and want to put a lift on it. Want to keep in mild, so what is the best options?

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Unread 09-20-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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That depends on what you want to do with it. Mall crawling or rock crawling will make a difference. More info is needed before you can get any meaningful answers.
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Unread 09-20-2015, 11:35 AM   #3
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No Rock crawling yet, however off road would be what I'd do mostly. It will also be mostly my daily driver just around town. Family trips in the Suburban.
I was thinking about 2.5" with off road tires. It'll be 2015 wrangler unlimited.
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Unread 09-20-2015, 03:21 PM   #4
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What's your budget and what size tires do you wish to run? Have you lifted a truck before?

Your budget will greatly determine which kit you'll end up choosing as you can lift a JK 2.5" for as little as $200 or as much as $3000+

Generally speaking, the most popular lift kits (with the best quality) come from Teraflex, Rock Krawler, Metal Cloak and Old Man Emu (I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two here).

Lifts from Rough Country (minus their BB kits), Rubicon Express, Sky Jacker, Ready Lift and a few others tend to get poor reviews or are eventually replaced for a higher quality kit. They tend to sag and loose their lift height quicker than others, although a few users haven't had any issues and have had many trouble free miles.

Everyone has different tastes and experiences with their lift. I ran a 2.5" Rough Country BB kit for about a year and had zero issues. Now, I have a set of 1.5" Rock Krawler coils and Bilstein shocks waiting for me in my garage when I get back home and I'll probably be adding control arm drop brackets and an axle-side track bar bracket as well, all depends on how much lift I'll actually net from the new coils.
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Unread 09-20-2015, 06:00 PM   #5
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I tend to purchase quality over price point unless there's enough people raving about a particular product that's also a really good price. Since I'm not familiar with the jjep products I just thought I'd get some good feedback from this forum. When it comes to classic pro touring, which I've been doing for many years, I know my way around, but the Jeep stuff is ne ground for me. I tend to do lots of research and get real user recommendations before I purchase, then the price doesn't matter, as long as its the best quality.
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Unread 09-20-2015, 08:00 PM   #6
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i would suggest you read the MANY MANY MANY what lift should i get threads on here.
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Unread 09-21-2015, 12:39 AM   #7
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+1 ^^^^^^^^ Otherwise this will just be a repeat thread of information that's already available. Also, join up with a local off-road club and talk to/check out their rigs in person. You'll get some good honest suggestions that way.
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Unread 09-21-2015, 09:03 AM   #8
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Just to offer my experience...

I bought my JKU in 2006, the only lift available was the Teraflex 2.5" spacer lift. That's what I bought and ran 33" tires. My intention was to only run it until a spring lift was released.

I ended up buying a front sway bar disconnect and ran the spacer lift for 80-90K miles before changing it out. I did add new shocks somewhere in there. Anyway, my offroading was mostly just mild dirt roads. Getting to camping/fishing spots. Some trails were a little tougher jeep specific type trails and a big of moab type rock crawling. I never felt I was at a disadvantage because of my lift...my driver skill and fear probably held me back more than anything. Even as my skill got better and the trails got a bit harder I still never felt like the lift was holding me back. I am not a hardcore rockcrawler and I enjoy a good trail but I don't have to take the hard lines and don't feel bad taking the easy lines and watching the others guys go for it.

I ended up switching to a spring lift more to carry extra weight than any other reason. I have seen no difference in the amount of flex before and after the spring lift.

Just my experience.
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Unread 09-21-2015, 02:42 PM   #9
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Too many people think they "need" to lift their new jeep to go off-roading. You're best bet is to get out there and wheel it first. See what type of driving your will be doing and what mods will benefit you the most. You might want to just add some armor underneath first. Protect your old pan and transfer case and relocate or armor your evap canister. Get recovery gear so you can be pulled out. Tires for rocks and mud or snow? Build your rig to suit the type of wheeling you will be doing. Best of luck and enjoy !
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Unread 09-21-2015, 03:02 PM   #10
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The reason I want a lift is to put larger off road tires. I live on a dirt road community and when it snows, gets pretty nasty. I don't drive a lot so road manners really doesn't matter to me. I have two other classic vehicles I can drive when the weather is good. A 69 C10 truck with an LS376/515hp crate motor for fun💪💪💪 and 69 Chevelle SS convertible for pleasure. After that take the wife's Suburban.
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Unread 09-21-2015, 05:29 PM   #11
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Check the will it fit thread....
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Unread 09-22-2015, 10:01 AM   #12
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Check the will it fit thread....
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