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Unread 07-20-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
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3 inch lift

im looking for an inexpensive lift for my 2011 unlimited,i bought 3 inch coil spacers off of amazon,and researched in on you tube.come to find out theres more to it then shock extensions.its my everyday ride so i dont get too crazy off roading with it.i just want to give it that lifted look.any ideas out there?

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Unread 07-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #2
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Unread 07-21-2015, 03:37 AM   #3
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Its your DD and you want the lifted look... that means comfortable to drive with the appearance you like.


Keep the suspension lift low. Stick with 2"-2.5". This will keep the handling and comfort nice. With minimal changes to the suspension and steering geometry.

If you still need more appearance, you can add a 1"-1.25" body lift for a little more height. The BL will give you additional height without effecting ride or handling and does not effect suspension and steering geometry.

If you still need more appearance, you can add flat flares to the setup. They will make the Jeep look higher because of the increased fender opening. The flat flares will add to the appearance but will not effect ride or handling and they do not effect suspension or steering geometry.

If you still need more appearance, the flat flares, body lift, and bump stops for a 2.5" lift provide plenty of tire clearance for 37" tires.
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Unread 07-21-2015, 03:50 AM   #4
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Its your DD and you want the lifted look... that means comfortable to drive with the appearance you like.


Keep the suspension lift low. Stick with 2"-2.5". This will keep the handling and comfort nice. With minimal changes to the suspension and steering geometry.

If you still need more appearance, you can add a 1"-1.25" body lift for a little more height. The BL will give you additional height without effecting ride or handling and does not effect suspension and steering geometry.

If you still need more appearance, you can add flat flares to the setup. They will make the Jeep look higher because of the increased fender opening. The flat flares will add to the appearance but will not effect ride or handling and they do not effect suspension or steering geometry.

If you still need more appearance, the flat flares, body lift, and bump stops for a 2.5" lift provide plenty of tire clearance for 37" tires.
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Unread 07-21-2015, 06:24 AM   #5
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Unread 07-21-2015, 09:03 AM   #6
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hey thanks alot for the reply.i will start looking today
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Unread 07-21-2015, 09:04 AM   #7
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thanks for the info
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Unread 07-21-2015, 09:23 AM   #8
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Royal Krap?

To the OP- put the credit card away and read through the forum here before making a quick decision on a lift.
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Unread 07-21-2015, 03:19 PM   #9
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Royal Krap?

To the OP- put the credit card away and read through the forum here before making a quick decision on a lift.
To each his own.

On the second opinion, I agree with ncb.
Spend some time researching the forum for previous topics like your own. I am not saying, don't ask questions. Just be sure to spend time gathering information before you spend the $$. A lift kit can be an expen$ive decision. Everyone has their own flavor of how a Jeep should look and ride.

p.s. The RESERVED SPACE-thing is just a joke thing with SLADE. He knows his stuff. We just have different opinions about lift kits. It's all good.
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Unread 07-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #10
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Royal Krap?

To the OP- put the credit card away and read through the forum here before making a quick decision on a lift.


When I got my first JK I knew nothing about which suspension lifts were the good ones and which to avoid. So what I did was to research and read up on all the info I could. I literally took notes and finally narrowed it down to three (3) lifts that I felt were worth getting. Of course I eventually settled on one of them and went with them.

All of this went on for a couple of weeks or more before I spent my money. Even though I went way over my budget (thank god for credit cards) it was worth it in the end. No regrets whatsoever.

So, like already said, take your time and make an informed decision from your perspective. Cry once or cry twice, its your call.
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Unread 07-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #11
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All opinions aside, different lifts focus on different aspects and qualities. choose the qualities that fit your wants, desires, and needs. There is no perfect one size fits all lift. If anyone tells you different they are a liar or a salesman.

Leaving the name dropping out of it, a mild lift height 2"-2.5" (3" max) and using control arm drop brackets with factory control arms is my first recommendation. choose the name on the lift method and the name on the drop brackets how ever you want (there are MANY to choose from).

Happytrails and I are a good example of 2 differing opinions with the same outcome.... we are both happy with our setups. As long as your happy with what you have in the end, it doesn't matter what the rest of us think about a certain name.



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p.s. The RESERVED SPACE-thing is just a joke thing with SLADE. He knows his stuff. We just have different opinions about lift kits. It's all good.


Yea, and we all know what they say about "opinions"...... And yours STINKS.




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Royal Krap?

I don't have many (ANY) good things to say about them, but even I wouldn't go that far.
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