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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Best lift kit for a 2dr JK

So guys I've got my JK now time for the lift, unfortunately I have no clue what I'm doing since I'm a CJ guy. But what's the best 3.5 lift for a good solid price or better yet top 5 lifts that are awesome and at a reasonable price!?

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Unread 05-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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I'm still learning and have yet to lift my '09 JK, but it appears the Teraflex, AEV and Rock Krawler lifts have the most support amongst JKers.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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at 3.5 on a 2D you should get both drive lines replaced. The rear a is very short D/L. This means you need adjustible control arms at least for the rear if its a AEV they do not sell Ca's. Going 3.5 is the point where you can expect to be in the 1K per inch range of lifts.

I have the AEV 3.5 the springs at least back then were top notch, shocks are Blistien, the rest is brackets and you end up replacing it bit by bit. For the money you end up buying U/LCA's and drive lines any way from another source.

Metal Clocks are getting good reviews. Currie is a top quality JJ's at all ends. there springs are the from same maker of AEV. I think thats is Eibach springs.

you could save money by going 2.5 or less. Though off road a 2D Jk with 35"s and at least 3.5 work rather well in harder rocky trails. But you are in the range were it gets rather pricy to do it right.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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I have a 2dr and I have an AEV 2.5 with correction brackets and skinny BFG KM2 33' 255/80/17 on stock rubicon wheels. I personally think this setup is the best for moderate off-roading and good dd and a reasonable price point. You don't have to think
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Unread 05-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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currie 4" sitting in my garage waiting install. From my research its bomb proof for what I plan, but its not cheap.

You need shocks and front drive shaft, so it adds up quick.

Once its installed I'll post about it since its not a common kit on this forum.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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A buddy has terraflex with Bilstein 5100 on a 4dr and I love how smooth and enjoyable the ride is. Honestly I don't plan on wheeling hard. Maybe once every few months or just cursing on some trails. So I ain't planning to buy the craziest lift and stuff
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Unread 05-04-2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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I have a 2dr and I have an AEV 2.5 with correction brackets and skinny BFG KM2 33' 255/80/17 on stock rubicon wheels. I personally think this setup is the best for moderate off-roading and good dd and a reasonable price point. You don't have to think
And it defy's the very laws of physics!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 12:54 AM   #8
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SkyJacker 3.5 Get the Pallet Kit it has adjustable control arms!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #9
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And it defy's the very laws of physics!
I really don't understand where all the anti-AEV attitude on the forum has come from recently. Their products have always been top notch as far as I could tell.

I'm debating between the Teraflex 2.5-inch coil lift and the AEV 2.5 Dualsport for my rig. From what I've read, AEV probably will perform better on-road, while folks seem to think the TF will be more hearty off-road.

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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #10
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^he was talking about the picture being upside down...

You're never going to find a definite answer because everyone has different needs.
What do you plan to do with it? Mall crawler? Rocks? Mud? Light trails?
What do you consider a solid price?
What size tires do you want to run?

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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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Well I'm gonna put 35's and I'm planning to wheel off road like rock trails once in a blue moon, I live in south Florida so I mess with trails and swamps. But I won't be doing it so often
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #12
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I have a 2dr and I have an AEV 2.5 with correction brackets and skinny BFG KM2 33' 255/80/17 on stock rubicon wheels. I personally think this setup is the best for moderate off-roading and good dd and a reasonable price point. You don't have to think
Thems some sticky tires you have
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #13
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... LOL stupid internet ,, couldn't right side the photo
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #14
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Well I'm gonna put 35's and I'm planning to wheel off road like rock trails once in a blue moon, I live in south Florida so I mess with trails and swamps. But I won't be doing it so often
i didnt know florida had rock trails lol. you can run 35's on 2.5 inches of lift.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #15
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So guys I've got my JK now time for the lift, unfortunately I have no clue what I'm doing since I'm a CJ guy. But what's the best 3.5 lift for a good solid price or better yet top 5 lifts that are awesome and at a reasonable price!?
Go with the Rubicon Express. Nets more than 3.5" and is excellent quality. Tera Flex, Rock Krawler etc. are way too expensive and are over kill "unless" you plan on serious wheeling. I got the Rubicon Express 3.5" for $500 And only paid $148 for all 4 shocks, can't beat it
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