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Unread Today, 07:03 PM   #1
rla1999
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Everyday drive with 2.5 in, 3 in, 3.5 in, and 4 in

I am thinking of lifting my 2013 2 door jeep wrangler rubicon using a lift between 2.5 in to 4 in. I am debating which one to go with. This is my everyday vehicle so I would like the everyday ride to not change as much. Not sure if it will be possible. But common sense tells me the higher you go, the worst the everyday drive will feel.

How does the everyday drive feel with a 2.5 in, 3 in, 3.5 in, and 4 in lifts?
Did you guys feel a big change in everyday driving once you added your lift?

I go offroading occasionally and would like to lift it some so that the bottom part of it does not hit the ground. Is 2.5 inches enough> At first, i wanted to lift it 2.5 in and add spacers to keep my original wheels. But a local 4x4 group I am part of are recommending 4". If I go that high, will I notice a big change in the ride?

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...But a local 4x4 group I am part of are recommending 4". If I go that high, will I notice a big change in the ride?

Thanks.
The first BIG change you’ll notice is that your wallet will be much thinner. I’m just guessing here but it sounds like the ones advising you to go 4-inches of lift are more the hard-core guys and not the more casual users. I went with a 3.5-inch lift for my unlimited because of some of the places I go off-roading.

As far as the ride goes I’m very happy with it but it is a bit harsher than stock which is expected. I would suggest you take your time and drive your Jeep as often as you can off-road to see just how far you’re willing to go as far as the severity of trails you’ll be wanting to explore and base your lift off that.
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I put an AEV 2.5 on my 2-door, it was indistinguishable from stock for street driving. Now bigger tires, that's a whole different story and that kills your drive quality real fast.
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