Originally Posted by TTUJoe13
If you're running 35's with the 2", there will be some killer rubbing anytime you turn the wheel.
I'm running a Rancho 4" Sport Lift with 35's and love it. Good price and includes springs, pitman arm, front/rear track bar brackets and front upper/lower link drop bracket assemblies. No rubbing with full left/right turns and it won't look like your 35's are stuffed up under your fenders.
HUH??!? guess if anyone has rub issues with a 2" lift with 35" tires has truely no idea what they are doing in the first place.
a 2" lift will work fine even with 40" tires, bumpstops set-up correctly and some minor trim on the pinch seams. dont forget backspacing on the wheels. select the tire you want to run, then pick out the wheels with the correct backspacing. you wont have any rub issues at full stuff and full turn. if you do it right you wont need wheel spacers.
i run 39x14.50-17 Pitbull MadDog Bias-ply (well now 41.5x13.50-17 Pitbull Rocker Radials) on a Rock Krawler 5.5" lift. with Waler Evans 17x8.5 Wheels with 4.5" backspacing (3.5" backspacing now due to the rear coil-over set-up). I added RK's rear coil-overs in the Phase II build and had to get new wheels due to the Currie RockJock III D60 axles
it is set up to stay low and is around 3.5"-4" of lift from stock. if RK had the coil overs in their 2" lift then i would have gone thise route. i dont run bumpstops atm (waiting for RK to release their new hydro-bumps) but still i only had to trim the rear pinch seam just under a half inch removed. i only have 3" of up travel. the rest is down travel. after seeing some of the other Rock Krawler Comp 5.5 X-Factor Plus Coil-Over systems installed on other JKs, mine sits at least 2" lower than theirs. even with my larger tires (they all had 37" tires)
TexKev's Red JK has Rock Krawler 5.5 X-Factor Plus Coil-Over with 37" tires on the far left. My JK "CAIN" has Rock Krawler 5.5 X-Factor Plus Coil-Overs (Front and Rear) with 39" tires on the far right. You can see the height difference. RubiCajun's JK has a Rubicon Express 2: Budget Boost on 33" tires center.
all lifts are different. some move the axles around, some come with bumpstops while others come with adjustable bumpstops. a little research doesnt hurt, it should be done to find exactly the type of lift for what you will use your Jeep for.
if you plan on doing any wheeling with 35" tires and 5.13 gears, you will want to at a minimum sleeve and gusset your front D44 axle. generally we do not recommend 35" tires on the D30. it is doable but you will need to beef it up. axle tube sleeve and C-gussets are recommended. also it never hurts to go chromoly axle shafts or even RCV shafts.
a budget boost is just that, no real change to geometry, just a bit higher. suspension is a little more restricted due to the added angles on the stock control arms. if you plan to wheel it, i do not recommend a budget boost.
if you plan to wheel it, Rock Krawler does have a F'n sweet deal on their new 2" and 2.5" lifts. I recommend checking them out and tell them I sent you
cant beat their warranty and their parts are beefy. solid adjustible control arms, no tubes to bend. if you break any of the hard parts, it is replaced for free