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Unread 09-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Help me find a lift for my 2 door JK PLEASE

Tire Size: 35"x12.50r17
Ive been looking at this tera flex 3" lift http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-wrangler-...arms-1711.html with maybe a cheap 2" body lift? Can i get some opinions or suggestions


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Unread 09-25-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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That lift and 33" tires you will not need that body lift. IMO stay away from the body lift.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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The TeraFlex 2.5" is more then enough for 33".. You can Run 35" tires with 2.5" lift and stock fenders..
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Unread 09-25-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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What about with a 35" tire
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Unread 09-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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What about with a 35" tire
2.5" lift is plenty for 35" Tires...
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Unread 09-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Thank you. Would just the regular TeraFlex 3" lift be good or would you recommend the long arm lift kit
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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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The JK already has longer arms than any previous Jeep...no need for a long arm kit at 2.5 inches.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #8
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I'm think I'll go with a three inch just for that extra clearance
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Unread 09-25-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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There is this thread that covers a lot of details on Lift Kits, "definitive-lift-kit-thread" http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/d...hread-1410631/
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Unread 09-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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I have a 3.5" ProComp lift on my 4-door (JKU) and a 2.5" Rubicon Express on the 2-door (JK); both are running 35" tires with zero rubbing issues.

The 2.5" lift had the front tire rubbing the air dam at certain steering angles and while compressed [light off-roading; I don't do any rock crawling]. I've since removed the air dam from both JKs and zero issues since.

The 4-door definitely sits higher than the 2-door with that extra inch of lift; exact same tires for that matter (though 17" wheels and 16" wheels respectively). If you want to keep your center of gravity low, then I'd actually go with the 2.5" and flat fenders ... that's just my opinion and the stance that I like.

Note: If you can spend a little extra coin, then opt for some Bilstein 5100s instead of the shocks that come with some of these kits. I have the Bilsteins on my JK and it makes a huge difference; smooth ride.

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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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Lift alone doesn't increase tire clearance (not where it's needed). You only need enough lift to cover the needed bump stop for the tire your running.

2.5" lift is plenty for 35's. You can add a 1"-1.25" Body lift if you want a little extra height and suspension travel or add flat flares to keep it low and gain suspension travel. You can get a lot more out of combining a 2.5" suspension lift with a body lift and flat flares than you will with just a 3.5" suspension lift.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #12
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So with a 2.5" and flat flares with 35s i wont get any rubbing?
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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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So with a 2.5" and flat flares with 35s i wont get any rubbing?

Front should be fine with stock bump stops, the rear will need the rear bump stop extended a little.
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So with a 2.5" and flat flares with 35s i wont get any rubbing?
The TeraFlex kit comes with the extended bumpstops so you won't have any rubbing with 35" tires and factory flares and of course you will need the appropriate 4.5" wheel backspace. However, If you really want to stuff the wheels up for max up travel for real rough trails then as Slade suggests go with flat fenders, no bumpstop extensions and a small body lift.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #15
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Lift alone doesn't increase tire clearance (not where it's needed). You only need enough lift to cover the needed bump stop for the tire your running.

2.5" lift is plenty for 35's. You can add a 1"-1.25" Body lift if you want a little extra height and suspension travel or add flat flares to keep it low and gain suspension travel. You can get a lot more out of combining a 2.5" suspension lift with a body lift and flat flares than you will with just a 3.5" suspension lift.
You get no more suspension travel with a body lift.

A 2.5" lift is plenty of lift for 35's and stock flares if you add 2.5" of bumpstop. If you have flat fenders you can get away with about 1" of bumpstop.
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