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Unread 12-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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JK Lift! Help!

Can anybody help? I'm looking at lifting my 2012 JK Unlimited and need some direction... can anybody lend some helpful advice? I posted a thread in a couple different forums today but have not received any responses. Looking to lift Jeep this weekend.

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Unread 12-28-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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My advice - read, read, research, read, read, read some more. Fill in your profile, and let everyone know what your intent is with the Jeep. Don't rush or you'll have regrets and wind up doing it twice.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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My advice - read, read, research, read, read, read some more. Fill in your profile, and let everyone know what your intent is with the Jeep. Don't rush or you'll have regrets and wind up doing it twice.
I've been looking over the forums over the last few days and reviews online for different lifts for the JK. There's so much information online and I want to know I'm making that right choice.

My main intent is to lift the Jeep (2012 JK Unlimited Sport) a couple of inches but I don't need it to climb crazy mountains (at least not right now).
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Unread 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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First question...why do you want to lift it? Unless you're after a 35 inch tire or a dedicated rock climber, there's no need to lift the JK.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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This thread needs to be closed or removed. There are two of them.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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research. a few days won't get you what you want. some of us researched for months along with off roading experience before making decisions. you need to know what your after, what you actually need, and price limit. then make your decision
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Unread 12-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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research. a few days won't get you what you want. some of us researched for months along with off roading experience before making decisions. you need to know what your after, what you actually need, and price limit. then make your decision
Great advice. I think I'll keep up with the research and maybe go up the nearest 4wheelparts
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Unread 12-28-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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Great advice. I think I'll keep up with the research and maybe go up the nearest 4wheelparts
No no, lol. You are in the Denver area. There are better places around, or my favorite - Call Jason from Krawl Offroad!
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Unread 12-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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I've been looking over the forums over the last few days and reviews online for different lifts for the JK. There's so much information online and I want to know I'm making that right choice.

My main intent is to lift the Jeep (2012 JK Unlimited Sport) a couple of inches but I don't need it to climb crazy mountains (at least not right now).
Read more, research more, and check out different pictures of Jeeps and find out what you like. A budget boost sounds like it would be perfect for what you're looking for. But please read and research before you post yet another lift thread....and there are a ton of vendors who are going to be willing to help or give you information for what you need.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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No no, lol. You are in the Denver area. There are better places around, or my favorite - Call Jason from Krawl Offroad!
jason is easily the best customer handler ive ever contacted, i try to order everything i can through him
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Unread 12-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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No no, lol. You are in the Denver area. There are better places around, or my favorite - Call Jason from Krawl Offroad!
I'll give Jason a call. Thanks fellas for the help!
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Unread 01-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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I had a 4" zone lift with nitro shocks installed.No problems what so ever.
The lift has been on for 2 years,now im am looking into larger tires 33s or 35s
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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^^are you starting a new post? What relevance does it have to the op's question? Or are you asking an new question about tires?

To the op (original poster) If you posted the same question on other forums I can see why you are having problems getting information. We need a little more info then the fact you just want a lift.

What size tires are you planning on running? (lifts are need for tire clearance. Little is gained from a lift if not to fit bigger tires)
What are you planning on doing with your jeep? (trips to the mall to impress the ignorant require far less then a rubicon trail runner)
Fill out your profile so we know what you have currently. (when you change one thing on a jeep it leads to requiring something else)
What is your budget? (budget boost or triple threat throw down?)
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #14
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^^are you starting a new post? What relevance does it have to the op's question? Or are you asking an new question about tires?

To the op (original poster) If you posted the same question on other forums I can see why you are having problems getting information. We need a little more info then the fact you just want a lift.

What size tires are you planning on running? (lifts are need for tire clearance. Little is gained from a lift if not to fit bigger tires)
What are you planning on doing with your jeep? (trips to the mall to impress the ignorant require far less then a rubicon trail runner)
Fill out your profile so we know what you have currently. (when you change one thing on a jeep it leads to requiring something else)
What is your budget? (budget boost or triple threat throw down?)
I was looking at a 2" spacer lift and putting on some 35's. I'm not looking at any serious off roading as this is my DD. I really just want it to look beefy with a possibility of hitting some trails in the future.

I'm really new to the internet forums and was in need for some direction for my '12 JKU Sport.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #15
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A 2" spacer lift or BB sounds like just what you are looking for. I would make sure they kits you are looking at minimum give you new rear sway bar links for the rear and relocate the factory rear links to the front. If you are going to take it off road you will want some shock extensions or longer shocks as well as relocating the brake lines down a couple of inches to handle the extra droop.
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