My lady just got a '11 JK and I want to lift it. Looking @ JKU take offs. What should I pay for a set or expect to pay? I was told to make an offer. They're at a local shop left over from a lift job. Person didn't want them I guess...
What size springs do you currently have, and what size are the takeoffs?
Maybe offer the guy lunch, or maybe $50....because most shops just throw them in the trash. I got mine for free from the local 4Wheel Parts, they had just done a lift and tossed them in the trash (I spend a lot of money there).
Having said that people are paying $150-225 for the takeoff springs and shocks on EBay and Craigslist, but those are for the 19/60 springs that are hard to find.
A good rule of thumb is for each number you go up you add 1/4" in height. I want from 14 to17 and got exactly 3/4". Having said that, if you have 14s and install 19s you should get 1.25" of lift from the new springs alone....just make sure you also upgrade your shocks.
Ok, so I own a WJ and I'm new to the JK world. She drives the wrangler. So if you could explain the spring numbers to me that'd be awesome. I assume that is the lenght of the spring...? The more info I recieve the better off I'll be. I like learning all that I can!
The sock springs have a tag on them. The last 2 numbers are the numbers they are referring to. the higher the number the stiffer the spring. 19 is the highest in the front and 60 is the highest in the back.
2011 JK Rubicon 2 door 6-speed manual, 3.5" Rock Krawler Suspension lift, 1.25" Daystar body lift, 40x13.50R17 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Thanks. Now will the stiffer spring screw the ride it has now? Because the ride is nice and Idk if she'll go for a more bumpy travel.
Nope, the ride will still be stock, and feel exactly the same. Keep in mind that if you install bigger springs that will you will want to upgrade the shocks, because the added spring height will eat into the shock travel. Your shocks are also numbered (they have a sticker as opposed to tags), so if you find stiffer springs, see if you can get the stock shocks that came with them.
Ideally you will be looking for a JKU with the towing package or a JKU Rubicon....those stock springs and shocks seem to be ideal.
Not the best picture, sorry.... you are looking for the last two numbers before that letter combo at the end
For what its worth, I paid $40 for a front pair of 17s off ebay..like new takeoffs from a 2012. I also got four rubicon shocks like new for $100. Went from 14s to the 17s on the front to prepare for a bumper/winch combo. Made a noticable difference in leveling it out..maybe even a touch higher in front now. It should be perfect when the new parts go on. I was afraid the ride would be harsher but its great...loving the rubi shocks.