I just purchased a 2012 JK with 8500 miles and I am wanting to lift it just a little and maybe go with 33" tires. I have looked at skyjacker as this is what I have always used on my other jeeps and trucks. I also looked at Rancho. My main question to have the 33" tires look like they arent stuffed into the wheel well what size lift would I need to go with.
1992 XJ 6" Skyjacker Rock Ready Kit
Reflex Spray Liner on Rockers and Fender Flairs
AFE Intake, Jet Chip, 4.10 gears
Warn Front and Rear Bumpers
Warn XD9000i Winch
You can either do a spacer lift, which come in sizes ranging from 3/4" to 2" (most commonly) or do something like Rancho's sport lift that will also place you at about 2" of lift; the latter type of lift replaces the stock springs and shocks. They range in price from $100 for the budget boosts to about $400.
I run 35s on our 4-door and I'm thinking of going a bit more modest on our 2-door (i.e. 33s like your plan). Personally, after scanning photos and seeing other JKs in person, I think 33s look good with a 2" lift; anything more and the tires start to look disproportionately small. I'm leaning towards the AEV 2" spacer package or Rancho's sport suspension of the same lift height ... plenty of room for 33s and eliminating the factory rake.
I'll give the nod to the Teraflex 1.5 performance coil kit from Jason at KOR. The ride is much better than stock, I got the lift I wanted to clear 285/75/16 tires, and don't have a slug of "other upgrades" to do. The only thing I would caution, if you even "think" you would want to go 35's down the line, get a good 2.5" lift now.
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