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Unread 09-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Lift for 2012 JK

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.

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Unread 09-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Our 2" SPORT system is a great choice to run 33's. The price with new shocks and new front coils is really strong.
The 2 door P/N I would suggest is RS66108BR9, this has our adjustable 9000 shocks.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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How much or what type of wheeling do you do or have planned? This will help us narrow down some choices for you.

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Unread 09-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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Unread 09-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #6
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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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Unread 09-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #7
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kernsy:

Is your Rubi on 33s? Sorry if it's in your profile; can't tell from my phone.

Either way; looks very nice - I think that's right about the stance we're looking for on our 2-door.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #8
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kernsy:

Is your Rubi on 33s? Sorry if it's in your profile; can't tell from my phone.

Either way; looks very nice - I think that's right about the stance we're looking for on our 2-door.
a 285/75/16 is a 33x11.22 tire.

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Unread 09-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #9
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Per GY specs on Duratrac, 11.3 x 33.1, mounted on Jeep just under 32"
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #10
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Per RingPinion.com it's 32.83. If not going off road, you could probably get away with no lift and proper backspacing, and it'd look fine.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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Great, thanks for the responses guys; sorry to deviate a bit from the OP.
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