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post #1 of 5 Old 12-08-2012, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Lift Kit Question

Howdy! Lurker, first post. I recently bought a 2010 JKU that already has a 2.5 in Terraflex suspension lift and a 1" body lift running 35x12.50 BFG MK2's. If I wanted to gain just a little more lift, could add a "budget boost" to my existing kit? Other than the ProComp shocks, I am fairly certain that everything else on the suspension is factory. By adding a BB would I need things like brake lines, longer sway bars, etc? This jeep is primarily a daily driver that will see some trail/hunting lease type roads, occasional offroad ranch, and the beach.

Thanks for the help! This is pretty much my dream jeep. Went to buy the wife a new car (Grand Cherokee) and ended up buying myself one too. Had a YJ that I did spring lift myself about 10 yrs ago and have missed having a jeep ever since. I would normally not have bought something already lifted with wheels/tires but this one was built pretty much exactly how I would have done it myself!

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My opinion, and it is just that, an opinion, is you are heading down the road to a Frankenlift...if you need more lift it would be far more satisfactory to get the proper spring lift with matched shocks. Once you go over the 3 inch lift you will start to have to look at extended brake lines/brackets, control arms, drive shafts, and I assume you already have adj track bar or you will need it...my rule of thumb for a suspension lift properly done is about 1k per inch.

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My opinion, and it is just that, an opinion, is you are heading down the road to a Frankenlift...if you need more lift it would be far more satisfactory to get the proper spring lift with matched shocks. Once you go over the 3 inch lift you will start to have to look at extended brake lines/brackets, control arms, drive shafts, and I assume you already have adj track bar or you will need it...my rule of thumb for a suspension lift properly done is about 1k per inch.
^^^ I agree with this.

Once you start to exceed 2.5", you're getting into "real" lift mode where you need to start by going with solid high quality parts, adjustable control arms, trackbar relocation bracket/new trackbar(front), extended brake lines...blah, blah...
I would suggest that you save your cash, enjoy what you have, do some homework, and do it up right when you have the means.

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Thanks for the replies. Great advice. I will enjoy what I have now and at some point maybe exchange the teraflex springs for something differnt and work on the remainder of the suspension at the same time. So far, I LOVE this jeep! Can't wait till Christmas to do a little more upgrading!
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