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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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New Rubicon 2013 questions

Sold my well outfitted 04 Wrangler and buying a 2013 JK Rubicon 2 dr HT.
My questions are: Desiring a 2-2.5" (hopefully inexpensive) lift without causing driveline problems what is reccommendations? Also would like to got to at least 33's, do I really need wheel spacers to accomodate? Will I need any body lift? Will it be necessary? Will the factory rock sliders actually prevent damage to the rocker panels? Will the new factory front bumper accomodate a winch.....will removing the rubber side pieces help with articulation ? Will stay on clubs runs (Bullhead City 4 Wheelers) rated 3 to 3.5 hopefully preventing any body damage, except desert pin striping at least until broken in.....Anything else you care to recommend will be appreciated

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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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I was just at the dealer Saturday looking at an 2013 and they have lift packages the 2.5 inch bds was 2700 for lift 33inch tires and wheels I priced it up its high if you can do it yourself and shop deals but if you want done when you buy and warranty from factory it's not to bad , they told me aftermarket lifts void the warranty of course they don't always tell you the truth either
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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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Sold my well outfitted 04 Wrangler and buying a 2013 JK Rubicon 2 dr HT.
My questions are: Desiring a 2-2.5" (hopefully inexpensive) lift without causing driveline problems what is reccommendations? Also would like to got to at least 33's, do I really need wheel spacers to accomodate? Will I need any body lift? Will it be necessary? Will the factory rock sliders actually prevent damage to the rocker panels? Will the new factory front bumper accomodate a winch.....will removing the rubber side pieces help with articulation ? Will stay on clubs runs (Bullhead City 4 Wheelers) rated 3 to 3.5 hopefully preventing any body damage, except desert pin striping at least until broken in.....Anything else you care to recommend will be appreciated
Teraflex 2.5" budget boost, Duratrac 315/75R17 tires, if on stock rims get Spidertrax 1.75" spacers, no body lift. Factory rock sliders are somewhat functional but you can always upgrade to something better if going hardcore. No winch in the stock bumper without modifications unless you got the 10th anniversary Rubi.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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they told me aftermarket lifts void the warranty
They lied to you, they want you to pay them for them to do it so they make money. A lift can void the warranty on a specific part if that part broke because of the lift. But it can't void protection on the entire vehicle.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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Teraflex 2.5" budget boost, Duratrac 315/75R17 tires, if on stock rims get Spidertrax 1.75" spacers, no body lift. Factory rock sliders are somewhat functional but you can always upgrade to something better if going hardcore. No winch in the stock bumper without modifications unless you got the 10th anniversary Rubi.
THANKS...Will those tires etc have an effect on the anti lock brake system?
Any driveline worries? Front driveline requiring a new driveline? Ant transfer cs relocation brackets? Any other req'd changes to accomodate?
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THANKS...Will those tires etc have an effect on the anti lock brake system?
Any driveline worries? Front driveline requiring a new driveline? Ant transfer cs relocation brackets? Any other req'd changes to accomodate?
I forgot to add, you'll want to get an AEV ProCal to recalibrate the computer for the new tire size. You'll have no worries with anything computer controlled then, and also the shift points if you have an auto.

You shouldn't have to worry about replacing anything in the driveline or lowering the TC as long as you stick to that 2"-2.5" as your max lift. Once you go to 3" then you start to get into the additional stuff, and then it becomes more costly.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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I forgot to add, you'll want to get an AEV ProCal to recalibrate the computer for the new tire size. You'll have no worries with anything computer controlled then, and also the shift points if you have an auto.

You shouldn't have to worry about replacing anything in the driveline or lowering the TC as long as you stick to that 2"-2.5" as your max lift. Once you go to 3" then you start to get into the additional stuff, and then it becomes more costly.
Thanks for all your help....will probably go that route as it becomes affordable.....appreciate it!
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I have a 2013 Rubicon, I put a RE 2.5" lift kit, and Mickey Thompson 35's. The stock tires are a little over 32", so 33's might not be worth the extra bucks, that's why I went with 35s. I put Ace rock sliders on and left the factory sliders on as well. Not saying my setup is the best, just letting you know what will work.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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I have a 2013 Rubicon, I put a RE 2.5" lift kit, and Mickey Thompson 35's. The stock tires are a little over 32", so 33's might not be worth the extra bucks, that's why I went with 35s. I put Ace rock sliders on and left the factory sliders on as well. Not saying my setup is the best, just letting you know what will work.
Thanks for the info.......appreciate it.
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Other than whats been said. My JKUR got dropped pretty hard onto a rock and a big crunch made me cringe. The good thing was the stock rock rail did its job with no real damage to the Jeep. I did upgrade to sliders that mounted to the body as well though for personal preference.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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THANKS..Your well equipted Rubicon I know will go anywhere you choose to take it.........hopefully I will not be tempted to go that far....light lift...33-35's winch....maybe new front bumper.......maybe a custom made set of sliders...who knows only $$$$ will determine the outcome. Thanks for the info.....
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THANKS..Your well equipted Rubicon I know will go anywhere you choose to take it.........hopefully I will not be tempted to go that far....light lift...33-35's winch....maybe new front bumper.......maybe a custom made set of sliders...who knows only $$$$ will determine the outcome. Thanks for the info.....
No problem, thanks and your welcome. Just enjoy it. Get a feel for it before you start building it. Helped me make my choices. Also so much knowledge on here from alot of these guys that have been around Jeeps there whole lives.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:46 PM   #13
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I don't believe anybody mentioned this yet, but you can fit 33s on a stock JK, even 35s with proper bump stops. I have a Zone (sister company of bds) 3" lift on my JK and I am running 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers with no issues. If you do decide to make the jump to 35s you need to start looking at C-Gussets and front axle truss kits, I went with an Artec truss and c-gusset kit. My dad decided to go with a 2" spacer lift on his JK and is running my old rubi rims and wheels. You don't need wheel spacers, however you may have slight rubbing with the rear sway bar links, if so you can just mount the links on the inside of the mount. As far as the stock rails, they will work but I decided to go with ACE sliders, they allow you to reuse your factory rails. ACE makes great products and the fit and finish is industry leading. You can mount a winch upside down inside of the factory bumper. If you have any other questions feel free to send me a message.





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