I have a 2011 Wrangler Sport 4dr. I am going to be upgrading to 285 70 17 (33s) tires, which I have yet to decide which brand yet. Anyways, I am going to be getting the 2.5" Rock Krawler Mod Lift and orginally I wanted a 3" lift. So I am thinking about getting a 1" Body Lift.
1 - Good or Bad idea?
2 - If Good idea, what is the best body lift to go with, esp with RK
3 - If I did both lifts, would I have to modify anything in my jeep (re gear, add and/or change anything etc, because I don't want to change anything right now)
Off topic, anyone have any advice on K&N Cold Air Intake system? I want to get one, and I have always used K&N but I have heard both stories. Anyone have personal experience?
Thanks in Advance!
Last edited by Sandyman2128; 02-21-2013 at 04:37 PM..
2.5" of lift is plenty because those tires will fit on a stock JK. Body lifts look ****ty on JKs so you might want to stick with only the lift.
+ 1 kinda. I just had to add a BL before I put on my 2.5" lift. Because coming from a YJ i thought you need at least 3" to fit 33's. now after installing the flat fenders, hell the 35's look a little small with a total of 3.5" of lift. The only spot that the BL looks bad is the rear bumper, and $100 for an inch more clearance is a cheap, easy mod. You don't need it for 33's though. . So, of you really want one, Daystar is a quality BL.
Will you be running light or loaded up with all the armor, bumpers and winch? Talk to RK and see how much lift that kit nets. You don't want to add more lift than the kit can adjust the geometry for and you also don't want to tear it apart later on to add 1/2" spacers. My 2.5" kit lifted the front closer to four inches and the rear around three inches. My heavy bumper and winch has settled the front to 3.5 inches.
RK lift will give you 3" atleast, youll have enough to clear 35s, and with a little more trimming 37s, you can fit 33s on stock suspension fine, and if you trim the stock flares, 35s without off road use or with extended bump stops. jk's have huge wheel wells, just for fun we put two 40" tires from a friends jeep and it fit fine at ride height on my 3.5".
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Check out this members set up. JTPhoto (just do a member search) His set up has RK 3.5" coils in front and 2.5" BB in back. It is a sweet set up IMHO. The coils up front compensate for the extra weight, while the spacers in back even out the rake. It's a solid set up without spending too much coin and no BL. But, again you really don't need 3" for 33's. A TF leveling kit would be something you might wanna check out...