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post #1 of 5 Old 08-19-2013, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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13 JKU Rubicon lift question and opinions

I have a stock JKU Rubicon Still running factory 32's. Once these wear out, I intend to replace with 33's(big enough for my needs). Mine is a daily driver with occasional off reading. This usually consists of mild to medium trails and some minor flexing. Again daily driver, so got to get it back home. I would like to add a 2.5 coil lift. I don't want to break the bank. I will eventually add a winch to front bumper so I don't want just spacers and some leveling would be nice. Most seem to think the Rubicon shocks are adequate, that is why I am considering just the coil lifts. I have looked at the RC 2.5, the teraflex 2.5 and others in the less than 500. range. Some of these include kits sway extensions and some not. I would think this to be important, since mine has electronic disconnect. It would seem like adequate alignment would be very important. Some also include brake line brackets for extending the lines. Some don't. While I may not do any major flexing intentionally, if I were to over flex and pull a brake line, that could be bad. What are your feelings on these. I would like as many opinions on these options in the less than $500. range. (Cheaper sounds great) Please as may pics as possible. Thanks in advance!!!!

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When I put my 2" OME (ended up being north of 3") springs in I bought adjustable swaybar links for the rear and moved the rear links to the front. This ended up working perfectly, the sway bar angle is exactly where it should be. I also got extended brake lines but I was not as happy with these (I don't like how they hang freely unlike the stock lines). For the brake lines I would say install the springs and flex your suspension, the stock shocks may end up maxing out before the lines...

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In short, if doing this on the cheap, start by buying your springs and 1 set of extended swaybar links (I went with JKS) and see if that fulfills your needs...

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In short, if doing this on the cheap, start by buying your springs and 1 set of extended swaybar links (I went with JKS) and see if that fulfills your needs...
For a 13 JKU Rubicon, what number springs would you recommend, front and back?
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For a 13 JKU Rubicon, what number springs would you recommend, front and back?
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