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      Are you using the stock wheels?
      Check out this chart,
      http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=610856

      I do not think there are any issues up to the 2.5 lift. After that I hear you will have a driveshaft issue with an automatic. I went with a 2.5 coil lift from Rough Country(10% off for forum members call Ryan Ext 123) http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_jk_2.html and I think with 35s you will have a little rub at full articulation. A forum member named N2rock did a body lift to give him a little more room and he says he has no rub. He seems to do some wild rock crawling so you might be ok without it on sand.
       
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      Lift it. The new JKs have a lower step than the old TJs so they are easier to get into. For a cheap lift, I'd recommend this kit for $140 from Rough County. It includes spacers and shock extenders so you can use your stock suspension. http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_jk_2.html. I have a friend that put this lift in his JK Rubicon and it has about the same step height now as my stock TJ Rubicon. Even though his Jeep sits higher. As much as I dislike the big size of the new JKs, they did do some things right.
       
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      After "wheeling" for the first time, I realized how much a small lift would probably help. I've been reading through every thread I can find to figure out the advantages and disadvantages of each. I've looked at a lot of your pics and posts regarding this, and everyone has a differing opinion.

      The simplest lifts seem to be the ones with spacers and shock re-location brackets. Like this one here. From what I understand, the basic lifts aren't going to provide anything amazing as far as articulation due to using stock springs.

      Jeep JK Suspension Lift

      If you add on shocks to the lift above, it costs close to $300.

      For just a bit more you have this lift with springs and shocks.
      Jeep JK Suspension Lift

      Long term plan is to upgrade to 33" tires. I'll probably upgrade in this order. Lift, Rocker guards, wheels, and then tires.

      So assuming that realistically I'll be spending most of my time on the highway and running rough roads and trails, and probably not doing too much in the way of super extreme rock climbing, what would you do?

      Would a $140 dollar spacer lift be fine, or would I be better off waiting a bit longer, saving up and getting the spring one?

      As far as installation goes, I've looked over the instructions. I've never done vehicle work, but I have plenty of wrench turning experience and I'm sure I could find help around here to put it in.

      Any reason why the cheap rough country lift would be any worse than the Teraflex Budget Boost which is about $100 more?

      Thanks for the help.
       
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      This is the lift
      Jeep JK Suspension Lift

      Tires
      GOODYEAR*WRANGLER DURATRAC Sizes

      wheels I got from summit racing but I got 4" BS so I have to use the spacers you need to find ones with 3.75" BS if you go 15" or you will have to run wheel spacers
      My fenders are also 2" wider than stock so you may not want to go 2" wheel spacers it will make the tires stick out alot. I would get the proper BS and try that first before I invested in spacers



       
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      hi everyone,

      i'm thinking about buying a used 2007 jeep wrangler X.

      right now it has these rims on it:
      http://www.ultrawheel.com/wheel_detail.cfm?brand=1&id=190

      the rims are 17" but i'm not sure if they are 17x8 or 17x10. how would i find this out? would 33x12.5 tires fit on these rims correctly?

      i'm not sure of the current tire size, but they're not 33" tires. i want to put 33" tires on it. either duratracs or bfg mud-terrain. i would sell the tires it has now. they have less than 5,000 miles on them. what would be the best way to sell them?

      i won't be taking it off road much. maybe down a dirt trail, but that's it. i see people talking about a 2.5" BB lift. if i got this item here for $139.95 would that be all i need?
      Jeep JK Suspension Lift

      thanks
       
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      Hi!

      After a big delay with getting my lift (thanks to a lay-off) I'm finally about ready.

      I'll be going with the RC BB. But here is my question...

      My JK is my DD - probably about 97% of the time. I like the ride it has now so I will most likely go with the series II kit shown here Jeep JK Suspension Lift

      If I decided to go with the premium kit with new shocks - how much will that affect my ride? Is the main advantage to the premium kit better articulation? Do those shocks give a comparable ride to stock - or will I be tossed all over the highway where I do most of my driving?

      Also I will be going with the BFG mud terrain KM2 305/65/17 on factory jk rims with spacers. Hows that all sound? ok? am I missing anything? I've kind of ruled out an adjustable track bar...I've read that it barely shifts to 1 side when you go only 2.5".

      ...yup....I'm a nooB

      Thanks!
       
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      So I've tried to do some research and just wanted to make sure I get this all squared away before I order everything. As a good wife, I want to order my husband a lift for his birthday. He just got a 2010 w/ the Islander package. He doesn't plan on doing any extreme offroading in the near future, just wants a small lift. I was going to go with the Teraflex 2.5" BB but in researching threads on here, the RC seems to make people pretty happy too. Also, no plans to change the wheels and tires 'til they wear out, he's happy with what came on the Islander package. Given these circumstances, can you guys recommend which of the below would be best....

      Teraflex 1355200 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost without Shocks for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

      Teraflex 1355210 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost & Shock Adapters for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

      Jeep JK Suspension Lift
      Basic Kit
      Series II Kit
      Basic Kit w/ shocks

      Also, since he plans to keep the factory wheels/tires (same as on the Rubi) will I definitely need wheel spacers too?

      Thanks for any input, and for helping a newbie jeeper get a cool bday gift.
       
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      So i am trying to purchase a 2.5"BB for my jeep but im not sure what i need to buy. I am not going to do any insane off roading or rock crawling just out on trails having a bit of fun. Was looking at this one here JK Budget Boost | TeraFlex Suspensions but i dont know if i need the basic one or the one that says w/adapters. Can somebody who has a BB tell me if i need the adapters or not please and what exactly they are? I'm also looking at Jeep JK Suspension Lift but the same problem. i dont know if i can go with basic or if i need one of the better ones.
       
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      Thanks, do you have a link to that spacer? Also, what about Rubicon express? Also, with 33's would i have to regear?

      Thanks
      I remember when I had my XJ, Rubicon Express was the premium lift for that ride. I don't know if that's the case for JK's. They went through a time recently where they shut down. Maybe someone else can comment.

      http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_jk_2.html

      Do the series II kit if you go this route. Also, call them and ask for the Jeep Forum discount. They will give you another 10% off. While you're add it, get their wheel spacers. They're reasonably price and as good as anything else out there. I've been running them for over two years now.
       
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