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Old 06-23-2012, 09:28 AM
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I am a new jk owner and i have a few questions for you all. I have tried to do research on this forum and others to answer my questions but have failed to really come up with a rock hard answer. I like to have all my needs lined up so i know what i am looking at spending and what all i need. I have a stock jk. It will be mainly a dd but i will take it off road. Not frequent but i will go every now and then. I know I want the teraflex 2.5" coil lift in case I add bumpers or anything and it just makes me feel better I got the full deal and not a cheaper one so I feel safe with it. One question with that is could I use stock shocks or will I need to get the kit with the shocks included? I am gonna put 33's on it with some 16 inch wheel with backspacing no less that 4 inches. So the lift, tires, wheels with backspacing and ??? is there anything else I will need to change in order to have a nice ride and not have to worry about anything really affecting my jeep? like the death wobble or whatever. could i have a good look with just a leveling kit with the 33's? And would a leveling kit do well with extra weight like a bumper? I dont wanna do this then find out i have to modify something else and not have the money for it. I wanna have a jk everyone stares at so please help me!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Hi. 08 Sahara. I researched for about 3 is where i went...i wanted bumpers real ones so i put a bestop highrock with tire carrier on in the rear...and a fab4 full length winch on the front. I put a Warn m8000 winch in front. KC driving lights. Then a 2" old man emu lift, which is coil springs and shocks..easy and a minimal number of parts. I wanted 33s so i put procomp at extreme on 7089 procomp 18" black rims. I added k&n air filter and borla dual exhaust. Simple and reliable upgrades.

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Old 06-24-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Teraflex 2.5 will lift you higher than a leveling kit but you can run 33s with either one. You won't need new shocks but better shocks will give you a nicer ride. You won't have to do anything else like regearing or anything. Good luck!
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