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Old 05-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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What lift daily driver

Hi everyone,
I am new to the Jeep thing but have been off roading all of my life. Past few years been playing with Polaris SXS. I bought a 2012 rubicon wrangler four door about 8 months ago and want to lift it but I love the way it drives. I recently drove a two door with a 4 inch lift and could not believe how sensitive the steering was and how ruff it felt. I would like to go with a four inch lift but I do not want a rough ride and overly sensitive steering. I have put 14,000 miles on the jeep and drive it daily. I want the look of the lifted jeeps with the bigger tires. Any suggestions??

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Get a 1.2"5 body lift and a 2.5" suspension lift. Thats what i have and my ride hasnt changed much and I have a tj. Just my .02 cents

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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Hi everyone,
I am new to the Jeep thing but have been off roading all of my life. Past few years been playing with Polaris SXS. I bought a 2012 rubicon wrangler four door about 8 months ago and want to lift it but I love the way it drives. I recently drove a two door with a 4 inch lift and could not believe how sensitive the steering was and how ruff it felt. I would like to go with a four inch lift but I do not want a rough ride and overly sensitive steering. I have put 14,000 miles on the jeep and drive it daily. I want the look of the lifted jeeps with the bigger tires. Any suggestions??
Why 4"?

That's gonna significantly alter your Jeep's handling. Not to mention cost a ton. On top of the $$ for the lift itself, which will require adjustable track bars and adjustable control arms (as well as the usual stuff), you'll need a new front driveshaft (and possibly a new rear one, as well.)

It's really not necessary, unless you're planning on putting some monstrous tires on that bad boy, which carries it's own extra expenses and hassles.

FYI, you can clear 35" tires with a 2.5" lift on a Wrangler.

Check out this thread to see what others have done, preserve your sanity, and keep you from eating Ramen Noodles for the next year or so (start from the last page for lifts that are more current): JK Lift Reviews
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #4
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I have a TJ with a lift that was stated to give me 2". It turned out to be 2.5"/3" front/back. This is my only vehicle. I offroad it when I can and I've taken it on the modified courses at the past couple Jeep Beaches in Daytona. I got the stiffer Heavy duty Old Man Emu Kit. I feel like my ride has imporved over stock, but TJs may have a rougher stock ride than JKs.
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