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Old 01-15-2014, 12:42 AM
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How big of a lift should i get?

Hey guys so

I have 32 cooper all terrains and I'm wondering how high of a lift i should get or any lift kits that any of you would recommend ?
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I'll take this one fellas!

Read this thread here, including all the threads linked there in, as many people before you (including me) have asked this question:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/jk...ce-475185.html

Specifcally if nothing else make sure you read the two links to:
Lifting your JK, and
Most Informative Lift Video Ever Made.

Then you can come back and ask your specific question and everyone will be happy to help I'm sure.

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You need just enough lift to clear your tires.

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You need just enough lift to clear your tires.

Fernie - you a genright rep now? Hook a brother up on our next run!
I wish I was. I could set up shop in town but we dont have the population density to support an offroad shop. We barely have a Super Wal Mart, and that aint saying much.
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5 feet.
5 feet of lift is ALWAYS the correct answer.
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Why do you want any lift? I your 32" tires suite you why get any lift. You could get an inch or so with heavier duty take off springs (subject to springs you have on now).
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I wanted a lifted jeep with 35's to just look good. So I went with RK 2.5. Now that I'm getting into some technical off roading I want 4 plus inches, 37's,lockers and coil overs. Point is, go with what you're going to use your rig for! Spend the money in the right places. Wheel with what you have and talk with others on the trail to see what you really want.
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I wanted a lifted jeep with 35's to just look good. So I went with RK 2.5. Now that I'm getting into some technical off roading I want 4 plus inches, 37's,lockers and coil overs. Point is, go with what you're going to use your rig for! Spend the money in the right places. Wheel with what you have and talk with others on the trail to see what you really want.
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I'm real happy with the 1.5" coil "leveling kit" from Teraflex and my 32" BFG's on 16" rims.

Got rid of the factory "nose low" look. Ride is good, a little stiffer than stock, but still very good. Lots of clearance for the 32's and plenty for 33's if I decide to go up a size.
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I'm real happy with the 1.5" coil "leveling kit" from Teraflex and my 32" BFG's on 16" rims.

Got rid of the factory "nose low" look. Ride is good, a little stiffer than stock, but still very good. Lots of clearance for the 32's and plenty for 33's if I decide to go up a size.
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I am a bit lift-averse now, so I suggest keeping it very simple and do it in stages. If anyone wants to cut/weld, be very wary and make sure he is a master welder. Lift as little as possible to make the tires fit fully stuffed.

However, stock JKs should be able to fit 32s and usually even 33s with no mods. Why lift? A big gap looks awful, in my opinion. It also makes the Jeep more tippy and unsafe.

EDIT: I only know 2012s and newer. If older JKs need a lift to fit 32s, keep it to an inch or two max, and use as much stock stuff as possible.
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I am a bit lift-averse now, so I suggest keeping it very simple and do it in stages. If anyone wants to cut/weld, be very wary and make sure he is a master welder. Lift as little as possible to make the tires fit fully stuffed.

However, stock JKs should be able to fit 32s and usually even 33s with no mods. Why lift? A big gap looks awful, in my opinion. It also makes the Jeep more tippy and unsafe.

EDIT: I only know 2012s and newer. If older JKs need a lift to fit 32s, keep it to an inch or two max, and use as much stock stuff as possible.
Why use all
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Why use all Stock ?
There are only two reasons to install a lift.

1. To clear bigger tires
2. Because you want to l

If you are going to run 33 inch or smaller tires, you don't need a lift. So leave it stock, unless you want to lift it...
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There are only two reasons to install a lift.

1. To clear bigger tires
2. Because you want to l

If you are going to run 33 inch or smaller tires, you don't need a lift. So leave it stock, unless you want to lift it...
Well i plan to get bigger tires in the future so ya wanna get the lift out of the way .
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Well i plan to get bigger tires in the future so ya wanna get the lift out of the way .
How big? 2.5 inch lift is enough for 35s
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Nothing is as durable as stock control arms...nor as comfortable. If you are not really getting into stuff you need a lot of articulation or beefiness for, use as much of the stock stuff as possible. Use stock driveshafts as well. Heck, even AEV recommends it and while I use double Johhny Joint Rokmen arms, I may reuse as many stock CAs as possible next time. The higher you go though, the greater the need for aftermarket CAs and driveshafts. We tend to go way overkill for looks or whatever- that is fine. If not doing heavy offroading though, the stock stuff works way better...and you will not chase invisible gremlins either.
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How big? 2.5 inch lift is enough for 35s
Ya i plan to get 35's
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Nothing is as durable as stock control arms...nor as comfortable. If you are not really getting into stuff you need a lot of articulation or beefiness for, use as much of the stock stuff as possible. Use stock driveshafts as well. Heck, even AEV recommends it and while I use double Johhny Joint Rokmen arms, I may reuse as many stock CAs as possible next time. The higher you go though, the greater the need for aftermarket CAs and driveshafts. We tend to go way overkill for looks or whatever- that is fine. If not doing heavy offroading though, the stock stuff works way better...and you will not chase invisible gremlins either.
Chase invisible gremlins..........
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Nothing is as durable as stock control arms...nor as comfortable. If you are not really getting into stuff you need a lot of articulation or beefiness for, use as much of the stock stuff as possible. Use stock driveshafts as well. Heck, even AEV recommends it and while I use double Johhny Joint Rokmen arms, I may reuse as many stock CAs as possible next time. The higher you go though, the greater the need for aftermarket CAs and driveshafts. We tend to go way overkill for looks or whatever- that is fine. If not doing heavy offroading though, the stock stuff works way better...and you will not chase invisible gremlins either.
The bushings provide a good ride but the arms are weak. I wouldn't say nothing is as durable or comfy as stock CA's either ... How about Metalcloak ?
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Well i plan to get bigger tires in the future so ya wanna get the lift out of the way .
Do modifications for what you are driving in the present not the future. The future is not guaranteed and your ride quality will suffer.
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I'm real happy with the 1.5" coil "leveling kit" from Teraflex and my 32" BFG's on 16" rims.

Got rid of the factory "nose low" look. Ride is good, a little stiffer than stock, but still very good. Lots of clearance for the 32's and plenty for 33's if I decide to go up a size.
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Anytime you add a front bumper and winch and rear bumper and tier carrier you need a lift

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