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Old 03-13-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
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When I first got my jeep I was gung-ho for a 4inch lift until I started reading about all the issues you get when lifting 4 inches, some say it's like opening a can of worms with the pinion angles ect.... My question is if I go with a 2.5 inch lift with 35s will I clear fine and most importantly will I be opening that metaphorical 'can of worms'? Also will a 2.5 inch coil lift remain 2.5inches after I add aftermarket bumpers and a winch?

Edit: it's a 2014 unlimited sport S automatic

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When I first got my jeep I was gung-ho for a 4inch lift until I started reading about all the issues you get when lifting 4 inches, some say it's like opening a can of worms with the pinion angles ect.... My question is if I go with a 2.5 inch lift with 35s will I clear fine and most importantly will I be opening that metaphorical 'can of worms'? Also will a 2.5 inch coil lift remain 2.5inches after I add aftermarket bumpers and a winch? Edit: it's a 2014 unlimited sport S automatic
With certain fenders you can fit 35's with the stock lift. I think metalcloak offers that with their over lines.

You'll be more than fine with a 2.5" lift.

As for weight of gear. Depends in the company from what I hear. I have a metal cloak 3.5" lift, and when I asked them, they said the 3.5"'s is with gear. It sat very high till I weighted it down with steel bumpers.

People with more experience can chime in though. Haha.

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Old 03-13-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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35" will clear fine with 2.5" lift. But you will want to trim the rear pinch seem in the rear wheel well to avoid cutting your tires.

Lift height will depend on which company you go with. Rock Krawler will give more of a 3" lift and Teraflex makes a 2.5" for both the 2-door and 4-door, so you will want the 4-door. Rough Country springs are known to sag, so I would avoid though. Procomp is known to ride rough. No comment on the Rubicon Express since it's relatively new.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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35" will clear fine with 2.5" lift. But you will want to trim the rear pinch seem in the rear wheel well to avoid cutting your tires.
My buddies 2014 came with them cut from the factory. Pretty sure the factory is cutting them now because we all do! Awesome that someone pays attention to what we do!
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:36 AM   #5
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A 2.5" is supposed lift a Jeep (Unlimited for companies that use the same coils for both) the front 3-3.5" and the rear 2.0-2.5 which eliminates rake and provides an average of 2.5" lift. It is not uncommon for lift kits to provide slightly more than these averages but they tend to do it both front and rear. So adding heavy a heavy bumper and which can reintroduce some rake. The popular fix is to add a thin spacer on top of the front coils.

It is highly dependent on the brand of lift. Just keep in mind you are still subject to the proverbial can ...…
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a 2.5" is supposed lift a jeep (unlimited for companies that use the same coils for both) the front 3-3.5" and the rear 2.0-2.5 which eliminates rake and provides an average of 2.5" lift. It is not uncommon for lift kits to provide slightly more than these averages but they tend to do it both front and rear. So adding heavy a heavy bumper and which can reintroduce some rake. The popular fix is to add a thin spacer on top of the front coils. It is highly dependent on the brand of lift. Just keep in mind you are still subject to the proverbial can ...…
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