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Old 03-17-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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My name is Eric. I have a 2014 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara....I am in the process of shopping for a lift and new tires/wheels. I am probably not going to be rock climbing or mudding...at least not in the near future....question 1, is it better to get just a body lift or get a suspension lift? Even though i don't plan to do any off-roading in the near future i want an aggressive looking jeep that still rides good on road. For suspension lifts I am considering the rock krawler 2.5 stock mod, the OME 3" , teraflez 2.5 budget boost. Question # 2. Would it be better to do 33" or 35" and for rim size 7" or 8"

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Check out the Jk Tech forum and look for Newbies Guide to lifting a Jk for everything you could possible need to know. Sorry I can't figure out how to link in iPad app.

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:39 PM   #3
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thank you. i will check that out
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:51 PM   #4
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The Teraflex video on how to choose a lift is a good one too. Can't remember if the link for it is in that Newbie's guide or not, but you can find it in the video section at Teraflex's website. My guess is some 33's and a budget boost of some sort will be all you're really looking for.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #5
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #6
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I did a body lift once and I wont do it again. When you list just the body everything else stays in the original position so things like steering colum, fule fill neck and bumbers are out of position. The only thing you realy don't have a problem with is the drive shafts since the axels and frame do not move. When you lift by the suspension everything goes up together except the axel. For what you are doing I would stick with a 2.5" or 3.5" max. A 2.5" list has fewest issues with alignment and drive shafts.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:01 PM   #7
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Best advice? Keep is stock for awhile....especially if you are not going to be doing much off-roading right now.
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:10 PM   #8
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^^^Yes, keep it stock for a while, until you get the feel of it, and then decide on what MODS that you want!

To many have just jumped into MODS on the same day of purchasing their wrangler. Later on, they are sorry for spending all of that money, because they find out that some of it wasn't really needed!
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:44 PM   #9
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A budget boost is a safe bet, it's cheap, easy to install, keeps the ride the same and it gets you into bigger tires right away. Then over time you can decide if you need a more expensive/complete lift. And stay away from the body lift...at least until you put 40s on and you need just 1 more inch of clearance.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for the responses, they have helped me understand some of the research i have done.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:49 AM   #11
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My desired upgrades are larger tires probably sticking with 33", lift (was already thinking 2.5-3") and maybe upgrade both bumpers. What is the best order to do the upgrade in?
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Lift should be based on tire size and what you do with the jeep. You technically don't need any lift w/ a 33"
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #13
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kjeeper10, i saw that in several posts on the tech forum. since i don't intend to do much off-roading, i was going to keep mods pretty simple and like the aggressive look of a lift. thank you for the reply, i have seen many of your posts and your opinions are well respected within the forum. glad you replied
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Thank you my friend. Most lift for the wrong reasons. We like the look right ?
Stay small. A simple leveling kit or even 1.5" coils. Under 2.5" avoids extra parts and headaches.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #15
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kjeeper10..does it make a difference if lift is done before changing front/rear bumpers?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:39 AM   #16
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kjeeper10..does it make a difference if lift is done before changing front/rear bumpers?
Really doesn't matter. There could be some rubbing if the stock coils sag due to the weight.

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