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"
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.
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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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.
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