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Old 08-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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2 inch lift upgrade options

After reading through the forum (yup, I read a bunch of posts) I am shying away from the lower end lift kits for my 2013 2 door Sport. I don't really want to get a "No Frills" lift. I want it to be as nasty as possible and plan on installing myself.

I will be running on 33's and from what I have read, a 2 inch lift would be the optimal choice.

So I am getting the BDS suspension system.

Will upgrading all of the control arms make a difference and do I need the Rear Trackbar and relocation kit?

If I got anything wrong with the lift size to tire ratio, please let me know. I figure at $2,000 for two inches, I want to make the right decisions..

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Old 08-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Will you need control arms at 2" No
Is a full set nice for optimal performance off road running longer shocks.... Absolutely.

I guess the question is .. What type of wheeling do you plan on doing?

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Old 08-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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And no ... Track bars or rear location are not needed at 2"
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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If you are wanting to run 33's then you can just throw them on the jeep with some aftermarket wheels or wheel spacers. 2k for 2" of lift is a bit high if you are installing it yourself. There are much higher quality lifts for less unless you are including the tires in that price.

Also, running longer shocks is great and control arms can open up some down travel, but at 2" of lift height the springs will completely slack and you will lose traction at that wheel more easily because there is no pressure seating that tire to the ground. If you have lockers it will help negate some of the traction loss.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the response. It's mostly a daily driver and the wheeling in Houston, is Beach and Mud. I want to be able to take it to Colorado or New Mexico would more than likely be the roughest terrain it will ever see for now. I just don't want to limit myself to local wheeling if that makes any sense. And Mr. KJeeper10, you sir are absolutely correct. I do want performance and something that will stand up to the test.

The two G's is only a BCS 2 inch lift with most of the upgrades. I am definitley upgrading the shocks to Fox 2.0, I want it to look right and perform even better. This jeep will be challenged at some point and I want it to be ready within reason. (I am not totally reasonable lol )

Rear track bars are out... and saves me @ $300. How about the front UCA? I am open to other suggestions on lifts..
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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I'd do the Teraflex 1.5" performance leveling kit (2" front springs and 1" rear) and replace the shocks with some quality ones or at least Rubi take offs. That would be great for running those 33's on your 2 door. The TF kit comes with everything you need.
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I'd stick to the BDS 2" spring coil kit.. get the rear reloc bracket and upgrade to the fox 2 shocks.. still cheap and if you really want control add the TF geo control braket.

Now if your thinking of 35's and bumpers and a winch.. i'd look at the BDS 3" kit??? Depends what you plan on doing long term?
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I'd stick to the BDS 2" spring coil kit.. get the rear reloc bracket and upgrade to the fox 2 shocks.. still cheap and if you really want control add the TF geo control braket.

Now if your thinking of 35's and bumpers and a winch.. i'd look at the BDS 3" kit??? Depends what you plan on doing long term?
The 3 inch and 35's is a possibility.

If I go with the BDS 3 inch lift, do I need to mod the transfer case or driveshafts?
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #9
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This thread should have been named "5 grand to spend on bone stock sport. What is the best performance for lift, tire/wheel, bumpers, flares?"

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