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Old 03-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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2009 JK-X life kit

Have a 2009 JK 2 door and I am looking of a bad to the bone kit that will clear 35/12.50/16. Any help would be nice


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Old 03-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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Have a 2009 JK 2 door and I am looking of a bad to the bone kit that will clear 35/12.50/16. Any help would be nice

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Bad to the bone?

2.5 will work. How much loot you willing to drop?

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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Welcome to WF. I would suggest you start by reading this: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html It should provide you with a lot of ideas.
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Welcome to the forum. Both of the posters above provided you with some good info. Look into something like a 2.5" Teraflex coil lift, Rock Krawler stock mod, Full Traction econolift, etc. If you don't plan on adding a bunch of weight via bumpers, armor, winch, etc, you could even go with a 2.5" budget boost. However, it won't ride as well onroad or flex as well offroad as a coil kit.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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Have a 2009 JK 2 door and I am looking of a bad to the bone kit that will clear 35/12.50/16. Any help would be nice
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Also, to run 35's you'll need a rear bumper with a tire carrier (or something equivalent that can handle the weight of the heavier spare), and a sleeve & gusset job (or a new front axle) if you plan on wheeling it regularly.

Also, you'll need to get your Jeep regeared.

And if you go over a 3" lift you'll need at least a new front axle.

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And if you go over a 3" lift you'll need at least a new front axle.
Think you mean driveshaft.
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I actually pictured a life raft on top of the Jeep. Lol.
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I am looking to spend around $1,300-$1,500 for the kit. I will be upgrading the front and rear bumpers
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Think you mean driveshaft.
Think you're right.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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I was looking at the AEV dual sport XT 2.5 kit and adding on the AEV geometry correction front control arm drop brackets and running 35's. If I do this set up will I need to get some different driveshafts or will the stock ones work?
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #12
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Your stock shafts will be fine with a 2.5 kit.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Will they withstand the added weight of the 35's

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