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Old 06-21-2014, 05:58 AM   #1
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2dr Lift Suggestions

Looking to start to upgrading my 2012 2dr Sahara and looking for suggestions on Lift Kits (suspension). Would like some feedback on do's and dont's

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There is definitely a lot of reading on this subject, I spent a lot of time reading and finally decided to in stall some 19/60 springs with a tera flex leveling kit and 33's for the time being. I have started to build my jeep with all of the other things that I want first which will end up adding a lot of weight with the thought that I will buy the lift that I really want after getting all of the other stuff I think I need. Good luck!

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Looking to start to upgrading my 2012 2dr Sahara and looking for suggestions on Lift Kits (suspension). Would like some feedback on do's and dont's

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First, determine what your budget is. That will narrow options down for you and help a bit in making it such overwhelming adventure.

Second, decide if you want to be all there right now or if you want to get there in steps. That too will help narrow down some of the options.

Third, know exactly what you have now and have a good idea where you want to be with it down the road. What you're going to put into a lift, really is a longer term investment.

Lastly, find some comfort in knowing that the manufacturers that are out there for lifts, really do make good quality equipment. And always remember, it's YOUR lift and YOUR Jeep so the one you ultimately choose, is the one that's best for you.

No lie, your head will get a little numb going through all this. I found myself right up to the edge many times in pulling the trigger to buy a lift, then would chicken out for fear of it not being the "best". Turns out it was a bunch of angst for nothing. When I finally did it, I couldn't have been more happy than what I chose. My experience on here is that the vast majority were the same way.

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What size tires do you want to run?

2dr's can be lifted easily and cheaply by installing a set of 18/19's and 59/60's from a JKU. Then you add the 1" front Teraflex puck for $35 to level it out and for about $100 you have roughly 1.5 to 2" lift and with 33's they look awesome.

Then shocks and check your sway bar links and upgrade as needed.
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Budget is not so much an issue. Looking for 33" tires
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[QUOTE=Pressurized;11466618]What size tires do you want to run?

2dr's can be lifted easily and cheaply by installing a set of 18/19's and 59/60's from a JKU. Then you add the 1" front Teraflex puck for $35 to level it out and for about $100 you have roughly 1.5 to 2" lift and with 33's they look awesomeThen shocks and check your sway bar links and upgrade as ned.[/QUO


This is what I did. I have DT 33s and wanted a lift but was working on a budget. After reading on this forum I found some rubi takeoffs...only 50 miles on 18/60 springs and shocks for $150. I also purchased aTF leveling kit. Jeep looks way better...rides better. Everyone who gets in my jeep since the lift says something right away...that my jeep is "taller". I will get some adjustable Ranchos prob in the fall...but for now..im impressed...esp those working on a budget but want a great mod.
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Ok, I'm a big fan of the appearance and contents of the RK 1.5 systems. Hopefully kjeeper will chime in as he is really up on lifts and runs a 2dr.

JK 1.5" Expedition System

With bumpstops and shocks, you have a very capable system. If you read their notes, you get 2.5 in front and 1.5 in rear which is enough to run 35's. Since you are looking at 33's it will look like it has plenty of lift. Sometimes when you run the max tire for a lift, it looks like there is not enough lift.

I run a 4dr, so take my comments in stride. But I'm close to a 2dr purchase for fun and the RK 1.5 is what I will do.
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Tomorrow morning I will be installing a set of 10A takeoffs (springs/shocks) I got from a friend. They are 17/60 but considering I am running 14/55 right now I am told I should get at least and inch if not more. I have already ordered some 285 75 16 (33 x 11.5). Depending on how my stance is I plan on putting a 1" spacer in the front end and picking up some adjustable sway bar links. This should give me a decent boost for not a whole lot of money and will be able to run my 33's quite nicely.
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If you want a good ride and flex for those 33s go with a full spring lift . I would look at the Terraflex 2.5" spring lift without shocks and then pick up a set of Rancho 9000s. It will flex well and ride smooth. You cant beat this setup for value and quality .
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:50 PM   #10
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Just did the Rancho 2" sport lift with 9000 shocks. New springs in front,spacers in back. Nitto terra grappler 285/70-17 tires.I love the way it looks and it rides great.
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If you want a good ride and flex for those 33s go with a full spring lift . I would look at the Terraflex 2.5" spring lift without shocks and then pick up a set of Rancho 9000s. It will flex well and ride smooth. You cant beat this setup for value and quality .
Does this Teraflex 2.5" work well on the 2-doors as well? I'm getting ready to get either a 2.5" Teraflex spring lift or a 2.5" Rubicon Express spring lift. Leaning towards the Teraflex lift but really want to know if people are having issues running it on a 2-door. (Death wobble/ bumpsteer/ etc...)
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Does this Teraflex 2.5" work well on the 2-doors as well? I'm getting ready to get either a 2.5" Teraflex spring lift or a 2.5" Rubicon Express spring lift. Leaning towards the Teraflex lift but really want to know if people are having issues running it on a 2-door. (Death wobble/ bumpsteer/ etc...)
Sorry. I did a search on Teraflex lifts and this thread popped up. Didn't pay attention to the TITLE of the thread...hahaha. Now I feel like a certified moron after seeing the title. Ok...so disregard the question about how it works on the 2-doors. It obviously works fine...hahaha.

Guess I'll go find a window to lick...
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Lifting alone is not the cause of DW. DW is loose/worn parts. Usually track bar related.

I like the TF kit that includes the rear track bar bracket at the axle. (No shocks or w/ shocks)
The kit with shock extensions supplies a frame drop.

TF 2.5 and Rancho 9000 29xl front/30xl rear shocks is very popular.
I rec a Adjustable front track bar. Then front LCA's or geo brackets for caster.
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Ultimately it boils down to what you will use the jeep for and what size tire you need to run. I will tell you, I'm a 2door owner as well, that anything over 3" of lift on a 2 door and you are looking to do front and rear drive shafts in your near future.
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Ok, I'm a big fan of the appearance and contents of the RK 1.5 systems. Hopefully kjeeper will chime in as he is really up on lifts and runs a 2dr.

JK 1.5" Expedition System

With bumpstops and shocks, you have a very capable system. If you read their notes, you get 2.5 in front and 1.5 in rear which is enough to run 35's. Since you are looking at 33's it will look like it has plenty of lift. Sometimes when you run the max tire for a lift, it looks like there is not enough lift.

I run a 4dr, so take my comments in stride. But I'm close to a 2dr purchase for fun and the RK 1.5 is what I will do.
We also have some dealers and wholesalers who are selling a 1.5" Stock Mod system just for 2 doors....

If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a shout. Good Luck with your build.

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