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Old 11-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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3.25" lift with 33's with pics please?

I want to see what this will look like on a 2 door wrangler jk if possible. Looking to upgrade my jeep to do more trails.

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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It'd probably look silly IMO. 35s minimum with that much lift.

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What is on yours?
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3.5" and 35s. Next time I buy tires i'll probably go with 36s or 37s. For 33s 2.5" is the most popular lift amount but 35s go better with that much too.
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Did you have to get new drive shafts? I hear alot aboht the pinion and caster angle being thrown out of wack and wrecking the boot on the ds
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I want to see what this will look like on a 2 door wrangler jk if possible. Looking to upgrade my jeep to do more trails.
Why 3.25" ? ... I'd do 3.375" before 3.25".. Just say'n.

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How high of a lift until you hace to worry about driveshafts on a two door? Im new to this kind of stuff. Its going to be a weekend off road vehicle. Other than that its my daily driver..
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Start small... No need to rush a lift and tires. Just install a leveling kit and run your stock tires for a while.

When you get a few "light" off road trips under your belt, you will know what you'll ultimately want.

Lifts are like a box of chocolates ...

Oh.. wait, wrong metaphor.

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Been off roading since I was little just couldnt drive and havent have a jeep until now.. took my stock jk to rausch creek off road park a few timea now just looking to do some more challenging trails
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Did you have to get new drive shafts? I hear alot aboht the pinion and caster angle being thrown out of wack and wrecking the boot on the ds
I've read that anything above 3" and it could be a concern. Or at least it will fail sooner or later. I've still got the stock drive shafts and have no vibrations or anything on the freeway. But I also already paid for new front and rear shafts from Krawl Off Road and just need to take measurements for them to be built. Better to be safe than sorry and not broke down in the middle of nowhere.
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Been off roading since I was little just couldnt drive and havent have a jeep until now.. took my stock jk to rausch creek off road park a few timea now just looking to do some more challenging trails
Dealers, including my personal history with Jeeps tells you anything up to 2.5" is safe... anything after that will require more components to get things aligned within factory specs.

Drive shafts? I'd say anything over 3" will be hard on the shafts.

Read the fine print...

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So your saying upper control arms and a front drive shaft would be a goid investment?
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I think you should go with a LIFT "KIT" .. 2.5" lift, up to 34" tires.

3"- 3.5" lift ... 35" tires.

4" - 4.5" lift .. 37" tires.

Most LIFT KITS wiil have everything you need... Don't try to piece it out yourself.

Look at... TeraFlex, AEV, Rubicon Express, BDS and the others listed all over this site.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:42 AM   #14
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3.5" and 35s. Next time I buy tires i'll probably go with 36s or 37s. For 33s 2.5" is the most popular lift amount but 35s go better with that much too.
3.5 and flats? FORTIES!
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I think you should go with a LIFT "KIT" .. 2.5" lift, up to 34" tires.

3"- 3.5" lift ... 35" tires.

4" - 4.5" lift .. 37" tires.

Most LIFT KITS wiil have everything you need... Don't try to piece it out yourself.

Look at... TeraFlex, AEV, Rubicon Express, BDS and the others listed all over this site.

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Don't people run 35s on 2.5 lift? It seems logical (unless I'm missing something) that if stock height you can get away with 33s, adding 2.5" of lift would make possible 1" of extra tire radius. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #16
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"Don't try to piece it out yourself," is poor advice. Doing exactly that will probably save money, improve drivability, and enhance the learning curve, in the long run.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #17
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3.25"? Sounds like rough country which is 2.5" coils with .75" spacers on top. Just leave off the spacers until you have 35s..
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #18
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2.5" lift - AEV, Teraflex = DONE No extra components to buy, or worry about.


Personally, I prefer 33's on a 2 door. Anything bigger starts to look like a moon buggy.

And one more point... Yours is a DD. Lifts look cool, but day in, day out climbing in/out gets to be a pain.

2.5' w/ 33's - Looks great, handles the weekend trail riding, and doesn't break the bank, or other parts.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #19
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I have 33's on a 4 door with 2 inch lift and they look small. I think 33's on 2.5"+ lift would indeed look goofy. I remember when I thought 33's looked beefy lol. now they look wimpy.
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If I leave the .75 spacer out will I not have to get a new drive shaft then?
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #21
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I have a 13' JKU, I have 2.5" lift with 33.5" tires. No issues.. I've heard the same, anything over a 3" lift is cause for concern. I know a few people with 2.5" and 35's and no problem as well. 35's will only rub under extreme articulation ( rock crawling) I'm happy with it!

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This is my '14 JKU with 3" lift and 285/70/17 Cooper ST/Maxx tires. According to Cooper, they are 33.5", but I'm thinking closer to 33" on the road. I think it looks perfect the way it sits - and plenty of room for flex..

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No one is answering my questions at all... do you need a new druce shaft or control arms...
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No one is answering my questions at all... do you need a new druce shaft or control arms...
I didn't have to do anything with my drive shaft or my control arms. My lift kit came with metal plates that relocated the bolt locations for the control arms. I did, however, have to replace the sway bar links with quick disconnects.
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Do you have a 2 or 4 door
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4 door
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"Don't try to piece it out yourself," is poor advice. Doing exactly that will probably save money, improve drivability, and enhance the learning curve, in the long run.
Yeah? .. care to elaborate on your good advice and build up a 3.25" suspension system for the OP?

I'd like to see exactly how you'd achieve 3.25" lift with discrete components.

Something you can guarantee to the OP that works...

He buys it and you guarantee it... seems fair, right?

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Nobody makes any sence on here I bought the 2.5 inch lift with .75 inch spacers from rough country. I have a 2010 2 door sport . Will this lift be to much height meaning do I need to get a new drive shaft and control arma to corewcr my pinion and caster angles
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Nobody makes any sence on here I bought the 2.5 inch lift with .75 inch spacers from rough country. I have a 2010 2 door sport . Will this lift be to much height meaning do I need to get a new drive shaft and control arma to corewcr my pinion and caster angles
anything over2.5" is going to potentially damage your front drive shaft. Are there exceptions to the rule? yes but common ds damage occurs over 2.5".

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