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Old 09-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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4 Inch Lift for 2012 Unlimited

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I am considering a rough country 4 inch lift for my 2012 JKU to fit 35" BF Goodrich all terrains. Would I need to do a driveshaft swap or anything with the exhaust or a regear? Also, I am looking for a garage to install said kit. I live in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area but I go to school in Rochester. I will drive as far as Philly to get it installed. Thanks for your help.

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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I think 4 is high unless you're rock crawling - ck out www.aev.com they'll at least do it right but it wont be cheap

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Helllllll no

Please do some more research on lifts.

#1 4" is overkill
#2 rough country is crap
#3 never "cheap out" on a lift

2.5 is all you need to run a 35" tire.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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I think 4 is high unless you're rock crawling - ck out www.aev.com they'll at least do it right but it wont be cheap
it's actually called american expedition vehiles - don't use the other link, it goes somewhere else

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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2.5" lift and you'll be fine for 35's.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. What would be the biggest tire that i can fit stock? Right now I'm just going for a more aggressive look but i dont have the fund.
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Thanks guys. What would be the biggest tire that i can fit stock? Right now I'm just going for a more aggressive look but i dont have the fund.
33" my friend. If you are using the stock wheels you will need wheel spacers to fit a wider tire.
Actually , contact Discount tire. They are a vender here and can put together a tire and wheel package for you.
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33" my friend. If you are using the stock wheels you will need wheel spacers to fit a wider tire.
Actually , contact Discount tire. They are a vender here and can put together a tire and wheel package for you.

I purchased a set of 33 x 12.50 x 17 Dick Cepek Fun Country II tires and put them on the stock rims. I couldn't wait for the wheel spacers to be delivered and just put the wheels/tires on the Jeep (2012 JKU) to see how bad they would rub. Surprisingly they never rubbed. I did put 1.5" wheel spacers afterward because I liked the wider stance. I have a 3" lift on the Jeep so that may have made the difference but I thought the tire would rub for sure.??
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
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33" my friend. If you are using the stock wheels you will need wheel spacers to fit a wider tire.
Actually , contact Discount tire. They are a vender here and can put together a tire and wheel package for you.
^^^ What kjeeper said.

Read this thread and tire/wheel issues will make a lot more sense.

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Thanks guys. What would be the biggest tire that i can fit stock? Right now I'm just going for a more aggressive look but i dont have the fund.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #10
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Check my profile for pics of 4.5" AEV and 35" tires.
You will need a front drive shaft at that lift height.
I'd choose very carefully if going above 2.5" of lift. Rock Krawler and AEV have been among the best based on feedback I've seen on the forum for the larger lifts.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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AEV recommends their 3.5" lift for 35's but say 2.5" works well. I debated for awhile but finally went with the 3.5" to give me a little more clearance offroad. I highly recommend AEV. Pricey but worth it IMO.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #12
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Hey man, I thought I wanted 4 inch on my 12 Jk 2 door as well. Then I looked in my wallet and weighed my options. I now have 285/70/17 wheel/ tires and I installed a treadles leveling kit and found a guy that would sell his 12 Jk 4 dr rubicon max tow package springs(heaviest rating for stock springs) and I now have about 3 inches of lift for 200 bucks and it works great and looks good too without hurting daily drivability.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #13
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Teraflex not treadles. Auto correct sucks.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:23 AM   #14
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like the other posters said. 4" is way to much lift. way to much money. looking at spending a minimum of 2 grand right away to make it drive ok and another 1-2 grand on drive shafts after your stock ones blow up.

not my jeep. but i like using it as an example of stock rubicon tires and wheels on a 4" lift
That's funny lol
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AEV recommends their 3.5" lift for 35's but say 2.5" works well. I debated for awhile but finally went with the 3.5" to give me a little more clearance offroad. I highly recommend AEV. Pricey but worth it IMO.
Awesome looking Jeep!

Along these lines, I recall when I bought my lift, they said up to 37" tires on 4.5" and up to 35" in 3.5". I didn't want to rule out that potential future upgrade tp 37's, so I went 4.5". Since then, they have revised their site to say:

• 3.5" suspension lift can work with up to 37" tires, but we recommend 35" tires
• 4.5" suspension lift can work with up to 39" tires, but we recommend 37" tires

So, if you go 3.5", apparently you can go to 37" tires in the future if you want.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:41 AM   #16
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They redesigned they're AEV kit slightly. The only real difference in the kits now are springs and moving a few bolts to change bumpstops. 37's fit but fill the wheel well opening and require slight trimming if your off roading with it.
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Helllllll no

Please do some more research on lifts.

#1 4" is overkill
#2 rough country is crap
#3 never "cheap out" on a lift

2.5 is all you need to run a 35" tire.

This is a Rough Country 4" lift and in this pic the front right is dropped under the frame of my old jeep. They are not a crap lift and that is from many people I had ride in my jeep going wow it really rides better than there jeep. Not to count I had a set of 35"s with flat fenders and could flex up till i was rubbing also.
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This is a Rough Country 4" lift and in this pic the front right is dropped under the frame of my old jeep. They are not a crap lift and that is from many people I had ride in my jeep going wow it really rides better than there jeep. Not to count I had a set of 35"s with flat fenders and could flex up till i was rubbing also.
I can't count how many times I've seen people complaining of sagging springs,
At 4" what other components are including in a lift that high?
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kjeeper10 what rough country lift did you have that went bad on you? What one was it?
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like the other posters said. 4" is way to much lift. way to much money. looking at spending a minimum of 2 grand right away to make it drive ok and another 1-2 grand on drive shafts after your stock ones blow up.

not my jeep. but i like using it as an example of stock rubicon tires and wheels on a 4" lift
Ew
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33" my friend. If you are using the stock wheels you will need wheel spacers to fit a wider tire.
Actually , contact Discount tire. They are a vender here and can put together a tire and wheel package for you.
Kjeeper's WF's tire testing lab rat.
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Kjeeper's WF's tire testing lab rat.
You got me confused with ESP

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #24
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I am an amateur at best but just got an AEV 2.5 and am EXTREMELY happy with the lift, ride and handling. Go to OK4WD in NJ by the PA border---they are a bit pricy but thorough as hell
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You got me confused with ESP

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