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Old 10-10-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Basic Lift [3" to 3.5"]: Full Traction, Rough Country, AEV, TerraFlex etc...

Hi

My JKU Rubicon is close to be delivered and I'm still unclear on the lift.
After adding every mod I think I'll be a little short for a complete premium lift.

I'm looking for a lift in the 3 to 3.5" for my JKUR
I'll be getting 35 tires and 20" Rims [Yes, I know]


I would like to know if there's a basic lift system that I can build from.

I like what I see from Full Traction, AEV, TeraFlex, Rough Country
What I like about Full Traction is that you can get the basic lift and build from there and not like AEV that there is no starting point like FT

Questions:
1. At the moment that's what I'm looking for so any thoughts?
2. Are these lifts pretty much have the same components/principles?


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I'll be getting 35 tires and 20" Rims [Yes, I know]
Ban!
Offroad tires at least, I hope.

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Ban!
Offroad tires at least, I hope.
Of course... Nitto Trail Grappler's or Cooper STT's
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Of course... Nitto Trail Grappler's or Cooper STT's
I'm torn between the Nittos or Goodyear MT/R kevlar. In a 35x12.5x17
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Anyone care to comment?

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I bought the teraflex 2.5 coil lift for now. Just so I can put my 35's on. Ill sell that in the spring and do the AEV kit.
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BDS is another option and one that has greasable fittings so you don't get squeaks like in some of the others (or so I'm told).
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On order 17 X 8 Blackrock D series 909's, 285/70/17 good year duratracs, and 3" BDS lift.
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BDS is another option and one that has greasable fittings so you don't get squeaks like in some of the others (or so I'm told).

Totally forgot to add BDS to my list...
actually is one of the top 3 on my list...


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I'm going with AEV 3.5"
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I'm going with AEV 3.5"
There's a list to choose from...
I will go with something like that but can't now...

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Don't forget that BDS has a lifetime warranty. Not sure if anyone else does that. Their 3" and 4.5" with the Fox shocks are one of the best setups that can me bought based on my research.
I liked AEV lifts until I the squeak issue was brought into the picture.

Ask around to those shops that do or have both and talk to the guys that have them. They will tell you what you need to know.
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Why not the Rock Krawler 3.5" Mid Arm?
Rock Krawler JK 3.5 Mid Arm Flex System

They also have the liftetime warranty on all hard parts. You break it they replace it! Plus, this kit can be added to and upgraded as you see fit! Simple and easy to do. Great kit for the money plus we have free shipping on them right now!

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Why not the Rock Krawler 3.5" Mid Arm?
Rock Krawler JK 3.5 Mid Arm Flex System

They also have the liftetime warranty on all hard parts. You break it they replace it! Plus, this kit can be added to and upgraded as you see fit! Simple and easy to do. Great kit for the money plus we have free shipping on them right now!

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There's a list to choose from...
I will go with something like that but can't now...

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My take on it is that I'd rather save the money to do it right, then spend the same money twice. I've gone without a lift for a couple of months just to avoid compromise.
I know that WHEN I do the lift, I'll be happy knowing I got the right one.

Good luck
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TeraFlex has a LIFETIME warranty that even covers shocks. Also all our control arms are adjustable,greaseable and very quiet.
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Ban!
Offroad tires at least, I hope.
Im still voting for BAN, 20's are a bad idea unless your running 40's or bigger
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Of course... Nitto Trail Grappler's or Cooper STT's
both are quality choices. IMO the stt is the best DD/WW tire on the market today
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I'm torn between the Nittos or Goodyear MT/R kevlar. In a 35x12.5x17
The MTR-K is what I would do but both great tires
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:53 AM   #18
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Guys Guys Guys...

What I meant was a "BUDGET LIFT" [hint: $500 to $600]
that I can build from there to the PREMIUM/BEST lift within the same brand

I know that I could wait then get a better lift but I don;t want to do that
I want to have the wheels and tires right after the break in period...
unless I could use the 35's and 20" without major rubbing issues.

I will not be doing any off road until I get the lift...

So what you guys think?


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You are going to be hard pressed to find a nice 3"+ lift with shocks for $600 and under. We have free shipping on the TeraFlex kits right now and you could do the kit for a bit over that but you still have to figure out something with shocks.

You CAN run 35's on the street with no lift as long as you have the right BS on the wheels.

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:28 AM   #20
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You are going to be hard pressed to find a nice 3"+ lift with shocks for $600 and under. We have free shipping on the TeraFlex kits right now and you could do the kit for a bit over that but you still have to figure out something with shocks.

You CAN run 35's on the street with no lift as long as you have the right BS on the wheels.

-Jason
Hi Jason

What I meant was a lift that I can use the stock shocks, [basically springs]
I know I can get quite a few lifts for that price and even less...

The most important thing is instead of buying a new lift afterwards
I would like to stay with the same brand and upgrade from that "Spring lift' to the PREMIUM lift within the same brand if possible.

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C,

I guess that is where we are getting off track. You cant use the stock shocks with a 3"+ lift. You can get buy with the stock shocks up to a 2" lift and that is PUSHING it. 2"-3" is okay with shock extension brackets but anything over that, really starts pushing the limits of the stock shocks.

You can upgrade all the brands we have mentioned from the basic to a high end kit and beyond.

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Hi

My JKU Rubicon is close to be delivered and I'm still unclear on the lift.
After adding every mod I think I'll be a little short for a complete premium lift.

I'm looking for a lift in the 3 to 3.5" for my JKUR
I'll be getting 35 tires and 20" Rims [Yes, I know]


I would like to know if there's a basic lift system that I can build from.

I like what I see from Full Traction, AEV, TeraFlex, Rough Country
What I like about Full Traction is that you can get the basic lift and build from there and not like AEV that there is no starting point like FT

Questions:
1. At the moment that's what I'm looking for so any thoughts?
2. Are these lifts pretty much have the same components/principles?


thanks,
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Thanks for considering Full-Traction,

Our JK lift kits are the SRS line (Silent Ride System). We released these kits over a year ago.

What this means is no maintenance, no lubrication needed. No Grease fittings. We are using Clevite torsion rubber on the frame side. FK Chromoly Kevlar lined heims on the axle side. These kits run very quite.

Our kits are made in the USA and we use USA steel.

IMO, I would run a 3" kit for 35's. Check our 3" Economy plus kit. Its a nice base kit to start with.

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C,

I guess that is where we are getting off track. You cant use the stock shocks with a 3"+ lift. You can get buy with the stock shocks up to a 2" lift and that is PUSHING it. 2"-3" is okay with shock extension brackets but anything over that, really starts pushing the limits of the stock shocks.

You can upgrade all the brands we have mentioned from the basic to a high end kit and beyond.

-Jason
Ahhhh.... You see I didn't knew that...

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Ahhhh.... You see I didn't knew that...

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You are going to be hard pressed to find a nice 3"+ lift with shocks for $600 and under. We have free shipping on the TeraFlex kits right now and you could do the kit for a bit over that but you still have to figure out something with shocks.

You CAN run 35's on the street with no lift as long as you have the right BS on the wheels.

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That would have been nice to know before I ordered it direct from teraflex.
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That would have been nice to know before I odered it direct from teraflex.
Sorry about that! We are here to help everyone we can and we can usually save you over everyone else!

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Why not the Rock Krawler 3.5" Mid Arm?
Rock Krawler JK 3.5 Mid Arm Flex System

They also have the liftetime warranty on all hard parts. You break it they replace it! Plus, this kit can be added to and upgraded as you see fit! Simple and easy to do. Great kit for the money plus we have free shipping on them right now!

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+1

I like this suspension and it can easily be upgraded to a long arm lift with coilovers if you decide to go all out in the future.

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Wanderlust has a 3.5" Rock Krawler suspension on his 2012. He posted here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/nacho-113542.html
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So I just ordered a rough country 3.5" stage 2 lift kit with all hardware ( drop pitman arm, new shocks, short arms etc) for under 600.
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Il give a play by play once I starting it.
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