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Old 06-04-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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best 1" lift option

Hello - I'm planning on buying a Rubicon and putting 35" tires on it.

I want to minimize the lift. Based on a previous thread I think a 1" lift will probably be my best bet.

When I add the 1" lift I want to avoid degrading performance/ride quality as much as possible. So what are my best options?

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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35" and 1" lift will result in major clearance issues if disconnected.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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jadmt - what do you mean by "disconnected"?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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jadmt - what do you mean by "disconnected"?
front sway bars disconnected to give maximum travel for off roading.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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Go with a 2.5" budget boost at least if you want to run 35's. I have the teraflex leveler (2" front, 1" rear) and would not feel comfortable running 35's when flexed...plus it will look very squatty.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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Eibach makes a pretty minimal 1.5" lift, I think (just springs). Obviously more known for their work in performance cars than Jeeps though... I don't know where most rubbing would occur, but with increased back spacing on wheels and trimmed or replaced fenders you will reduce the amount of lift necessary.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #7
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How about flat fenders and no lift?

Look here: http://www.quadratec.com/products/12506_4444_07.htm

Otherwise I'd do a 2.5" lift, just in case you ever actually want to take it offroad. 35s under 1" of lift will rub stock fender flares if you flex the suspension over uneven terrain.
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How about flat fenders and no lift?

Look here: http://www.quadratec.com/products/12506_4444_07.htm

Otherwise I'd do a 2.5" lift, just in case you ever actually want to take it offroad. 35s under 1" of lift will rub stock fender flares if you flex the suspension over uneven terrain.
X2 flat fenders.

You can easily add spacers only in the front to level the jeep. A leveling kit will give it a small lift overall and level the jeep.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:51 AM   #9
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Daystar 1 3/4 spacer lift leveling kit
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #10
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if your getting a two door swap out the stock spring for 19/60 you can easy get 1 inch of height depending on what come on the jeep already.i have a 2dr rubi and i got an 1 1/2 inch by changing springs my stock numbers were 14/56
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the feedback. I guess I should have mentioned that I plan on getting a 4-door rubicon and I plan on getting flat fenders and stubby bumpers.

Supposedly this is a vid of a wrangler with 35" tires and only 1" pucks on the front:

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And this maneuvering is well beyond what I plan on doing in my Wrangler.
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Ranch 2" sport. Forget the puck lift.
You'll be compressing the springs anyway so why not put on the new springs and Rancho 9000 shocks at the same time?
I did not even have to get the Jeep re-aligned afterward which REALLY surprised me.
Consider quick disconnects too since you'll be in there.
The 2" required longer end links but I did not have to buy a new set since my discos are adjustable.

Food for thought.
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Ranch 2" sport. Forget the puck lift.
You'll be compressing the springs anyway so why not put on the new springs and Rancho 9000 shocks at the same time?
I did not even have to get the Jeep re-aligned afterward which REALLY surprised me.
Consider quick disconnects too since you'll be in there.
The 2" required longer end links but I did not have to buy a new set since my discos are adjustable.

Food for thought.
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Ranch 2" sport. Forget the puck lift.
You'll be compressing the springs anyway so why not put on the new springs and Rancho 9000 shocks at the same time?
I did not even have to get the Jeep re-aligned afterward which REALLY surprised me.
Consider quick disconnects too since you'll be in there.
The 2" required longer end links but I did not have to buy a new set since my discos are adjustable.

Food for thought.
What are "quick disconnects" and "discos"?
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What are "quick disconnects" and "discos"?
If your buying a Rubicon (or any jeep) I suggest you do some serious reading and learn what your buying and what discos are, cuz your rubi will come with them. You might want to read up on lifts and tire sizes also. A bit of research will answer more questions than relying on a few responses from a thread. Good luck and enjoy your new jeep

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