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Old 06-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Best 2.5' Spring Lift for 12' JKU: SJ vs. RC vs. TF

Can anyone suggest a lift kit- I'm getting my new tires with DT sale this weekend and have been told that I need to raise it to fit the tires...

RC 2.5 lift (spring + shocks + track bar)) $329 + $30
Jeep JK Wrangler Suspension Lift

SkyJacker (spring + shocks +bumpstop + rear track bar) 2.5 Sports lift: $477
Item #JK25BPH-R / Skyjacker Suspensions

or TeraFlex springs with shock extensions: $487
Teraflex 1352000 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shock Adapters for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

This is for a 12' sport JKU- its a DD with 315/70/17's with 17x9 wheels 4.53 back spacing.

I want the best ride quality for DD and light off-roading. I do not want to go the spacer route.

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I want the best ride quality for DD and light off-roading. I do not want to go the spacer route.
Then you want a Metal Cloak lift http://www.metalcloak.com/?Click=2552

and you want the JK-Wrangler-Unlimited-2-5-Dual-Rate-Lift-Kit

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everyone will just reply back with what brand they have. I would just read up on as many threads as you can and you should get a bigger picture then this thread will give you.
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Here is a good thread to answer your questions on lifts, geometry, ride aspects etc. it's a long read but well worth your time before you spend your money
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71064
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None of those you selected are going to give you a good ride as they are. Add some good shocks and its a diff story.

From the ones you have selected. Terraflex all day every day. Add some Rancho 9000s and you will have a nice economical set up that will ride nice for the money.
If money is no problem the sky is the limit.
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None of those you selected are going to give you a good ride as they are. Add some good shocks and its a diff story.

From the ones you have selected. Terraflex all day every day. Add some Rancho 9000s and you will have a nice economical set up that will ride nice for the money.
If money is no problem the sky is the limit.
This ...

Out of that group you selected... Def Teraflex. I agree with OV 100%. Grab the kit with shock extensions and buy the Rancho 9000 shock. Hurry because the $100 rebate ends very soon. (June 30th)
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I want the best ride quality for DD and light off-roading. I do not want to go the spacer route.
As another option if you want to maintain the factory ride, DD, and don't mind changing your fenders, then DO NOT LIFT it. Put Metal Cloak overline fenders on it. You can clear the 35" tire in that way without the lift or affecting the ride.
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will TF Budget Boost with VSS shocks be a better option if I'm open to spacers? Trying to syay within $500 on the kit with the possibility of upgrading in the future...wouldnt want to raise it too high as I still have to clear parking in the garage.

Also, any thoughts in cost for installation?
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will TF Budget Boost with VSS shocks be a better option if I'm open to spacers? Trying to syay within $500 on the kit with the possibility of upgrading in the future...wouldnt want to raise it too high as I still have to clear parking in the garage.

Also, any thoughts in cost for installation?
Cost of the installation can run more then the cost of a budget lift. Unless you do it yourself. At the price bracket of most budget lifts, your throwing away those parts (and money) if upgrade to a serious kit later.

If your trying not to spend any money or throw away money then you should look at this thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/35s...im-207931.html

And save 900.0 for lift money to buy a quality kit you and keep building onto as you budget/skills/desire support it.
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will TF Budget Boost with VSS shocks be a better option if I'm open to spacers? Trying to syay within $500 on the kit with the possibility of upgrading in the future...wouldnt want to raise it too high as I still have to clear parking in the garage.

Also, any thoughts in cost for installation?
How about best of both worlds ?

These guys are finding the best price on amazon. With the rebate ($100), well under $500
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...=ranrs66109br9
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As another option if you want to maintain the factory ride, DD, and don't mind changing your fenders, then DO NOT LIFT it. Put Metal Cloak overline fenders on it. You can clear the 35" tire in that way without the lift or affecting the ride.
^ not a bod idea.
Flat Flares and Get some new shocks ( Bilstein,Rancho,Fox )

If I was to do it again, I would likely to that.
* I love my Synergy suspension w/Bilstein shocks
installed myself, Rides much nicer and more stable than stock.

but, think about the flares- it will look awesome!

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