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Old 10-16-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Best lift for $1000

My jku right now stands at 70 inches, and I have a MAX of 80 inches to park in my garage. Ill be adding new wheels and tires too, haven't decided on them, another 1500 max budget there, but what in your opinion would be the best 2.5ish lift for the $ ???

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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I see the teraflex budget boost 2.5 is $550 ish, I'm ok with that but can I get a more quality lift for my budget?

To qualify my needs too, this is really just a mall crawler for the next 2-5yrs before I save enough/scratch it enough to decide to off road it, in which that will only be 5-10% of its use...hope this helps

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I would say Rancho 3" trail kit with 9000XL's and the geo correction brackets but wait for spring when they run a total invoice rebate. You should be under 1000$ for a nice lift with great shocks and 4 adjustable control arms. Right now with shocktober you could probably get the whole kit for like 1100 bucks.

Other options would be Teraflex 2.5 or AEV 2.5" lifts but no control arms or in AEV's case no track bars either for 1000$

The best bang for the buck option might also be the Rubicon Express Monotube 2.5" lift. Add a set of geo correction brackets and a front track bar and for $1000 you'd be set nice.

Oh and if you have no intention of wheeling it then a nice 2" spacer lift from AEV or Teraflex with shock extensions will save you LOTS of cash for other mods. You're talking 300 bucks here.

I was going to go one of these routes as well but decided to save a bit more and get the Teraflex/Mopar 3" lift for about $800 or so then your 1500$ budget. It get's a lot of criticism around here but it's a nice kit that was obviously well thought out for anyone using their Jeep to throw 35's on and do more fast on and off road driving as compared to rock crawling.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:54 AM   #4
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1k was my exact funds on lift. i went with RE 2.5 w/ monotube shocks (tuned bilstein 5100's), teraflex exhaust spacer for driveshaft clearance, aev geometry brackets, and jks discos. everything was about 1k.

1k will get you a great basic starter coil/shock kit.
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If its a DD and ride and handling on the road are important then the AEV is a great choice. If you want a stronger bias towards off-road performance then TF, OME & RE are good choices. You may fall a little short on budget if you plan on having the lift professionally installed.

80" should be sufficient clearance with up to 35" tires.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:26 AM   #6
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I would say Rancho 3" trail kit with 9000XL's and the geo correction brackets but wait for spring when they run a total invoice rebate. You should be under 1000$ for a nice lift with great shocks and 4 adjustable control arms. Right now with shocktober you could probably get the whole kit for like 1100 bucks. Other options would be Teraflex 2.5 or AEV 2.5" lifts but no control arms or in AEV's case no track bars either for 1000$ The best bang for the buck option might also be the Rubicon Express Monotube 2.5" lift. Add a set of geo correction brackets and a front track bar and for $1000 you'd be set nice. Oh and if you have no intention of wheeling it then a nice 2" spacer lift from AEV or Teraflex with shock extensions will save you LOTS of cash for other mods. You're talking 300 bucks here. I was going to go one of these routes as well but decided to save a bit more and get the Teraflex/Mopar 3" lift for about $800 or so then your 1500$ budget. It get's a lot of criticism around here but it's a nice kit that was obviously well thought out for anyone using their Jeep to throw 35's on and do more fast on and off road driving as compared to rock crawling.

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Any pics to compare please???
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #8
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1k was my exact funds on lift. i went with RE 2.5 w/ monotube shocks (tuned bilstein 5100's), teraflex exhaust spacer for driveshaft clearance, aev geometry brackets, and jks discos. everything was about 1k.

1k will get you a great basic starter coil/shock kit.
NICE! one to steer clear from is metalcloak 2.5, all you get is 4 shocks 4 springs and a trackbar for $1600. The AEV JK DualSport XT Suspension 2.5" is a great kit for 959$
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I am rolling with AEV 2.5" dual sport and 33" duratracs or BFG AT's.

AEV- American Expedition Vehicles engineers US made lifts for Jeeps.

I have not read one negative post about AEV quality and performance.
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I am rolling with AEV 2.5" dual sport and 33" duratracs or BFG AT's.

AEV- American Expedition Vehicles engineers US made lifts for Jeeps.

I have not read one negative post about AEV quality and performance.

I thought TF made the mopar lifts?
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^he's stating that AEV is made in the USA. i read that wrong too since there was no use of punctuation. lol

most of the kits are made in the US anyways.
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Rock Krawler stock mod kit is $550. Comes with 4 springs and front track bar and rear TB relocation bracket and front swaybar disconnects. Lifetime warranty. Made in the USA. Choose your own shocks. Can get Rancho 7000's for around $300. Add geo brackets $100 and an exhaust spacer $45 J.I.C. and your still under $1,000. $995 actually. Buy a sweet sticker for your rig! $1000. BAM!

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