Best lift for the money, with 33" tires - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Craven Moorehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 100
Best lift for the money, with 33" tires

I have a 2012 Unlimited JK. I will not take this rock climbing or anything like that. I will take it mudding with my family and just general farting around. I am looking for a 3-4" lift without spacers. I will include some recent pictures to give you all an idea and maybe a mental picture. Any help would be fantastic !

Please post some pictures of your jeep with 33" tires and lifts so we can compare the stance.

Thank you very much!!!



Craven Moorehead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Best lift for the money for 33s would definitely not be a 3" or 4" lift. Once you get into the 3"+ neighborhood, the price to do it correctly goes up dramatically! Plus, a 4" lift with 33s would just look outright ridiculous IMO.

I would encourage you to look into something like the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift ($775 shipped with Bilstein shocks from Northridge) or something like the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Both of those lifts will clear 35s, so there will be no issues clearing your 33s.

But, since you wanted pics, here is mine with 33s and the Teraflex spacer leveling kit. This is a 2" front, 1" rear spacer kit. Best of all, its only $130 shipped. Talk about bang for your buck. I know you don't want spacer, but they do offer a coil version as well, which is around $399 I believe. And the coil version would stand up better to the weight of your bumper/winch.


__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit
Best lift for the money for 33s would definitely not be a 3" or 4" lift. Once you get into the 3"+ neighborhood, the price to do it correctly goes up dramatically!

I would encourage you to look into something like the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift ($775 shipped with Bilstein shocks from Northridge) or something like the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Both of those lifts will clear 35s, so there will be no issues clearing your 33s.
Copy and paste? Lol


But ya --- that
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Kdog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 106
Here's mine with a Teraflex performance leveling kit and 33" Duratrecs with spidertrax 1.5 wheel spacers.



Kdog2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Copy and paste? Lol

But ya --- that
Actually no. But it sure seems like deja vu.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit

Actually no. But it sure seems like deja vu.
Make your life a lot easier
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Craven Moorehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 100
Great pictures guys! I guess the reason I was looking into a larger lift is because I don't want to be " that guy " that has to change his lift because he was unhappy with the looks/ performance. One more question; Would I have to compensate for any extra droop because of the added front and rear bumper weight along with the winch?

Thanks guys for the help!
Craven Moorehead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Expect a 1/2 inch.

Do you know what your front spring rate is ?
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Craven Moorehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 100
Not a clue.. this is my first jeep! I am a newbie.
That is the main reason why I was figuring on getting a 3" or so lift to get 2 1/2 - 3" of total lift because of the added weight.
Craven Moorehead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craven Moorehead
Not a clue.. this is my first jeep! I am a newbie.
That is the main reason why I was figuring on getting a 3" or so lift to get 2 1/2 - 3" of total lift because of the added weight.
Last 2 numbers on the spring.

Should range from 55-58

Stiffer the spring the better off you are.

A leveling kit will lift the front a little higher to compensate for added weight.
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
cocky grin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 759
3" BDS lift was $700 have it on my heep and I'm loving it

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120326_122715.jpg
Views:	451
Size:	190.3 KB
ID:	108347
cocky grin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Craven Moorehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 100
Great idea, Thank you !
Craven Moorehead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #13
MTH
Fun Killing Ninja
 
MTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,542
__________________
Mike
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
MTH is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
Craven Moorehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 100
Thank you all for the input. I talked to a local mechanic shop here and he too said 2.5" lift with a 1/2 in spacer on the front coils to compensate the winch/ bumper.

Thanks again !
Craven Moorehead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #15
ESP
Needs stuff..
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 11,112
Be careful about adding a 1/2 spacer on top of your 2.5" lift. It's already going to have your front close to or slightly over 3" up there and with the spacer in addition you may be looking at a new DS.
__________________
Behold...THE LEGENDARY ESP

98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK

ESP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #16
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP
Be careful about adding a 1/2 spacer on top of your 2.5" lift. It's already going to have your front close to or slightly over 3" up there and with the spacer in addition you may be looking at a new DS.
Yep....

My front sits higher already with added spacers in the rear. I have no weight up front.

You should be fine without them.
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
appleman46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 857
Here's a question:: I won't be installing my own lift what am I looking at for a reference price if I go somewhere professional to get it done, saying I go with a 2.5 inch lift. Also, what's with the big price changes between 2.5 lifts between different companies? How much does the material used actually change? Lastly, what's the difference between: Teraflex 1355210 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost & Shock Adapters for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec and Teraflex 1251002 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shocks for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec besides the obvious.... Thanks!!
appleman46 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Revyjku08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Posts: 275
OME HD coil spring lift (3" Lift) with bumpers & winch sitting on 33x12.50R17 Cooper STT tires. Very happy with this lift as it has not sagged with the added weight.

Things I added: Shocks, TF Lower Adj Control Arms (Caster can be adjusted), Longer rear swaybar links, JKS F/R track bars (center Axles), 2" bumpstops, longer brake lines.


A few pictures with stock fenders and OME lift & 33's





Last week I Upgraded to BW flat fenders....just before I get my 35's mounted.
__________________
08JKU - 3:73/6spd/OME HD lift/35x12.50 Cooper STT's/ LOD bumpers/Warn XD9000i/Bushwacker Flats/IPF headlights/Superchips/AEV Snorkel

"Modifying a JK is like wiping your ass with a Hula-Hoop it's never ending"
Revyjku08 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
appleman46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 857
Where were these pics taken!! Beautiful!
appleman46 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
jonf30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pa
Posts: 137
Here's a 2.5 TF coil spring lift with Bils 5100 shocks. The wheels/tires are 17" MB Chaos and 285/75/R17 Duratracs (almost 33"). I love it. SInce the pics I got my tires flipped so the black is out now. Gotta get some new pics. And a 5th tire/wheel combo!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Lift 003.jpg
Views:	507
Size:	224.1 KB
ID:	108706  
__________________
2011 Tan Sahara
jonf30 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #21
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonf30
Here's a 2.5 TF coil spring lift with Bils 5100 shocks. The wheels/tires are 17" MB Chaos and 285/75/R17 Duratracs (almost 33"). I love it. SInce the pics I got my tires flipped so the black is out now. Gotta get some new pics. And a 5th tire/wheel combo!
Looking good
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #22
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleman46
Here's a question:: I won't be installing my own lift what am I looking at for a reference price if I go somewhere professional to get it done, saying I go with a 2.5 inch lift. Also, what's with the big price changes between 2.5 lifts between different companies? How much does the material used actually change? Lastly, what's the difference between: Teraflex 1355210 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost & Shock Adapters for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec and Teraflex 1251002 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shocks for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec besides the obvious.... Thanks!!
Based on my experience with garages
Unless you have a garage local that specializes in 4x4's, but then you are most likely going to pay more.

Every thing you need is here to help you.
Grab a friend and go to town

You want a BB or coil lift ?

2.5 TF coil like Jon's with 35's
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3481531319.jpg
Views:	216
Size:	161.5 KB
ID:	108713  
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-28-2012, 09:55 AM   #23
Jeeper
 
Revyjku08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleman46 View Post
Where were these pics taken!! Beautiful!
Very close to my backyard about an hour drive from Revelstoke.
__________________
08JKU - 3:73/6spd/OME HD lift/35x12.50 Cooper STT's/ LOD bumpers/Warn XD9000i/Bushwacker Flats/IPF headlights/Superchips/AEV Snorkel

"Modifying a JK is like wiping your ass with a Hula-Hoop it's never ending"
Revyjku08 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
appleman46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Based on my experience with garages
Unless you have a garage local that specializes in 4x4's, but then you are most likely going to pay more.

Every thing you need is here to help you.
Grab a friend and go to town

You want a BB or coil lift ?

2.5 TF coil like Jon's with 35's

Well from what I can tell coil lifts are more expensive.....and better for the Jeep and the ride, yes?

I just need something so if I wanna upgrade my 33's to 35's I can without giving up the smoothness of what I got going on now.

Thanks for your help!
Dan
appleman46 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 02:31 AM   #25
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 9
i picked up my 2.5" ProComp lift kit 4 days ago and theyre sitting in my room. I read bad reviews about it so imma send them back and just add 250 more for OME lift kit. is it worth it? i shouldnt have any problems with OME heavy load when i install heavy front and rear bumpers yes?
amel22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 04:20 AM   #26
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by amel22
i picked up my 2.5" ProComp lift kit 4 days ago and theyre sitting in my room. I read bad reviews about it so imma send them back and just add 250 more for OME lift kit. is it worth it? i shouldnt have any problems with OME heavy load when i install heavy front and rear bumpers yes?
What kit? Shocks or extensions ?

A lot of the bad reviews stem from the shocks.
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 08:01 AM   #27
Jeeper
 
TX Sasquatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
I would encourage you to look into something like the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift ($775 shipped with Bilstein shocks from Northridge) or something like the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Both of those lifts will clear 35s, so there will be no issues clearing your 33s.
I'm planning a 2.5" lift for my new JK also and have been strongly considering the Teraflex coil lift kit which costs $755 shipped from Quadratec.

I didn't realize how little more it costs to go with Bilstein shocks and the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit without shocks compared to the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit with shocks. Are Bilstein shocks much better than the Teraflex shocks? Sounds like the swap for Bilstein might be a no brainer.
__________________
'13 Commando Green JK Sport
TX Sasquatch is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #28
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by TX Sasquatch

I'm planning a 2.5" lift for my new JK also and have been strongly considering the Teraflex coil lift kit which costs $755 shipped from Quadratec.

I didn't realize how little more it costs to go with Bilstein shocks and the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit without shocks compared to the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit with shocks. Are Bilstein shocks much better than the Teraflex shocks? Sounds like the swap for Bilstein might be a no brainer.
I just replaced my TF coils w/ RK and absolutely love the ride. They're paired with Rancho 9000 shocks

The ride is similar with those 2 shocks although the TF's have some quality issues from what I read.
__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #29
Jeeper
 
TX Sasquatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I just replaced my TF coils w/ RK and absolutely love the ride. They're paired with Rancho 9000 shocks

The ride is similar with those 2 shocks although the TF's have some quality issues from what I read.
Thanks for the response. From reading your TF>RK thread, I'm not sure I want to go with RK due to the additional lift resulting in the need to replace a drive shaft(s). I'm hoping to avoid extra costs like that.
__________________
'13 Commando Green JK Sport
TX Sasquatch is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 08:34 AM   #30
Newb
 
Erye22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8
Just put in a 2.5" rough country lift kit with coil springs and shocks all for $450
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2463384155.jpg
Views:	215
Size:	179.5 KB
ID:	153754  

Erye22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IN: Industrial air compressor for top? obidya Classifieds Archive 4 08-01-2012 02:25 PM
Recalibrate the 2012 TyJeep97 JK General Discussion Forum 18 07-06-2012 06:17 PM
Spring Sale -- Jeep TJ Wrangler 6" All Terrain Fender Flare Kit 97-06 $192.95 Baseline 4x4 Outfitters Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Members. 6 04-17-2012 08:35 AM
Help with UConnect Power Problem Schecter Six JK General Discussion Forum 4 03-27-2012 08:19 AM
Rubicon 33's OME + BL/MML worth it ??? Moroney167 TJ General Discussion Forum 6 03-27-2012 12:56 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC