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Old 06-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Question Calling ALL Lifted 2012 JKU's

Who makes your lift?

How much lift?

How much lift did you actually gain?

Are you happy with it?

Would you buy again/recommend?

Did you buy anything else along with your "kit"?

Any modifications in order to install?

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I got my lift from Rusty's Offroad. It's 3.25" (part # RK325AJK). Their price is $1450 but my dealer didn't charge me that much. It has quick disconnects, new brake lines, shocks and is great. I'm very happy. I also put on 35" tires. I changed the front/rear bumpers (Rugged Ridge modular XHD). I definitely recommend this lift...no modifications other than larger tires were needed.

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2012 with teraflex 4" springs and long arms. front coilovers and 37s







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Yes, however I am looking specifically for 2012 JKU only. No 2 dr, and nothing older than 2012 because some kits require exhaust relocation or some other type of mod ONLY required for 2012's.

I did find that thread helpful though for the most part.
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I got my lift from Rusty's Offroad. It's 3.25" (part # RK325AJK). Their price is $1450 but my dealer didn't charge me that much. It has quick disconnects, new brake lines, shocks and is great. I'm very happy. I also put on 35" tires. I changed the front/rear bumpers (Rugged Ridge modular XHD). I definitely recommend this lift...no modifications other than larger tires were needed.

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Old 06-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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Really, no one else has a lifted 2012 JKU and wants to talk about it =(
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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I just put on the Rough Country 2.5" spacer lift a few days ago. Still rides like stock. didnt put tires on yet. Still deciding on 33's or 35's. It was cheap $139 and I did it myself. Mine is a 2012 jku. Rough Country says you don't have to do exhaust spacers, but they recommend it. I ordered them since they only cost $40. I will put them on in the next couple days.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Who makes your lift? TeraFlex

How much lift? 2.5" Coil Lift

How much lift did you actually gain? ~3"

Are you happy with it? VERY

Would you buy again/recommend? Absolutely

Did you buy anything else along with your "kit"? Wheels and tires

Any modifications in order to install? NO

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:05 PM   #14
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Well I was going to wait and post a review in the main review posting, but I've been waiting till after my first off road trip, which hopefully will be this weekend or next. So for a fellow crusher, here is a sneak peak...

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How much lift?
AEV 3.5" Dualsport SC (with steering damper)

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How much lift did you actually gain?
Haven't measured yet. Waiting till I get a front bumper on to settle the front. AEV's springs are designed for 3.5" of lift after aftermarket (heavier) bumpers are installed. So without new bumpers, you will easily be above 3.5"

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Yep! So far only pavement action, but I'm happy with how it handles on the road, which AEV is known for its road manners. I can update here after I get it on the trails. I expect it will be awesome. It handles differently from stock, but any lift and bigger tires will, and that took a day to get used to. And mine is a 6spd with 4:10 gears, and it still has plenty of power once its moving. Takeoff sometimes takes more clutch than before, especially if on a hill.

So far I would recommend it, and the forums on AEV site are great for help on the install. I did the install myself alone, and it took about 24 hours total. I made a few mistakes and mis-read the instructions a few times which is why it took longer.

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Any modifications in order to install?

Pics if you've got em
My drive shaft was definitely going to hit the exhaust after the lift, so from advice from the users on AEV's forums, I went with just an aFe y-pipe for now. Even at the steep angle, all the fellow users claim to not have any problems with the zeppa joint. So far mine runs smooth on the pavement. I'll definitely be keeping an eye the drive shaft. Some people go with a smaller shaft, like a Tom Woods, but from what I learned is an exhaust mod was inevitable. So figured I would run the stock DS as long as possible.

Before aFe y-pipe. Don't have an after, but its completely not an issue now.
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I also bought AEV rear bumper and tire carrier; I love having the tire carrier tied into the rear door. Wheels are AEV 17" JK Savegre with 315-70R17 Goodyear Duratracs.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:03 AM   #15
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who makes your lift? rubicon express super flex

how much lift? 3.5"

how much lift did you actually gain? waiting to install bumpers to check

are you happy with it?yes

would you buy again/recommend? yes

did you buy anything else along with your "kit"? driveshafts, 4.5" lift front shocks

any modifications in order to install? teraflex exhaust spacer kit

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I have a AEV 2.5" inch lift. I wanted a lift but I still had to be reasonable for I have a little kid and this is my daily driver. It feels stock still but it definitely isn't. I put 33 inch all terrain tires at 12 inches wide. I added the rugged ridge xhd front and rear bumper with the oversized tire carrier. I also added the skyjacker heavy duty steering stabilizer. It is great accept one feature. I already noticed upon purchase at stock that the v6 3.6l engine had less power than my last jeep which had the v6 4.0l engine. So with the bigger tires and beefier bumpers I find acceleration on the roads, ESP highways to be a pain. I am looking in to options now to help there... I am thinking high flow cold air intake and a throttle spacer. I have also heard about options with this including Changing the headers and the exhaust. I have a lot invested already so I am researching a lot now before I make any more changes.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:22 AM   #17
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I'm pretty sure anything over a certain height requires that exhaust mod. I forgot what it is though.


My lift is the 4" mopar done by the dealer before I bought it. Gives me all the flex I need on the trail but is overpriced when you can get a teraflex that has a slightly better ride. Our 11 has teraflex and while not huge it does ride a little better.

If I could have chosen my kit it would've been a 3" teraflex. For one thing the difference between the 3-4 regarding clearance was so minuscule it just wouldn't be worth the extra cost if I was purchasing the parts myself. My kit goes for about $1500. We spent about $1000 on the teraflex and got a better ride.

For height comparison there's one with em nose to nose. The one with me in it, I'm 5'4" and she sits on 35's.
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Oh and yes on driveshafts. Not worth risking failure.
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Our TF 3" Long Arm on our 11' gave us a good 5"

Just something to keeo in mind.
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Don't have much to share for my JKU, but TF 2.5" BB with shock extensions -- just got it today, so can't really comment too much on it. I paid only $357 on Q. I also got Rubicon-off 18/59 springs and shocks.
Appears to be 3.5" right now, but that should settle down a bit, I imagine.





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Old 06-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the great feedback, keep 'em comin! I know there is the "official review" thread, but like I mentioned, I feel the '12s are slightly unique with the exhaust issue and whatnot. Plus, being JKU specific, I feel a lot (not all) off the advertised lift numbers are geard towards 2dr. It's nice to get some real world numbers.

I have heard complaints about some lifts advertised as 3" but only 1.25" was gained, or on the other side of things, like Pluke he got more than was advertised. I think things like this are good to know, especially considering for most people a lift is a decently priced expense. If I bought a 3" lift and only gained 1.25" I would be mad, and if my state had lift laws and I bought a 3" and gained 5" I would likewise be mad.

Again, thanks to all who have added their experiences to this thread. Lets keep the real world numbers rolling in!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #22
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Who makes your lift? Tera Flex 2.5" Coil Lift

How much lift? 2.5"

How much lift did you actually gain? 3"

Are you happy with it? Yes Very Happy

Would you buy again/recommend? Yes on Both

Did you buy anything else along with your "kit"? Wheels & Tires. Less backspace needed due to longer Rear Sway Bar Links. I also installed the Exhaust Spacers as an inexpensive insurance against hitting the front drive shaft on the Exhaust Crossover.

Any modifications in order to install? Nope

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I probably paid too much for it but I got mine when I bought my JKU from the dealer. It's a Rough Country 3.25", the wheels are ATX Slot 17" with Nitto TerraGrapplers 32.72"

I'm happy with it and it drives pretty well, but then again I only test drove other JKUs that were not lifted.
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Who makes your lift? Rock krawler

How much lift? 3.5"

How much lift did you actually gain? 6 front 4.5 rear

Are you happy with it? Very should have got cool overs though

Would you buy again/recommend? Yes

Did you buy anything else along with your "kit"? Hd tie rod and shocks.

Any modifications in order to install? No you don't need the exhaust spacers or y pipe.
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Who makes your lift? BDS

How much lift? 1400 installed

How much lift did you actually gain? 3" on a 3" lift

Are you happy with it? Yes

Would you buy again/recommend? Yes

Did you buy anything else along with your "kit"? Pro comp rims and mt Baja mt 33"

Any modifications in order to install? On 2012 te exhaust relocation

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Love it!!
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Who makes your lift? Rock krawler

How much lift? 3.5"

How much lift did you actually gain? 6 front 4.5 rear

Are you happy with it? Very should have got cool overs though

Would you buy again/recommend? Yes

Did you buy anything else along with your "kit"? Hd tie rod and shocks.

Any modifications in order to install? No you don't need the exhaust spacers or y pipe.
which rk kit did you get? no exhaust spacer or y pipe? awesome
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lol to many poser shots!

heres our 12' with the lift on it finally.























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way to many 12's posing in their driveways











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way to many 12's posing in their driveways
All fairness pluke, thats your driveway too and it looks like moab since the rain. Lol

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