Originally Posted by NWranglerS
I have learned a ton in this thread so thanks everyone spreading your knowledge..
Here is where I'm at right now.. I would definitely like to take advantage of ranchos rebate and get 9000xl's, so whatever lift I decide on will be accompanied by new shocks.
Looking at many pics of lifted JK's, I think 35" tires paired with a 2.5" lift looks PERFECT (granted, every lift/jeep is different making it so hard to make a decision over pics. i.e I see two jeeps with the same lift/tires and they look different) With that said I do think 33" tires with a 2.5" coil lift still looks good, but in my opinion doesn't FULLY fill the wheel space.
Therefore I say to myself that with my 285/70r17's a 2" lift will be perfect height for a balanced look. However, I haven't seen a 2" suspension lift... only 2.5's or the TF 1.5" performance leveling kit (coils).
I would prefer to improve my ride and get new coils but I still can't pull the trigger on the TF 2.5" coil lift because I think I might have a little too much space in the wheel well and I am not switching the 35's.
Has anyone ran the TF performance (coils) leveling kit, and added spacers to it as well for more height? I'm thinking if I do this I will be getting the better ride I want with new coils, and I will be getting a little less height than if I went with a full 2.5" suspension lift. This would also be with new rancho shocks.
Or is this stupid because it would put me at just about 2.5" anyways? I'm just playing around with ideas and wondered if anyone has added spacers to the performance kit.
I walked this same thought process, including deciding on 33s so I didn't have dramatic changes in geometry with associated needs for upgrades. I couldn't convince myself that the 0.5" would make that big a difference. I didn't want to do the lift more than once by starting with spacers, then redoing it.
I know you will make the best decision for you, but for me, based on what you have said, I think you want the 2.5" TF lift and then done.