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Old 07-18-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Red face Help....Lift for an idiot

I'm sure I'm not the first one to ask this. I am getting a 2012 JK unlimited and I want to put a 2-3 lift and tires on it. I know enough to know I don't know enough. I would really appreciate help and guidance with this project. I will be using it as a daily driver and destroying it on the weekends. I just want to make sure I get all the parts I'm going to need. One of my fears is that I will get a lift kit and get 10 miles down the road a find out I should have gotten some additional parts to complete the whole package. Any input would be well received. Thanks for the help in advance and I will post pics when it's complete.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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I would search around, there are a huge amount of threads about lifts.

Here are the makers that come up the most and have there followers.

AEV
TERRA FLEX
OLD MAN EMU
ROCK KRAWLER
METALCLOAK

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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There is NO simple answer. You really need to do some homework. Check in the *search* area. There are many many ways to go on a lift. How high? How much off roading are you going to do? You want to spend $600, 900 1200, 2000, 3000, all the way up to and beyond $7000? You can go higher than that. A median lift is about 900.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Start reading like these guys have said. And drive around to ALL the shops near you and ask what they recommend Doing. And then go home and research what there saying so you can figure out who's full of s*** and who isn't . Try and find a shop tat specializes in jeeps. And then find some guys hat have work done there and see what they think. Your not just Putin a lift in. You creating an animal. You will rather rule it. Or it will rule you. Build it right and you'll be fine. Just do your research. And take your time doing it. Don't rush I to it u till you know every brands lift kits inside and out. And their strengths and weaknesses
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #5
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where are you located? any jeep clubs nearby? jeep people are always happy to lend a hand and its great to have someone who knows a tie rod from a drag link there to give you advice.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #6
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I guess I will start looking for shops and jeep clubs around Plymouth, WI then. I am still open to anymore help, so keep it coming. Thanks to all that have responded so far.
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I would search around, there are a huge amount of threads about lifts.

Here are the makers that come up the most and have there followers.

AEV
TERRA FLEX
OLD MAN EMU
ROCK KRAWLER
METALCLOAK
These^^^
except may I expand:

AEV- mostly street and easy to moderate trails (have the 3.5" and LOVE IT but I don't destroy mine on weekends like I used to)

TeraFlex- great for offloading the harder trails and good for street too. This is what I would have put on mine had I been more hardcore still. Excellent company to work and they stand behind the product as any reputable company should.

No experience with the other lift companies
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #8
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I guess I will start looking for shops and jeep clubs around Plymouth, WI then. I am still open to anymore help, so keep it coming. Thanks to all that have responded so far.
Test rides (on and offroad) with the lift kits and setup you are considering are extremely helpful
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #9
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I can't find a single shop in the Sheboygan area that does off road/ jeep work. Anyone know of one?
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Check this thread out, it should help get you started

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lif...ps-221119.html
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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That helped a lot Lou. Maybe we can get together soon. I may be taking a job in NY, up near Albany.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:04 PM   #12
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Decided on Metalcloak

Guys thanks for all the good advice on lifts. I have decided to go with the Metalcloak 2.5 ARB kit, Mickey Thompson classic black III 17", and Duratrac 35". I will post the pics as soon as I get the lift and all installed. Thanks again guys for the help.

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