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Old 08-05-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question Help lifting and flexing plains

Long story short, I will soon be getting 2012 JK soon but not soon enough. Making Plains, I know thing might change a little due to the fit of 2012. I need help with planning. Obviously I’m new. I want a little lift and a little flex. I will be an every other weakened type of off roader. Not spend too much (the wife). I have been looking around. Here is what I found. What is wrong with this and what else do I need.
Skyjacker 2”Budget Boost or Skyjacker 4-5” Economy lift kit w/ Hydro shocks
Skyjacker front upper single Flex arms
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Did i post this in the wrong place. no replys

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If you put the 4-5 inch on, you'll be good for 37s if you want, but it'll be HUGE!!! Maybe more than you want, that's 4 big expensive chunks of rubber!!
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Are you getting a 2 or 4 door and is it a manual or auto?

Not sure if they will make changes in the 2012 models that will fix the fatal angle issue. As far as JK's to date, there is a limit to lifting a JK without having major driveshaft issues. Actually the issue is with the boots on the driveshaft joints.

A 2 dr is limited to 2.5" lift but many quality 3" lifts will work but 3" is so borderline 2.5" is the recommended max lift. On a 4 dr it is 3.5" absolute safe with 4" borderline that some get by with and some have the boot issue. Fatal angle at higher lift are not guaranteed but are a possibility.

So if you plan on not replacing the driveshaft with improved joints, stick with 2.5" lift or smaller on a 2 dr and 3.5" or smaller on a 4 dr to avoid the fatal angle issue.
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If you put the 4-5 inch on, you'll be good for 37s if you want, but it'll be HUGE!!! Maybe more than you want, that's 4 big expensive chunks of rubber!!
OK, so what if I did:?????? what else
Skyjacker 2”Budget Boost
Skyjacker front upper single Flex arms
Tires biggest I would go I think is 33
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Yeah unless you want to go BIG, then 2" will be perfect, then you wont need to do any major driveline changes, but with flat fenders and the right backspaced rims, it'll fit 33s with no lift or a small spring spacer.
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Are you getting a 2 or 4 door and is it a manual or auto?

Not sure if they will make changes in the 2012 models that will fix the fatal angle issue. As far as JK's to date, there is a limit to lifting a JK without having major driveshaft issues. Actually the issue is with the boots on the driveshaft joints.

A 2 dr is limited to 2.5" lift but many quality 3" lifts will work but 3" is so borderline 2.5" is the recommended max lift. On a 4 dr it is 3.5" absolute safe with 4" borderline that some get by with and some have the boot issue. Fatal angle at higher lift are not guaranteed but are a possibility.

So if you plan on not replacing the driveshaft with improved joints, stick with 2.5" lift or smaller on a 2 dr and 3.5" or smaller on a 4 dr to avoid the fatal angle issue.
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I have an auto tj but one valuable piece of advice, put an extra heavy duty tranny cooler on it
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I have an auto tj but one valuable piece of advice, put an extra heavy duty tranny cooler on it
You got it, thank you. I will order that a couple of weeks before I get it. They are not that much. any suggestions
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Suggestion--WAIT TILL YOU GET IT--


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You got it, thank you. I will order that a couple of weeks before I get it. They are not that much. any suggestions
You're gonna buy a buncha stuff you either won't need---or it won't fit--

NOBODY really knows about this new JK and a few opinions in the last couple weeks don't mean SQUAT !!

It's your money--don't wasteit !!

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B&M Tranny cooler is one of the best. You might even try ORW in California, they just released a full kit that looks very simple to install.
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Suggestion--WAIT TILL YOU GET IT--




You're gonna buy a buncha stuff you either won't need---or it won't fit--

NOBODY really knows about this new JK and a few opinions in the last couple weeks don't mean SQUAT !!

It's your money--don't wasteit !!

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Got it.Also my mechanic is my neighbor. He won’t let me do anything stupid. I think.lol He is going to let me do all the work on this just point and help if needed. Time to learn. I was good at my eclipse years ago.
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I say that mainly, because we don't know what little subtle changes Chrysler has made on the Axles/frame/bumpers/ECU and--



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Got it.Also my mechanic is my neighbor. He won’t let me do anything stupid. I think.lol He is going to let me do all the work on this just point and help if needed. Time to learn. I was good at my eclipse years ago.
With the new (jesus eng) and 5sp auto--YOU MAY NEVER NEED AN AUX COOLER !!

That would be KEWL don't ask me how I know !

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I say that mainly, because we don't know what little subtle changes Chrysler has made on the Axles/frame/bumpers/ECU and--





With the new (jesus eng) and 5sp auto--YOU MAY NEVER NEED AN AUX COOLER !!

That would be KEWL don't ask me how I know !

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someone on the 2012 info thread with their jeep confirmed that there is a tranny cooler on his. Not sure what model he had though. And if he was right. I am a trust but verify kind of guy.
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that is probably true, but


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someone on the 2012 info thread with their jeep confirmed that there is a tranny cooler on his. Not sure what model he had though. And if he was right. I am a trust but verify kind of guy.
All the JK/JKUs from 2007 thru 2011 with autos, CAME WITH COOLER !!

It just ain't worth a ####-

So we still don't know if the 2012 may NEED AN AUX COOLER !!

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