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Old 11-30-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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How much lift, if any.....

.... would I need for my 2010 JKU Rubicon to clear 35" tires?

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thanks Tom. I was hoping for an amount of lift that small. Wanting only a budget boost so I can have the factory ride; I do 'wheel a fair bit, but only a limited amount of rock-crawling where I might need greatly enhanced articulation.

I'm assuming a 2.5" lift won't require any other mods, such as new drivelines, dropping TC, steering troubles, etc. (other than lower diff. gearing to compensate for the 35's). Is that correct?
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Thanks Tom. I was hoping for an amount of lift that small. Wanting only a budget boost so I can have the factory ride; I do 'wheel a fair bit, but only a limited amount of rock-crawling where I might need greatly enhanced articulation.

I'm assuming a 2.5" lift won't require any other mods, such as new drivelines, dropping TC, steering troubles, etc. (other than lower diff. gearing to compensate for the 35's). Is that correct?
You can get a better ride than factory with more than 2.5" of lift,

Just check your bump stops on the 2.5" lift, You should'nt need drivelines either.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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You can get a better ride than factory with more than 2.5" of lift,

Just check your bump stops on the 2.5" lift, You should'nt need drivelines either.
Thanks. I admit to being quite ignorant on the subject of lift.

So here's an added question to you: What's the MAXIMUM amount of lift I can do, and still not have to perform other major changes (drivelines, steering, TC drops, and the like)?
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Thanks. I admit to being quite ignorant on the subject of lift.

So here's an added question to you: What's the MAXIMUM amount of lift I can do, and still not have to perform other major changes (drivelines, steering, TC drops, and the like)?
More than 3 inches of lift, you may need new drive shafts and you'll probably want adjustable track/sway bars. Genarally people with 3+ inches of lift look towards 38+ inch tires, so new gears (possibly new axles) would be involved.

Generally JKs don't need TC drops.
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Thanks. I admit to being quite ignorant on the subject of lift.

So here's an added question to you: What's the MAXIMUM amount of lift I can do, and still not have to perform other major changes (drivelines, steering, TC drops, and the like)?

Its more of a shock length than lift height. Not all 2.5" lifts are really 2.5". Most are over three. Same goes for a 3" kits, most are slightly higher.

You need to keep your shock length under 27.5" to not have to worry about driveshafts. Even at that length the stock shafts wont take much abuse before they need replaced. Just plan on the upgrade down the road. TC drops are a TJ thing, not a JK.

Generally lifts 3" and under you will not need to mess around with steering, unless your running big tires.

it really depends on wheeling habits and how much you wheel..
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I have a 2010 JKU Rubicon with a Teraflex 2.5 BB and 315/70/17 duratracs. Only thing I've done other then lift is to trim 1" off the rock sliders and about the same off the pinch seam. I just ordered flat fenders so depending on what you do offroad they might rub the stock fenders at full compression. Light offroading and you will be fine.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:25 PM   #9
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Thanks all. MD, I never would have thought of the sliders and pinch seams, but I suppose when I put the 35's on I'd see the need!

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