Lol... Just kidding.... I must say that I came to this forum only to get a few small ideas for personalizing my very first Jeep, but after looking at all this AWESOME rides, I now want a lift and oversize tires! Ugh.... I'm gonna go broke because you guys tantalize me with all these badass machines!
Here's my question.... I need to add a lift and I'm looking in the 2.5-3" range.... My mechanic said to get a good one as he had someone who had one in a Jeep, ask him to remove it because they didn't like the ride and performance handling with it..... What makes a "good" lift kit?
I have a teraflex 2.5 in lift and 35 in BFG KM2 mud terrain tires. I like the TF lift because it is better than stock ride. It also costs a bit more than some others but it is worth it. The TF lift kits wont sag like others can. I love mine and highly recomend them. I also recomend the KM2 tires as well. They provide great grip and look good and are quiet.
2010 Wrangler 2dr Sport BLACK 6spd manual, 3.73 gears, 3" TF lift, 35"KM2
I like Tera Flex and AEV, for different reasons. Tera Flex is better for a Jeep that will see a lot of moderate to difficult trail use. AEV is more for easy to moderate trails and I think it rides better on the street than Tera Flex.
It really comes down to whether you want the Jeep to have better Offroad or onto ad manners IMHO.
I have had both kits in the last 2 years. Let us know if you have more questions. Your mechanic really gave you good advice to put on a quality lift to begin with. Heed his/her advice and you will be happy and safer
I apologize that I can't post pictures currently due to being over my quota.
There are plenty of pictures online though.
We do not take risks to escape life, but to keep life from escaping us.-Unknown
__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler