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Old 03-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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So after much deliberation I think I am leaning toward a 4" lift opposed to a 2.5". Still planning on using smaller wheels and 33" tires... Saw a jeep today with 15" wheels with a 3.75 BS and it looked nice.. Tires didn't extend out beyond the flares as much as I thought they would...

Question is.... 4" lift... What additional components am I going to need to accompany the suspension lift...?

I'm not a mechanic so if someone does respond if you don't mind having a link to the components so I will have a better knowledge of what I'm getting would be great...

I thought I heard something about a stabilizer before and maybe an extension on the drive shaft....? It's all Greek to me.... Should've been a mechanic not a Army Cop lol...

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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What year Jeep? 2 or 4 door? You can't extend the driveshaft, you have to replace it. 4" for 33's is over kill. It's overkill for 35's. Your cost is going to be way higher than for the 2.5".

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Sorry it's a 2012 JKU

Saw a jeep today 4" on 33" looked normal....
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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It's your Jeep. Just don't say that we didn't warn you for someone who admittedly is not mechanically inclined. It's going to cost $ to make sure it's done right.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #5
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So therefore if I stick with the original plan 2.5" I don't need additional components other than the changing out of the factory bolts, exhaust extenders and the bump stops for the spare...

This jeep craze is getting out of control..
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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I agree it's overkill. But if you are set on it, go for it. IMO 4" and 33's looks awkward.

It's the exhaust that needs to be extended.
$50's to buy the kit.

The kit would have to be complete with CA's to set your caster/pinion angles correctly.

If you plan on 35's. Now there is more, like strengthening the axles for non Rubi D30
And possible a ball joint upgrade.

I know i am forgetting something's too

Don't buy some cheap kit with coils/shocks. Go with a rep company like TF/RK/AEV etc.

Lots and lots of $$$$$$$
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #7
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So therefore if I stick with the original plan 2.5" I don't need additional components other than the changing out of the factory bolts, exhaust extenders and the bump stops for the spare...

This jeep craze is getting out of control..


Forget what I said haha
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #8
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It seems as though in my mind bigger is better but for a DD I don't think that's the case.. I'm sticking with 2.5" TF... Got Northridge 4x4 number in my phone...

Think I'm just getting carried away with the endless possibilities of jeep customizations......
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It seems as though in my mind bigger is better but for a DD I don't think that's the case.. I'm sticking with 2.5" TF... Got Northridge 4x4 number in my phone...

Think I'm just getting carried away with the endless possibilities of jeep customizations......
Was told Bilstein shocks are on backorder.

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Jeep craze can get out of hand lol...
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Got my Teraflex 2.5" coil lift and Bilsteins from Northridge, no backorder on the shocks.
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I may just have to get my lift and shocks sooner than wheels and tires since every wheel I like is on backorder.... may as well just get the spacers for my factory wheels and look dumb for awhile until I get the rest
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I may just have to get my lift and shocks sooner than wheels and tires since every wheel I like is on backorder.... may as well just get the spacers for my factory wheels and look dumb for awhile until I get the rest
Quick question. If you think it's dumb to have 32's and a 2.5 inch lift, what part of 33's and a 4 inch lift would look less dumb?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:56 PM   #14
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Well I guess because I have seen about four different models where I live that have 4" lifts with 33's on 15's and it looks good I think...

I would think a 2.5" on stock wheels and tires could look weird.. I don't know....
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Well I guess because I have seen about four different models where I live that have 4" lifts with 33's on 15's and it looks good I think...

I would think a 2.5" on stock wheels and tires could look weird.. I don't know....
Check out this thread. Dedicated to 2.5" lifts with stock tires.
http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.p...d-2.5-and-32-s
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Well I guess because I have seen about four different models where I live that have 4" lifts with 33's on 15's and it looks good I think...

I would think a 2.5" on stock wheels and tires could look weird.. I don't know....
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TF 2.5" spring lift with stock wheels/tires and spacers:


With 35s and AEV Pintlers:

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