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Old 07-28-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Lift for 09 JK 4dr

In the market for a lift kit. Thoughts on best options? Looking for 2.5". The mopar ones seem really expensive.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Budget and how you plan to use your jeep?

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #3
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Budget and how you plan to use your jeep?
Roughly $800. Frequent on road driver with 2-3 jeep jamborees or other off road trips per year.

Seems like these are more complicated than i thought, with wheel spacing and vehicle computer reprogramming afterwards to consider
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I'm very pleased with my Rocl Krawler 2.5" stock mod. I pick up the kit for $550 at River City Offroad.

ROCK KRAWLER 2.5" STOCK MOD SYSTEM
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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I'm very pleased with my Rocl Krawler 2.5" stock mod. I pick up the kit for $550 at River City Offroad.

ROCK KRAWLER 2.5" STOCK MOD SYSTEM
That doesn't come with shocks though. Shocks can run over 300. I've been looking at a Rubicon express coil lift with the mono tube shocks which I've heard are tuned blistein 5100s. Heres a review: Rubicon Express 2.5 Monosteins Review
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That doesn't come with shocks though. Shocks can run over 300. I've been looking at a Rubicon express coil lift with the mono tube shocks which I've heard are tuned blistein 5100s. Heres a review: Rubicon Express 2.5 Monosteins Review - Jeep Wrangler Forum

This is true, I run Blistein 5100s in the front and 5101s in the rear.
They run $75 each so the lift kit total was $850. Sorry about the omission.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #7
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How about the Teraflex 2.5" sport lift with some Rancho 9500 shocks? I hear that's a pretty hard combo to beat for a DD and weekend warrior.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:43 PM   #8
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Yeah the shocks are key. Some one actually suggested going for a 3" lift to give lots of flexibility for larger tires. Rancho was on the list as was teraflex.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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You do not need a lot of lift for 35's.
2.5" is enough. Grab some Rancho 9000's or 7000's and call it a day
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #10
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PACKAGE: Rock Krawler 2.5 Stock Mod
includes bilstein shocks
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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You do not need a lot of lift for 35's.
2.5" is enough. Grab some Rancho 9000's or 7000's and call it a day
The shock battle goes on. Ha...

For the best riding and handling on road light offroad I would say aev...the set up is great and handling is superb.
After that I would go teraflex followed by rubicon express spring lift kits with shocks (whatever they include).
All of those will keep you around your budget.
What you will have to address is the the nastiness of your auto transmission...a procal or flash cal will get your shift points straight but the only way I would drive a pre 12 on the street with anything over a 33 is with really deep gearing to make up for the .69 overdrive in your transmission.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:55 PM   #12
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #13
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I have an 09 auto and went with the RK stock mod and Bilstein 5100s. I love the way it feels, better ride than stock. Great warranty. Mine is my DD and I plan to offroad with it weekends. I did alot of research before pulling the trigger and never found a bad review on them. I have heard that AEV is great for mostly on pavement. Both kits run about the same price. I got my kit on here from Jason at Krawl Off Road.
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You mention the AEV kit, which has come recommended by others as a good crossover kit for on road and light wheeling. I am concerned that it is more geared for on road than off. Anyone have any experience with this kit specifically?
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You mention the AEV kit, which has come recommended by others as a good crossover kit for on road and light wheeling. I am concerned that it is more geared for on road than off. Anyone have any experience with this kit specifically?
It will do fine off road, it's just not built to be beat on hard, like some of the other companies. I talk to the guys from aev fairly often and they do wheel their kits harder than most with no real problems. A lot of people think that the control arm drop brackets are prone to snagging, they aren't any more prone than a long arm kit. The only real weak point of the kit is the use of factory control arms, which honestly aren't that weak, they just aren't as stout as some aftermarket arms. For someone that is not hitting gnarly stuff, it's a great set up...and that would include about 98% of Jeepers.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:56 PM   #16
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AEV utilizes the stock control arms and track bars. Their front drop brackets are what really make this lift ride well IMO.
Im running them now but soon Ranchos new drop brackets

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