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Old 01-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Question Lift kit for 2012 JKU..

Is there a toy manufacturer that has now come out with a 4-plus inch lift kit that is all inclusive: takes into consideration the 2012 JKU exhaust lines and includes the required drive-shafts?

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Is there a toy manufacturer that has now come out with a 4-plus inch lift kit that is all inclusive: takes into consideration the 2012 JKU exhaust lines and includes the required drive-shafts?
Haven't seen one. But, you'll need to modify the exhaust before modifying a DS. Install a lift and the AFe crossover pipe and call it good until the boot rips.

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4-plus? You're not looking for a lift that big, are you Willee?
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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4-plus? You're not looking for a lift that big, are you Willee?
In the thinking-mode about 4-ish! 2" at this point seems to be such a little

Again, just thinking out loud, and searching for that NEW kit that is an all-in-one for the 2012 JKU

Did get an adjustable R-trackbar today

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Old 02-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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In the thinking-mode about 4-ish! 2" at this point seems to be such a little

Again, just thinking out loud, and searching for that NEW kit that is an all-in-one for the 2012 JKU

Did get an adjustable R-trackbar today

Just food for thought:

A 4-inch lift kit will make your 285's look tiny, so you'll probably wanna get 35's. Which will, in turn, sap some of the power from your 3.73 gears (not a whole lot, but 4.10's seem to be the optimum for 35" tires with the '12).

The only two kits that come close to being "all-inclusive" in the 3-4" range (that I'd buy, anyway) are the Full Traction (w/the Bilstein 5100's and 1310 JE Reel front ds) and the AEV 3.5" lifts.

The FT setup costs $2K. Don't know what install would be, but if I had to guess I'd say about another $1,000.
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A 4-inch lift kit will make your 285's look tiny, so you'll probably wanna get 35's. Which will, in turn, sap some of the power from your 3.73 gears (not a whole lot, but 4.10's seem to be the optimum for 35" tires with the '12).

The only two kits that come close to being "all-inclusive" in the 3-4" range (that I'd buy, anyway) are the Full Traction (w/the Bilstein 5100's and 1310 JE Reel front ds) and the AEV 3.5" lifts.

The FT setup costs $2K. Don't know what install would be, but if I had to guess I'd say about another $1,000.
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.... the lift and tires I have now look just fine The $2K+ can be better put elsewhere

Must have had a momentary Old-age brain infart
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.... the lift and tires I have now look just fine The $2K+ can be better put elsewhere

Must have had a momentary Old-age brain infart
Even if you DO decide to add something to your lift, simply getting something like a 2.5" TeraFlex (the one with new shocks) will make a big difference. And the only thing you'd have to do with regard to your ds is to install a TF exhaust spacer, which is very easy.

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Even if you DO decide to add something to your lift, simply getting something like a 2.5" TeraFlex (the one with new shocks) will make a big difference. And the only thing you'd have to do with regard to your ds is to install a TF exhaust spacer, which is very easy.

4"...you had me worried.
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..............for shaking my cage and getting me out of the brain infart You know, at times here lately, I worry myself

Funny you mention the exhaust spacers. I was at my 4x4 shop today after work and they told me that they had installed a pair w/a lift kit on a 2012 JK this week!

They said till they came in and they actually saw them, that they thought I was kidding when I told them of the spacers a few weeks ago

I told them that they should spend a little time here at "WF", and they could count the time as "4x4 continuing-ed"
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..............for shaking my cage and getting me out of the brain infart You know, at times here lately, I worry myself
No problem. Just a momentary bout with insanity.

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I told them that they should spend a little time here at "WF", and they could count the time as "4x4 continuing-ed"


That would actually be good advice for a lot of 4x4 shops, I think.
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Even if you DO decide to add something to your lift, simply getting something like a 2.5" TeraFlex (the one with new shocks) will make a big difference. And the only thing you'd have to do with regard to your ds is to install a TF exhaust spacer, which is very easy.

4"...you had me worried.
Hijacking here.... New shocks? What's the difference? Or you just referring about the kit with shocks included?
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Hijacking here.... New shocks? What's the difference? Or you just referring about the kit with shocks included?
The one with shocks included. W's got a spacer lift.
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The one with shocks included. W's got a spacer lift.
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