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Old 10-03-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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lift kit help?

im goin to be getting a lift just looking into which type.. do i need a long/short arm kit if i will not be doing major rock crawling? i will be doing a lot of off roading, trails and rivers.

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:11 AM   #2
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No need for the extra expense of a long arm on the JK’s.

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Bill,

Can we get a little bit more info? What size tire are you running or planning on running? You dont need a long arm or even a short arm. You can do a simple coil lift and get great results from it. Of course, the arm kits will be better and offer better on road and off road handling but you dont NEED them. BUT, if you plan on running 40's or something crazy, then it would be a lot easier to do so with the larger kits.

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It helps if you kind of have a budget. Now days on JK's you can do a lot for a little. Jason from Krawl is right, a little more info would help. I have a 4" Procomp on my rig with 35's. I opted not to go for a long arm kit for 2 reasons 1: the price, 2: the fact that I probably could have done the install myself but I didnt have the proper tools and knowledge on how to do it. The beauty of the basic kits is that they, at least the Procomp, all bolt on. So in the future if you want to get something else of add to it, its not a big deal at all. If you are like me and want to install all your stuff yourself then i would say go with a basic kit. Just to throw this out there, I have had my rig lifted for about 6 months now. I go out with my club just about every weekend. I have put it in some tough spots and have never had a problem with it.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #6
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ok thanks guys .. i just would like a 3 to 4 inch lift (suspension) not spending more the 1,000 .. i am also getting a bumper and winch that weighs bout 175 together should i get like 1" spacers for the front to level it out a bit?

what do ya recommend for a lift in that price range?
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Yea I want a lift too but don't know which one to go for. I have a 2012 rubicon. Price is not an issue on the lift im gonna use 35" tires and just want it to have the same smooth ride as it is stock or better I dnt do much rock crawling it'll mainly be used for the beach and some back road mudding. Any good suggestions
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2012's have an issue with more than 2in lift. The stock exhaust will hit the front driveshaft. Teraflex just released a video with some extensions for the joins just below the headers that moves it back so it clears. Bizarre design from a manufacturer of vehicles so often lifted.
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ok thanks guys .. i just would like a 3 to 4 inch lift (suspension) not spending more the 1,000 .. i am also getting a bumper and winch that weighs bout 175 together should i get like 1" spacers for the front to level it out a bit?

what do ya recommend for a lift in that price range?
The thing is, if you buy a quality lift, you wont have to add the spacers in for the sagging of the front once you add the bumper and winch on. With that and you budget, what about if we set you up with a TeraFlex 3" lift with shocks? It is just a tad bit over your budget and will give you a great platfrom to upgrade on later down the road! The only thing you will need is wheel spacers for the rear. The Rock Krawler and Synergy Suspension kits dont have to run the spacers...

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Yea I want a lift too but don't know which one to go for. I have a 2012 rubicon. Price is not an issue on the lift im gonna use 35" tires and just want it to have the same smooth ride as it is stock or better I dnt do much rock crawling it'll mainly be used for the beach and some back road mudding. Any good suggestions
The '12 is still a little gray on what will and wont work. I know the entire line-up from Rock Krawler will work. They have great lifts that offer everything you could want or need for both on and off road driving. It your wanting to clear 35's than a 2.5" from RK would be more than enough. They have a few in that height to choose from. They start with the 2.5" Stock Mod up to a 2.5" Max Travel Pro system with all aluminum arms! That kit is great if price is not a issue due to its great weight savings!

Let us know if we can help guys!
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