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Old 08-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Lift suggestions

I want to get a lift on my 13 jk sport. I was wondering what suggestion you might have for a 2.5" lift and what I should expect the install cost to be. I'm not a do it yourself when it comes to mechanical needs.

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Old 08-18-2013, 04:10 AM   #2
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I moved to the Jk section for more help. Is the lift more for show or you going to off road and add heavy components ?
Tire size ?

Install is pretty simple if you have all the tools and some time. You can also post in regional for help.

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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As kjeeper10 said, you should decide on your end goal and usage before deciding on a lift.

If you just bought your Jeep, you may want to try to find some local Jeepers and go on a couple rides first, see where you are, talk to the other guys in the group and then narrow down the pack of what's out there for lifts. There are a LOT of 2.5" options.

For me - I went with a TeraFlex 2.5" coil lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks. I'm VERY pleased with my purchase and happy I went this route. A local guy did the install for me for $250 in about 4 hours. I'm too old to try to do this on jack stands with hand tools...when he has a lift and air tools, not to mention 15 years of experience doing it. (This was also replacing the front track-bar with a "beefier" adjustable version (Metalcloak). Wasn't necessary to do that, but in the back of my mind, I *may* go with a higher lift someday and was able to get an awesome deal on the bar.) I think the only other thing I'd do is geo correction brackets. Again, these aren't "necessary" when going with a 2.5" lift, but should make for a better ride.

Once you lift, then you'll want to decide on wheels and tires, and then...and then...LOL! It never seems to stop!

Figure out what your end results are, what your budget is (VERY important part of this process) and work backwards. Tons of info here on the boards and lots of very knowledgeable people.

I'm new to this but have learned a lot in my time here thanks to the more knowledgeable folks here! I see you're new here too, so WELCOME!
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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I also went with the TeraFlex 2.5" coil lift and Bilstein 5100's. I'm very pleased with the lift and it rides better then my Rubicon did stock!
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👍I went the TF 2.5" with Bilstiens as well. Not a bad install
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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I went with the Rock Krawler 2.5 X-Factor and Rancho RS9000 shocks. Took me two days to install by myself in the driveway. Rides awsome on and off road.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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Same Here

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I also went with the TeraFlex 2.5" coil lift and Bilstein 5100's. I'm very pleased with the lift and it rides better then my Rubicon did stock!
^x2 - I also went with the TeraFlex 2.5" coil lift with the Bilsteins. I put on KM2's for the tires and Pro Comp Wheels. As others have stated, the suspension is better than the original. It rides great on and off the road.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info all.

I already did the tire/wheel upgrade. I went with 33" DuraTrac's on 15" level 8. I won't be doing any serious off roading, so the lift with mainly be for esthetics. I told my wife when I got my jeep. It's like my harley. Ya just have to make it your own (aka) I will be spending a bit on the Jeep
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I already did the tire/wheel upgrade. I went with 33" DuraTrac's on 15" level 8. I won't be doing any serious off roading, so the lift with mainly be for esthetics.
A simple, budget boost is all you need. If I were you I would keep the lift 2" or less to avoid causing other issues. If 2" is not high enough, you could add another inch of body lift. None are expensive or hard to install.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:02 PM   #10
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I have that same wheel/tire combo and simply went with the teraflex performance leveling kit... Got almost 2" in the front and 1.5" in the rear... No tire rub whatsoever, just my opinion but to me why lift any higher than necessary... Just something to think about

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