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Old 10-24-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Multiple questions from a new JKU SS

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I have a 2013 JKU SS. Never off-road (I just cannot!!!), 100% highway and road for DD.
Multiple questions....

1. My wife has a Honda Pilot (I know the differences... but). Is there any way to improve riding quality? I hate the feeling when mine steps on a speed bump. Shock changes? Spring changes? or both of them? I am not expecting it like a sedan's but just a little better riding...

2. I am thinking to have a Teraflex budge booster or 2.5 lift kit only with 35" tires. To be honest with you, just for a good looking. Can both lifts with 35" make riding quality better than stock setting? I guess "no"... but no sure.

3. I love stock rims but I know they have lots of limitation to have bigger tires. Most people don't recommend spacers rather than getting 15" rims for wider tires. Could you tell me what the problem of spacers is?

4. Only these two tries. Duratec vs Kevlar (prefer Kevlar's looking). Which one is better for me?

Thank you.

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#1 & #2 I have the Tereflex BB lift and IMHO it has worked out great. It pretty much retains stock handling. However, if you think you may add steel bumpers and winch you may want to go with a coil lift so your suspension won't sag. I am running 315/70R17 tires and there is no problem. (Well, a slight trimming of the air dam may be necessary. Super easy.) For 100% road & DD you will be fine. Now with shocks I would recommend Rancho 9000s 29XL and 30XL they are adjustable. They get great reviews on this forum.
#3 Sorry, can't help you there.
#4. Both tires are awesome. I recommend you go with the Duratrac. It's lighter and better suited where you live for snow and rain.

Good luck!
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:30 AM   #3
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2. Softer springs and shocks will take the edge of the ride and taller tires (C-D load rating) inflated moderately but safely 30-35 psi will also add to a plusher ride. If you add a lift via taller springs and the ride is too plush it will lead to poor handling. Consider progressive rate springs.

3. There is no real problem with 1.25-1.5" quality hub centric spacers that are torqued properly.
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