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Old 07-30-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Need help on deciding

First off all ive been readind and reading all the lift kits threads and i think i might have it figured out .So what i need help with is wich lift kit to get .i have a stock 2010 rubicon and was looking to go a little higher so i can put 33s on .Do i go with AEV 2 inch lift or teraflex leveling kit Or the 3/4 daystar kit .And if im correct i will need whell spacers to push the stock wheels out .I have about 1500 to spend so your opinions are welcomed

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Nice

Thanks sounds like a nice Jeep. It also sounds like you are on the right track, def in terms of your manufacturers. TeraFlex and AEV both make quality products. Did you look at the below kit?

For what it's worth this is my JK with 2.25" lift (not a TeraFlex, am going to 3" Tera shortly) and 33" Mickey ATZ's with the stock wheels.

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TeraFlex Part 1251000 - 2.5
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Nice looking jeep .yeh that would blow my budget still need tires .biggest decider is how high most pics ive seen have been on non rubicons and they look great .just trying to compare
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Nice looking jeep .yeh that would blow my budget still need tires .biggest decider is how high most pics ive seen have been on non rubicons and they look great .just trying to compare
Ah got it plus the tires. There are options you shouldn't have an issue.
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Here is a thread with the TF leveling kit using 33's

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sma...led-84622.html

...I don't think it really matters that you have a rubicon. You may have slightly stiffer springs (but maybe not).
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If i can use this kit it would be great .i just want to make sure i dont have to buy shock extention or any other suprises i want bfg km2 tires so money is tight thanks
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First off all ive been readind and reading all the lift kits threads and i think i might have it figured out .So what i need help with is wich lift kit to get .i have a stock 2010 rubicon and was looking to go a little higher so i can put 33s on .Do i go with AEV 2 inch lift or teraflex leveling kit Or the 3/4 daystar kit .And if im correct i will need whell spacers to push the stock wheels out .I have about 1500 to spend so your opinions are welcomed
Ok have been doing some work here. What about a tire that is slightly over 32"s? Would that work.....the below tires are 32.1 in diameter. My current Mickey 33"s are actually 32.4 in diameter. Goodyear makes a solid tire. Also, when I got my Mickey's I left the stock spar on because I had a tire cover, you can't tell with a tire cover it's not a 32 or 33 inch tire really. This may work for you....see the links below.

Goodyear Part 411958176 - Wrangler AT/S Tire by Goodyear for Jeep

TeraFlex Part 1352002 - 2.5" Suspension System by TeraFlex for Jeep

It may take you just a little over your budget with shipping and install, but it might be worth it I think it would look great. Hope this helps, I want everyone to get what they want for their Jeep.

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Also if you go with that you don't necessarily have to get spacers for the tires. Will they rub your fenders occasionally? Yes but I don't have spacers on my JK now and my Mickeys rub but only when the wheel is turned basically to the max. If you are doing parking at a grocery store and stuff like that just take it slower and easy no worries. Mine is used off road for just hunting purposes so only several times a year. If you aren't doing extreme stuff it really isn't bad and totally manageble.

Rock on hope this cud work for you.
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First off all ive been readind and reading all the lift kits threads and i think i might have it figured out .So what i need help with is wich lift kit to get .i have a stock 2010 rubicon and was looking to go a little higher so i can put 33s on .Do i go with AEV 2 inch lift or teraflex leveling kit Or the 3/4 daystar kit .And if im correct i will need whell spacers to push the stock wheels out .I have about 1500 to spend so your opinions are welcomed
Unless you want more from your lift you would be wasting your money. The rubicon not only comes with stiffer springs but a 2" lift over the sport and saharas. And 33's would fit just fine on a rubicon.
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I have a question. I ordered a 2012 Sahara with 18" wheels. With the tire it is 32" high and a little over 10" wide. So are they going to lift it and if not why wouldn't 33's fit?
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Does this make sense to anyone ...if i just put a spacer lift in back 3/4 and leave the front alone .do you think it would change the ride or look unatural
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Unless you want more from your lift you would be wasting your money. The rubicon not only comes with stiffer springs but a 2" lift over the sport and saharas. And 33's would fit just fine on a rubicon.
The rubicon does not come with a 2" lift. It MAY come with slightly stiffer springs, but may not. It may sit just a touch higher than a comparable sport, but may not. Either way, spacer kits like the OP is looking at will boost the jeep the advertised amount. 33s won't fit any better on a rubi than on any other JK.

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I have a question. I ordered a 2012 Sahara with 18" wheels. With the tire it is 32" high and a little over 10" wide. So are they going to lift it and if not why wouldn't 33's fit?
I don't understand the question. Who are "they"? 33s do fit on unlifted JKs, but tend to rub sway bar links and some other components on turns. This is true for Rubis, saharas, or sports.

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Does this make sense to anyone ...if i just put a spacer lift in back 3/4 and leave the front alone .do you think it would change the ride or look unatural
Makes no sense to me. Why would you do this? Your jeep already rakes forward, why would you want to make it worse? It'd look like you were lunging downhill.
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I ment put the spacer up front :facepalm all this is very confusing but im learning alot
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I ment put the spacer up front :facepalm all this is very confusing but im learning alot
That will more or less level your jeep, correct.
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If youa re looking for a mild lift on a budget, you can't go wrong with the AEV kit!
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The rubicon does not come with a 2" lift. It MAY come with slightly stiffer springs, but may not. It may sit just a touch higher than a comparable sport, but may not. Either way, spacer kits like the OP is looking at will boost the jeep the advertised amount. 33s won't fit any better on a rubi than on any other JK.
The stealership lied to me. They told me when I bought my 10 JKU that the rubi's came with a 2 " lift, that's why they sit higher. Thanks for correcting my deficiency.
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My rubi sits about an inch higher than the wifes sport
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My rubi sits about an inch higher than the wifes sport
A number of things play into that.

For example, do they have the same tires? The stock rubi tires are 32". Stock sports are 29". That alone will cause a 1.5" boost in height. Does your wife's sport have a hard top while your rubi has a soft? That's extra weight. Did you measure them when your wife had just filled the sport's gas tank while your rubi was on fumes?

But yes, you could be seeing stiffer coils at work. But definitely not a lift.
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A number of things play into that.

For example, do they have the same tires? The stock rubi tires are 32". Stock sports are 29". That alone will cause a 1.5" boost in height. Does your wife's sport have a hard top while your rubi has a soft? That's extra weight. Did you measure them when your wife had just filled the sport's gas tank while your rubi was on fumes?

But yes, you could be seeing stiffer coils at work. But definitely not a lift.
I think your right...just stiffer springs the tires are the same size shes got the goodyear sra17 inch .im trying to convince her my stock tires would look great on there but shes woried about the ride quality
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For 1500.00 I went with the pro-comp 3" with MX6 shocks and wheel spacer. I have since changed the rims. And ditched the spacers. Love the control of the ride with the shocks great flex out of the springs really good flex.
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I decided to go with 1 3/4 daystar comfort ride and spidertrax 1.5 wheel spacers ordered them yesterday and getting five tires km2 for 1,225 so im pretty close to budget ...ill post before and after pics when done just waiting for the stuff to come next week
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If youa re looking for a mild lift on a budget, you can't go wrong with the AEV kit!
I agree, the 2" AEV kit comes with spring spacers, bump stop extensions, shock extensions and extended rear sway bar links for a little over $200. Can't beat that!!!! Going on my JK very soon!
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For 1500.00 I went with the pro-comp 3" with MX6 shocks and wheel spacer. I have since changed the rims. And ditched the spacers. Love the control of the ride with the shocks great flex out of the springs really good flex.
Wow that is one awesome Jeep dude.....
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I agree, the 2" AEV kit comes with spring spacers, bump stop extensions, shock extensions and extended rear sway bar links for a little over $200. Can't beat that!!!! Going on my JK very soon!
I agree.. also talked to AEV rep. said will not change the ride and will accom. 33's if you get aftermarket wheels. TF has the same kits too. but I think I am going with AEV
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I thought you could run 33s with aftermarket wheels without a lift.
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I thought you could run 33s with aftermarket wheels without a lift.
You can. Or with the stock wheels and spacers, or even without spacers depending on which tire you go with. If you get something like a 285/70/17, which is pretty close to a 33x12.5, then you will most likely need spacers or at least some washers on your steering stops. However, if you go with a 255/80/17, which is basically a 33x10.5, you shouldn't have any problems at all.
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Look at 4th digit (I think) of your vin
If it says G the jeep is rated for more weight and the springs are stiffer. F is less. 4000-5000 and 5000-6000 lbs something like that, I forget.
At a local M&G I was next to a 4 door and a 2 door-- all had 32's and mine sat taller than both of them.
The springs on my Rubi are the stiffer ones available. My jeep appears to have more of a lift than some others cause of the spring rates.
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"according to the Jeep service manual figure 2-110 all front spring numbers start out 521263 the only thing that changes is the last 2 digits the first spring being 52126310AB the last one is 52126318AB from a large response to this on another forum depending on many variables from 2dr to 4dr, tow package, hard or soft top, fourth digit in the vin being "F" or "G" will determin what springs your jeep has. There is reported to be a 1/2" difference between each number"
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Got my wheel spacers today and kit according to fedex tommorow .i know this is just personal prefrance but with the new tires (white letters in or out ) i like the look of both just want your opinon thanks
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Got my wheel spacers today and kit according to fedex tommorow .i know this is just personal prefrance but with the new tires (white letters in or out ) i like the look of both just want your opinon thanks
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