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Old 01-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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noob lift questions

How much lift to run 35s on a JKUR?

I am looking at TeraFlex products. Do you guys like them?

What is the max you can lift without thinking about driveshaft problems?





I know basic questions but i keep seeing all different combos. I would just like a bit of help.

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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The TF 2.5" lift would be enough for 35's, provided you buy rims w/proper backspacing, and you shouldn't have to worry about the driveshafts.

TF is very popular...they make three versions of the 2.5" lift. One with no shock adapters (don't want), one with springs and shock adapters, and one with springs and new shocks.

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The TF 2.5" lift would be enough for 35's, provided you buy rims w/proper backspacing, and you shouldn't have to worry about the driveshafts.

TF is very popular...they make three versions of the 2.5" lift. One with no shock adapters (don't want), one with springs and shock adapters, and one with springs and new shocks.
This. Go TF and don't look back. Typically 4" or larger you'd want to address the drive shafts.

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The TF 2.5" with shock adapters will NOT increase articulation right.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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The TF 2.5" with shock adapters will NOT increase articulation right.
Correct. The lift w/adapters will simply raise your Jeep's height. To get more articulation, you need shocks with longer travel.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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When i lift it will be mostly for looks well 75/25. I know you can lift the body and that most will want to shoot me for asking but.

How much can you lift the body with no wories? Again i am going for looks 1st. Once my offroad skill are worth talking about i will most likely redo the lift for function.
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When i lift it will be mostly for looks well 75/25. I know you can lift the body and that most will want to shoot me for asking but.

How much can you lift the body with no wories? Again i am going for looks 1st. Once my offroad skill are worth talking about i will most likely redo the lift for function.
For a JK, it's easier just to do a suspension budget boost, like this TeraFlex kit. An even easier (though slightly pricier) way to run 35s would be flat flares. Maybe add leveling kit too.
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After reading a bunch i think ill stay away from body lifts.
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I have the TF 2.5 lift with shocks and like it a lot. My jk also rides a lot better. Was easy to install and the directions were probably the best I've come across. Took me about 3 hrs or so..
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I do think i will do the TF 2.5" with shocks. And i will most likely cut my fenders down. I will run 35s on 15s.

How much lift do you think i would have with said items?
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How tall are tires now?
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I do think i will do the TF 2.5" with shocks. And i will most likely cut my fenders down. I will run 35s on 15s.

How much lift do you think i would have with said items?
With 2.5" lift you won't need to cut the fenders, at least while you're not offroad. Just do the lift/tires/wheels and see how it does. If you rub the flares offroad when you flex, you could just install longer bumpstops, cut the flares, or get aftermarket flat flares.
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Well i like the short flare look. I also like the look of the tires a bit outside the flares. I have stock tires for now but will go to a 35" tire at some point.

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