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Old 05-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Options for lifting?

I am new to the forum so please don't scold me for asking a dumb question. I just bough a 2013 4 door unlimited wrangler. I am looking to lift it and put 34's on it. Whats the best way to do that? I see people talking about leveling kits, different lifts etc. Just want to do this right. THanks in advance for your help.

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Hit the search feature. It will help you out a lot and search the JK forum. Welcome!

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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The leveling kit might not provide enough lift for what you want. A 2.5" would be the most "worry free" solution. You aren't close I damaging your driveshafts and the slight shift of the front axle isn't a killer if you want to leave it.

With that, you could go with a spacer lift or a coil spring lift. The first would be cheaper, but the second would perform better off road, and on road too
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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I went with the TF 2.5 lift and 35 inch tires and love the setup. I wouldnt change anything
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input! I have been looking at the 2.5 teraflex and it had been recommended by a friend with same model.
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Hey, and welcome. To put it in the simplest sense, I will say it like this. You plan on any form of off roading, want a comfortable ride, want a "true" lift, and want to take awesome pictures of you climbing over rocks with your springs sticking out, toss the spacer idea in the trash. You can use spacers on and off road, sure, but you will regret having them when you actually do any "real" off roading. I suggest for a better on road and off road ride, as well as to handle larger bumpers, go with a true lift kit. Meaning, new coils, shocks, and brake lines. It's not a bank-breaking setup. For the tire size you have in mind, as well as if you don't want to do "crazy" off roading, a 2.5" lift will be perfect. As said, no form of drive shaft issues will occur, it looks great, you can off road well with it, it won't be too high off the ground, and is fairly cheap.

Now your probably thinking: what do I look for in a kit? Well look for a coil lift kit with shocks. This is a complete kit that will give you everything you need. There are also kits that will give you everything you need except for the shocks, because a lot of people want to get a different kind of shock, not the ones that are provided, which is a better route I believe. The average price for a 2.5" kit will be around 500$-750$. And please, don't go the cheap route. We know money doesn't grow on trees, but your better off saving for a expensive, quality lift than jumping on a cheap one and regretting it later. Let me know if there's anything else you need to know, good luck.
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Here is a good link to look at reviews of a bunch of lift kits. Above 3" you run the risk of driveshaft issues so that's just something to keep in the back of your mind

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:51 PM   #8
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Hey, and welcome. To put it in the simplest sense, I will say it like this. You plan on any form of off roading, want a comfortable ride, want a "true" lift, and want to take awesome pictures of you climbing over rocks with your springs sticking out, toss the spacer idea in the trash. You can use spacers on and off road, sure, but you will regret having them when you actually do any "real" off roading. I suggest for a better on road and off road ride, as well as to handle larger bumpers, go with a true lift kit. Meaning, new coils, shocks, and brake lines. It's not a bank-breaking setup. For the tire size you have in mind, as well as if you don't want to do "crazy" off roading, a 2.5" lift will be perfect. As said, no form of drive shaft issues will occur, it looks great, you can off road well with it, it won't be too high off the ground, and is fairly cheap.

Now your probably thinking: what do I look for in a kit? Well look for a coil lift kit with shocks. This is a complete kit that will give you everything you need. There are also kits that will give you everything you need except for the shocks, because a lot of people want to get a different kind of shock, not the ones that are provided, which is a better route I believe. The average price for a 2.5" kit will be around 500$-750$. And please, don't go the cheap route. We know money doesn't grow on trees, but your better off saving for a expensive, quality lift than jumping on a cheap one and regretting it later. Let me know if there's anything else you need to know, good luck.
Thanks for your help! Good information. I have been looking at this Tera Flex JK 4-door 2.5 inch Lift Kit, W/Shocks (1251000) Thoughts?
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Thats the one I'm doing in a couple weeks. Great lift from all the reviews that I have read
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Thanks for your help! Good information. I have been looking at this Tera Flex JK 4-door 2.5 inch Lift Kit, W/Shocks (1251000) Thoughts?
smart choice... what wheels and tires are you going to run? you mentioned 34s, are you looking at a metric 35 (315/75) on a stock rim, or an aftermarket set up? if you run the stock wheels you'll need wheel spacers. if you run an aftermarket wheel - as long as you have 4.5" of backspacing you're going to be fine.

don't forget a Procal also. ProCal Module - Electronics - Shop By Category

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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Thanks for your help! Good information. I have been looking at this Tera Flex JK 4-door 2.5 inch Lift Kit, W/Shocks (1251000) Thoughts?
No problem. That's a perfect setup. Not too extreme or expensive, yet will serve you well on and off road. That's the one I personally (and many others) are looking at running.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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smart choice... what wheels and tires are you going to run? you mentioned 34s, are you looking at a metric 35 (315/75) on a stock rim, or an aftermarket set up? if you run the stock wheels you'll need wheel spacers. if you run an aftermarket wheel - as long as you have 4.5" of backspacing you're going to be fine.
I am looking to do aftermarket wheels, Not a big fan of the stock ones. I haven't decided on which setup just yet though. I will post pics as soon as completed.

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