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Old 02-21-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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Ready to lift....

Hello, I'm ready to lift the JK and want some insight on the best lift to get within my budget. I will be running 285-70-17 tires with new rims. I'm looking to go 3.5-4 inches. I have looked into the ARB old man emu spring lift, is there any other options that anyone knows of for around $600? I'm not totally sold on the ARB product???

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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If you go 4" on a JK to fit 33" tires, you will be spending a lot more than $600. Fatal Angle Tom Woods JK Wrangler Driveshafts - Jp Magazine


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Old 02-21-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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Are you coming from a TJ? They needed that kind of lift to handle 33s.

The good news for you if you're in a JK now is that you don't need nearly that much lift to run 33s. Many JKs come stock with 32s.

Aside from being much more expensive, that kind of lift would look asinine over 33s. For those tires, you'd be good with no lift at all or no more than 2.5" of lift.

Those options are also more within your budget.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:50 AM   #4
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Look into an inexpensive Budget boost it will help you to clear the 33's and keep the budget low. Check out Rough Country BB.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:54 PM   #5
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I would go with a lift that is advertised as a 2.5" lift, which in reality will net you about 3" of real lift. That, I think is the sweet spot with 33's on a JK. Teraflex, Rock Krawler, and Old Man Emu all have 2.5" lifts. And Im sure there is quite a few others as well.

Whatever the manufacturer's are advertising the lifts as...add .50"-.75" of lift. That is what you will get in reality unless you already have heavy aftermarket bumpers and a winch.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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I just ordered a BDS 3" inch
If you use promo code "jeeplove" you get 10% off
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