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Old 10-17-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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Should I go with 35s or 37s for my daily driver???

Hello I recently purchased a jeep wrangler unlimited mountain edition
It is an automatic
I am trying tO figure out what I want
What is the best lift kit for either
I was thinking somthing like this
Suspension/ Lift Kits - Fortec® Suspension - FT JK25P - FORTEC® 3.0"/ 4.0" PLUS Suspension System with Nitrogen charged Gas Shocks and other Jeep Wrangler Parts, Jeep Accessories and Soft Tops by FORTEC

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Hello I recently purchased a jeep wrangler unlimited mountain edition
It is an automatic
I am trying tO figure out what I want
What is the best lift kit for either
I was thinking somthing like this
Suspension/ Lift Kits - Fortec® Suspension - FT JK25P - FORTEC® 3.0"/ 4.0" PLUS Suspension System with Nitrogen charged Gas Shocks and other Jeep Wrangler Parts, Jeep Accessories and Soft Tops by FORTEC
Based on the description looks like they are using pro comp and putting their sticker on it. Pro comp is owned by 4 wheel parts so if you have one local you can probably get a good deal. I got my 2.5" pro comp lift with shocks for about $450.
I have the same jeep, a black unlimited mountain. She is getting the lift an flat top flares next week, then a few months of saving then 35" MT/Rs. Then save again and re-gear

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If you have to ask this question, I'm assuming you haven't done much in the way of lifted Jeeps before. Run some net searches, do your homework. Learn more, then form a plan, THEN pull the trigger on several thousands of dollars worth of parts that WILL radically transform your brand new Jeep, and void the warranty on some parts.

Short answer, 35's at most. Keep it simple, stupid- Mark W.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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Hello I recently purchased a jeep wrangler unlimited mountain edition
It is an automatic
I am trying tO figure out what I want
What is the best lift kit for either
I was thinking somthing like this
Suspension/ Lift Kits - Fortec® Suspension - FT JK25P - FORTEC® 3.0"/ 4.0" PLUS Suspension System with Nitrogen charged Gas Shocks and other Jeep Wrangler Parts, Jeep Accessories and Soft Tops by FORTEC
This is the suspension that I got on my 2010 4dr Sahara. I love it. my rig rides like stock and I've got Mickey thomason Baja ATZ's 35x13.5. People who ride in my Jeep can't believe how nice the ride is.
Get it! You wont be sorry.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Not sure if this is the same company out of GA when I lived there, but they sell simple kits for lots of money. Read that how you want. I was never impressed with their stuff.
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^ That kit is quite unimpressive as well, agreed. Buy something from someone who makes their own stuff- Mark W.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:03 PM   #7
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Then what do you recommend
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:07 PM   #8
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Go big, spend thousands on lift,tires and regearing.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #9
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A little learning goes a long way. Read more- learn some. Then plan- like I said above. Try reading- it helps! Mark W.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:39 AM   #10
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Look at some of the better known names: For example in no order: Rubicon express, rock Krawler, terra flex, currie, superlift. Look these folks over, see what they offer for the price. Besides looking at parts, look at customer service too.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:16 PM   #11
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Can somebody help me
I was thinking a Teraflex with out shocks with bilenstein 5100s
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Sounds like you're ok. Teraflex is good stuff, and the 5100's are some of the best. What help do you need? Mark W.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #13
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How much offroading are you planning on? How much experiance do you have? What type of offroading are you wanting to do? All of these will have a big influence on what you need and how safe you'll be.
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^ Indeed. Keep your spending in line with your plans. Adding a $10K super-whizbang lift kit with flashing honkers and extendable dingdongs (technical terms, those ) is all well and swell, but if you are 99.9999999% on-road, and occasionally cut through a construction zone, the inherent compromises are NOT worth the expenditure, or the probable headaches- Mark W.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:11 AM   #15
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what about a teraflex 3" suspension with fox shocks
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Teraflex 1151200 - TeraFlex 3" Lift Kit without Shocks for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec (Teraflex 1151200 - TeraFlex 3" Lift Kit without Shocks for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec)

Being my Daily driver comes first
But I go offroading Every once in a while
Maybe 1 or 2 times a week
Some mud and climbing
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Posting every day with "what about this one," isn't the way to go. As Mark said, you really need to do your research. Find people with the specific lift you are thinking about and pick their brain. You are considering a major undertaking that will have huge consquences if not done correctly. You are asking general questions because you don't know enought about the subject yet. You need to dig in and learn so that you can ask specific questions that will deepen your knowledge.
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Get the BDS kit and be done with it, LifeTime NO BS Warranty, not much else you have to say. Or just get anything built by Currie if you have the cash.
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Posting every day with "what about this one," isn't the way to go. As Mark said, you really need to do your research. Find people with the specific lift you are thinking about and pick their brain. You are considering a major undertaking that will have huge consquences if not done correctly. You are asking general questions because you don't know enought about the subject yet. You need to dig in and learn so that you can ask specific questions that will deepen your knowledge.
^Agreed (not just because he agreed with me ). Throwing darts at the proverbial phone book when contemplating at LEAST minor surgery on your brand new Jeep is probably a great way to get it done wrong. While you've selected some premium ingredients, you don't have a recipe.

As has been asked, what do you want from the Jeep? You say it's a daily driver that you'll wheel SOME. How hard are you going to wheel it when you do go off-road? How much compromise can you stand in your vehicle? (If you don't know, it's not very much- guess on the lower end, or be ready for life to suck!)

Get your feet wet with a simple lift, like the Old Man Emu 2" lift- it just swaps springs and shocks. No cutting, drilling, or welding, so it's 100% reversible if you decide you hate it and want to go back to stock, or, when you're tired of it, swap it out to upgrade it. A set of 33" tires (which USED to be a big size for Jeeps, until the JK) will fit under there nicely for a great deal of flex. This right here on a JK is more off-road capability than 98% of people will ever use. Total outlay for tires, wheels, and the lift should be under $2K. It's a great entry point for a beginner. Given your questions, I would NOT feel comfortable recommending anything more.

On a side note/commentary, it's interesting to me how the JK has driven MANY people (not just this guy) to throwing INSANE dollar figures (even for Jeepers) at their daily drivers. I've seen long arm kits on clean (as in, never mudded or on rocks) Jeeps that see a dirt road once in a while, and 40's on daily drivers. A lot of people seem to forget that right out of the box, you can fit 32" tires (they come with them, for God's sake!), which used to be something that required a couple inches of lift! They have a GOOD rear axle (no more Dana 35 grenades!), and a great t-case (although I wouldn't trade my upfitted Rubi 4:1 ratio for anything! )

Keep it simple to start out. Sure, it's not the huge, lifted look. Sure, there's not as much internet glory in running 33's as there is in running 37's. BUT, my wife's JK has just a set of 4-door Rubicon take-off springs and shocks, Rock Krawler front disconnects, OEM 3.73 gears, and 285/70/17 Firestone Destination A/T's. Last time we went to Rausch Creek, she went nearly everywhere I went on my 3.5" Rock Krawler lifted monster on 35" KM2's. Sure, she rubbed on her fenders a lot (since she won't let me cut them- grr!) on off-camber stuff, but she had JUST as much fun as I did. She didn't break anything, and sure, she didn't take the hard lines like I did, but the smile on her face was priceless. That right there is what Jeeping is all about, my friends, not long-arm kits and huge tires- having some freaking fun Mark W.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:04 PM   #19
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Cameron I agree with theduke2003.

All my newbie research (a lot of it, with lots of help from this great forum) points to 2-3.5" of lift, 33" tires will get you just about anywhere you need offroad and maintains good on rode ride with little drivetrain and other problems.

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