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Old 04-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Spacer lift or spring lift?

I am looking for advise regarding going with a spacer lifts or spring lift. My 2012 JKUR just came in and I was planning on a 2.5 inch lift either Teraflex or AEV but several people have said save the money and go with a 2 inch spacer lift. I plan on doing some wheeling with it, rocks and some mud but not every weekend. I like the idea of going with 35" tires down the road but that will have to wait. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with a BB especially if your worried about money at the moment. What you will find is that after you install one your gonna wished you'd gone with the 2.5.

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Which one would be better off road? I was thinking the 2.5" lift will help off road especially down the road with bigger tires correct? Does the 2.5" lift give you more than that? I've read where some people get 3 or 3.25 inches of lift is that true? If you couldn't tell this is my first wrangler.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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My advice is to go with the spring lift, if you are going to be wheeling it occasionally and want to go with 35" tires at some point the spring lift will flex better and will handle heavier after market bumpers better.
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The biggest difference between BBs and a real suspension lift is BBs use spacers to achieve the desired height "look" if you will that will also allow you to run bigger tires and level the stance of your Jeep. Many people wheel rigs with BBs with no problems and at the end of the day are happy to avoid the money and expenses that come with a coil lift and more components. If you're just going for the look and wheel your jeep moderately or even more so, your going to be fine with a good BB. AVE, Teraflex, Daystar, Rock Krawler etc all make them and you'd be good to go with either a 1.5 performance leveling kit by TF or the same by another.

If you want to really lift and replace suspension components not just for the lift but for your jeep's handling then look into coil lifts by the makers mentioned above. The greatest problem with BBs is simply this, most who put them on wished they'd gone bigger and then wind up doing so. We call it an addiction but it's really a sickness only cured in short intervals by future mods.
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I had a 2012 Sahara 2 Door and installed a 2.5" Teraflex Coil Kit w/Shock Adapters and was very pleased with it.
I also had 315/70R17 Duratracs a.k.a. 35" although they measured 33.75" on my Jeep.

Now I have a 2012 4-Door Rubicon (like yourself) and did a 2.5" Teraflex Budget Boost w/Shock Adapters because the Rubicon has great springs/shocks from the factory. And also installed the same Duratracs.

My Sahara constantly nose dived with the factory springs so that's why I choose to do a spring kit on the Sahara instead of a budget boost.

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