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Old 05-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Spacer Lift vs. Suspension Lift

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I'm currently in the process of deciding on a lift. I have a 2011 Rubicon Unlimited. As of right now no real off-roading just want a tougher look. I do plan of taking it off-roading down the road say in a year or two. What are everyone's thoughts: a 2" AEV Spacer Lift or Suspension Lift?

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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If you plan on taking it off road in the future, do it right the first time and go with a suspension lift. AEV makes a good 2.5" so I hear. I have the 2.5" Teraflex with Bilstein 5100 shocks, and couldn't be happier with this setup.

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I have not lifted mine as of yet however I was told the same thing. Good advice ShaunWV
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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Yeah definitely go with the suspension lift. Don't go higher than 3-3.5" or you'll be looking at a new driveshaft as the incline will put too much stress on the driveshaft and it will eventually fail. As for me I run a 3" BDS suspension lift and think its a very good entry level kit for a moderate offroader also for the price on 750$ and a lifetime warranty it was a no brainer for me. Cheers Jared-
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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I've gotta Ruby also and I have the the stiffest springs that MOPAR puts out for JKUs-

If you've got the good MOPAR springs--a spacer lift will do fine--try to stay at 2.5" and have the least troubles--

Mine is RC 2.5" steel spacers and they are fine after 2 years--my jeep goes anywhere-

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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Both are fine. You're looking at either adding spacers on too of your current coils, or just replacing them altogether with longer coils. The full suspension lift is "better" for a variety of reasons, but I expect you'll be happy either way.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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I vote suspension, but I agree with Mike
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:44 AM   #10
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Do it right the first time, go with suspension lift.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:04 AM   #11
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3" Body lift will make it LOOK tough. J/k The fact is a coil lift is better for numerous reasons over a spacer lift.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #12
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I vote suspension but I also agree with Mike.

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