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Old 02-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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What lift kit should I opt for?

Ok, so I'm a newb, so please try not to rag on me lol. Umm, I recently bought an 08 JK last September, took it out on the trail a few times, loved it. It came with a 2.5 inch stock/basic lift. I am currently deployed however, and I'm lookin to upgrade my lift kit when I get back. But I need some opinions or pointers on what lift kit to opt for. I realize everyone is going to have their opinions, but I would just like to hear what everyone has to say. I live in northwest Florida, so it's not like I would need a lift kit that would help me crawl huge boulders or something of that sense. It is also my daily driver and does see highway time. I run Nitto Terra Grapplers 295x70x17. I would prefer not to go any bigger, however I am thinking about a 3.5in lift. Would that be too much for 33's? Should I stay with my stock lift? Or should I upgrade to a different 2.5in? All thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated thank you!

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Just realized that I posted this twice, sorry.. new to this whole forum thing :/

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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I run Nitto Terra Grapplers 295x70x17. I would prefer not to go any bigger, however I am thinking about a 3.5in lift. Would that be too much for 33's? Should I stay with my stock lift? Or should I upgrade to a different 2.5in? All thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated thank you!
2.5" is plenty for 33" tires, and will even allow you to run 35s, if you decide to in the future.

Once you get over ~3" on the lift, you're gonna need new driveshafts. I'd stick with the 2.5, if I were you. Especially with 33s...

As for who makes a good 2-2.5" lift: Rock Krawler, TeraFlex, Metalcloak, OME, AEV...

What's wrong with the one you've got now?
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I suppose nothing is wrong with it, I guess I'm just curious to see if there is a better product out there. Possible better flex capabilities,etc? Perhaps I should stick with it and invest in another mod
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I suppose nothing is wrong with it, I guess I'm just curious to see if there is a better product out there. Possible better flex capabilities,etc? Perhaps I should stick with it and invest in another mod
I was just curious...if it's a cheapie, then it's probably well worth replacing with something of a higher quality, especially if you plan on off-roading regularly.

But the "other mods" argument is valid, too. I planted three money trees in my backyard last year, but so far they haven't bloomed. Gonna hit em with some Miracle Grow in the spring.
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