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Old 03-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Witch lift would work the best

I would like to install a lift on my 12JKR, I have no intention in changing wheels and tires at this time. It's mainly used as a every day driver with moderate off roading during hunting season. I have installed a warn wench and a Warn Elite bumper witch droped the front about 1'. I would just like to level it out. Any sugestions would be greatly appreciatd.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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If you're not planning on changing the tires, don't go above 2.5". Probably 2" would be good. I know Rubicon Express makes a 2". I love my Rock Krawler 2.5" lift. It gave me 4" in the front though. Most will give you more in the front to level you out.

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In this case, you'll wanna bring the front end down.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:54 AM   #4
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I would also suggest looking at the AEV Dual Sport 2.5" lift. It's been regarded very well for its on road characteristics.
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Prime candidate for a leveling kit/BB

A leveling kit will put a little more up front getting rid of the rake.
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having a winch and bumper i'd be against the budget boost and leveling kit to be honest.

i'd do a 2.5" spring/coil lift and put a .75" spacer in the front so you can even out the weight distributions on the heavy front.

youll want exhaust spacer if you got a 12
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In this case, you'll wanna bring the front end down.
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having a winch and bumper i'd be against the budget boost and leveling kit to be honest.

i'd do a 2.5" spring/coil lift and put a .75" spacer in the front so you can even out the weight distributions on the heavy front.

youll want exhaust spacer if you got a 12
just wondering why your against the leveling kit? I thought the main reason for the leveling kit was to compensate for the weight of an aftermarket bumper.
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just wondering why your against the leveling kit? I thought the main reason for the leveling kit was to compensate for the weight of an aftermarket bumper.
no, your not completely wrong, just a little.


the main reasoning behind a leveling kit is to take care of the factory rake that the jeeps comes with from the factory (stock).

putting on a heavy bumper and running a larger winch will not only cause the rake in time to improve but will also start wearing out your stock shocks and coils to the point you'll be sitting on your bumpstops...

which is why, suspension companies and vendors highly recommend an after market coil suspension lift if your running heavy bumpers and winches/ skid plates.

so my recommendation,

put on the 2.5" coil lift from teraflex and add on coil spacers in the front. overtime, your jeep will slowly but surely start to decrease in height.
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or, run old man emu which has linear coil rates that are rated for running aftermarket winches/bumpers and loads.

Old man emu has a really nice suspension that takes into account the heavy loads and prevents factory rake.

I ran Heavy Duty linear coils from OME and they needed a load of 220LBS at all times in order to ride properly. I ended up selling them and getting progressive coils because i dont have any added weight and the ride improved but only because i had /have no bumpers or winches/ armor.

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