Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > New to lift kits...

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: New to lift kits... Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-14-2013 07:41 PM
Rmiller31 I had that exact lift that was on my jeep when I bought it. After a year both RC shocks in the rear were totally trashed and I was riding on springs. I liked mine alright while it was working but quickly starting having to replace things.

Replaced the drop pitman arm with a high steering kit from synergy and replaced the shocks with bilstein 5100s and went from 4" RC springs to 3.5" rock krawler springs and gained a small amount of lift.

It's like night and day. It really drives and rides like a different jeep.
05-14-2013 07:33 PM
kjeeper10 Any time. Feel free to PM if you want.
05-14-2013 07:30 PM
theguywiththeblackjk Thanks for the help
05-14-2013 07:08 PM
kjeeper10 Perfect
05-14-2013 07:00 PM
theguywiththeblackjk The Cragar's rims are $90 but, I just found ProComp's that are HIGHLY similar and they're only $58.00. I think I'll go with those.

So final answer:

TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost with Shocks for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

for the lift and:

http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetail...21&plID=108957

for the rims?

Is that an acceptable and low maintenance upgrade? I'll be honest, until I have this payed fully off (about 4 more years) I'm not going to be seeing dirt too often. I just wanted it for just in case I had the occasional urge to do so.

I'm not going offroad everyday or even every weekend, just every once in a while. Will that setup work? If so, any suggestions for any other upgrades I can do to maximize the experience?

Thanks
05-14-2013 06:51 PM
kjeeper10 What size ? This is only with 15's.
05-14-2013 06:40 PM
theguywiththeblackjk I just like that style of rim. Is there a style similar to the Soft 8 that doesn't require caliper shaving?
05-14-2013 05:05 PM
kjeeper10 2.5" is safe but remember, most lifts hight spec is with heavy mods ie. bumpers/winch/tire carrier/armor ETC.

My RK 2.5 is more like 3.5" without weight.

Over 3" requires a lot more components and possibly driveshafts. Some JK's benefit with a drag link flip/highsteer kit as well.

Any body can buy 4" coils and slap then on their jeep for cheap. Just make sure you research first and know what you're getting into.

Soft 8 (15's) require shaving the calipers to fit.
05-14-2013 04:40 PM
OffRoadCam09
Quote:
Originally Posted by theguywiththeblackjk View Post
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...t24/jeep33.jpg

This is the exact look I want.

I'm going for the Cragar Soft 8's for the rims and a 4 inch lift.

I promised my fiance that I'd only do 3 upgrades until I get it paid off:
the rims, the lift, disconnects.

So the highest I can go before I have to add stuff is 3 inches?
Pretty much, if you want decent handling an no failing parts
05-14-2013 04:38 PM
theguywiththeblackjk http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...t24/jeep33.jpg

This is the exact look I want.

I'm going for the Cragar Soft 8's for the rims and a 4 inch lift.

I promised my fiance that I'd only do 3 upgrades until I get it paid off:
the rims, the lift, disconnects.

So the highest I can go before I have to add stuff is 3 inches?
05-14-2013 04:34 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by OffRoadCam09 View Post
I would stick to a leveling kit or 2.5" lift. You can go rough country or even a budget boost. Something like the teraflex 2.5" budget boost with shock adapters will be fine for 33's. But look into aev, teraflex, metal cloak, and old man emu. You can also run 33's with no lift at all, but unless you plan to go bigger then 35's stick to a 2.5" lift or under
Good answer
05-14-2013 04:26 PM
OffRoadCam09 I would stick to a leveling kit or 2.5" lift. You can go rough country or even a budget boost. Something like the teraflex 2.5" budget boost with shock adapters will be fine for 33's. But look into aev, teraflex, metal cloak, and old man emu. You can also run 33's with no lift at all, but unless you plan to go bigger then 35's stick to a 2.5" lift or under
05-14-2013 04:13 PM
theguywiththeblackjk Oh, I am still going to be using stock tires but plan on BFG 33's by 11 (I'm aware I need spacers to run 11's).
05-14-2013 04:09 PM
theguywiththeblackjk Would you kindly post a more brand name kit? My uncle has a Dodge Ram and a Hummer H3 and only runs on Rough Country with no complaints, I just figured that I'd go with that.
05-14-2013 04:04 PM
OffRoadCam09 What size tires are you trying to run? 4" of lift you should have something like 37's on there. As for that lift anything over 3" you should look into adjustable track bars an lower control arms. As well as longer brake lines, not just brackets. Also its better to go with a better brand lift then something cheap such as rough country if you want even a decent ride in your jeep at that height. An not to mention driveshafts an even a regear with the bigger tires an there is quite a bit I'm leaving out
05-14-2013 03:47 PM
theguywiththeblackjk
New to lift kits...

I'm open to other suggestions, due to the fact that I'm new.

I have a 2008 Jeep Jk.

I would like to get this lift kit: Jeep JK Wrangler Suspension Lift

The only reason that I'm posting this is that I heard that you need to add some parts to a lift after 2.5 inches.


If that is true, could you please tell me what parts I would ALSO need to add to make my jeep 4 inches higher? If you can, can you link me the products that I'd need.

Thank you very much

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC