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Today 04:17 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-7 View Post
Based on your advice (Ryan as well), I decided on the following: - 2.5" lift w 9550 shocks - price is about same as 2.5" lift w/o shocks, then adding Rancho's, so figured I'd make it easy and just get both in 1 package. However, if you know of a sale somewhere that could save $100 or so, I'm all ears...umm... eyes - Exhaust spacer kit - AEV Front drop brackets - My jury is hung on the sway bar disconnects....any big advantages for the $80 ? - Flat fender flares After all that is done....I'll save as fast as possible and go with new tires/wheels. I considered your words about adding wheel spacers, I can see the big benefits in money costs by not buying wheels....but...I am not 100% sold that these are safe...your thoughts ? lastly...other than looking stupid running stock wheels and tires after all the lift and add-ons...is it possible I might do damage by keeping stock tires/wheels for a few months ? I can only afford to 1 then save for a few months to do the other
Did you factor in the rebate w/ the Rancho's ($80) ? I personally did not care for the TF 9550's. A little to firm for my taste.

Disconnects allow front axle travel off road. Also smoothen out the ride just hitting trails. Quick discos are just a convenience. Some will just unbolt the stock links and tie them up to the frame. That or for $10 in parts make your own.

The only issue you will have running the stock wheels is clearance at the rear swaybar. The extended links run the bolt up against the wheel lip. Synergy makes drop blocks. I've also heard of people running the links on the inside.

Quality hub centric wheel spacers are fine. The thing is, 15" alloy wheels are pretty cheap. For a few hundred more you have new wheels.
I'll get you over the synergy link if you plan on ruining the stock wheels.
Yesterday 10:49 PM
Mike-7
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
It's only money right ? Lol

I actually left shocks out because of your budget.
Stock rubicon shocks are a great upgrade for about $100
Rancho right now is running a rebate on 4 shocks. The 9000 adjustable shocks can't be beat for the price. ($250-$275)
Now, if you plan on shocks (I looked quickly and did not see it on XT's site) you won't need the shock extensions running longer shocks. I believe TF offers a BB without shock extensions. Check with Ryan.

If you have the money. TF's basic 2.5" coil lift is around $500. Add the 9000 shocks and you have yourself a decent setup.
A lot of people here in this thread run this setup along with Rancho or AEV drop brackets for caster angle.

Based on your advice (Ryan as well), I decided on the following:
- 2.5" lift w 9550 shocks - price is about same as 2.5" lift w/o shocks, then adding Rancho's, so figured I'd make it easy and just get both in 1 package. However, if you know of a sale somewhere that could save $100 or so, I'm all ears...umm... eyes
- Exhaust spacer kit
- AEV Front drop brackets
- My jury is hung on the sway bar disconnects....any big advantages for the $80 ?
- Flat fender flares

After all that is done....I'll save as fast as possible and go with new tires/wheels. I considered your words about adding wheel spacers, I can see the big benefits in money costs by not buying wheels....but...I am not 100% sold that these are safe...your thoughts ?

lastly...other than looking stupid running stock wheels and tires after all the lift and add-ons...is it possible I might do damage by keeping stock tires/wheels for a few months ? I can only afford to 1 then save for a few months to do the other
Yesterday 03:06 PM
ArmyofMike
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
What do you mean by extra gain ... In height?

Jeep coils are typically designed to carry weight.
You'll see some manufactures note that listed height is with a fully outfitted jeep. TF, AEV come in pretty close to what they list.
Yes, in height. However, you answered the question (Bold). The extra height is because Jeepers who put the lifts on, most often don't have a "Fully outfitted" Jeep and therefore the weight on the springs isn't enough.

Thanks again,
M
Yesterday 02:01 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyofMike View Post
Thank you! I'll keep an eye out for the Red Rubi shocks and continue saving for the RC Lift. Much appreciated! Question though: How come some lifts, say a 3.5" Teraflex lift gives extra gain when all is installed? Is this due to a synergy of all the components=Greater sum of parts when put together? Just wondering? Thanks.
What do you mean by extra gain ... In height?

Jeep coils are typically designed to carry weight.
You'll see some manufactures note that listed height is with a fully outfitted jeep. TF, AEV come in pretty close to what they list.
Yesterday 11:48 AM
ArmyofMike
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Going from 17/59 to 19/60 on a 4 door won't do nothing for you. Even a 2 door wouldn't see much gain at all. Just do the RC kit linked. 2.5 is 2.5 and how much height you will get. The red rubicon shocks are a good upgrade over the sport.
Thank you! I'll keep an eye out for the Red Rubi shocks and continue saving for the RC Lift.

Much appreciated!

Question though: How come some lifts, say a 3.5" Teraflex lift gives extra gain when all is installed? Is this due to a synergy of all the components=Greater sum of parts when put together? Just wondering?

Thanks.
Yesterday 08:42 AM
NJeep609
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
It's only money right ? Lol

I actually left shocks out because of your budget.
Stock rubicon shocks are a great upgrade for about $100
Rancho right now is running a rebate on 4 shocks. The 9000 adjustable shocks can't be beat for the price. ($250-$275)
Now, if you plan on shocks (I looked quickly and did not see it on XT's site) you won't need the shock extensions running longer shocks. I believe TF offers a BB without shock extensions. Check with Ryan.

If you have the money. TF's basic 2.5" coil lift is around $500. Add the 9000 shocks and you have yourself a decent setup.
A lot of people here in this thread run this setup along with Rancho or AEV drop brackets for caster angle.

Good post...and you just answered a few questions I may have asked eventually.

And my gearing is 3.21 on my JK as well...I know after its all said and done I will be switching my 33s to 35s and I was curious about regearing.
Yesterday 04:07 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kurtvl View Post
First off, thanks for helping us newbies...it's much appreciated. I've read quite a bit of this thread and think I have a very basic grasp on this, I'd just like someone to take a look at what I'm planning and make sure I'm not missing anything. I currently own a 2011 Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition that I'm looking to upgrade now that I'm back in the States. I'm currently running stock Bridgestone Dueler A/T P255/70R18 tires, though when it's time to replace them I plan on upgrading to 33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs on MB72 15" wheels. As far as expectations go this vehicle is my daily driver, though I do like to go off-road on trails and in the Arizona desert. Not too big on rock crawling, though I'm sure that may change after a few years. I plan on this being a DIY job. While I'm still learning about Jeeps I'm a retired Air Force 2W1, or Aircraft Armament Troop. (As is my partner in crime.) So we're both used to getting dirty and greasy while working, cursing at equipment (otherwise it just doesn't know you're serious) and beating on things when necessary (if at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer). I've ordered and will soon be installing a Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper; Engo E9000 Winch with synthetic rope;Red Rock 4x4 Snorkel; Body Armor JK-2394 Steel Rear Bumper; and Body Armor 4x4 5294 Black -Steel Swing Arm Tire Carrier. I'm figuring all this will cause the Jeep to sag quite a bit; in order to correct that I was planning on adding a Terraflex 1.5" Spring leveling kit. From what I gather this should be enough to compensate for what I'm adding since I really won't need much lift for the Duratec 33's. Is there anything else I need or should add? Thanks again everyone.
First, thanks for serving this great country

That kit will indeed work. I know a guy who runs 1.5 but with flat fenders and 35's.
You could even throw some longer shocks under the jeep to increase travel. Nice setup ... The jeep is going to look great
Yesterday 02:48 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyofMike View Post
After hitting the Dusy Ershim last weekend to Voyager Rock in my stock JKU, I'm contemplating adding a lift to it in some form. I don't really want to go above 2.5" at this time as I've heard that is a "safe" lift height to not get into any issues with front suspension/hitting transfer case/exhaust etc. 2012 Unlimited Sport 3.73 gears Automatic Stock rims/tires at around 32.5" But first off, I am Frugal, OK, I'm Cheap, downright penny pincher. So, I'm thinking a lift to go with would be: -Attempt to get stiffer springs off a 4dr Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and the stock red Rubicon shocks. My current springs are 17/59 on my Sport, so the 19/60 Rubicon Springs would lift Rmine about 1" -Get a Rough Country Spacer Lift: 2.5in Suspension Lift Kit (Spacers) for 07-15 Jeep JK Wrangler | Rough Country Suspension Systems Hopefully, the Rubi Spring/Shock combo will be free to minimal (Given I find a set for cheap) and the Rough Country Spacer set is @$140. I'm thinking both together will equate to a 2.5" lift once the spring/spacer combo settles. Would this be a good combo? Any issues you see, or better options? hmm Thanks Much, Mike
Going from 17/59 to 19/60 on a 4 door won't do nothing for you. Even a 2 door wouldn't see much gain at all. Just do the RC kit linked. 2.5 is 2.5 and how much height you will get. The red rubicon shocks are a good upgrade over the sport.
Yesterday 12:08 AM
kurtvl First off, thanks for helping us newbies...it's much appreciated. I've read quite a bit of this thread and think I have a very basic grasp on this, I'd just like someone to take a look at what I'm planning and make sure I'm not missing anything.

I currently own a 2011 Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition that I'm looking to upgrade now that I'm back in the States. I'm currently running stock Bridgestone Dueler A/T P255/70R18 tires, though when it's time to replace them I plan on upgrading to 33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs on MB72 15" wheels.

As far as expectations go this vehicle is my daily driver, though I do like to go off-road on trails and in the Arizona desert. Not too big on rock crawling, though I'm sure that may change after a few years.

I plan on this being a DIY job. While I'm still learning about Jeeps I'm a retired Air Force 2W1, or Aircraft Armament Troop. (As is my partner in crime.) So we're both used to getting dirty and greasy while working, cursing at equipment (otherwise it just doesn't know you're serious) and beating on things when necessary (if at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer).

I've ordered and will soon be installing a Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper; Engo E9000 Winch with synthetic rope;Red Rock 4x4 Snorkel; Body Armor JK-2394 Steel Rear Bumper; and Body Armor 4x4 5294 Black -Steel Swing Arm Tire Carrier. I'm figuring all this will cause the Jeep to sag quite a bit; in order to correct that I was planning on adding a Terraflex 1.5" Spring leveling kit. From what I gather this should be enough to compensate for what I'm adding since I really won't need much lift for the Duratec 33's. Is there anything else I need or should add?

Thanks again everyone.
09-21-2014 11:54 PM
ArmyofMike After hitting the Dusy Ershim last weekend to Voyager Rock in my stock JKU, I'm contemplating adding a lift to it in some form. I don't really want to go above 2.5" at this time as I've heard that is a "safe" lift height to not get into any issues with front suspension/hitting transfer case/exhaust etc.

2012 Unlimited Sport
3.73 gears
Automatic
Stock rims/tires at around 32.5"

But first off, I am Frugal, OK, I'm Cheap, downright penny pincher.

So, I'm thinking a lift to go with would be:
-Attempt to get stiffer springs off a 4dr Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and the stock red Rubicon shocks. My current springs are 17/59 on my Sport, so the 19/60 Rubicon Springs would lift Rmine about 1"
-Get a Rough Country Spacer Lift: 2.5in Suspension Lift Kit (Spacers) for 07-15 Jeep JK Wrangler | Rough Country Suspension Systems

Hopefully, the Rubi Spring/Shock combo will be free to minimal (Given I find a set for cheap) and the Rough Country Spacer set is @$140.

I'm thinking both together will equate to a 2.5" lift once the spring/spacer combo settles. Would this be a good combo? Any issues you see, or better options? hmm
Thanks Much,
Mike
09-21-2014 10:19 PM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by Mike-7 View Post
Thank you. I just became a supporting member of your site. I am supporting something I enjoy and, you probably saved me a few hundred dollars with your advice
09-21-2014 12:47 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-7 View Post
Thank you. I just became a supporting member of your site. I am supporting something I enjoy and, you probably saved me a few hundred dollars with your advice
09-21-2014 12:23 PM
Mike-7 Thank you. I just became a supporting member of your site. I am supporting something I enjoy and, you probably saved me a few hundred dollars with your advice
09-21-2014 12:01 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-7 View Post
Not only did you help, you helped a lot. Thanks. 2 quick follow-up's I noticed the BB didn't include shocks...what's your opinion on the stock shocks ? Upgrading to coils later....which would you recommend ? Depending on the cost, I might just get them now, can probably find another $400 laying somewhere.... :-)
It's only money right ? Lol

I actually left shocks out because of your budget.
Stock rubicon shocks are a great upgrade for about $100
Rancho right now is running a rebate on 4 shocks. The 9000 adjustable shocks can't be beat for the price. ($250-$275)
Now, if you plan on shocks (I looked quickly and did not see it on XT's site) you won't need the shock extensions running longer shocks. I believe TF offers a BB without shock extensions. Check with Ryan.

If you have the money. TF's basic 2.5" coil lift is around $500. Add the 9000 shocks and you have yourself a decent setup.
A lot of people here in this thread run this setup along with Rancho or AEV drop brackets for caster angle.
09-21-2014 09:37 AM
Mike-7
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Hey Mike,
That's tough. Tires can cost as much as 2k.

** Lift kit **
Maybe start with a simple Budget boost like this
Teraflex Wrangler 2.5 in. Performance Budget Boost Kit w/adapters, No Shocks 1355210 (07-15 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping

** A couple other recommendations **
Rugged Ridge Wrangler Exhaust Spacer Kit w/ 2.5-Inch + Lift 17606.76 (12-15 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping
Rough Country Wrangler Front Sway Bar Disconnects 2.5 in. 1029 (07-15 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping

** upgrade to coils later **
Later, and when you do add bumpers/winch .. The parts will already be there switching to coils.
(Bump stops/shocks, swaybar links, etc)

** Tires **
Like said, It's going to cost 1500-2000 on the tires when all said and done. You can run the stock wheels with a 35" tire. The 12.5 width requires spacers (or wheels with less back space)
The Goodyear Duratrac is a very popular tire. Lightweight which is good running 3.21's.
Best advice .. Go to Discount Tire's website or PM the forum rep. See what he can do for you.
I highly recommend the tire warranty, best $30 per tire you'll spend.

I hope this helped. I know everything adds up more then 2k. I tried

Not only did you help, you helped a lot. Thanks. 2 quick follow-up's
I noticed the BB didn't include shocks...what's your opinion on the stock shocks ?
Upgrading to coils later....which would you recommend ? Depending on the cost, I might just get them now, can probably find another $400 laying somewhere.... :-)
09-21-2014 08:02 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-7 View Post
Great, great thread for newbs like myself, Thanks for taking the time....I have been reading the post for over an hour...still undecided what I need/want: my answers are as follows: (I will have 2015 JKUS, Automatic, 3.21 <---yuck) - 75% hwy driving - 40 miles round-trip / 25% off-road (but when off-road, I want deep mud and big rocks, not just avg trails) -- I like the look of at least 315 for width and 35" for height on tires --- $2,000 for lift, rims and tires to start, but willing to add more with each paycheck as possible ---- add-ons: Yes on tire carrier, No on winch, Yes on bumper ----- I am hoping for 5" of lift overall....35" will give 1.5", + 2.5" lift ??? + long springs and/or coils, etc.. = desired result ??? I will buy from XT all the parts/etc and I only have full use of 1 arm and 505 strength in other...which means I will also need to add installation charges, I have a separate budget just for install currently sitting at $300...will add to that as needed too.
Hey Mike,
That's tough. Tires can cost as much as 2k.

** Lift kit **
Maybe start with a simple Budget boost like this
http://www.extremeterrain.com/terafl...k-1355210.html

** A couple other recommendations **
http://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged...k-1760676.html
http://www.extremeterrain.com/rough-...r-jk-1029.html

** upgrade to coils later **
Later, and when you do add bumpers/winch .. The parts will already be there switching to coils.
(Bump stops/shocks, swaybar links, etc)

** Tires **
Like said, It's going to cost 1500-2000 on the tires when all said and done. You can run the stock wheels with a 35" tire. The 12.5 width requires spacers (or wheels with less back space)
The Goodyear Duratrac is a very popular tire. Lightweight which is good running 3.21's.
Best advice .. Go to Discount Tire's website or PM the forum rep. See what he can do for you.
I highly recommend the tire warranty, best $30 per tire you'll spend.

I hope this helped. I know everything adds up more then 2k. I tried
09-21-2014 02:05 AM
Mike-7
Advice please

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
That's hard to answer. Check out Matador's thread "lifting in steps" to get a idea of some of the kits out there.
What's the intended use of your jeep % on/off road? What size tires ? And obviously budget ?

Start with these questions and if you have questions, ask.
Great, great thread for newbs like myself, Thanks for taking the time....I have been reading the post for over an hour...still undecided what I need/want: my answers are as follows: (I will have 2015 JKUS, Automatic, 3.21 <---yuck)
- 75% hwy driving - 40 miles round-trip / 25% off-road (but when off-road, I want deep mud and big rocks, not just avg trails)
-- I like the look of at least 315 for width and 35" for height on tires
--- $2,000 for lift, rims and tires to start, but willing to add more with each paycheck as possible

---- add-ons: Yes on tire carrier, No on winch, Yes on bumper
----- I am hoping for 5" of lift overall....35" will give 1.5", + 2.5" lift ??? + long springs and/or coils, etc.. = desired result ???

I will buy from XT all the parts/etc and I only have full use of 1 arm and 505 strength in other...which means I will also need to add installation charges, I have a separate budget just for install currently sitting at $300...will add to that as needed too.
09-21-2014 12:27 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cfjeep View Post
I have a stock 2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L 4 cyl. 6spd. (TJ) Garage kept with 60K miles on it. I use it mostly for commuting, with some light offroading - beach and moderate trails. I wanted to put Blackrock Viper black matte wheels Part Number: with 31" or 32" BFG all terrain's (32"s would be 32x11.5R15LT). The jeep is 10 years old and the shocks could stand to be replaced. I'm not a big car guy and want to be sure before I buy. I had a few questions:

1. Do the tires fit the wheels correctly?

"Nice wheels, I ran the silver ones. Confirm with the Tj Guys but I think those will work"

2. Do I need to do a lift at all? Can I fit 32" tires on a stock TJ without the tires rubbing?

"31" is about tops stock. I ran a 2.5 budget boost w/ 31's. 32's would have worked just fine. Just keep in mind .. Bigger meats will drop performance. Even w/ stock 4:10's/2.5"

Or do I need to step back to 31"? 3. If I need to do a lift, what height / brand would be recommended?
"
What is your budget ? Do you wheel ?
I ran a inexpensive BB on my 2001. 2-2.5 is about the limit where things start to get expensive. I never had a problem with rear DS vibes. Did not need or run a TC drop or SYE/driveshaft/CA's. Parts you may need over 2.5. Another option, and I believe some manufactures offer. A combo lift which consist of coils and a small body lift.
Lift choice is probably the most posted topic on any jeep forum. Skim through people's builds/search the sticky posts. and ask questions. Posting is just going to get you 100 different opinions"

4. What shocks? I've heard thrown around Rancho 9000xl, skyjacker soft ride, Pro Comp? I'm looking for a bit better than stock ride on the road and off-road.

"Rancho 9000 no questions. The rebate now for 4 shocks will be $200-$250"


Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Chuck
Ha!!! The very first TJ post
Yes, these questions would be better answers in TJ tech.. Hell, I'm in a good mood.
I took a stab at it for you. "Guesses" in quotes (just kidding) lol i owned a Tj For over 10 years.
09-20-2014 03:53 PM
Cfjeep Thanks I'll post over in the TJ section.
09-20-2014 03:43 PM
jp2611
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cfjeep View Post
I have a stock 2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L 4 cyl. 6spd. (TJ) Garage kept with 60K miles on it. I use it mostly for commuting, with some light offroading - beach and moderate trails.

I wanted to put Blackrock Viper black matte wheels Part Number: 900B581237 with 31" or 32" BFG all terrain's (32"s would be 32x11.5R15LT). The jeep is 10 years old and the shocks could stand to be replaced. I'm not a big car guy and want to be sure before I buy. I had a few questions:

1. Do the tires fit the wheels correctly?

2. Do I need to do a lift at all? Can I fit 32" tires on a stock TJ without the tires rubbing? Or do I need to step back to 31"?

3. If I need to do a lift, what height / brand would be recommended?

4. What shocks? I've heard thrown around Rancho 9000xl, skyjacker soft ride, Pro Comp? I'm looking for a bit better than stock ride on the road and off-road.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Chuck
Most of this is in the TJ section....bottom line it depends on your expectations......example..someone said recently they were running 33"s on stock wheels...and had no issues wheeling....later they mentioned they had wheel spacers....bottom line....IMO go to the TJ section and start looking asking what tires wheels lift etc in the "search Forum"....when you get closer to what you are thinking we could help ya out better.......GOOD LUCK!!
09-20-2014 03:34 PM
Cfjeep
JK Wheel / Tire / Lift Help

I have a stock 2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L 4 cyl. 6spd. (TJ) Garage kept with 60K miles on it. I use it mostly for commuting, with some light offroading - beach and moderate trails.

I wanted to put Blackrock Viper black matte wheels Part Number: 900B581237 with 31" or 32" BFG all terrain's (32"s would be 32x11.5R15LT). The jeep is 10 years old and the shocks could stand to be replaced. I'm not a big car guy and want to be sure before I buy. I had a few questions:

1. Do the tires fit the wheels correctly?

2. Do I need to do a lift at all? Can I fit 32" tires on a stock TJ without the tires rubbing? Or do I need to step back to 31"?

3. If I need to do a lift, what height / brand would be recommended?

4. What shocks? I've heard thrown around Rancho 9000xl, skyjacker soft ride, Pro Comp? I'm looking for a bit better than stock ride on the road and off-road.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Chuck
09-20-2014 02:21 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJeep609 View Post
No luck with finding gear/ration info...however I think I may just hold out a few weeks and go with the AEV and some drop brackets...to be as safe as possible...possibly do the install myself... Appreciate the feed back
Hmm ... Sorry.
Do you have your build sheet ?
You can also go to Jeeps website and enter the vin for your info.
Lastly ... You can physically check by jacking up your rear axle. Draw a chalk line on the tire and driveshaft. Turn a tire one complete revolution and count how many times the driveshaft turns.
Factory ratios are 3.21, 3.73 and 4.10

Installing a lift kit is not all that hard and allows you to learn a bit what goes on underneath the jeep.
09-20-2014 02:05 PM
NJeep609
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
That works ... Nice kit.

I've never tried this. Type your vin here and see what it comes up with (gearing)
Jeep VIN Decoder - Jeepz.com
No luck with finding gear/ration info...however I think I may just hold out a few weeks and go with the AEV and some drop brackets...to be as safe as possible...possibly do the install myself...
Appreciate the feed back
09-19-2014 11:15 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJeep609 View Post
I'm sorry but no have no idea about gearing...but the JKU is a Sport This is the kit I had in mind TeraFlex 2.5" Suspension Lift Kit, with 9550 VSS Shocks - TF-1251000
That works ... Nice kit.

I've never tried this. Type your vin here and see what it comes up with (gearing)
http://www.jeepz.com/forum/vin.php
09-19-2014 11:06 AM
NJeep609
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Something like the TF coil lift with shock extensions ? What model do you own .. A sport ? The rubicon shocks are a great upgrade over the stock (black) sport shocks. You can usually find those in the classifieds/CL for $100 Obviously there's room to upgrade. But a good start and inexpensive.

What gears do you have. Gear choice depends mostly on tire diameter.
I'm sorry but no have no idea about gearing...but the JKU is a Sport
This is the kit I had in mind

TeraFlex 2.5" Suspension Lift Kit, with 9550 VSS Shocks - TF-1251000
09-19-2014 10:41 AM
kjeeper10 Something like the TF coil lift with shock extensions ? What model do you own .. A sport ? The rubicon shocks are a great upgrade over the stock (black) sport shocks. You can usually find those in the classifieds/CL for $100 Obviously there's room to upgrade. But a good start and inexpensive.

What gears do you have. Gear choice depends mostly on tire diameter.
09-19-2014 10:14 AM
NJeep609 @jp2611
Pretty freakin dope rig...
Appreciate the feed back...I assumed I would be compromising something going that route...I'd prefer to get it right the first go around. And I've been hearing the same thing from other jeeps about initially thinking they don't want to do extreme off-roading but change their mind...that may be a possiblity, however I'm a lil cowardly when it comes to that. Furthermore I will be adding a stereo system there which I know will add some more weight to my vehicle maybe upwards of 150+ lbs.
Once again, thank you

@kjeeper10
I was looking somewhere along the lines of the teraflex kit which runs around 750.00
however like I said I want to try to get it right the first time...so I don't mind spending a 1000.00
will I eventually need to regear as well?
09-19-2014 09:23 AM
kjeeper10 "adding weight to your rig (front and rear bumpers) makes me think a true good SL is the way to go"

This right here IF adding weight ^^


NJ,
What is your budget.
No nonsense/decent and complete. How about something like AEV's 2.5 w/ control arm drop brackets?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16502_4424_07.htm
09-19-2014 09:15 AM
jp2611 This is personal opinion only as I have not modded the JK or JKU at all...the TJ eats all the MOD MONEY!!!

That being said I always cringe when I hear/ read the term " budget _______" To me that is a compromise...and that is not usually the best option for me, because I will upgrade it later, and regret the short term benefits by the "budget" option.

The part about "off roading but no real flexing"...be advised that is what 90% start with in our minds....here is a Pic of my '04 TJ...when I purchased it I said I MIGHT add larger tires when the stockers wore out but that was the only mod it would receive.

Now Different tires, wheels, SL, BL, MML, SYE, new fenders in Front and new flares in the rear, high flow exhaust and intake, stereo, speakers, winch, Bumpers etc.

adding weight to your rig (front and rear bumpers) makes me think a true good SL is the way to go. GOOD LUCK!!
09-19-2014 08:52 AM
NJeep609 WF,

Slightly embarrassed to be asking some of my questions after I've read about 30 pages on this thread. There is so much information, honestly its hard to digest and it's giving me a headache. However, it definitely has helped me have some some better insight rather than just running off to some shop installing a simple lift and having to worry about problems in the future.

I recently purchased an '14 JKU
now running 33'' duratracs on stocks rims...
however I'm dying to get a kit thrown on...
the jeep is sorta a daily driver, I only get to use it after work hours and on the weekends...I do intend to use it for moderate offroading...notrock krawling and no real flexing...
I'm looking for a 2-2.5'' lift however I want to do it the right way ...I want it to drive as close as possible to stock and not have to worry about future problems (caster, death wobble, etc.)
So far I was looking at
-TeraFlex's Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks & Coils
or
-TeraFlex's Budget Boost w/ Shocks

Also, I plan on adding Rock Crawler Rear and Front Bumpers no winch
Please let me know if I am doing too much or too little (I rather pay now then later)

Thanks in advance
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