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davek 12-10-2011 12:14 PM

2" lifts.
 
35" tires with A.E.V. 2" B.B.? what has to be butchered to make this happen?

Lithium Lotus 12-10-2011 03:14 PM

You will to need to run either wheel spacers if you plan on using your factory wheels or get aftermarket wheels with less backspacing. You will also have to remove your front bumper lower air dam. The rear pinch seem will also have to be trimmed or risk shredding your rears tires on it.

kjeeper10 12-10-2011 03:22 PM

TeraFlex makes a sweet 2.5

Pay a little more now save big later.
Plus 2" I believe is pushing it for 35's especially if you planning on going of road.
2.5 is recommended for 35's. You might still have to use flat fenders or chop the stocks if you go full flex. Plus some
Of the other things mentioned.

Check out the venders (free shipping) :whistling:

KarlG 12-10-2011 03:51 PM

AEV will also have a 2-2.5 inch spring lift coming out very soon.

kjeeper10 12-10-2011 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by KarlG
AEV will also have a 2-2.5 inch spring lift coming out very soon.

Been hearing that for how long?
Plus get ready to $$$$$

KarlG 12-10-2011 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1816282)
Been hearing that for how long?
Plus get ready to $$$$$

I've been hearing that projected completion date was to be in December, and that it was in final testing.

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kjeeper10 12-10-2011 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by KarlG

I've been hearing that projected completion date was to be in December, and that it was in final testing.

:drool: :drool:

kbwwolf 12-10-2011 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1816721)
:drool: :drool:

Careful there, chief. Almost shorted out my computer...:D

kjeeper10 12-10-2011 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Careful there, chief. Almost shorted out my computer...:D

iPad drying off. Back on iPhone :D

Kelsey73 12-10-2011 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

iPad drying off. Back on iPhone :D

And I thought I was obsessive :D I can't wait for that lift.

kjeeper10 12-10-2011 08:04 PM

I just have to pull the trigger.

I'm going with the TF 2.5 with shock adapters. $450 you can't go wrong.

davek 12-10-2011 08:20 PM

thanks everyone! davek.2011jk sport.

CG3 12-10-2011 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1816842)
I just have to pull the trigger.

I'm going with the TF 2.5 with shock adapters. $450 you can't go wrong.

can't go wrong..... well, maybe. More than 2".... if you are staying on the pavement.... no problema. But there's a reason why all the good 'uns make 2.5 (or almost out like the aforementioned AEV AND Full Traction - both soon to be out with 2.5" suspension lifts)..... suspension lifts. OK.... that's redundant. But you get the idea. There's a reason they have more parts, cost more, and people pay it. The factory springs/shocks are weak... you'll end up losing part of your *lift* before too long - especially if you use your jeep.

Either way..... congrats on the new ride :dance::dance::dance:

kjeeper10 12-10-2011 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CG3

can't go wrong..... well, maybe. More than 2".... if you are staying on the pavement.... no problema. But there's a reason why all the good 'uns make 2.5 (or almost out like the aforementioned AEV AND Full Traction - both soon to be out with 2.5" suspension lifts)..... suspension lifts. OK.... that's redundant. But you get the idea. There's a reason they have more parts, cost more, and people pay it. The factory springs/shocks are weak... you'll end up losing part of your *lift* before too long - especially if you use your jeep.

Either way..... congrats on the new ride :dance::dance::dance:

?

Don't understand what your saying there :(

CG3 12-10-2011 08:59 PM

Maybe I misunderstood you. I though you were saying you can't go wrong spending $450 on a 2.5 inch lift done without shocks/coils... but done with shock extensions (to factory shocks) and pucks. IF that's what you said... then I'm saying there's a reason folks spend more and get suspension lifts (coils/shocks...) they cost more, but they support the vehicle better... and that $450 could be better spent (in time)...
If that's NOT what you said.... well, I best go back to drinking my bathwater.... at least I'll have an excuse for being crazy :crazy:

kjeeper10 12-10-2011 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CG3
Maybe I misunderstood you. I though you were saying you can't go wrong spending $450 on a 2.5 inch lift done without shocks/coils... but done with shock extensions (to factory shocks) and pucks. IF that's what you said... then I'm saying there's a reason folks spend more and get suspension lifts (coils/shocks...) they cost more, but they support the vehicle better... and that $450 could be better spent (in time)...
If that's NOT what you said.... well, I best go back to drinking my bathwater.... at least I'll have an excuse for being crazy :crazy:

Haha.

Ya... My original plans were for a spacer lift.

I going with the 2.5 coil lift and from what I gather the stock Rubicon shocks are OK.
figured I just go with the extensions. If I don't like them I can upgrade later.

KarlG 12-11-2011 11:13 AM

With winter setting in, I can wait a little on the lift and I don't want to add the weight of the bumpers, (with winch), without addressing the springs.

It's speculated the AEV spring lift will have progressive rate springs and tuned Bilsteins so I want to see what they bring to market before pulling the trigger. Shock length can determine if an exhaust mod is necessary as well. I vacillate between the AEV front bumper with bull bar and without. It would help if I knew whether a deer was going to jump out in front of the Jeep or not. Another decision to be made.

kbwwolf 12-11-2011 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by KarlG (Post 1818261)
It would help if I knew whether a deer was going to jump out in front of the Jeep or not.

If you go with the bull bar, you won't see a deer for almost a decade. If you go without, you'll hit a rogue bull moose (the only one spotted in your state since the mid 1800's) pulling out of your driveway the day after the bumper install.

:D

Lithium Lotus 12-11-2011 03:35 PM

I think we are starting to compare budget boosts with coil spring lifts.

Budget boosts are just rubber isolators that are placed on top of the factory springs. Coil lifts replace the factory springs with new springs. Depending on which company you go with, you will find each lift [budget or coil] will comprise of different additional components.

In my opinion, the best 2.5" lift on the market right now is the Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel as it includes front and rear adjustable lower control arms, an adjustable front track bar, swaybar endlinks and longer brake lines. Of course, it does cost more then the other 2.5" lifts.

ShaunWV 12-11-2011 05:20 PM

I am going to go with the Rock Krawler 2.5" stock mod myself. Ready to order now, just waiting on a reply from the Northridge rep to reply to my PM.:thumb:

kjeeper10 12-11-2011 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus
I think we are starting to compare budget boosts with coil spring lifts.

Budget boosts are just rubber isolators that are placed on top of the factory springs. Coil lifts replace the factory springs with new springs. Depending on which company you go with, you will find each lift [budget or coil] will comprise of different additional components.

In my opinion, the best 2.5" lift on the market right now is the Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel as it includes front and rear adjustable lower control arms, an adjustable front track bar, swaybar endlinks and longer brake lines. Of course, it does cost more then the other 2.5" lifts.

No we are not. I'm not at least.

I just want to know what this "stock mod"
Lift is compared to the TF 2.5 I have my mind set on :)

ShaunWV 12-11-2011 06:26 PM

The stock mod doesn't come with bump stops like the TF 2.5, but it comes with an adjustable front track bar and adjustable sway bar disconnects. At least that is what is pictured. I suppose I need to call and make sure as the description doesn't mention the sway bar discos but the instructions do. Here is a link to the kit on Northridge site.

Northridge4x4 Jeep Parts: JK Lift Kits

The description at Rock Krawler Suspension RKJK25SM - Rock Krawler Stock Mod 2.5" System for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec show that the disco's are included.

kjeeper10 12-11-2011 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
The stock mod doesn't come with bump stops like the TF 2.5, but it comes with an adjustable front track bar and adjustable sway bar disconnects. At least that is what is pictured. I suppose I need to call and make sure as the description doesn't mention the sway bar discos but the instructions do. Here is a link to the kit on Northridge site.

Northridge4x4 Jeep Parts: JK Lift Kits

The description at Rock Krawler Suspension RKJK25SM - Rock Krawler Stock Mod 2.5" System for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec show that the disco's are included.

The TF kit comes with a trac bar relocation
bracket. I obviously don't need the sway bar disco. I believe the TF kit gives you new rears and the stock rears are moved to the front.

Oh I see. The front is adjustable. For the rear they do the same.

Looks like the TF kit doesn't address the front trac bar ?

ShaunWV 12-11-2011 07:55 PM

So if the Rock Krawler kit comes with front sway bars, what is the solution for the rears? The TF kit gives you the rears and you move the rears to the front, but I am not sure about the RK. The answer to that may be the deciding factor for me.

kjeeper10 12-11-2011 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
So if the Rock Krawler kit comes with front sway bars, what is the solution for the rears? The TF kit gives you the rears and you move the rears to the front, but I am not sure about the RK. The answer to that may be the deciding factor for me.

Both their 2.5 kits are close in price.

I'm wondering about the front trac bar not included in the TF kit.

I believe with the RK it seems you can peace together anything you want.

As soon as Jason gets back to me I'm going to ask. That RK kit looks pretty darn good. If I get the TF, what if I need the front adj. TB?

Lol seams like we are both in the same boat :)

ShaunWV 12-11-2011 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1819804)
Lol seams like we are both in the same boat :)

Yep, need some questions answered. :banghead: I am ready to buy right now. Hopefully the vendors will get back to work after the weekend and give us some info. Good luck! :wavey:

kjeeper10 12-11-2011 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ShaunWV

Yep, need some questions answered. :banghead: I am ready to buy right now. Hopefully the vendors will get back to work after the weekend and give us some info. Good luck! :wavey:

Same.. keep me posted :)

Or someone else who's reading this can answer some questions :whistling:

kjeeper10 12-12-2011 08:50 AM

Jason got back to me. Instead of asking him I told him to check this thread out.

I'm sure he will make sense of it :D

Starting tomorrow 5% of the price from KOR also :punk:

ShaunWV 12-12-2011 09:19 AM

Cool. Just spoke with Rock Krawler directly. They do not include new rear sway bars. They choose to include the front sway bar disconnects as it is more useful off-road. According to RK, the stock rears work fine for this amount of lift, and are not a necessity.

kjeeper10 12-12-2011 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
Cool. Just spoke with Rock Krawler directly. They do not include new rear sway bars. They choose to include the front sway bar disconnects as it is more useful off-road. According to RK, the stock rears work fine for this amount of lift, and are not a necessity.

You ask about the front trac bar?


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