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Craven Moorehead 03-26-2012 11:05 AM

Best lift for the money, with 33" tires
 
I have a 2012 Unlimited JK. I will not take this rock climbing or anything like that. I will take it mudding with my family and just general farting around. I am looking for a 3-4" lift without spacers. I will include some recent pictures to give you all an idea and maybe a mental picture. Any help would be fantastic !

Please post some pictures of your jeep with 33" tires and lifts so we can compare the stance.

Thank you very much!!!

http://i43.tinypic.com/23mwh7l.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/a0i2yc.jpg

4fit 03-26-2012 11:07 AM

Best lift for the money for 33s would definitely not be a 3" or 4" lift. Once you get into the 3"+ neighborhood, the price to do it correctly goes up dramatically! Plus, a 4" lift with 33s would just look outright ridiculous IMO. :eek:

I would encourage you to look into something like the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift ($775 shipped with Bilstein shocks from Northridge) or something like the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Both of those lifts will clear 35s, so there will be no issues clearing your 33s.

But, since you wanted pics, here is mine with 33s and the Teraflex spacer leveling kit. This is a 2" front, 1" rear spacer kit. Best of all, its only $130 shipped. Talk about bang for your buck. :D I know you don't want spacer, but they do offer a coil version as well, which is around $399 I believe. And the coil version would stand up better to the weight of your bumper/winch.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...1/DSC03705.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...1/IMAG0325.jpg

kjeeper10 03-26-2012 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by 4fit
Best lift for the money for 33s would definitely not be a 3" or 4" lift. Once you get into the 3"+ neighborhood, the price to do it correctly goes up dramatically!

I would encourage you to look into something like the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift ($775 shipped with Bilstein shocks from Northridge) or something like the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Both of those lifts will clear 35s, so there will be no issues clearing your 33s.

Copy and paste? Lol


But ya --- that :)

Kdog2 03-26-2012 11:11 AM

Here's mine with a Teraflex performance leveling kit and 33" Duratrecs with spidertrax 1.5 wheel spacers.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...h/bf61ae66.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...h/d8f91cdf.jpg

4fit 03-26-2012 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Copy and paste? Lol

But ya --- that :)

Actually no. But it sure seems like deja vu. :rofl:

kjeeper10 03-26-2012 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by 4fit

Actually no. But it sure seems like deja vu. :rofl:

Make your life a lot easier :whistling:

Craven Moorehead 03-26-2012 11:16 AM

Great pictures guys! I guess the reason I was looking into a larger lift is because I don't want to be " that guy " that has to change his lift because he was unhappy with the looks/ performance. One more question; Would I have to compensate for any extra droop because of the added front and rear bumper weight along with the winch?

Thanks guys for the help!

kjeeper10 03-26-2012 11:17 AM

Expect a 1/2 inch.

Do you know what your front spring rate is ?

Craven Moorehead 03-26-2012 11:19 AM

Not a clue.. this is my first jeep! I am a newbie.
That is the main reason why I was figuring on getting a 3" or so lift to get 2 1/2 - 3" of total lift because of the added weight.

kjeeper10 03-26-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Craven Moorehead
Not a clue.. this is my first jeep! I am a newbie.
That is the main reason why I was figuring on getting a 3" or so lift to get 2 1/2 - 3" of total lift because of the added weight.

Last 2 numbers on the spring.

Should range from 55-58

Stiffer the spring the better off you are.

A leveling kit will lift the front a little higher to compensate for added weight.

cocky grin 03-26-2012 11:27 AM

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3" BDS lift was $700 have it on my heep and I'm loving it

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Craven Moorehead 03-26-2012 11:28 AM

Great idea, Thank you !

MTH 03-26-2012 11:28 AM

Look through this thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html

Craven Moorehead 03-27-2012 10:40 AM

Thank you all for the input. I talked to a local mechanic shop here and he too said 2.5" lift with a 1/2 in spacer on the front coils to compensate the winch/ bumper.

Thanks again !

ESP 03-27-2012 10:53 AM

Be careful about adding a 1/2 spacer on top of your 2.5" lift. It's already going to have your front close to or slightly over 3" up there and with the spacer in addition you may be looking at a new DS.

kjeeper10 03-27-2012 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ESP
Be careful about adding a 1/2 spacer on top of your 2.5" lift. It's already going to have your front close to or slightly over 3" up there and with the spacer in addition you may be looking at a new DS.

Yep....

My front sits higher already with added spacers in the rear. I have no weight up front.

You should be fine without them.

appleman46 03-27-2012 01:44 PM

Here's a question:: I won't be installing my own lift what am I looking at for a reference price if I go somewhere professional to get it done, saying I go with a 2.5 inch lift. Also, what's with the big price changes between 2.5 lifts between different companies? How much does the material used actually change? Lastly, what's the difference between: Teraflex 1355210 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost & Shock Adapters for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec and Teraflex 1251002 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shocks for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec besides the obvious.... Thanks!!

Revyjku08 03-27-2012 01:56 PM

OME HD coil spring lift (3" Lift) with bumpers & winch sitting on 33x12.50R17 Cooper STT tires. Very happy with this lift as it has not sagged with the added weight.

Things I added: Shocks, TF Lower Adj Control Arms (Caster can be adjusted), Longer rear swaybar links, JKS F/R track bars (center Axles), 2" bumpstops, longer brake lines.


A few pictures with stock fenders and OME lift & 33's

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...m/DSCF6251.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...k/DSCF6152.jpg

Last week I Upgraded to BW flat fenders....just before I get my 35's mounted.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...m/DSCF6915.jpg

appleman46 03-27-2012 07:07 PM

Where were these pics taken!! Beautiful!

jonf30 03-27-2012 07:58 PM

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Here's a 2.5 TF coil spring lift with Bils 5100 shocks. The wheels/tires are 17" MB Chaos and 285/75/R17 Duratracs (almost 33"). I love it. SInce the pics I got my tires flipped so the black is out now. Gotta get some new pics. And a 5th tire/wheel combo! :cool:

kjeeper10 03-27-2012 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jonf30
Here's a 2.5 TF coil spring lift with Bils 5100 shocks. The wheels/tires are 17" MB Chaos and 285/75/R17 Duratracs (almost 33"). I love it. SInce the pics I got my tires flipped so the black is out now. Gotta get some new pics. And a 5th tire/wheel combo! :cool:

Looking good :thumb:

kjeeper10 03-27-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by appleman46
Here's a question:: I won't be installing my own lift what am I looking at for a reference price if I go somewhere professional to get it done, saying I go with a 2.5 inch lift. Also, what's with the big price changes between 2.5 lifts between different companies? How much does the material used actually change? Lastly, what's the difference between: Teraflex 1355210 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost & Shock Adapters for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec and Teraflex 1251002 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shocks for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec besides the obvious.... Thanks!!

Based on my experience with garages :nonono:
Unless you have a garage local that specializes in 4x4's, but then you are most likely going to pay more.

Every thing you need is here to help you.
Grab a friend and go to town :)

You want a BB or coil lift ?

2.5 TF coil like Jon's with 35's

Revyjku08 03-28-2012 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 2189150)
Where were these pics taken!! Beautiful!

Very close to my backyard about an hour drive from Revelstoke.

appleman46 03-28-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2189462)
Based on my experience with garages :nonono:
Unless you have a garage local that specializes in 4x4's, but then you are most likely going to pay more.

Every thing you need is here to help you.
Grab a friend and go to town :)

You want a BB or coil lift ?

2.5 TF coil like Jon's with 35's


Well from what I can tell coil lifts are more expensive.....and better for the Jeep and the ride, yes?

I just need something so if I wanna upgrade my 33's to 35's I can without giving up the smoothness of what I got going on now.

Thanks for your help!
Dan

amel22 08-25-2012 02:31 AM

i picked up my 2.5" ProComp lift kit 4 days ago and theyre sitting in my room. :banghead: I read bad reviews about it so imma send them back and just add 250 more for OME lift kit. is it worth it? i shouldnt have any problems with OME heavy load when i install heavy front and rear bumpers yes? :)

kjeeper10 08-25-2012 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by amel22
i picked up my 2.5" ProComp lift kit 4 days ago and theyre sitting in my room. :banghead: I read bad reviews about it so imma send them back and just add 250 more for OME lift kit. is it worth it? i shouldnt have any problems with OME heavy load when i install heavy front and rear bumpers yes? :)

What kit? Shocks or extensions ?

A lot of the bad reviews stem from the shocks.

TX Sasquatch 08-25-2012 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2183309)
I would encourage you to look into something like the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift ($775 shipped with Bilstein shocks from Northridge) or something like the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Both of those lifts will clear 35s, so there will be no issues clearing your 33s.

I'm planning a 2.5" lift for my new JK also and have been strongly considering the Teraflex coil lift kit which costs $755 shipped from Quadratec.

I didn't realize how little more it costs to go with Bilstein shocks and the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit without shocks compared to the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit with shocks. Are Bilstein shocks much better than the Teraflex shocks? Sounds like the swap for Bilstein might be a no brainer.

kjeeper10 08-25-2012 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by TX Sasquatch

I'm planning a 2.5" lift for my new JK also and have been strongly considering the Teraflex coil lift kit which costs $755 shipped from Quadratec.

I didn't realize how little more it costs to go with Bilstein shocks and the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit without shocks compared to the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift kit with shocks. Are Bilstein shocks much better than the Teraflex shocks? Sounds like the swap for Bilstein might be a no brainer.

I just replaced my TF coils w/ RK and absolutely love the ride. They're paired with Rancho 9000 shocks :thumb:

The ride is similar with those 2 shocks although the TF's have some quality issues from what I read.

TX Sasquatch 08-25-2012 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2723267)
I just replaced my TF coils w/ RK and absolutely love the ride. They're paired with Rancho 9000 shocks :thumb:

The ride is similar with those 2 shocks although the TF's have some quality issues from what I read.

Thanks for the response. From reading your TF>RK thread, I'm not sure I want to go with RK due to the additional lift resulting in the need to replace a drive shaft(s). I'm hoping to avoid extra costs like that.

Erye22 08-25-2012 08:34 AM

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Just put in a 2.5" rough country lift kit with coil springs and shocks all for $450


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