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Eddieh113 01-18-2013 01:40 PM

Lift kit
 
I have a 2012 jk and am looking at getting a simple lift kit around the $350 range, this is my first jeep not to up on the best one to get, any ideas ??

Gunner 01-18-2013 02:15 PM

350 is only going to get you a cheap budget boost. If you don't want to pay twice I would say you might want to look into one of the spring and shock packages. My buddy got a bb and it is coming back out a month later. Going to a OME kit. Not that it didn't work, it did, but it was rougher than his wife liked as far as ride quality. Make sure that what ever you get you add shock and sway bar extensions as well as longer brake lines. Bb will do ok if your not going to go hard core for a while.
Bob
Oh yeah welcome to the forum and come on some runs.

DaK 01-18-2013 02:59 PM

What kind of wheelin ya intend to do?

Fire roads
Rock crawling

Tires? What size ya looking at?

Eddieh113 01-18-2013 03:07 PM

Right now I'm looking at the skyjacker 2" budget boost, coil spacers, bump stops, and shocks. Right now I not to hardcore with off road, been going to the dunes a lot and that's about it so far.

DaK 01-18-2013 03:20 PM

2" should do ya okay, get some 35's under that with no problem.

I use these guys.

JK Suspension Systems

Good thing about them is that when you are ready to upgrade, you can just add on to what you have. Ask for Jason. Guy knows his stuff and he is great help to get what you want. No upselling.

JKim 01-20-2013 08:56 AM

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Here's a couple of pics of my wife's jeep with a Currie leveling kit with 35" tires. I also used wheel spacers with stock rims. Then cut your fenders to fit.
If you don't want to cut the fenders you can fit 33" tires.

SHAWN3R 01-20-2013 09:02 AM

Get the entry level rough country. Then build to it as you go

Eddieh113 01-20-2013 12:26 PM

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It came with 32" tires so I thinking 2 or 2.5 body lift

RadarRob2012 01-20-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Eddieh113
It came with 32" tires so I thinking 2 or 2.5 body lift

Just spend the money now and do it right. 3.5 to 4.5 on 33"s or 35"s. Otherwise you'll kick yourself later when you do it again. Rubicon Express or Currie would be my recommendation. Just my $.02.

I H8RDS 01-20-2013 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by radarrob2012 (Post 3252889)
just spend the money now and do it right. 3.5 to 4.5 on 33"s or 35"s. Otherwise you'll kick yourself later when you do it again. Rubicon express or currie would be my recommendation. Just my $.02.

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SoCalChris 01-20-2013 10:23 PM

I went with the rough country 2.5" lift, came with springs, shocks, track bar relocate and front disconnects. It rides as good as stock. If I remember correctly it was around $360 shipped to my front door. Its prob the most hated lift you'll read about, but I've nothing but good luck with it and so far I've been able to wheel with guys that have the "expensive cool guy" lift. Real simply to install. Took me about 3 hours total in my garage. Good luck

Eddieh113 01-21-2013 10:15 PM

I think I'm going to go with the rough country, I heard the shocks matter a lot, I'm going to be on the dunes and desert a lot not much if any rock crawling

SoCalChris 01-21-2013 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Eddieh113 (Post 3259394)
I think I'm going to go with the rough country, I heard the shocks matter a lot, I'm going to be on the dunes and desert a lot not much if any rock crawling

I'm telling you, I've had no troubles with them and for the money it's a no brainer. I'm no "HARD CORE WHEELER" but I've not stepped down from a trail the big boys have done either. I'm deff having fun tho. I also have heard their customer service is great too. Good luck man. Let us know how you make out :thumb:

catahoula1 01-21-2013 11:46 PM

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Here's a couple of pics of my wife's jeep with a Currie leveling kit with 35" tires. I also used wheel spacers with stock rims. Then cut your fenders to fit.
If you don't want to cut the fenders you can fit 33" tires.

I love the flex. Obviously disconnected? Can you tell me the part number for this kit? Just bought a Teraflex Leveling Kit going to add with my 18/59 springs.

JKim 01-22-2013 07:57 PM

I don't remember the part # but its called " Currie longer travel leveling kit

catahoula1 01-22-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JKim (Post 3263571)
I don't remember the part # but its called " Currie longer travel leveling kit

I thought that. You rig is awesome! Thanks, Pete

JKim 01-22-2013 08:14 PM

Anytime to help out a fellow jeeper.

SoCalChris 01-29-2013 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Eddieh113 (Post 3259394)
I think I'm going to go with the rough country, I heard the shocks matter a lot, I'm going to be on the dunes and desert a lot not much if any rock crawling

Any update on what you went with? Just curious

Eddieh113 02-01-2013 10:56 AM

I'm going to go with the skyjacker 2.5 spring and shocks, I wanted the teraflex but it says it requires wheel spacers for stock tires, lol no tires for a while got to save up again lol

SoCalChris 02-01-2013 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Eddieh113 (Post 3307793)
I'm going to go with the skyjacker 2.5 spring and shocks, I wanted the teraflex but it says it requires wheel spacers for stock tires, lol no tires for a while got to save up again lol

Sweet man. I'm rocking stock rims too. Looks good


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