Approximately how much $ did it cost to put on a lift and bigger tires for your JK?
I have a 2 door 2013 sport, and I think the tires are kinda small so I would like to put some bigger, aggressive tires on it and a 2-3" in. lift, nothing too big. But I would like an idea of how much it would cost, I saw some lift kits, here is a 2.5" one for $510
TeraFlex 2.5" Performance Budget Boost w/Shocks (07-13 Wrangler JK) 1255200 - Free Shipping over $75!
I saw a few others very similar in style and price.
To be honest, I really don't know that much about lifts and all the technical things, but I guess you have to start somewhere. For example, if I were to buy just that, (that link) and take that to a shop that does lifts and say, here's the kit, I want these tires on it, make it happen. Is it that simple? Is there any other things I need to buy, I know there's sway bars and stabilizers etc. but I don't want to go that far yet.
What is a good 2-3" lift that isn't too expensive, and some good tires that do the job and look good? How much would I be looking at it?
If you guys have pics I'd appreciate it!
$650 Pro Comp 2.5" lift
$2350 for 35" ferrous Attitude tires mounted on 18" XD wheels
$400 to install lift and tires
$3400 total from Trucks Plus in Edmonton Alberta Canada
If I remember correctly...
$850 for TF 2.5" Lift and Bilstein 5100's
$1450 for 15" Duratrac 33's and MB72's
$0 to install the lift, as I did it myself. :thumb:
BFG KM2s in 285/75-16 on ProComp alloy wheel $2,200 installed.
Rough Country 2.5 suspension lift with shock adapters $249 + $50 shipping
Self (and neighbor) installed.
Total of $2,599.
Thumbs up at gas station: priceless.
There are so many variables (price, preferences) to what you're asking that this could turn into a 100 page thread in a week! (not that that's a bad thing!)
I recommend going to discounttiredirect.com and tirerack.com (they let you see the wheels on a Jeep to give you an idea what it looks like) and start exploring. I haven't done the lift yet but here's approximately what my combination cost for 5 wheels:
17" XD Addicts $800
285/17 BFG Rugged Trail $1200
If money is tight consider Plasti-dipping your stock wheels for less than $40 and getting good tires like Goodyear Duratracs that every one seems to swear by. I couldn't justify the $500 difference between them and the BFGs considering my Jeep will never be off-roaded.
Not sure if you are offroading but if so, you may consider adding a few more things...C-gussets, sleeves, or a truss. I'd like to go to to 35s but since I offroad, I need to get these things done, and consider a re-gear (I live in the mtns). Pretty soon, it gets really expensive.
If you will not offroad much beyond mild forest roads and trails, don't worry about what I said.
This is good info as I plan to do this when my JKU needs new tires. Got a ways to go as it only has approximately 650 miles on it.
Plan on getting a friend that knows what they are doing to do the lift.
Costs can range from under $500 for a budget boost (coil spring spacers) and some used tires off Craigslist to thousands. How deep is your wallet?
My 2" lift was $375 shipped from Amazon. I installed it myself, but a shop would probably charge between $250 and $500 for the install depending on their experience and if that includes a 4 wheel alignment.
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I have $500 in lightly used BFG AT tires, another $500 in 6 stock Sahara rims and about $200 to have them studded mounted and balanced.
Duratracs 315/75/16 and MB72s with lugs 1800
Rock Krawler 2.5" flex with exhaust spacer, bump stops, spring clips, and Blistien 5100 1300
Install at Clemson 4x4 was 424.19
AEV Procal 150
Total 3674.19 :eek: ouch, this will be the last time I do this. The jeep is 2 months old
$1200 for AEV 2.5" with geo brackets and Billsteins
$400 a piece for 315 Duratracs (x5) $2000
$200 for spacers (should of just went with wheels)
BDS 3" $725 installed myself
35" Toyo M/T x5 $1575
17" Mickey Thompson Classic III x5 $830
Pro-cal and mount, balance, alignment $300
Steering stabilizer $200
Fuel Hostage 20x12 with Federal MT 35x12.5x20 and TPMS $2,850 (M&B)
AEV Pro cal $150
15X10" soft D procomp steels - $250
33X12.5 MT/R's - $1350
sawzall to the fenders and bumper - free
Teraflex 2" leveling kit - $130
Installation - few hours of sweat equity
Stock '13 Sahara rims and tires - free, well no added costs above original purchase
Loving my higher and leveled ride for less than $150 - Priceless
so you had to 'trim' the fenders to fit 33"s?
I have been trying to figure out the lift/tire thing for almost 2 years....
So far I have figured out 2 things pretty sure:
1) am not putting any money into rims...I like my sport stock rims and why buy fancy new ones just so I can bang them up?
2) am not lifting more than 4" and probably will do 2"
I love driving my jeep every day and do not want to mess with the mileage or handling.
In fact, forget the lift. My priority now is rock rails.
$900 4 Dr Rubi wheels and tires 255/75/17's with set of 18/59 springs 2000 miles on them.
$125 4 Dr Rubi shocks slightly used.
$125 1.5" Spidertrax spacers slightly used.
$110 for Teraflex leveling kit only on vehicle for about 4 weeks...not installed yet!
$110 to rebalance wheels.
$0 Installed with a buddy took about 4 hours and will install leveling kit myself as well.
Purchased all items from forum members thorough different forums.
Mine was about $4400
4 Nitto Trail Grapplers (35/12.50/17) - $1360
Rubicon Express 3.5" lift - $500
4 Pro Comp 7036 (17") - $660
Bend and weld exhaust to give front driveshaft clearance vs. spacers - $125
Rubicon Express monotone shocks - $400
4 Wheel Parts install - $450 including alignment and warranty for life
Total lift cost - $3495
Actual lift cost - another $10k because I've become addicted to modding this Jeep:)
2" spacers rear, 2.5 in front plus bump stops. $260
Skyjacker hydro shocks $130
Pro comp 16" black 7069s with 305/70/16 Duratracs $1,600
Installed lift myself so total $1,990.
5.5 RK and Fox RR coilovers, 37 KM2's and SpyderLock rims. Righ at $8300. Then there was the regear, hydro assists, new PS pump, exc, exc.
Little over $4k.
35" MTR's on 15" Level8 Trackers $2200
TF 2.5" Coil Lift w/ 5100's $900
AEV Procal $150
Shittybuilt HD spare carrier $200
RK Front LCA's and track bar $450
Here's what I spent:
GY DuraTrac 315/70R17s (5/ea.): $1,712 (incl. sales tax, labor & TPMS swap)
Rugged Ridge 17"x9" wheels (5/ea.): $890
TF 2.5" coil lift kit w/shock adapters: $475
TF exhaust spacer: $55
Artec C-gussets: $58
Lift & welding labor: $275 (partial DIY project)
Less sale of stock Rubi wheels & tires: $1,050
Less tire/wheel mail-in rebates: $210
Net cost: $2,355 (and totally worth it! :D )
1900 RK 2.5 x-factor lift (steel)
650 Wheels Ultra wheel crusher
1500 Goodyear duratracs
1000 Install at RK
1200 Rk Remote Reservoir Shocks
No tire mount or balance since they came mounted and balanced from TireRack.com that move saved my build, because RK couldnt mount tires, and I couldnt fit them mounted in the truck.
Total about : 6200
I Adore this lift. Its the most agressive 2.5 i could find. My truck rolls over anything I point it at. If I had to start from scratch with a new Jeep, a new Rock Krawler Lift would be the first mod done. Its more expensive than others, but so worth it. When I go off road, I have the confidence that anything another jeep can do, My Jeep can do. (regardless of how tall their lift is) A 4.5 inch lift is not leaving me behind. The articulation of this model squeezes the off road capability of taller lifts into a far better to drive 2.5.
Its only held back by my skill as a driver.
You can save money by installing yourself.
$850 Zone 3" lift with nitro shocks. (lift itself was 650).
$150 for replacement track bars.
$300 for replacement Bilsteen socks after nitro shocks blew.
$300 KM2 with 80% tread from friend.
$2150 total and I'm still replacing parts from the cheap lift. Do yourself a favor and save your pennies and get a better lift.
5x 315/70/17 Duratracs $1650
5x Eagle Alloys 17x9 $400 (Craigslist)
18/59 spring swap $60 Thank you "lo lo"( installed myself, easy and free)
VDP stubby bumper mod $70 (installed it myself, free)
Cut pinch and rubi rails, free
need to mod the fenders, free
Total= $2180 and my Jeep looks good :)
Sometime in the future I will get the RK 2.5 lift, but I'm good for now
How much height did you gain by doing the spring swap??
Does the Jeep set level??
Attachment 199919[/ATTACH]Attachment 199916Four Wheel Parts did mine for 5 grand.
2.5 in Teraflex coil spring lift with Teraflex shocks
3/4 Day Star spacers front and back.
JKS adjustable front track bar.
Skyjacker steering stabilizer.
5 Pro Comp 7036 17 inch wheels.
5 Pro Comp Xtreme all terrain 35x12.5x17 inch tires.
Front end alignment and a three year warranty on all parts they put on.
5 33x12.50x15 DuraTracs mounted on 15x8 mb tko's with chaos center caps were $1600
Teraflex performance leveling kit $360
Blistein 5100 shocks $320
So all together its $2,280.00 an will be installing lift an shocks myself so free labor there
There's sooo much variation in the cost but if budget is an issue just don't do it all at once. I spent three months just trying to decide on tires/wheels. Then another 2 months trying to figure out what lift to go with. When it was all done I'm totally happy with how she looks. I'd of hated to skimp to get it all at once and then regret something. But with respect to lift, etc.
Wrangler MT/R 305/70-17 (5) = $1685 from discounttiredirect (plus $80 rebate)
dropped shipped for free and installed at local shop for about $150
Rugged Ridge wheels and rim protectors = $1125
AEV 2 1/2 lift = $800 (hubby installed but it would have been $535 for local shop); didn't worry about geometry correction bar and she rides fine.
Approximate total = $3800
On another note, I mounted the larger tire on the original tire carrier without a problem. It was on for about 4 months and the hinges seemed fine.
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