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AirBreather 03-11-2013 10:21 AM

2" Lift Kits
 
New to this forum, so if needs moved,,, OK.. 2008 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited is my first Jeep. I want to put a 2" Lift Kit on it. I need opinions, What would be good for cost and ease of instalation. I found some I want to afford, but I would like to know which is crap and which good. Brand wise or style wise. Thanks for the assist...

jkmohican 03-11-2013 10:36 AM

The OME 2" lift is a high end lift. A lift this size won't be horrible to do, if you have the tools and jacks. Its a lot easier to find 2.5" lifts than 2" lifts for JKs. Teraflex, OME, Rancho, Rock krawler are all good. Rough country and sky jacker are the budget lifts. Remeber, you get what you pay for. These lifts are anywhere from 600$-1200$ depending on what's included.

SilverSport 03-11-2013 10:38 AM

Welcome Aboard! :wavey: Tell us why you want to lift? Is it just for looks or do you plan to do a lot of off roading? Then we may recommend a lift based on your needs/wants.

109 Rider 03-11-2013 10:47 AM

I have 2 inch lift kit on my JKUR, and I am very happy with it.
It is AEV. It is very affordable (I bought it through Quadratec, and as a member of this forum, I got free shipping).
It is high quality product, and unlike many out there - it is made in USA.
Good luck and welcome to forum !

AirBreather 03-11-2013 10:49 AM

I will not be doing any extreme rock crawling. But I do travel forest service forest roads in my quest for the elusive trout and elk. Not to mention searching for gold in some rough areas.

I am going to put on bigger tires and change the factory wheels. And, truthfully, I do think it would look cooler if I raised it a little. As of right now my Jeep does function well. I have not had it very long and want to customize it somewhat....Nothing extreme....

SilverSport 03-11-2013 10:53 AM

From your description an inexpensive spacer lift should be the ticket. A couple of inches of lift for looks to go along with the new wheels and tires.

JTPhoto JK 03-11-2013 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by SilverSport
From your description an inexpensive spacer lift should be the ticket. A couple of inches of lift for looks to go along with the new wheels and tires.

^^ agree.

AirBreather 03-11-2013 11:32 AM

I was looking at spacer lifts in a catalog. Do they work good ????

jkmohican 03-11-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by AirBreather
I was looking at spacer lifts in a catalog. Do they work good ????

They work great for what your doing. They just sit on top of your coils, so there's no loss in articulation, you may even gain some down travel with spacers. But if you decide to add bumpers and rails, spacers won't fix the sag that will begin to occur in your springs.

AirBreather 03-11-2013 12:15 PM

Well that just opened a can of worms. Why would the springs sag if I add bumpers and rails. SHould I go another route and if so what would the options be .... I do appreciate the input.....

SilverSport 03-11-2013 12:19 PM

As you add weight, springs will compress. How much they compress depends on the amount of weight and the springs themselves. Aftermarket springs are typically taller so even when compressed, they will still be taller than factory springs.

Your factory springs should have a tag on them. Look at the last two numbers on each tag. What are they?

onetraveller 03-11-2013 01:37 PM

Best bang for the buck, IMHO.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ran...ed-208397.html

This kit is $375 from Amazon for a 4 door and Rancho is currently running a $100 rebate, making the final cost $275 shipped to your door.

Mike

kjeeper10 03-11-2013 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3489189)
Best bang for the buck, IMHO.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ran...ed-208397.html

This kit is $375 from Amazon for a 4 door and Rancho is currently running a $100 rebate, making the final cost $275 shipped to your door.

Mike

^ that :thumb:

$100? that's insane.

Rancho 03-11-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AirBreather (Post 3488410)
New to this forum, so if needs moved,,, OK.. 2008 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited is my first Jeep. I want to put a 2" Lift Kit on it. I need opinions, What would be good for cost and ease of instalation. I found some I want to afford, but I would like to know which is crap and which good. Brand wise or style wise. Thanks for the assist...

Ours is Made in USA, we keep the cost down by using replacement coils up front and a spacer in the rear, also all new adjustable shocks at all corners... Good luck in your search!

kjeeper10 03-11-2013 02:06 PM

The 9000's

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ran...ol-158201.html

chum1600 03-11-2013 02:15 PM

I ordered that Rancho kit. I'm excited about getting it on the wrangler. Just need to submit my rebate form. There are several pics around the forum of guys that have used this lift. Getting the 9000 shocks with the kit really swayed me to that. Adjustable for whatever driving conditions you are in.

Naiche 03-11-2013 02:48 PM

Will that Rancho lift improve the ride? I know it's a Wrangler we're talking about - I'm just curious. Another noob here. Thought I read somewhere that certain lifts can improve on the stock ride. Did i read wrong?

kjeeper10 03-11-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Naiche (Post 3489418)
Will that Rancho lift improve the ride? I know it's a Wrangler we're talking about - I'm just curious. Another noob here. Thought I read somewhere that certain lifts can improve on the stock ride. Did i read wrong?

The shocks will for sure :shocks:

xirtic 03-11-2013 06:40 PM

I am a big fan of coil lifts over spacers....this is a personal preference. I wanted 2"....so I ordered Rusty Off-Road 2" Coils and paired them with the Skyjacker m95 Monotube Shocks and new front swaybar links. I look forward to installing this solution soon. It is a $500 solution to get a 2" Coil lift. It fit my needs and budget...and should offer pretty good performance.

Duckquackers 03-11-2013 07:21 PM

2" no 2"
 
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Here is my Jeep on 35" and a 2" body and another Jeep on 33" ...

bvanfossen 03-11-2013 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3489189)
Best bang for the buck, IMHO.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ran...ed-208397.html

This kit is $375 from Amazon for a 4 door and Rancho is currently running a $100 rebate, making the final cost $275 shipped to your door.

Mike

Wow. I just received my krawler budget boost for $200. :/ The Rancho kit is a great way to go with shocks! :o

Cstew 03-11-2013 07:54 PM

Welcome to the forum.

If you need help installing the lift, let me know. I did a Rubi spring/shock swap on mine until I can save enough for a lift. It would only take 3-4 hours to install it. Just thought I would offer to help.

I'm in the Springs by the way.

Stanaland4 09-11-2013 01:20 AM

Hi I have 2012 jk with 2' lift with size tire can I run please help if u can and thanks

Rancho 09-11-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Stanaland4 (Post 4466745)
Hi I have 2012 jk with 2' lift with size tire can I run please help if u can and thanks

33's easily, 35's (may need to trim a bit)

Stanaland4 09-11-2013 11:26 PM

Thanks for all your help

Faith and Trust 09-12-2013 03:57 AM

Ome........


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