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theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 03:47 PM

New to lift kits...
 
I'm open to other suggestions, due to the fact that I'm new.

I have a 2008 Jeep Jk.

I would like to get this lift kit: Jeep JK Wrangler Suspension Lift

The only reason that I'm posting this is that I heard that you need to add some parts to a lift after 2.5 inches.


If that is true, could you please tell me what parts I would ALSO need to add to make my jeep 4 inches higher? If you can, can you link me the products that I'd need.

Thank you very much :)

OffRoadCam09 05-14-2013 04:04 PM

What size tires are you trying to run? 4" of lift you should have something like 37's on there. As for that lift anything over 3" you should look into adjustable track bars an lower control arms. As well as longer brake lines, not just brackets. Also its better to go with a better brand lift then something cheap such as rough country if you want even a decent ride in your jeep at that height. An not to mention driveshafts an even a regear with the bigger tires an there is quite a bit I'm leaving out

theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 04:09 PM

Would you kindly post a more brand name kit? My uncle has a Dodge Ram and a Hummer H3 and only runs on Rough Country with no complaints, I just figured that I'd go with that.

theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 04:13 PM

Oh, I am still going to be using stock tires but plan on BFG 33's by 11 (I'm aware I need spacers to run 11's).

OffRoadCam09 05-14-2013 04:26 PM

I would stick to a leveling kit or 2.5" lift. You can go rough country or even a budget boost. Something like the teraflex 2.5" budget boost with shock adapters will be fine for 33's. But look into aev, teraflex, metal cloak, and old man emu. You can also run 33's with no lift at all, but unless you plan to go bigger then 35's stick to a 2.5" lift or under

kjeeper10 05-14-2013 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OffRoadCam09 (Post 3755702)
I would stick to a leveling kit or 2.5" lift. You can go rough country or even a budget boost. Something like the teraflex 2.5" budget boost with shock adapters will be fine for 33's. But look into aev, teraflex, metal cloak, and old man emu. You can also run 33's with no lift at all, but unless you plan to go bigger then 35's stick to a 2.5" lift or under

Good answer

theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 04:38 PM

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...t24/jeep33.jpg

This is the exact look I want.

I'm going for the Cragar Soft 8's for the rims and a 4 inch lift.

I promised my fiance that I'd only do 3 upgrades until I get it paid off:
the rims, the lift, disconnects.

So the highest I can go before I have to add stuff is 3 inches?

OffRoadCam09 05-14-2013 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theguywiththeblackjk (Post 3755736)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...t24/jeep33.jpg

This is the exact look I want.

I'm going for the Cragar Soft 8's for the rims and a 4 inch lift.

I promised my fiance that I'd only do 3 upgrades until I get it paid off:
the rims, the lift, disconnects.

So the highest I can go before I have to add stuff is 3 inches?

Pretty much, if you want decent handling an no failing parts

kjeeper10 05-14-2013 05:05 PM

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2.5" is safe but remember, most lifts hight spec is with heavy mods ie. bumpers/winch/tire carrier/armor ETC.

My RK 2.5 is more like 3.5" without weight.

Over 3" requires a lot more components and possibly driveshafts. Some JK's benefit with a drag link flip/highsteer kit as well.

Any body can buy 4" coils and slap then on their jeep for cheap. Just make sure you research first and know what you're getting into.

Soft 8 (15's) require shaving the calipers to fit.

theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 06:40 PM

I just like that style of rim. Is there a style similar to the Soft 8 that doesn't require caliper shaving?

kjeeper10 05-14-2013 06:51 PM

What size ? This is only with 15's.

theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 07:00 PM

The Cragar's rims are $90 but, I just found ProComp's that are HIGHLY similar and they're only $58.00. I think I'll go with those.

So final answer:

TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost with Shocks for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

for the lift and:

http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetail...21&plID=108957

for the rims?

Is that an acceptable and low maintenance upgrade? I'll be honest, until I have this payed fully off (about 4 more years) I'm not going to be seeing dirt too often. I just wanted it for just in case I had the occasional urge to do so.

I'm not going offroad everyday or even every weekend, just every once in a while. Will that setup work? If so, any suggestions for any other upgrades I can do to maximize the experience?

Thanks :)

kjeeper10 05-14-2013 07:08 PM

Perfect :thumb:

theguywiththeblackjk 05-14-2013 07:30 PM

Thanks for the help :)

kjeeper10 05-14-2013 07:33 PM

Any time. Feel free to PM if you want.

Rmiller31 05-14-2013 07:41 PM

I had that exact lift that was on my jeep when I bought it. After a year both RC shocks in the rear were totally trashed and I was riding on springs. I liked mine alright while it was working but quickly starting having to replace things.

Replaced the drop pitman arm with a high steering kit from synergy and replaced the shocks with bilstein 5100s and went from 4" RC springs to 3.5" rock krawler springs and gained a small amount of lift.

It's like night and day. It really drives and rides like a different jeep.


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