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SF Mark 05-14-2013 06:58 PM

How's the 2" Mopar Lift???
 
Hey, excited to have ordered a 2013 2-door Rubicon and I'm fairly convinced that I want a 2" lift... I understand that there are different ways of getting this done (different manufacturers, suspension alterations, etc...). However, I was wondering if it is a good idea to just have the service department of the dealership where I purchased the vehicle install the Mopar 2" lift... (I plan to keep the 33" tires, but eventually get 35" tires with different wheels when the time comes to replace the originals.)

Any thoughts on this matter would be helpful... Also, hear of people "leveling" the stock "rake" of the JK's. Thoughts on that would be appreciated also.

Thanks!!!

Daniel_M 05-14-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SF Mark (Post 3755947)
Hey, excited to have ordered a 2013 2-door Rubicon and I'm fairly convinced that I want a 2" lift... I understand that there are different ways of getting this done (different manufacturers, suspension alterations, etc...). However, I was wondering if it is a good idea to just have the service department of the dealership where I purchased the vehicle install the Mopar 2" lift... (I plan to keep the 33" tires, but eventually get 35" tires with different wheels when the time comes to replace the originals.)

Any thoughts on this matter would be helpful... Also, hear of people "leveling" the stock "rake" of the JK's. Thoughts on that would be appreciated also.

Thanks!!!

How is Mopar lift?? Overpriced. It is just rebranded aftermarket, sometimes Teraflex sometimes Rubicon Express. It is FAR less expensive to buy the parts from a vendor and install yourself. Even having an aftermarket shop do it would be cheaper than a dealer. Has nothing to do with warranty, either, so don't let them fool you.

-Dan

BacaraJKU 05-14-2013 07:07 PM

I think I'm going Rancho 2" Sport on mine. I personally like rake so plan to put 1.75 spacers on rear vs .75 that come in the kit. However I have a 4 door so ymmv.

I hate when I see lifted vehicles riding around with their nose in the air so my opinion is to leave a little rake. Or level at the most. Keep any an eye on each kit as spring rates, etc will impact how much you see in actual lift vs quoted. I.e. I have 59's in my rear vs someone else who may have a lower #. So I should see more lift in rear then say someone else without 59 spring rate.

Daniel_M 05-14-2013 07:12 PM

bacaraJKU, I am in S. Phx too. But I sold my JK so you won't see it around :(

-Dan

BacaraJKU 05-14-2013 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Daniel_M (Post 3755989)
bacaraJKU, I am in S. Phx too. But I sold my JK so you won't see it around :(

-Dan

Whhhhyyyyyyy. Haha, just kidding man. Hopefully returning to the offroad world with a new jeep at some point.

ahsumtoy 05-15-2013 09:41 AM

Happy with my Mopar Lift
 
I had no choice really. I didn't want to do it myself and no one in the Prescott, AZ area does it. So I got what I thought was a good deal at the Jeep dealership in our area. I was surprised when I told him how much I could get it for in Phoenix, how much the tires/wheels cost at Discount Tires and that they would buy my tires back, how much the rock guards cost. The dealership reduced their price completely to match everyone else. I had them do the lift, tires, wheels and rock guards along with a better tailgate tire holder for the 5th wheel. I love what they did and have taken it offroad quite a bit, doing moderate to harder trails. I got the 2" lift and put on 33's x 17. They did say I would retain my warranty and if I did it outside of Mopar, parts of my warranty were gone. Don't know if that is true but he did give me in writing everything they did and it says it is still in my warranty. Here is what it looks like.

live_slow 05-15-2013 10:06 AM

I have one, but it's so new, I really can't comment.
Compared to the taller RE lift I had on my 01 XJ, the highway ride is exceptional.
You can get a better lift for less money.

Here are the reasons I would reccomend considering a Mopar llift:
- if there isn't a good, reputable off-road shop in your town who will back their work (belive it or not, some offroad shops are run by total dicks and still stay in business)
- if above is true and you simply don't have time to learn or do it in steps
- if above is true and you don't have a circle of Jeep friends who can help
- if above is true and your dealer can work with you on prices, or give you back some in the deal on the Jeep
- and if you consider the fact that the dealer who sold it to you and installed it will service it an important factor


I would not consider a parts or service warantee a factor in choosing this lift over the top names.

I will know how it does off road in time, but first I'll be armoring up a few spots and contacting some local Jeep groups. (I do not know anyone where I live now except a few neighbors and a few folks at work)

SF Mark 05-17-2013 09:28 PM

Thanks everyone for the advice. I still have several weeks before delivery of my vehicle, so I'll keep collecting information, and currently have a slight leaning toward the ease of having the dealership do this (actually they said they have a local shop do it). I'll try to negotiate some savings by shopping around and knowing what I'm talking about before having the work done.

SF Mark 05-17-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by live_slow (Post 3757285)
I have one, but it's so new, I really can't comment.
Compared to the taller RE lift I had on my 01 XJ, the highway ride is exceptional.
You can get a better lift for less money.

Here are the reasons I would reccomend considering a Mopar llift:
- if there isn't a good, reputable off-road shop in your town who will back their work (belive it or not, some offroad shops are run by total dicks and still stay in business)
- if above is true and you simply don't have time to learn or do it in steps
- if above is true and you don't have a circle of Jeep friends who can help
- if above is true and your dealer can work with you on prices, or give you back some in the deal on the Jeep
- and if you consider the fact that the dealer who sold it to you and installed it will service it an important factor


I would not consider a parts or service warantee a factor in choosing this lift over the top names.

I will know how it does off road in time, but first I'll be armoring up a few spots and contacting some local Jeep groups. (I do not know anyone where I live now except a few neighbors and a few folks at work)

Live_slow, it looks like you have basically the Jeep that I ordered... The pic is a little small so I was wondering if you have any other pics to share. Is that lifted as you described..?


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