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Thornton93 07-30-2013 11:45 PM

Need Lift Advise
 
I have a 09 2 door 6speed 3.73 and I just bought 35 inch Mickey Thompson ATZ and Mickey Thompson sidebiters. I do mostly city and highway driving once a month I do a little bit of mudding. Here's my question how big of a lift am I going to need and what brand would be the best? I heard teraflex,BDS,rock krawler, etc. I asked my local 4x4 shop and they swear up and down I should get the 3inch BDS.

Thanks,
Kyle

kjeeper10 07-31-2013 02:02 AM

A lot of shops push BDS. Are they bad ? Not at all. There are less expensive options. Mostly saved sourcing and installing yourself.

Go to the Jk sticky section atop the page. Lots if good info in there.

Good luck :)

Thornton93 07-31-2013 09:34 AM

Can't find the sticky your talking about

kjeeper10 07-31-2013 10:06 AM

Here you go

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/the...ad-155488.html

"Lifting in steps" is a good one.

Thornton93 07-31-2013 11:28 AM

Thank you.

Daniel_M 07-31-2013 11:31 AM

Out of the 3 hands down Rock Krawler. Then TF. BDS would be my last choice of those 3.

Look at Synergy/Poly Performance too.

-Dan

TeraFlex 07-31-2013 12:10 PM

With 35's you really only need 2.5" of lift especially for mud, If you need a little more articulation a 3" lift is a good way to go.

Thornton93 07-31-2013 01:02 PM

What is the warranty for teraflex lifts?

TeraFlex 07-31-2013 02:57 PM

lifetime on the hard parts 1 year on bushings.

kjeeper10 07-31-2013 05:55 PM

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Lower the lift less the issues. 2.5" is more than enough for 35's.
Need more room, trim the flares.

Time for 40's :D

Teraflex :thumb:

Thornton93 08-01-2013 05:38 PM

Is that a 2.5 TF lift?

kjeeper10 08-01-2013 06:14 PM

Well yes but no :eek:

RK 2.5" coils on a 2 door = 3.5"

onetraveller 08-01-2013 06:26 PM

You don't need a lift. Flat fenders will provide all the clearance you need to run 35s. The stock suspension offers more wheel travel then most of the budget lifts.

Bushwacker 10919-07 - Bushwacker Flat Style Flares for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/faq-will-rub-610856/

Mike

jkmohican 08-01-2013 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 4029098)
Well yes but no :eek:

RK 2.5" coils on a 2 door = 3.5"

Random question... Even though those coils are "marked" at 2.5", aren't you going to have a 3.5" lift problems?

ESP 08-01-2013 06:42 PM

OP

Your driving around now with 35s and now lift? Got a pic of that with those MTZs?

kjeeper10 08-01-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jkmohican (Post 4029192)

Random question... Even though those coils are "marked" at 2.5", aren't you going to have a 3.5" lift problems?

Zoom in under my front end :D

Tie rod/drag link flip/AEV drop brackets/front DS/HD stabilizer. Yep

FREE factory chopped fenders :thumb:

jkmohican 08-01-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 4029300)

Zoom in under my front end :D

Tie rod/drag link flip/AEV drop brackets/front DS/HD stabilizer. Yep

FREE factory chopped fenders :thumb:

Whoop... There it is. I plan on going with the RK lift as well, just don't want more lift (problems) that I need to deal with. Hopefully I won't be too high in an Unlimited. And now, because of you (over Facebook), I now know what shocks I'm getting. I thought that if I took time off this forum, I could save some money.. Turns out you guys are on Facebook too.. I'm safe no where!!

And To the OP, as everyone else said, 2.5" will be enough, and if you decide you want more flex room, flat flares with the 2.5" will be perfect. There's actually a good number of people who ran their 35"s before they even had on their lift and most say that it didn't rub too bad on bumpy roads. So with a leveling kit and flat flares, you could totally pull off 35" with very little rub disconnected and no rub while connected.

kjeeper10 08-01-2013 07:51 PM

:redface:

Yea... Def safer with a 4 door. Remember, RK's heights are based on a fully outfitted rig. Bumpers/winch/tire carrier/etc.

Thornton93 08-01-2013 10:28 PM

So with the TF 2.5 I'm going to get more than that? I'm trying to avoid over 3 that way I won't have the DS problems and such.

Thornton93 08-01-2013 10:32 PM

I do plan to add tire carrier bumper and a winch some time in the future. So with that added weight will I still be fine with the 2.5 TF lift?

Big Fran 08-01-2013 10:42 PM

Here is my JKU with a Teraflex 2.5 lift and 35's.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psf4a5f5ca.jpg

jkmohican 08-01-2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Thornton93 (Post 4030035)
So with the TF 2.5 I'm going to get more than that? I'm trying to avoid over 3 that way I won't have the DS problems and such.

Your safer with the TF. RK is known for stiffer coils, TF usually end up at right around 2.5-3" so no drive shaft swap needed.

Thornton93 08-02-2013 12:53 PM

Will I need to cut off my pinch seem with running that lift and tires?

jkmohican 08-02-2013 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Thornton93 (Post 4031685)
Will I need to cut off my pinch seem with running that lift and tires?

For 35", nah. You don't NEED to. You won't rub even off roading, but you will need to cut them for 37"s.

kjeeper10 08-02-2013 01:55 PM

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Will I need to cut off my pinch seem with running that lift and tires?

Most likely yes,

When flexed the stuff side will pull in. This is a effect of stock arms called axle steer.

jkmohican 08-02-2013 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 4031890)

Most likely yes,

When flexed the stuff side will pull in. This is a effect of stock arms called axle steer.

Is that the Rubi rail or pinch seam? On Non-Rubis, there's no rock slider that will touch the tire. And the pinch seam is out of the way for most 35" even flexed. Only chance of rubbing will be with a true 35" or 37", but most people don't run a true 35"

Thornton93 08-02-2013 04:55 PM

My tires are 35-12.5-17

jkmohican 08-02-2013 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Thornton93 (Post 4032452)
My tires are 35-12.5-17

What kind of tire?

kjeeper10 08-02-2013 05:05 PM

That pic is not fully stuffed. Still another 1-2" of bumpstop. Matter of fact the jounce (yellow) bumper was sitting on the bumpstop.
The pitch seem is what 1/2" in further than the rubi rail?

I'm also running 3.5" of lift. 2.5" a 35" will hit the seam.

TeraFlex 08-02-2013 05:39 PM

All spring lifts will net you over the the stated lift height, our 2.5" lift is closer to 3. This is help to compensate for things like bumpers and winches. However that being said a 2.5" lift you are fine. The reason people state over 3" of lift is because a 3" lift can give you 3.5" and up depending on the company. The biggest differences is what that lift nets you after the extras are added, on our 2.5 lift we guarantee that after the goodies are added the Jeep will be at least 2.5". If this doesn't make any thing more clear just give us a ring and we'll be happy to talk to you about everything. 801-288-2585


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