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Old 02-25-2017, 01:57 PM
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New and lost. Looking to lift

Hello everyone! I have a 2014 Jeep JK Sport that I have been doing some work on. New front and rear bumpers. Side rails and some interior work. Now I'm looking to find the right size lift and tires. I'm leaning towards 35in tires and maybe a 3in lift. This is my everyday driver and would do very if any rock crawling. But will more then likely end up in the mud. This is a 2 door so I'm fighting the shorter wheel base right from the start. I'm guessing I will change gears at some point. But for now looking for advice on type of lift to use? Short arm, Long arm, Do I need 8 control arms? And do I need to upgrade drive lines? This is my first wrangler and want to do it right the first time. Thanks

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Welcome. As stated above, there is a lot of good info on this forum. I'm a believer in you get what you pay for. Inexpensive lifts are inexpensive for a reason. Also you don't want to put a cheap lift on a nice Jeep and devalue the Jeep or end up with a bad ride. I have a JKU Rubicon that is my daily driver. It is a 2013. After researching lifts and changing my mind numerous times, Last week I ordered a Metal Cloak 3.5 Game Changer. It is a complete kit. I don't have the time so I am having it professionally installed. I am going with 35s so I will not have to regear (I have 4.10 gears). I don't do that much crawling (but some) so yes it may be overkill but it will have the ability to flex like crazy when I do need it.

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