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Old 02-10-2020, 11:44 AM
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Lifting a JT Gladiator

I'm about to sell my 2010 JKU and found a JT that I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy. Planning 2.5" puck lift and 35's, trying to maintain as close to stock ride as possible. I know it will change some but what else should I get as well, track bar, tie rod or will stock work for the time being. Planning on putting the lift and 35's on pretty quickly after purchase.

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All that you need to run 35’s with plenty of room is a $100 1.5” front leveling kit like the one from teraflex. If you get a Sport or Sport S you can remove the air dams between the fender and bumper for more clearance.

I did this to mine with 768 miles on it and wouldn’t go back
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All that you need to run 35’s with plenty of room is a $100 1.5” front leveling kit like the one from teraflex. If you get a Sport or Sport S you can remove the air dams between the fender and bumper for more clearance.

I did this to mine with 768 miles on it and wouldn’t go back
I'm wanting to go 2.5" definitely so is there anything else I would need, Geo brackets, track bar etc,.the kit comes with all the extenders I need. I know on my JKU all I need was a track bar and geo brackets. Not even sure if really needed the track bar because my front axle was barely off but I added one anyway.
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34’s but you get the idea
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All that you need to run 35’s with plenty of room is a $100 1.5” front leveling kit like the one from teraflex. If you get a Sport or Sport S you can remove the air dams between the fender and bumper for more clearance.

I did this to mine with 768 miles on it and wouldn’t go back
I'm wanting to go 2.5" definitely so is there anything else I would need, Geo brackets, track bar etc,.the kit comes with all the extenders I need. I know on my JKU all I need was a track bar and geo brackets. Not even sure if really needed the track bar because my front axle was barely off but I added one anyway.
Nothing else needed if you stay under 2” but I am not sure what you need for that extra 1” of lift
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All that you need to run 35’s with plenty of room is a $100 1.5” front leveling kit like the one from teraflex. If you get a Sport or Sport S you can remove the air dams between the fender and bumper for more clearance.

I did this to mine with 768 miles on it and wouldn’t go back
I'm wanting to go 2.5" definitely so is there anything else I would need, Geo brackets, track bar etc,.the kit comes with all the extenders I need. I know on my JKU all I need was a track bar and geo brackets. Not even sure if really needed the track bar because my front axle was barely off but I added one anyway.
Nothing else needed if you stay under 2” but I am not sure what you need for that extra 1” of lift
The one I'm looking at is a sport but has the Max tow package and 4:10 gears. I may end up running 37's so that why I'm wanting to go 2.5". I would think it would be pretty similar to the JKs, moving the axle out on the driver side the more you go up. Probably adjustable track bar and not sure if they are making geo brackets for the JT or JL yet, haven't looked them up.
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Just posting back to say with 315 70 17 BFG K02 tires and 2.5" ReadyLift SST lift you need nothing do suspension wise and it rides as good or maybe better than stock. All you will need is a tuner to reconfigure the Speedo, it will be off by 2-3 MPH to the negative. I'll be getting the Rough Country tuner to fix this and read codes if the check engine light comes on. Here's mine before and after lift
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What’s the consensus on the biggest tire that will fit underneath in the space for the spare?

I’ve read 35s definitely fit and 37s might?
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What’s the consensus on the biggest tire that will fit underneath in the space for the spare?

I’ve read 35s definitely fit and 37s might?
I haven't even looked honestly. If I get a chance today, I may measure and see. Haven't even thought about that but honestly I never ran a full size spare on the JKU for the whole 7yrs. Never had a flat either. I'll check anyway though just because I'm curious now.
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A lot of people have fit a 37 spare underneath. Most of those people have to delfate it though in order to stuff it in. That will only work for you if you have some way to re-inflate it when it's needed.

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A lot of people have fit a 37 spare underneath. Most of those people have to delfate it though in order to stuff it in. That will only work for you if you have some way to re-inflate it when it's needed.

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Ive read some 37s will rub on the rear track bar and some wont deflated.Makes sense if a 37 is that tight.Some tires of the same size measure out larger than others.

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