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Old 03-23-2016, 12:39 PM
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2.5 lift plus 2 inch spacers on top?

Recently got a rough country 2.5 lift installed on my 15' wrangler. I really want it taller than it is now.. But dont have the money for a 4 inch lift now. I was wandering if i could buy the spacer kit to throw on top of my new springs to raise it? Thoughts and opinions?

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at 4.5" of lift you really need to consider a slew of other things. Drive shaft angles, control arm geometry, shock length, and brake line length to name a few. Not to mention, I cant even picture how bad the ride quality would be. Why do you need so much lift? I've got Rock Krawler 3.5" springs with Rubicon express arms that sit around 4.25" and run 37s with plenty of room. I have replaced both, front and rear drive shafts, have Fox 2.0 Reservoir shocks, extended brake lines and the long arms that were all needed to have things working together. Actually debating running 40s with the same lift and some axle reinforcements until I can get my hands on some 60s

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its gonna be more $$ to do it right like rubitruxcaleb stated.
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I moved you to the JK Tech Forum. You should receive more responds in this Forum.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:18 PM
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at 4.5" of lift you really need to consider a slew of other things. Drive shaft angles, control arm geometry, shock length, and brake line length to name a few. Not to mention, I cant even picture how bad the ride quality would be. Why do you need so much lift? I've got Rock Krawler 3.5" springs with Rubicon express arms that sit around 4.25" and run 37s with plenty of room. I have replaced both, front and rear drive shafts, have Fox 2.0 Reservoir shocks, extended brake lines and the long arms that were all needed to have things working together. Actually debating running 40s with the same lift and some axle reinforcements until I can get my hands on some 60s
So basically just tough it out and spent the money to do 4 inch lift?
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So basically just tough it out and spent the money to do 4 inch lift?
Plus all the supporting mods. I think most people lift from 2.5-3.5".
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What size tires you run? I clear 37s on 2.5 with flat Fenders.

Do you Offroad, what kind of trails?

Every inch you go up increases potential issues megafold for not really much benefit if running the same size tires (your diff will always be your low point, and only way to raise that is bigger tires, not bigger lift).
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What size tires you run? I clear 37s on 2.5 with flat Fenders.

Do you Offroad, what kind of trails?

Every inch you go up increases potential issues megafold for not really much benefit if running the same size tires (your diff will always be your low point, and only way to raise that is bigger tires, not bigger lift).
What size bumpstops do you run F/R? Curious as 37's are my next step on a MC 2.5 with flats and a 3/4 spacer in front.
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I'm guessing this is for aesthetic value, not clearance needs...
Do your buddies have taller rigs and you want to get up with them?

Its cheaper and easier to put flat fenders and 37's on what you have than to go with a 4.5" lift and all of the new geometry that goes with it. As soon as you go 4.5", you will want bigger tires to fill the holes anyway.
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Have you considered flat fender flares? Great for function and looks.
I have zero lift at the moment with 34's and flat flares. Every trail ride people ask me how much lift I have. Link in sig if you want to see.
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Recently got a rough country 2.5 lift installed on my 15' wrangler. I really want it taller than it is now.. But dont have the money for a 4 inch lift now. I was wandering if i could buy the spacer kit to throw on top of my new springs to raise it? Thoughts and opinions?
I used to run TF 2.5 coils with 1-2" spacers depending on the rake. The reason I didn't care to address the geo stuff is bc I also have a heavy bumper winch etc so I was actually netting less lift than actual added up.

I just moved up to 4" plush springs from EVO and they also give because of metal fenders etc etc.. I'm throwing 2in spacers on the front and about an inch in the rear to get a full level and a true 4 inch lift.

Im throwing on a longer drive shaft aswell as control arm geo correction brackets for the front .

I had my shocks, brake lines and sway bar links addressed when I threw on my 2.5 lift.

Hope,this helpes
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I used to run TF 2.5 coils with 1-2" spacers depending on the rake. The reason I didn't care to address the geo stuff is bc I also have a heavy bumper winch etc so I was actually netting less lift than actual added up. I just moved up to 4" plush springs from EVO and they also give because of metal fenders etc etc.. I'm throwing 2in spacers on the front and about an inch in the rear to get a full level and a true 4 inch lift. Im throwing on a longer drive shaft aswell as control arm geo correction brackets for the front . I had my shocks, brake lines and sway bar links addressed when I threw on my 2.5 lift. Hope,this helpes
yes sir it dose. Thank you. Do you have pics of yours for reference?

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