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I have added a winch, front bumper, sliders, and skid plates and the Rock krawler 1.5 coils handle the added weight perfectly. Rides like no weight was added.
You prob took a small hit in height. those coils
Should handle it well,

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I have added a winch, front bumper, sliders, and skid plates and the Rock krawler 1.5 coils handle the added weight perfectly. Rides like no weight was added.
Rock Krawler designs their springs to be nominal ride height with aftermarket armor, tire carrier, HD front bumper and winch. If you are at stock trim, you will net approximately .5 -.75" more in height for the advertised lift.

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Rock Krawler designs their springs to be nominal ride height with aftermarket armor, tire carrier, HD front bumper and winch. If you are at stock trim, you will net approximately .5 -.75" more in height for the advertised lift.
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I have a 2008 JK 2 door and am looking to get a 2.5" lift. Im new with this stuff and I didn't see any topics concerning this so I'll go ahead and ask.

While looking at lift kits I noticed some of the 2.5" kits come with just shocks and some come with just springs. Some also come with both. I was wondering what the deal is as far as do I need to get new shocks and springs for this lift or one or the other? I do using flex to the fullest on some trails.

Any answer would be great, thanks!
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I have a 2008 JK 2 door and am looking to get a 2.5" lift. Im new with this stuff and I didn't see any topics concerning this so I'll go ahead and ask. While looking at lift kits I noticed some of the 2.5" kits come with just shocks and some come with just springs. Some also come with both. I was wondering what the deal is as far as do I need to get new shocks and springs for this lift or one or the other? I do using flex to the fullest on some trails. Any answer would be great, thanks!
You want both coils and shocks to maximize suspension performance.
What is your budget on lift only ?
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You want both coils and shocks to maximize suspension performance.
What is your budget on lift only ?
Thanks for the quick reply! I'm looking to spend around 500 give or take.
If it is a 2.5" lift kit and leveling kit, does it mean that it will lift the front 2.5" and the back around 2", or it will lift the back 2.5" and the front around 3"?
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Thanks for the quick reply! I'm looking to spend around 500 give or take. If it is a 2.5" lift kit and leveling kit, does it mean that it will lift the front 2.5" and the back around 2", or it will lift the back 2.5" and the front around 3"?
Almost all lift kits level the jeep.
$500 is a tough budget to work with. BUT we can make it work. Actually, i lied. To save some $$ you can keep your stock shocks but run Extensions.
https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528f...d962f416e72d7c

Or save up a bit and get a set of take of Rubicon shocks ($75-$100) or better yet rancho 5000x shocks (after rebate $150)

For caster angle correction brackets ($100)

$750-$800 would be much easier to work with.
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Almost all lift kits level the jeep.
$500 is a tough budget to work with. BUT we can make it work. Actually, i lied. To save some $$ you can keep your stock shocks but run Extensions.
https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528f...d962f416e72d7c

Or save up a bit and get a set of take of Rubicon shocks ($75-$100) or better yet rancho 5000x shocks (after rebate $150)

For caster angle correction brackets ($100)

$750-$800 would be much easier to work with.
If I purchases just that teraflex lift kit you linked, would that work?
I think I could make 600 or at most 650 work. Will just doing that and using the shock extensions take away too much performance?
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This will net you 2.5" on a 2 dr. And you get an adjustable front trackbar.

Rock Krawler JKU 1.5 Stock Mod System

Get the Rancho 5000X shocks for $150.00 shipped After rebate (-56.00). Then caster correction of your choice.

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I can also do that Teraflex kit 1352002 for a good deal. Shoot me a PM.
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If I purchases just that teraflex lift kit you linked, would that work? I think I could make 600 or at most 650 work. Will just doing that and using the shock extensions take away too much performance?
Better then nothing at all. Do you have a sport/Sahara or Rubi, and milage ?

The kit i linked is a good base or start. I would strongly consider drop brackets at 2.5
Rancho/AEV/MC/JKS to name some brands.

Matter of fact, shoot Allen a PM above and see what he can do for the kit linked and rancho brackets. TF's price is retail, ive seen that kit go for a lot less.
Im guessing $550-$600 for both kit and brackets.

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Better then nothing at all. Do you have a sport/Sahara or Rubi, and milage ?

The kit i linked is a good base or start. I would strongly consider drop brackets at 2.5
Rancho/AEV/MC/JKS to name some brands.

Matter of fact, shoot Allen a PM above and see what he can do for the kit linked and rancho brackets. TF's price is retail, ive seen that kit go for a lot less.
Im guessing $550-$600 for both kit and brackets.

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I have an 08 Sahara. It has 102k mi on it right now so I was thinking for the long run it's smart to get new shocks too. I think I want to go with the Teraflex kit without the shock extensions and get the Rancho 5000X shocks like you suggested.
So I was thinking this https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528f...d962f416e72d76
along with the Ranchos. Is that all I need? What caster correction would I need?

I'll PM you allen too, thanks!
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Absolutely.
Drop brackets are going to be the cheapest.

All in one spot. Go through and check off Rancho 5000 shocks and the brackets. There might be 10% off .. Check on it.
Also dont forget Ranchos currant rebate ($50 back ordering the 5000's)

http://www.allensoffroad.com/Terafle...ction-KJ-Combo
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Matter of fact, shoot Allen a PM above and see what he can do for the kit linked and rancho brackets. TF's price is retail, ive seen that kit go for a lot less.
Im guessing $550-$600 for both kit and brackets.

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Correct Ken. For the kit linked above by Ken, and brackets using your shocks, or new from local source, $598.61 shipped. Best I can do within budget. Other info was PM'd.

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I lied.

If you are open to other manufactures, I can do the RE7121T (twin tube shocks) and RE drop brackets for $648.00 shipped.

Rubicon Express Part RE7121T - 2.5 Inch Standard Coil Lift Kit with Twin Tube Shocks-WS2

Or the RE7121 (no shocks) with RE drop brackets and Rancho 5000X shocks for $672.18 and you get the
Rancho rebate.

Okay now I am out of here.

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Blown away by the knowledge some of the members have here ! What are your thoughts/opinions on the rancho 2inch sport lift with the rs9000 shocks ?
Does this system also require geometry correction bracket?
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Blown away by the knowledge some of the members have here ! What are your thoughts/opinions on the rancho 2inch sport lift with the rs9000 shocks ? Does this system also require geometry correction bracket?
I like it. You should be ok as is.
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So... I'm back. Uncle Sam decided that our Jeep fund would be better suited to support government plans. After more wheeling, and tire wear, we are looking to lift our 2013 10th Anniversary Unlimited on a smaller budget. I intend to replace whatever suspension we choose with a Metal Cloak Game Changer at some point, but who knows when that will be. Although it may not look ideal, we will stick with factory wheels and tires for now. I'd like to stay under $800, but must retain great on road manners, off road capabilities, and durability. We will eventually run a 35" tire, and would like to be ready when the time comes.
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So... I'm back. Uncle Sam decided that our Jeep fund would be better suited to support government plans. After more wheeling, and tire wear, we are looking to lift our 2013 10th Anniversary Unlimited on a smaller budget. I intend to replace whatever suspension we choose with a Metal Cloak Game Changer at some point, but who knows when that will be. Although it may not look ideal, we will stick with factory wheels and tires for now. I'd like to stay under $800, but must retain great on road manners, off road capabilities, and durability. We will eventually run a 35" tire, and would like to be ready when the time comes. Suggestions?
Why dont you do a simple 2.5 budget boost for now until you can save up ?
$200-$300 to start and in good condition, you should be able to get most $ back.
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I had thought about that, but I have something wrong with me. I'm not sure how long it will be before we're ready to drop $2700 on the MC, because I know there will be other things that come up along the way. My wife has a strong desire for a winch, flat fenders, tire carrier, diff covers, you get the point. I'd like to know that if I never get around to changing it, that I did it right to begin with.
I have issues...
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I had thought about that, but I have something wrong with me. I'm not sure how long it will be before we're ready to drop $2700 on the MC, because I know there will be other things that come up along the way. My wife has a strong desire for a winch, flat fenders, tire carrier, diff covers, you get the point. I'd like to know that if I never get around to changing it, that I did it right to begin with. I have issues...
Start with the overland kit. Upgrade arms, shocks when you can.
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Start with the overland kit. Upgrade arms, shocks when you can.
Any one in particular? With or without shocks?
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Id say with, pretty darn good deal here
JK Overland Sport Kit RockSport Shocks
I was eyeing that one up, even though it's outside of my "temporary" lift budget. I have not heard great things about lifts utilizing the factory shocks, so I was leaning towards the Rubicon Express kit, or something in that range.
Once again, it appears that I, along with your assistance, have upped my budget.
Thanks a lot!
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I was eyeing that one up, even though it's outside of my "temporary" lift budget. I have not heard great things about lifts utilizing the factory shocks, so I was leaning towards the Rubicon Express kit, or something in that range. Once again, it appears that I, along with your assistance, have upped my budget. Thanks a lot!
Anytime anytime
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So, I just read the other thread on your "combo". Would you recommend that set up over the MC?
Am I being narrow minded, thinking that the MC is the end game (changer)?
I had originally set my sights on the AEV 3.5" DS. But after driving a friend's with the MC, and thinking about the lower center of gravity/similar travel combo, it just made sense.
Thanks for your input, I tend to belabor these things just a bit.
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So, I just read the other thread on your "combo". Would you recommend that set up over the MC? Am I being narrow minded, thinking that the MC is the end game (changer)? I had originally set my sights on the AEV 3.5" DS. But after driving a friend's with the MC, and thinking about the lower center of gravity/similar travel combo, it just made sense. Thanks for your input, I tend to belabor these things just a bit.
The combo was put together to simulate the AEV 2.5".
The only negative with the combo is the linear coil and adding weight.
Although, You could run 1/2"-1" spacers all around running the combo kit (with weight)
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The combo was put together to simulate the AEV 2.5".
The only negative with the combo is the linear coil and adding weight.
Although, You could run 1/2"-1" spacers all around running the combo kit (with weight)
At that point, the cost is close enough to the MC that I would just shell out the extra bucks.
Damn jeep...
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At that point, the cost is close enough to the MC that I would just shell out the extra bucks. Damn jeep...
Well rancho's rebate will save $100 off the 9000's.
Krawl had a -$50 code recently. Not sure if it ended yet. Thats another $150 off the combo,

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