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Old 11-14-2014, 04:45 PM
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Lift advice

Hello everyone,
I'm looking for some advice for a lift for my 14 JK 2 door. I'm looking to lift it about 2-2.5" and get 33" tires. There are many options out there, spacers, spacers with shocks and just longer springs. What are the benefits and down sides? Any brands that are better than others? The Jeep is my daily driver so I don't want to go to crazy on it but improve the looks on it. I do occasional off-roading for hunting. Do I need to get different gears? I have the 3.21 axles. I appreciate any input as this is my first Jeep.

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Old 11-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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You won't need a regear for 33's.

Take a look at Rock Krawler's 1.5 kits. They rate their springs for 4drs so a 2dr will see about 2.5" lift from their 1.5 kits.

I'm running RK's 1.5 X-Factor and got about 2.5" out of it to run 35s.

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Cool, I will check this out. I found a Rough Country 2.5" lift with shocks that looks good. What are the down sides to spacers versus spacers - shocks? Thank you for your reply.
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Rough Country is a low end lift kit. Their spacers are OK but there are much better choices for coil lifts.

Wait until you put on the 33s and you decide if you need gears. It really is subjective choice although it's questionable whether you would buy your Jeep off the lot in that configuration after a test drive.
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My advice, don't go cheap. I did with a crappy procomp, now I'm waiting on my 3.5 Rock Krawler x-factor to come in.
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MAXX143, I only see a 1.75 kit on the Rock Krawler website. Is that the one you are talking about?
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MAXX143, I only see a 1.75 kit on the Rock Krawler website. Is that the one you are talking about?
Not sure where you're looking, but just checked their site and found this. These are their three 1.5" kits.
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Rough Country is a low end lift kit. Their spacers are OK but there are much better choices for coil lifts.

Wait until you put on the 33s and you decide if you need gears. It really is subjective choice although it's questionable whether you would buy your Jeep off the lot in that configuration after a test drive.
Here we go again..... Someone trashes on something without any real experience. Seems like you have an agenda against RC Spinlock.
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I run RC on both of my JKs with zero issues. For some reason Spinlock jumps in any time someone suggests RC to knock them. Sounds like we need to go wheeling together Spinlock to finally put your rumor mill to rest.
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I am no expert but I added the Rancho 2" Sport Lift to my 2 door. I purchased the kit with the RS9000 adjustable shocks and have been very happy so far. It's a combination of coils and spacers that accommodates 33s very well. Also pretty decent for the price--will I eventually upgrade? Yes. But for right now it's getting the job done and I like the stance of my Jeep.

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Mike if you're trying to get clearance for 33s it Doesn't take much over stock height. Some guys run 33s and no lift with minor rubbing in fender wells only when the suspension is flexed out.

Not sure if you've looked at them or if someone else has suggested them to you but coil spacers will work as well. Or you could get someone's 4 door take off springs.
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33's no lift and no rubbing with regular driving and slight rubbing when if hit the desert
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Cool, thank you for the input and pictures. It's like with most things, different opinions and experiences.
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33's on stock rims will likely rub when turning at full lock, even with a lift.
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Hello everyone,
I'm looking for some advice for a lift for my 14 JK 2 door. I'm looking to lift it about 2-2.5" and get 33" tires. There are many options out there, spacers, spacers with shocks and just longer springs. What are the benefits and down sides? Any brands that are better than others? The Jeep is my daily driver so I don't want to go to crazy on it but improve the looks on it. I do occasional off-roading for hunting. Do I need to get different gears? I have the 3.21 axles. I appreciate any input as this is my first Jeep.

Thanks,

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Check out my signature and profile pictures. 2010 2 door manual with 3.21 gears that is my dd. RK 1.5" springs with 33x12.50 GYD's. I pieced things together as far as sway bar links, control arm brackets, etc. Very happy with the look and ride! Received about 2.5" and perfectly level!
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I am no expert but I added the Rancho 2" Sport Lift to my 2 door. I purchased the kit with the RS9000 adjustable shocks and have been very happy so far. It's a combination of coils and spacers that accommodates 33s very well. Also pretty decent for the price--will I eventually upgrade? Yes. But for right now it's getting the job done and I like the stance of my Jeep. Pictures are: Stock, after lift, lift/new tires-wheels
This setup can't be beat as far as price. If you can hold out to spring. Rancho does their once a year shock AND lift rebate.
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I like my TF 2.5" lift w/ TF 9550 shocks. I need to order geometry correction brackets to fix the flighty steering, but no other issues.

If I had it to do over again, I would order 17" wheels for the beginning. But that's another issue.

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Be prepared to spend a little extra since something may need to be added after the lift. I found that with only 2.5" of lift my drive shaft boot was touching the exhaust at full droop.

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