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Old 09-08-2015, 06:45 PM
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Suspension lift+leveling

I know that once you get beyond the 3" lift, you have to start messing with the drive shafts, ect. If you throw on a 2.5" lift with a leveling kit to get it up to 4", do you still have to change out your stock shafts?

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I know that once you get beyond the 3" lift, you have to start messing with the drive shafts, ect. If you throw on a 2.5" lift with a leveling kit to get it up to 4", do you still have to change out your stock shafts?
Yes, lift is lift no matter how you get it.

What size tires are you planning to run?

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The reason you need to "mess" with more things to accommodate a larger suspension lift is because you change the factory suspension geometry beyond its ability to adapt. At 1-2.5" ( no matter how you achieve this 2.5 of suspension lift) most of the stock components can handle the change. 4" is a lot of lift. You can run 35" tires on 2.5" of suspension lift on a JK with factory fenders. You could stretch to 37" (not recommended without dome other beefing up due to potential breakage) with 2.5" of suspension lift and chopped or aftermarket fender flares.
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I was going to run 35s. If I were to go up to a 4" lift with 35 tires, what all would have to be changed out?
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3 inches is the magic number and most 2.5 inch lifts give you about 3 inches...average. The front is lifted more to level the Jeep so you'll see numbers like 3.5 inches But the rear is usually less for an average of 2.5 to 3 inches. 2.5 inch lifts, stated height not actual, are usually good to go with stock drive shafts as long as you add exhaust spacers (2012+ only).

In reality, you could trash a stock DS on a 2.5 inch lift is you flex a lot but most kits won't allow enough flex to damage the DS.

You don't need the leveling kit on top of the coil lift to level the Jeep. Most quality lifts level the Jeep as well as lift it. If you want the height, plan on drives shafts, maybe control arms, track bars and geometry brackets along with possibly brake lines. You just added $1000 to the lift, probably more. Might as well get a 3.5 inch kit at that point.
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I was going to run 35s. If I were to go up to a 4" lift with 35 tires, what all would have to be changed out?
4" is too much for 35's... I just drove a brand new JKU with a 3" lift and 37's today. You can run 35's on a 2.5 but a 3" is fine. It's not like the old Jeeps where you needed big lift to get to big tires. This is the Jeep...



If you want more than a 2.5, consider something like the Teraflex 3" with 4 flex arms and then you can pick the shocks you want to run, Rancho, Fox or Bilstein. Add exhaust spacers and go. At this height, you avoid the issue of replacing drive shafts, etc. That is the exact lift that's on the Jeep above.

TeraFlex JK 3" Lift Kit w/ 4 FlexArms

Jason at Krawl can package a deal together for you with your choice of shocks, etc.

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