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Old 02-03-2015, 11:28 AM
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Advice for first mods on jeep

I'm thinking about putting on 35's (Baja MTZ) with a 2.5 inch teraflex lift. But, what type of suspension do you recommend for my jk? I'm also going to buy lockers, c gussets, and a truss on. Do i need a new driveshaft? or even a CV one? And if i go through with this should I invest in a leveling kit or spacers or something else I don't know about???? Throw your knowledge at me.

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with 2.5" Teraflex spring lift kit you are set for 35" tires. just don't forget to get new shocks as well. You don't need to change driveshaft. expect your axles shift to the driver side by 1/2". if you want to fix that buy adjustable track bars(rear and front). i kept mine as is though.

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are track bars swaybars? and so I don't need that other crap? just get the tires and lift plus shocks?
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are track bars swaybars? and so I don't need that other crap? just get the tires and lift plus shocks?
Sway bars are different from track bars. track bars are used to keeping your axles in place, and sway bars preventing from exessive body roll.

2.5" teraflex kit will include a set for the rear sway bars, and the factory rear sway bars will be moved to the front.

2.5" Teraflex can come with teraflex shocks or without- depends how you buy it. most people will buy shocks separately. i went with Bilstein 5100 shocks. lots of people go with Rancho adjustable shocks or Fox shocks.

if you keep it 2.5". you won't need anything else. if you buy 3.5" and more then prepare your wallet.

also i have a 4 door, may be 2 door owners will double check if its applicable to 2 door as well regarding drive shaft angle with 2.5" lift. i just noticed you have a 2 door.
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by the way. are you keeping your stock wheels? if so you will need wheel spacers. or if you buy aftermarket wheels, make sure you have 4.5" backspace or less
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ok thank you. so get rims that have 4.5" backspace and is that all the requirements for wheels? and so should i just buy both front and back track bars plus auto swaybars?
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i really have no clue about suspensions and what not
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ok thank you. so get rims that have 4.5" backspace and is that all the requirements for wheels? and so should i just buy both front and back track bars plus auto swaybars?
that and the bolt pattern. i wouldn' buy track bars or anything else yet. if you want to add those add those later. but first see if you really need them.
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just search this forum and you will find prepared articles for everyone that is new with suspension. read them all first. and you will know what you need.
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what do you mean by bolt pattern? what size of rims should i be looking for and also whats the full size of the 35's, i can't remember. thanks a lot
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what do you mean by bolt pattern? and also whats the full size of the 35's, i can't remember. and thanks a lot
The bolt pattern is the number and spacing of the holes that the wheel studs go through on the wheels. JK's have a 5x5 bolt pattern. Any of the Wheels you see listed under the JK tab will fit on your rig. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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315/70-17" or in metric 35x12.5/17 is the modt common size for 35" tires.
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