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Old 11-08-2016, 12:32 PM
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Lift Kit Help

I just recently bought a 2013 4 door Jeep Wrangler Sahara unlimited. I want to purchase a lift kit but don't know where to start. I want somewhere between a 2-3 inch lift. I buy my jeep things from quadtratec because I have had great experience with them. Can anyone suggest a brand and lift kit that would be best?

It is my everyday vehicle and drive 99% of the time on the highway. I was looking at the 2inch OME heavy load but am not sure if it is the best or if it will be enough lift for me.

I'm looking to but one kit that has everything I need.

any help would be greatly appreciated. I've done a lot of research but can't decide what will work best for me.

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Considering you have limited the choices to Quadratec I would choose this lift:

Teraflex 3" Sport S/T3 Suspension System with Fox Shocks

It is one of the most complete kits on the market. The only thing extra you will need is a drive shaft and you don't need that right away.

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I'd say Terra Flex or Rock Krawler. I personally like Rock Krawler which is why I went with them. Just a heads up tho, if you go Rock Krawler they make your lift once you buy it. So it'll take about 30 days to get if you pick them.
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Just my thought, but if your going to be on the road 99% of the time, you may want to just go with a leveling kit. It will give you a much better look than stock.

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I just recently bought a 2013 4 door Jeep Wrangler Sahara unlimited. I want to purchase a lift kit but don't know where to start. I want somewhere between a 2-3 inch lift. I buy my jeep things from quadtratec because I have had great experience with them. Can anyone suggest a brand and lift kit that would be best?

It is my everyday vehicle and drive 99% of the time on the highway. I was looking at the 2inch OME heavy load but am not sure if it is the best or if it will be enough lift for me.

I'm looking to but one kit that has everything I need.

any help would be greatly appreciated. I've done a lot of research but can't decide what will work best for me.

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It all really depends on what you plan on doing with your rig and what kind of budget you have in mind.

If you want your Jeep to ride like factory on the road but be a little bit higher in order to clear some larger tires without breaking the bank, then I would go with a leveling kit like the Teraflex 2.5 in. Performance Budget Boost Kit w/ Shocks.

If budget isn't a problem and you're looking for a complete suspension overhaul with great ride quality both on and off-road then I would go with the JKS Jspec 3.5 in. Lift Kit.

The leveling kit would be the right choice if you don't plan on going off-road often and are more worried about on-road drive-ability.

The JKS kit would be the right choice if you want the option of having great on road drive-ability, but at the same time be able to pull over, disconnect the sway bar links, and take it out on some serious trails.

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Thank you for all of the replies so far. I have heard a lot about the teraflex lift kits and am now thinking my best choice may be to go with them. I'm thinking the 3 inch with shocks but also now interested in the budget boost. I don't know if I'm more torn now than before!
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Thank you for all of the replies so far. I have heard a lot about the teraflex lift kits and am now thinking my best choice may be to go with them. I'm thinking the 3 inch with shocks but also now interested in the budget boost. I don't know if I'm more torn now than before!
FYI: I just install the budget boost for a persons JKU and it looks real good. Check out this post:

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/an...t-1881593.html

The nice thing about this kit it is very simple to install and if you want more later you will not be out much money.
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have you considered the rock krawler stock mod from northridge 4x4? about $975 with rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. you will need to add (or make) brake line relocation brackets to it, but another nice kit for the money (mine will be here in the next couple days).
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FYI: I just install the budget boost for a persons JKU and it looks real good. Check out this post:

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/an...t-1881593.html

The nice thing about this kit it is very simple to install and if you want more later you will not be out much money.


Thank you Terry! I read the post you linked me to. I love the look on the JKU with the budget boost. You may have sold me on this because I have a white jeep also and it looked great on the other guys jeep!
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The OME kit is nice, and the 2 inch kit is plenty high enough.
However, I'd suggest for a mainly street driven rig, the AEV 2.5 inch kit is the best option. Especially when combined with a set of geometry correction brackets from either AEV or Rancho.

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Or, if you are on a more constrained budget, I'd recommend the Rancho 2" Sport Kit over any puck lift or budget boost, especially with the 9000 series shocks. And it is very affordable.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/16031_4301_07.htm

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ra...ed-208397.html

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I just recently bought a 2013 4 door Jeep Wrangler Sahara unlimited. I want to purchase a lift kit but don't know where to start. I want somewhere between a 2-3 inch lift. I buy my jeep things from quadtratec because I have had great experience with them. Can anyone suggest a brand and lift kit that would be best?

It is my everyday vehicle and drive 99% of the time on the highway. I was looking at the 2inch OME heavy load but am not sure if it is the best or if it will be enough lift for me.

I'm looking to but one kit that has everything I need.

any help would be greatly appreciated. I've done a lot of research but can't decide what will work best for me.

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Do the OME HD only if you're know you'll be adding steel bumpers, skids, 35 in the back etc, if you're not adding weight, she might drive a little too harsh for your taste. start with the light duty, and you'll have a much better ride, you'll get about 2.5" lift in stock trim with the LD coils, and about 3" with the HD coils.
I have the LD duty in the back, and HD front, but i have 400lbs extra total in weight, for a 2 - 2.25" lift, and have no plans to go up, if i needed more height, i'll do 37's, she drives so nice my tires are pumped to 34 psi for daily driving, that's not something you'll find in a lifted Jeep very often with 35's and E rated tires.

I have more than just coils and shocks though, but if you really want to lift a front/rear live axel vehicle, and make it handle as good or better than stock, and perform a lot better offroad, you have to do a little more than just shocks and coil springs., mine is a DD, 130 miles daily duties onroad, but it's also my offroad weekend toy, i bought it with that dual purpose in mind, and i've been modding it accordingly, i'm not even close to being done with it , but that's another conversation we can have later on, you'll find it crazy everything you can do, and there is no way to keep yourself from not adding more,

Have fun, don't be afraid to ask, don't be afraid to lift, but pay attention how you lift, you'll save yourself a lot of grief in the future.

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We put the Teraflex 2.5" coil spring kit in ours with the 9550 shocks. Came with everything, decided to get front brake line brackets as it was a little tight and also a front adjustable track bar. That was it.

Looks great. And handles awesome on road. I've had it up to 145km/h (90mph) and still handles fine.
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Heres some pics with the lift installed



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Heres some pics with the lift installed



Love it! And No Doors I wish the morning were warm enough to do that here
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Love it! And No Doors I wish the morning were warm enough to do that here
Yea I'm in Canada, this was taken about 2 months ago. Not a chance I could do that now. Lol.
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If you do 99% on road driving, I would go with the AEV 2.5" kit, and add the GCB's.
Awesome on road handling and the ride imo is better than stock.
Pricey, yes, worth it, I think so.
We have them on my JK, my wife and son's JKU's.
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I have a 2010 jk that has 18" sahara rims and nitto tg's on it. I wanted to know how much larger can I go on tires? Can I put 33's or 35's and if so which ones? (like what is the tire sizes) I'm not familiar with tires but I think I will need spacers? My jk sits a little higher than other stock ones I've seen but idk what kind of lift it has , I bought it used and the seller didn't know either. I attached some pic's, If someone can please help it would be appreciated.
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I have a 2010 jk that has 18" sahara rims and nitto tg's on it. I wanted to know how much larger can I go on tires? Can I put 33's or 35's and if so which ones? (like what is the tire sizes) I'm not familiar with tires but I think I will need spacers? My jk sits a little higher than other stock ones I've seen but idk what kind of lift it has , I bought it used and the seller didn't know either. I attached some pic's, If someone can please help it would be appreciated.
You can run 37s if you use wheel spacers. Hell you may even get 40s in there, but don't hit any bumps lol
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You can run 37s if you use wheel spacers. Hell you may even get 40s in there, but don't hit any bumps lol
I want to be able to hit bumps though, so I wanted to do 33's or 35's. I was told I would need spacers to do so.
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I want to be able to hit bumps though, so I wanted to do 33's or 35's. I was told I would need spacers to do so.
Yes spacers are gonna be a must on stock rims, unless all you plan to do is move forward and back in a straight line like some shopping mall kiddy ride. The other option you have is to look a steelies. Not sure how in love with your rims you are or if its just a cost thing. you can find pretty decent rims for about 130 each (50 each if steelies). Just some thoughts.

And tire size would be 35x12.5x18. or 315x70(I think, or 65)x18
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Yes spacers are gonna be a must on stock rims, unless all you plan to do is move forward and back in a straight line like some shopping mall kiddy ride. The other option you have is to look a steelies. Not sure how in love with your rims you are or if its just a cost thing. you can find pretty decent rims for about 130 each (50 each if steelies). Just some thoughts.

And tire size would be 35x12.5x18. or 315x70(I think, or 65)x18
Ok Ill check that out, I just like the way the stock rims look.
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Ok Ill check that out, I just like the way the stock rims look.
That's good, to each their own. Biggest thing to remember is its YOUR jeep. Do what you have to in order to make it exactly what you want. we all have are opinions. Some are good, some just down right out there and mean. Those are the ones that try and tell you what you want to do isn't possible, instead of helping find a solution. Good luck and please keep us updated!
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Thank you for all of the replies so far. I have heard a lot about the teraflex lift kits and am now thinking my best choice may be to go with them. I'm thinking the 3 inch with shocks but also now interested in the budget boost. I don't know if I'm more torn now than before!


I know old thread, just curious to see what kit you need up picking up.

I just picked up a 2017 and was torn again on what to do. Did the same 2.5" teraflex kit then added a teraflex 1.25" body lift and 35's. I did the 2.5" first and ran 33's but quickly decided to buy 35's and didn't want to start over again so the body lift was great.




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My JKU Sahara came with a 2.5" Coil Spring Spacer Kit and a Rubicon (red shocks and coils etc.) suspension. I'm wondering if I can add a 3/4" coil spacer on top of the 2.5" Coil Spring Spacer in the front to level it out. I also want to put a 1.25" body lift on it. I have 295/70/17 tires on aftermarket fuel rims currently and want to go up to 35's, I also have a stinger bumper and a smittybilt winch up front. Is there anyone who has ran this set up or that can give me advice on if it will work? I have searched around aot and have found very little info, and insight would be great.

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