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Old 02-28-2016, 03:46 AM
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Mopar 2" or 4" lift Questions

All - I'll be purchasing a 2016 JKU Rubicon in a couple months as I return from an overseas assignment. Options I've decided upon are auto, 4.10s, etc. I'll also add front and rear small steel bumpers later.

I would like to run 35s and this will be my daily driver with occasional light off-roading and trail riding. Nothing very technical or crazy. Easy beginners stuff.

This forum seems to promote the Mopar lifts and it appears as though guys like them.

Couple questions:
- Can I run 315s or 35s w/o rubbing and solid back spacing on the 2" lift?

- Does the 4" require any cutting or modifications or is it bolt on?

- Any major performance or technical difference gains with the 4" vs 2" other than increased height?

- Any disadvantages with the 4" vs the 2"?

- Would you recommend another lift and why?

Sorry for all the noob questions. I've trolled a lot on this forum in an attempt to learn before I purchase. I'm open to all input on these lifts. If you have pics of the 4" with 35s, pls feel free to post pics as I have not seen many pics of this setup.

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Old 02-28-2016, 12:16 PM   #2
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I really like the 2" Mopar lift I put on the wife's '15 Rubicon. We put Duratrac 315/70R17s on Rugged Ridge 17x9 Drakon wheels. We haven't had it off road yet, but I haven't had any rubbing. The Mopar 2" lift netted 3" of lift before I put the bumpers, winch and tire carrier on. Those heavy addition took about 1/2" off, so say 2 1/2" of lift plus what ever the taller tires add.

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4" lift is done an run by many guys however for your intended use I woudl stick with a 2 or 2.5" lift.
A 4" lift is great for clearance of 37's and allow for flex but you have to do it right. your 315's will be about 34.5" and that is what I run comfortably with a 2.5 Teraflex coil lift.
A 4" lift will cause drivability problems and drive shaft issues eventually and you arent hard core off roading so no need. The older Jeeps needed the higher lifts but J/K's do quite well keeping it low. I would still consider geometry correction brackets especially since you arent gonna do rock scraping. It makes things so much closer to stock which is what you want.
There are many opinions out there but I know you would be just fine with the lower. You would have more money in your pockets to do mods instead of repair/replacements. Good Luck.
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