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Old 02-03-2015, 02:36 PM
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New here! Question about lifts..

I am looking at a 2-3" lift for my unlimited jk 2014. My question is what lift can I install with keeping my stock wheels/tires on? (Yes I will eventually swap them out too, but will need to do it in stages.) I have seen a lot of lifts say they won't work with factory rims, some say they can with rear track bar relocation bracket and others don't mention it at all. Suggestions?

Appreciate the advice in advance!

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Old 02-03-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.
This thread is loaded with info. Try posting on there if no one else responds.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/ne...jk-298665.html

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Welcome to the Forum!

Once you read the great link above ...

Which lift kit are you referring to specifically? There are dozens of kits and they all include different parts.

Lift kits per se are independent of the rims and tires. Actually, one popular question is "Which to install first: rims and tires or lift kit?". The interference issues are usually related to HD joints on links or isolated.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:35 PM
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Thanks for responses. I replied with more specifics to the thread. I was looking at a 3" zone off road kit which requires spacers with stock tires. After reading that link I feel less confident about just doing the lift though. Sounds like you need a lot more pieces to avoid mis alignments or problems.
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I used Aev 2.5 lift with gel brackets and used my stock rubicon wheels for a few months.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:44 PM   #6
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Watch the Teraflex video. Sure they are selling their stuff but its full of good advice on why the various lift heights impact the geometry of your rig.

News - TeraFlex Tech: Choosing a Lift for your Jeep | TeraFlex Suspensions
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I am looking at a 2-3" lift for my unlimited jk 2014. My question is what lift can I install with keeping my stock wheels/tires on? (Yes I will eventually swap them out too, but will need to do it in stages.) I have seen a lot of lifts say they won't work with factory rims, some say they can with rear track bar relocation bracket and others don't mention it at all. Suggestions?

Appreciate the advice in advance!
The reason some manufacturers say that their lift won't work with the factory wheels is because of the backspacing of those wheels. When you lift your rig it can cause interference with suspension components unless you also add Wheel Spacers to effectively lessen your backspacing. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Thanks everyone, I like that TF video and I understand about the wheel spacers now.

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