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Old 02-14-2020, 07:05 PM
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How are the 2.5 in leveling kits for light off road use?

Pretty much title of the post. I ultimately like to get a suspension lift, however I'd also like to get some m/t tires, cannot afford both right now and was thinking if a leveling kit might be a good compromise till I can afford a proper lift kit. I know ultimately getting the suspension kit is best.

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Pretty much title of the post. I ultimately like to get a suspension lift, however I'd also like to get some m/t tires, cannot afford both right now and was thinking if a leveling kit might be a good compromise till I can afford a proper lift kit. I know ultimately getting the suspension kit is best.

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If you take an intermediate step you just raised the cost of your build.
Check out the Rancho 2" Sport lift. Pricing is very reasonable. DIY install with basic tools.
Very capable and run 33's or 35's... maybe add a set of spacers. If you can stay OE wheels.
You'll have a good rig at a good price.

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There is no shame in a small spacer lift.
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How are the 2.5 in leveling kits for light off road use?

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Pretty much title of the post. I ultimately like to get a suspension lift, however I'd also like to get some m/t tires, cannot afford both right now and was thinking if a leveling kit might be a good compromise till I can afford a proper lift kit. I know ultimately getting the suspension kit is best.



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I know some people here disagree, but I have the roughy country lift with 285/75/17 and love it. I don’t do “serious” off roading, but do go out in it. I have no issues and really am happy with it.


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That looks good, actually been looking up the rough county 2.5 in suspension, looks like a good deal to get started. Cheapest i can find it in Canada is about 500. What make of tires do you have, look really nice

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I know some people here disagree, but I have the roughy country lift with 285/75/17 and love it. I don’t do “serious” off roading, but do go out in it. I have no issues and really am happy with it.


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I had a Teraflex 2.5” spacer lift on my 2009 and 2012 JKU Rubicons. They wheeled pretty good. I also had a Rubicon Express 2.0” on my 2014 JKU Sahara which rarely left pavement: it was perfect for that.

The key drawbacks compared to a proper lift were (1) less articulation on the trail, and (2) a slightly less refined ride on the road. Other than that, you couldn’t really tell the difference.

Wheeling my 2012 JKUR with a 2.5” spacer lift: it had less articulation than a full lift but did fine

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My observation based on the Op was;

He stated that the end game goal was a "proper lift" and MT's.
An interim spacer lift adds expense and moreover Doubles the labor/effort and if not DIY - the expense.
A good solid quality lift once and done saves $$ in the long run.
The lift I mentioned is not the only low/moderate priced option ... It's just the one I've used several times and would do so again.

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That looks good, actually been looking up the rough county 2.5 in suspension, looks like a good deal to get started. Cheapest i can find it in Canada is about 500. What make of tires do you have, look really nice


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