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I just bought the TERAFLEX 10.25" (for 2.5" lift) to use on the rear as I install the AEV 2.5' lift kit. The current STOCK rear links will go on the front for a perfect fit.
Dont' know about a "need", but I can tell you ppl love the ride with new, properly fitted links for a new lift. Like you said, they are pretty cheap, so as might as well match it to your new lift. Just my opinion, but I AM doing it next week. TF also has longer ones for a 3-4".
TY I am going to start hunting for the right sway links tonight. I want to find adjustable but I think I will have to go with TF.
 

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TY I am going to start hunting for the right sway links tonight. I want to find adjustable but I think I will have to go with TF.
TF is nice as well as Rock Krawler or JKS. Welcome to the forum! If we can help, feel free to PM, email, or give us a call at anytime! We are here to help any way we can...

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Hello all.
Apologies if this has been asked to death, but after reading numerous post, I'm not quite clear on a couple of specific points.

I'm planning on replacing the 13/55 springs and shocks on my 2015 JK Sport, with stock 18/58 springs and shocks from a 2017 JKU Rubicon. From what I read, I understand I may see appx 1.25" lift in front, and perhaps .75" in the back? I'm also planning replacing stock tires with 265/75R16 KO2's (31.7"? about 2" overall bigger than current stock).

My question is, with such a modest lift, would *anything*, else need changing? I.E sway bar links, repositioning brake line bracket, etc? Would the addition of 3/4" coil spring spacers(not likely, but undecided) change any of this? If this IS just a straight swap, are there perhaps things that could, or should be done, that although not necessary, would improve handling? Also, would I perhaps regret NOT going for 33" tires instead?

Obviously, I'm not going for extreme, or technical off road, but would like better traction on northern Ontario "back country" and logging roads. Often flooded in spring. Perhaps some trails. Regardless, what little off roading I do plan, will still require 3-4 hours hwy driving just to get to. I want to retain road handling, and minimal tire wear, as much as possible. Thanks for any advice.
Well, it is hard to say what your results will be for sure. But at that small an increase in ride height (not really a lift as the suspension limits will be pretty much unchanged, only the ride height will really have changed) it is possible you will find it still drive OK. If that is the case, pat yourself on the back and enjoy. But different Wranglers start with different amounts of caster to begin with. When you raise the ride height the caster will be reduced. Where you end up depends on two main factors, how much more height and how much caster you had to begin with.
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Went to a local shop, a bit pricey but said they would do the alignment in the morning as they did not want to rush the job and wanted the specs from TF. $170 -$250 if he had to adjust control arms.

TF said the lift is designed to be set at Factory specs.

As I was calling them on the way home, I saw a Belle Tire (I'm not a huge fan, but said what the heck give them a shot). The manager said alignment 120$ both front/rear 1 year as many alignment I need or $90 3 months.

He said no charge to put on a check. Took 5 minutes or less the worker came out said, hey here is the specs, I see no reason yet to do an alignment. (It too close to worry).

Here is the sheet what are your thoughts. I felt great coming out of Belle Tire.
 

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Nice....I'm gonna print this sheet for the specs and keep it with me. After I do the AEv 2.5" lift next week it;s gonna go into shop. As might as well make their life easier
 

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You should shoot for 5 degrees of caster if you can get it,your rig will handle much better. I drive 80 mph with my thumb and finger.
 

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I just want to give a shout out to everyone who has both asked questions and answered questions. I'm a neophyte when it comes to four wheeled vehicles and this thread was invaluable in answering my questions.

Jason @Krawl off road hooked me up with TF ball joints, RK Flex 2/5" lift with some Rancho 9000's, along with some Nitto Terra Grappler and Vision wheels. I'm more than happy with the parts even if the install took way more time than I thought it would.

I'll post up some thoughts on the install from the perspective of a neophyte when I get time.

Thanks again everyone!
james
 

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I just want to give a shout out to everyone who has both asked questions and answered questions. I'm a neophyte when it comes to four wheeled vehicles and this thread was invaluable in answering my questions.



Jason @Krawl off road hooked me up with TF ball joints, RK Flex 2/5" lift with some Rancho 9000's, along with some Nitto Terra Grappler and Vision wheels. I'm more than happy with the parts even if the install took way more time than I thought it would.



I'll post up some thoughts on the install from the perspective of a neophyte when I get time.



Thanks again everyone!

james


Ba-bam !!
 

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I just want to give a shout out to everyone who has both asked questions and answered questions. I'm a neophyte when it comes to four wheeled vehicles and this thread was invaluable in answering my questions.

Jason @Krawl off road hooked me up with TF ball joints, RK Flex 2/5" lift with some Rancho 9000's, along with some Nitto Terra Grappler and Vision wheels. I'm more than happy with the parts even if the install took way more time than I thought it would.

I'll post up some thoughts on the install from the perspective of a neophyte when I get time.

Thanks again everyone!
james
Looking good James! Thank you for letting us help out! If there is anything else we can ever do for you, please let us know! We are always here to help...

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Well, whatcha' y'all (yep, I'm going all Southern on your asses!!🤣) think of a set of 255 85R17 to go with my new AEV 2.5" lift?? (I now have stock 32s 255 75 R17 M/T on my 18' Recon that are WAY too loud my little mind). I'd ALSO love to keep my Recon wheels, as I like them a lot.
So I'm lifting. Check.
Gotta get bigger tires. Check.
Don't want get M/T monsters. Check.
Thoughts??
 

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Ughh....Wrong pic attachement. Here's THE CORRECT comparisson pic
 

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Great, but what tires actually come in that size?
haha bastard!!! I hate them experienced guys!
So I can't seem to find anything. Everything on that width and aspect ratio seems to be on a 16 wheel. FML!
 

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Hi all! Coronavirus cabin fever! First of all thank you to all, who take the time to post. Your posts have been super helpful. I have read many of your posts about several topics, but most recently lift kits. I have a 2013 JKUS with 93,000 miles. I am original owner and after reading 100’s of posts, I decided to lift with Mopar 2 inch with driveshaft. I had my local mechanic install, he is not particularly a Jeep specialist, but fair and honest guy.

He did however make 2 errors. 1. I Provided him with the Rancho Geometry brackets to install, but he had notched out the axel for the cam bolts. As he was following the printed instructions. And I failed to tell him, specifically not to use the Cam Bolts. He called to discuss the Geometry brackets and I realized the goof. I told him to install with Cam Bolts and skip the brackets for now. I’ll drive as is for now and address, if I don’t like the ride.

2. I previously installed the TF 2inch spacer leveling kit. Goof again, installer failed to remove the spacers. There are actually 2 spacers at each front coil and 1 at each rear coil. Is this too much? Alignment and driving seem to be OK. This is my DD, I do not Rock Crawl, at most old wooded logging trails upstate NY 99% street driving. He will remove the spacers and realign without any additional cost. I told him I will drive as for now and follow up. Got 3.75 lift up front and an even 2 inches in the rear. The increase is based off the installed level kit, so even greater lift if compared to stock height. It looks level. I’m thinking I will definitely leave the rear with the spacers. So my question, should I have the front spacers removed? Should I remove 1 of the 2? Or is it OK to leave as is?
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haha bastard!!! I hate them experienced guys!
So I can't seem to find anything. Everything on that width and aspect ratio seems to be on a 16 wheel. FML!
It's all good.
That size isn't really a standard size for Jeep tires but the slightly smaller 255/80-17 is, and it is a nice size. A little taller than what you have.
Another great option for pizza cutter tires is either the Kenda or Goodyear MT in a 35x10.5-17 / 280/80-17. A little wider than what you have, but still a narrow for its height tire.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/kendas-new-kr601-r-t-in-35x10-5r17-280-80r17-is-out-2351343.html
 

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haha bastard!!! I hate them experienced guys!
So I can't seem to find anything. Everything on that width and aspect ratio seems to be on a 16 wheel. FML!
It's all good.
That size isn't really a standard size for Jeep tires but the slightly smaller 255/80-17 is, and it is a nice size. A little taller than what you have.
Another great option for pizza cutter tires is either the Kenda or Goodyear MT in a 35x10.5-17 / 280/80-17. A little wider than what you have, but still a narrow for its height tire.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/kendas-new-kr601-r-t-in-35x10-5r17-280-80r17-is-out-2351343.html

Yeah Ive seen these, since I figured out the other size was great on a chart, but not available in the real world. So 2 things:
1. I wanna stay away from MTs. I've got (almost new) them now stock on my Recon, and while they look crazy cool....they ride crappy to my taste. The noise unbearable. It even shakes side-2-sidewhen you are coming to a slow stop. I get it thou. They are what they are, and what they are FOR. Just not for me. So Im gonna go with ATs. (For sale in Chicago soon thou😁)
2. Before I drive myself nuts, I think I should actually get the AEV 2.5" lift on the Jeep, and drive it around for a few days. It "looks" like I already have plenty of clearance as is, fully stock with 32s, so Im sure it'll feel and look weird driving around with a 2.5" lift and stock 32s...

I'm just trying to get a head start on this project. I LOVE my stock Rubi Recon wheels, but I get the ONLY way to keep them with bigger tires is to use 1.5" spacers. I kinda didnt wanna use spacers, but I think im worming up to the idea....I guess. And I do like pizza cutters more than really wide tires.....
 

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I'm pretty sure I'm warming up to the idea, but who knows these days....I might be "worning" up too🤤
 

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Yeah Ive seen these, since I figured out the other size was great on a chart, but not available in the real world. So 2 things:
1. I wanna stay away from MTs. I've got (almost new) them now stock on my Recon, and while they look crazy cool....they ride crappy to my taste. The noise unbearable. It even shakes side-2-sidewhen you are coming to a slow stop. I get it thou. They are what they are, and what they are FOR. Just not for me. So Im gonna go with ATs. (For sale in Chicago soon thou😁)
2. Before I drive myself nuts, I think I should actually get the AEV 2.5" lift on the Jeep, and drive it around for a few days. It "looks" like I already have plenty of clearance as is, fully stock with 32s, so Im sure it'll feel and look weird driving around with a 2.5" lift and stock 32s...

I'm just trying to get a head start on this project. I LOVE my stock Rubi Recon wheels, but I get the ONLY way to keep them with bigger tires is to use 1.5" spacers. I kinda didnt wanna use spacers, but I think im worming up to the idea....I guess. And I do like pizza cutters more than really wide tires.....
The Kenda's are an AT. And inexpensive.
And the AEV kits are pretty nice. Just add Rancho geometry brackets and new rear sway bar links so you can move the stock rear links to the front. Don't use their sway bar link extension brackets. Or use quick disconnects for the front like JKS or TeraFlex (yes, even Jeeps with the electric disconnect benefit from quick disconnects).
 

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Hi all! Coronavirus cabin fever! First of all thank you to all, who take the time to post. Your posts have been super helpful. I have read many of your posts about several topics, but most recently lift kits. I have a 2013 JKUS with 93,000 miles. I am original owner and after reading 100’s of posts, I decided to lift with Mopar 2 inch with driveshaft. I had my local mechanic install, he is not particularly a Jeep specialist, but fair and honest guy.

He did however make 2 errors. 1. I Provided him with the Rancho Geometry brackets to install, but he had notched out the axel for the cam bolts. As he was following the printed instructions. And I failed to tell him, specifically not to use the Cam Bolts. He called to discuss the Geometry brackets and I realized the goof. I told him to install with Cam Bolts and skip the brackets for now. I’ll drive as is for now and address, if I don’t like the ride.

2. I previously installed the TF 2inch spacer leveling kit. Goof again, installer failed to remove the spacers. There are actually 2 spacers at each front coil and 1 at each rear coil. Is this too much? Alignment and driving seem to be OK. This is my DD, I do not Rock Crawl, at most old wooded logging trails upstate NY 99% street driving. He will remove the spacers and realign without any additional cost. I told him I will drive as for now and follow up. Got 3.75 lift up front and an even 2 inches in the rear. The increase is based off the installed level kit, so even greater lift if compared to stock height. It looks level. I’m thinking I will definitely leave the rear with the spacers. So my question, should I have the front spacers removed? Should I remove 1 of the 2? Or is it OK to leave as is?
Thanks All!

Its entirely up to you. I bet ride would be a little better without the spacers up front. As far as 1 or both, depends on the height and how level it is.
 
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