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This is my first post so first of all i would like to say hello guys, greetings from Europe.

Ok then , let's get to the topic. I am a happy owner of 2015 JK Rubicon Unlimited. I have been driving it for about a year (i bought it in December) ,and i think it is just the time for a lift. The car is great off-road but sometimes i just need more ground clearance (and much better tires :D ). So i started looking for a good lift kit, on-road is honestly most important for me. So i choosed clayton long arm. Most people say that it rides even better after the lift but they are dealers so what else can they say. I am the only owner of JK unlimited i know so i can't ask anyone how it really is.
Thats why i am asking you guys, will it really ride well on the highway?

I will use Clayton long arm lift kit (2.5) and fox factory series reservoir shocks.

Tire size , i am not sure about that, maybe 33 inches maximum is 35 inches .

How will it handle on road?

Is there a better option? Or i choosed the kit correctly?
 

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Why a long arm for only 2.5 inches of lift? You will lose some of that clearance due to the long arm control arm mounts. Personally I think a 2.5 short arm kit would suit you better. Take a look at the Rock Krawler 2.5 inch X-Factor.
 

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Addressing the lift, not Clayton specifically. You do not need to get a susupension lift to run 33s. If you like the more open wheel well look, install some aftermarket flares for more clearance. The Fox reservoir shocks are overkill for your described driving. It doesn't sound like you will ever be cycling the suspension enough to overheat the shocks to the point of needing the reservoir. Save the moeny and apply it to the kit. Tire sidewall construction and PSI is a big factor in how new tires effect the seat of the pants feel of a new lift. Also, caster correction back into specs after the lift is impportant to reliable street performance and safety.

A long arm kit will give you a better on road feel due to the geometry of the arc the suspension will then be traveling (longer radius and all). Unless you are building a true LCG rig (37"+ tall tires, low lift, highline fenders), I do not see the benefit of a LA kit at 2.5" lift height for what you have described.

Clayton builds nice stuff.

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The Fox reservoir shocks are overkill for your described driving. It doesn't sound like you will ever be cycling the suspension enough to overheat the shocks to the point of needing the reservoir. Save the moeny and apply it to the kit. Tire sidewall construction and PSI is a big factor in how new tires effect the seat of the pants feel of a new lift. Also, caster correction back into specs after the lift is impportant to reliable street performance and safety.

A long arm kit will give you a better on road feel due to the geometry of the arc the suspension will then be traveling (longer radius and all). Unless you are building a true LCG rig (37"+ tall tires, low lift, highline fenders), I do not see the benefit of a LA kit at 2.5" lift height for what you have described.

Clayton builds nice stuff.

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Well, the reason why i choosed the reservoir shocks is DSC adjuster. I can adjust the shocks compression , so they can be really soft while off-roading and much harder on the highway. Maybe one day i will make a 4 inch lift or even more, that's the second reason why i choosed LA. Actually, i would prefer 3.5 inch lift ,but i have to remember that the car is new and it has over 3 years of warranty left. If i will make lift higher than 2.5 i will loose the warranty :/
 

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Well, the reason why i choosed the reservoir shocks is DSC adjuster. I can adjust the shocks compression , so they can be really soft while off-roading and much harder on the highway. Maybe one day i will make a 4 inch lift or even more, that's the second reason why i choosed LA. Actually, i would prefer 3.5 inch lift ,but i have to remember that the car is new and it has over 3 years of warranty left. If i will make lift higher than 2.5 i will loose the warranty :/
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Actually, i would prefer 3.5 inch lift ,but i have to remember that the car is new and it has over 3 years of warranty left. If i will make lift higher than 2.5 i will loose the warranty :/
Maybe it is different where you live, but, I do not see how going 1" higher in lift will void the warranty vs any lift height with a LA kit. I get the shock thing. Good luck and enjoy the Jeep.
 

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Maybe it is different where you live, but, I do not see how going 1" higher in lift will void the warranty vs any lift height with a LA kit. I get the shock thing. Good luck and enjoy the Jeep.
Actually nobody knows that , it is suprisng how stupid rules of the warranty are in europe :/

In many cases service will refuse to repair your car if they will find any marks of of-roading even some mud under the hood :/

A few months ago my car got stuck in mud, i had to wait a long time before my friend with a winch arrived ,so i turned off the engine. When he finally found me in the forest and hooked the winch to the jeep i started the engine again.
The next day car didn't start. Jeep assistance towed it to the service, after 2 days they called to me and said the starter was filled with mud. Of course they refused to clean it or replace under warranty. I paid 600$ for a new one :(

Another example are my headlights, i have installed JW Speaker , and almost lost warranty for all electronic parts in my jeep.

It is pretty sad , because Wrangler is definitelly off-road car and producer should not treat customers like this. :/

I guess in US you don't have problems like this ?
 

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