So I have a 2012 jk sport s 2 door and I've heard you need to replace the front driveshaft with a 2.5 inch lift, is this true?
thanks so much this helps a lot!No and maybe. Generally no. But it will not last as long as with no lift. And many 2.5 lifts can be higher than 2.5. So you don't have to change it, but just be ready to change it when it goes. You will usually get warnings - vibrations and grease usually.
Perfect answer ^No and maybe. Generally no. But it will not last as long as with no lift. And many 2.5 lifts can be higher than 2.5. So you don't have to change it, but just be ready to change it when it goes. You will usually get warnings - vibrations and grease usually.
Safe to say this reply just ruined my night, :atomic:, i thought i researched this topic to death and was safe with the answer of the AEV 2.5 lift not having to need to replace driveshafts. Now I'm scratching my head again. uke:I did an AEV 2.5 lift on mine and the drive shaft is shot after 42k miles. Lift has been on about 20k miles. It is slinging grease, I just ordered a custom K.O.R. driveshaft from Jason over at KrawlOff-road.com scheduled for deliverly on Monday I iwll post up some pictures.
According to AEV, an exhaust spacer is not required for the DualSport XT 2.5" lift. That's what it says on the website, anyway.Exhaust spacers can help if you don't have them. One issue on 2012+ Jeeps with 2.5 inch lifts is the boot touching the exhaust crossover when the suspension is drooped. That plastic boot gets burned, falls a apart and dirt and mud get in there. Even so, you still might need to replace the DS after a while depending on how often and how hard you wheel. Nothing is forever