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So my first jeep had a lift on it when I got it, about 2". I always wanted a bit more though. I mainly use my new '16 JKU for a daily driver but always love going off-road when I get the chance. Any suggestions as far as what lift to get? I don't want to sacrifice too much on-road but love the idea of a 3 or 3.5" lift. Also what's "the line" between being cost effective and still paying for a good lift? Any ideas would help a lot. Sorry, I'm pretty new here.
 

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So my first jeep had a lift on it when I got it, about 2". I always wanted a bit more though. I mainly use my new '16 JKU for a daily driver but always love going off-road when I get the chance. Any suggestions as far as what lift to get? I don't want to sacrifice too much on-road but love the idea of a 3 or 3.5" lift. Also what's "the line" between being cost effective and still paying for a good lift? Any ideas would help a lot. Sorry, I'm pretty new here.
Metal Cloak , Mopar Lift, or AEV should be your best bets for great value for price.
 
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A lot of questions that will get answered by a lot of person experiences. Some will swear by one brand others will swear by another. Same with cost effective. Some here, such as myself, would think not much is cost effective. Others have bigger hobby accounts and will easily tell you what they think is cost effective. Again, you have to set your limits and get a clear idea of what you want.

My suggestion to you is to nail down what "......don't want to sacrifice too much on-road but....." exactly means in your mind.
 

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Rock Krawler is the ideal IMHO - quality for decent price and upgradable.

That being said - lift isn't ALWAYS a good idea. Usually what you actually want is the minimum height necessary to accommodate your tire size. Having a higher center of gravity is an issue to consider when deciding on lift.
 
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The JKUs that I have seen around here with the 2" Mopar lift have looked pretty sweet and it seems closer to an actual 3" lift.
 
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Research, read until you're blue in the face. Decide which opinions you value more than others. Then take a leap.

There are a few ways to skin this cat. My big suggestion is to buy a complete setup...don't 1/2 Ass a lift.

As stated above. You can offroad a bone stock JK. So you don't "need" a lift. Unless you do it like I did. Get a "deal you can't refuse" on some tires that are too big for stock height. Then you say "damnit, now I NEED a lift".

Drive it stock and see what you like/dislike. Go from there.

Best of luck. Oh and research, even after you think you know what you want.


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Thanks for all the advice. Looks like I might hold off on a lift for now and see if stock can handle what I do. You guys rock!
 
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