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Hello everyone!
Jeep newbie and I don't want to make any mistakes.
Been doing some research on lift kits. I have a 2012 Jeep JK (2dr) with 40,000 miles that I purchased a few months ago. It is stock with 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers that have about 10,000 miles of tread left. Research has led me to select the below list of components. I want to maintain the factory highway drivability as much as possible but want to have a decent lift for trail riding and room for some bigger tires. Not interested in rock crawling. Am I overthinking this or would you recommend something else? I want to do this right the first time.


JKS Manufacturing JSPEC™ 2.5" Suspension System for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16156_0430.htm

JKS Manufacturing JKS1620 J-Link Front Lower Fixed Length Control Arms for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK https://www.quadratec.com/products/16156_0482_07.htm

Rough Country 1134 Rear Sway Bar End Links for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK
https://www.quadratec.com/p/rough-country/rear-sway-bar-end-links-jeep-wrangler-jk-1134

JKS Manufacturing OGS159 Rear Adjustable Trackbar for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK with 0-6" Lift
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16007_004_07.htm

JKS Manufacturing OGS169 Rear Trackbar Brace for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16007_005_07.htm

JKS Manufacturing JKS8150 Exhaust Extension Kit for 12-18 Jeep Wrangler JK
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16156_1020_14.htm

The total for all the above is about $1700.00. Trying to get a package discount and I am awaiting an e-mail.

I would eventually put on 35x12.5xR17 Nitto Terra Grapplers or Trail Grapplers once the current tires are shot.

I will eventually obtain aftermarket bumpers and a winch.

Is there anything that you would think is not necessary or anything that I have omitted that I should get? Any better kits/packages for the money?
 

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AEV 2.5" kit with geometry correction brackets.
Rough country rear sway bar links, and move oem rear links to front.
This is all you nedd.
Ride and handling will me much better than stock.
have fun
 

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Looks completed, I ride the same JKS lift but 3.5 and is great, no issues 2 years later.
You might need wheel spacers or new wheels if you want to install 35"'s tires
 

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I went with the JKS JSPEC 2 1/2 inch lift with JKS shocks, with wheel spacers (running stock rubicon rims) , JKS exhaust spacers and EVO mechanical sway bar conversion. I am running 285/75/17 Buckshot II mudders (34.2") with JSCAN to correct speedo. I got a total of 6 inches of lift including the tires from stock. The ride is very much stock like with the performance off road dramatically improved. Everything including installation and tires was about $3000. The mechanic made a comment following installation that this was the highest quality lift he has ever installed.

With just 2 1/2 inch lift you can get away with just the JSPEC lift aside from the exhaust spacers-- but the other additions would be a nice to have. You can always add some of those other items later.
 

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Rancho 2" sport with 9000 adjustble shocks..and geo brackets.. Run the 4door version on 315's and flat fenders.. works fine. simple install and rides nice.
 
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