JK 2.5" Lift

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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby dilleywhopper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:23 pm

desertratt wrote:but rides real well.


MMM...half sleeping in the JK while blasting through Disney trails at 50mph...

Sounds like your "kit" will work.
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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby Shrek » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:19 pm

That mutch lift is going to make you new tire's look small. Just get some 35s and get it over with. Lol.
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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby soonermatt » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:17 pm

Geek wrote:
OKRenegade wrote:Sounds good, just place the order and let me know when to come over so I can stand over your shoulder and tell you how to install it while I drink copious amounts of beer.


Sounds like you have a good plan for your lift. Been through 2 to get where I am now. As for Pete, Mr.13, I will come by and guard the beer. He is a beer pig. I will also protect your Crown and Patron.

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JK 2.5" Lift

Postby jayhawkclint » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:28 am

Shrek wrote:That mutch lift is going to make you new tire's look small. Just get some 35s and get it over with. Lol.


Trying to avoid regearing, but maybe I should mount the tires first and measure.
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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby genesbro » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:22 pm

35s are very doable with 3.73s and I think about perfect with 4.10s. Now I am talking with the manual tranny. Can't say how they would be with auto and those gears. I now have just passed 60k on my 09 and over 40k of that has been with the 35s.
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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby snowbilt » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:13 am

Clint I have the 2.5 Max travel kit w 5100s. I don't know who you priced it through but you can get the kit through Marcus at river city off-road with bilstein 5100s for around 1400. I feel you get more articulation with the added lowers due to the Heim joints. I got probably closer to 3 inches of lift. I run 35s with ease. Also another factor its if your going to run 3.5 to 4 your going to be needing new drive shafts at some point.

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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby snowbilt » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:24 am

Also if your going to gusset your c's those aev brackets won't work with the evo type. They may work with the flat terraflex or ace gussets.

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JK 2.5" Lift

Postby jayhawkclint » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:12 pm

Thanks for all the inputs. I have parts on the way.
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JK 2.5" Lift

Postby jayhawkclint » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:37 pm

After looking at a co-worker's JK, ended up going with a Rancho 3" kit. Quality and completeness of the kit were very good. Got Bilstein shocks before learning about a killer deal on Rancho $300 shock rebate program. Story of my life. Also got the AEV control arm brackets - very simple, smart solution to the problem, although it does expose the brackets to rock abuse.

Only problem is the Rancho 3" coils gave me over 4" of lift, so now I need bigger tires. Going to put some bumpers on soon, so maybe they will bring it down a little bit, plus thinking it might settle some.

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Re: JK 2.5" Lift

Postby OKRenegade » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Yeah, bigger tires are in order. Thanks for going through this so when I get my Jk I have the reference material.
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