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Old September 11th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default JK lift time

Ok It is time to lift my 2013 JK 2DR I do believe. I have had Rough Country and Rubicon on my YJ and TJ respectively. No major problems with either of them. So now that I am looking to lift this one I am looking for what company I should go with I am open to all ideas. I am looking to clear 33-35's This will still be a dd and will see 30% off road and 70% on. What ideas do we have out there?
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Old September 11th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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I have a 3" BDS on my 2012 rubi. Rides better then stock. Handles fine. If you only want 33s they fit stock jks. I have 33s on mine. If I had it to do over I would get 35s with the 3". BDS is a Michigan company btw.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 02:33 AM   #3
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My shop is a BDS dealer and I do JK's at least once a week. A 3" should be fine. Pretty painless to install too.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #4
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I have rockkrawler 3.5 springs, bilstein shocks, jks front track bar, aev rear track bar and front control arm brackets. Rides way better than stock. Zero bump steer. Running 35s. No complaints. I was only planning for a 2 inch when I started but got a very good deal on the springs and front track bar.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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First things first. Make up your mind on tires. As said, 33s will fit stock. 35s need a tiny bit of work.

Second, buy a decent set of springs if you do lift. I've run a shitton of different brands of springs on JKs. Most sag. The only ones that didn't were Poly, RockKrawler, and MetalCloaks. Of those, the MetalCloaks have given the best ride without the floaty feeling. Regarding the floaty feeling, raising your track bar mounts at the axle help with this quite a bit.

JKs have horribly weak track bars and drag links. Street driving alone on 35s can easily bend them. Plan on upgrading those eventually.

Good shocks. Don't waste your money on cheaper ones. You spent 30k on a new jeep so don't ruin it on cheap shocks.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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since you already have brand new springs and shocks, grab a 2" budget boost with shock extensions for 250 bucks and slap on the 33's
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Old September 14th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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Yep, I've had a 3" BDS on my JK for 6 years and it's good. I have 35" tires, and plenty of tuck room.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 07:49 PM   #8
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We sell and install a lot of the 3.5" Rock Krawler kits with their shocks or Bilstien 5100's. Ride great, handle great and no durability issues.
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Metal Cloak the Fenders, Than do lift!! Like they said you can fit 33 Stock. If you change out the Fender Flares you can run 35s. Than you have all Stock and still under warranty. Just an option to look at.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 04:21 PM   #10
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Sorry guys been offline for a bit. These are some great ideas. I do like the metal cloak idea to. It gives me a great place to start..... Thanks for the advice.....
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