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post #1 of 26 Old 09-04-2014, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking at getting a Daystar 2" lift for my 07 JKU Sahara (from Rusty's). I drive alot and what offroading I can accomplish is on mostly maintained roads in the WMAs here in Northeast Alabama. Also, I need to maintain my mileage for my lifestyle. I will not exceed 33" tires either. BTW these things needed a 5 or even 6 speed auto from the beginning!!!

It is my understanding that with the 2" my steering and such should be ok. I also would like to correct the rake, and wonder if their kit does that. If so I assume the rear spacers will only be like 1-1/25".

What say you. I would like to tell you I am a major offroader, but that would be a lie. Little River canyon, Skyline Wma, and the like are my offroad forays. That is usually to hunt also!

---- Anybody use Rusty's. The few times i've called they've seems disinterested... May just be me.

Thank you for your time! AND input!

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post #2 of 26 Old 09-04-2014, 02:31 PM
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if the Rusty's you are referring to is rusty's off road DO NOT USE ANY OF THEIR PRODUCTS.

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why not just throw some flat fenders on and call it a day?

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I do want some lift. I only mentioned rusty's because they are 20 minutes away, and they would only be acting as a dealer.
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A budget boost would be fine. Look for one that says 2" for the front 1.5" (or so) for the rear. If you could find one with longer swaybar end links then that would be even better. Daystar makes pucks for this.

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I ran the Terraflex 1 1/2 inch leveling kit for about a year and a half and liked it. Its 2" in the front and 1" in the rear. Pretty cheap and easy to install.
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I ran the Poly performance 1 3/4 spacers front 1" in the rear for 2-3 years and they were great.. Super easy to install and easy on the wallet
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I would do Poly Performance 1 inch springs and Rancho RS9000xl shocks. Why not improve the ride and be able to adjust the shocks to suit you on and off road.

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What say you. I would like to tell you I am a major offroader, but that would be a lie. Little River canyon, Skyline Wma, and the like are my offroad forays.

Skyline has a pretty badass rock garden! You are one to Choccolocco and Morris Mountain too, real fun parks.

Can't help you w budget boost stuff but I think you have good advise above.

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Thanks guys, I'll research all of them. I've heard about choco but I've never been there. I would love a RK 2.5, but with 4 girls and a wife.... Well u understand
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Nothing against the budget boost, but there is no way in Hell I'd buy anything from Rusty's.
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If you can wait a couple of weeks, i'll have a 1.75 inch Rock Krawler BB for sale cheap. That is what I did in the beginning and it worked just fine.

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If you can wait a couple of weeks, i'll have a 1.75 inch Rock Krawler BB for sale cheap. That is what I did in the beginning and it worked just fine.
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Why even lift it? Doesn't really sound like you need to.
At most, a set of flat fenders, maybe...especially as you're talking 33" max.
If you think you have to go up a bit, then I'd agree with the above posts on the leveling kits....cheap and easy to do.
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Really no need to lift it for 33s, put the money towards a set of wheels with the correct backspacing(4.5) or wheel spacers to use on your factory wheels.

Either way welcome to the Jeep life

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post #16 of 26 Old 09-05-2014, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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I will eventually get spacers for the wheels. I love a little offset
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post #17 of 26 Old 09-05-2014, 12:28 PM
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I am thinking about doing a 2.5 inch lift soon. Going to go with 33" tires. I know I know...LOL this buggy spends the vast majority of it's time on roads or looking nice on beaches. not a ton of trail riding although that may slowly change.

so far my thoughts have been:
a BB kit with new shocks

A Rancho 2" lift with RS 9000 shocks. this would be front coils and rear spacers

A Rock Krawler 2.5 Stock Mod kit.

here is a post I wrote previously. Haven't made the jump yet but these are the two kits Iwas considering.

rancho from 4wd.com
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rock krawler from the vendor here on the site.

enough people here have used both of these vendors to ensure you won't have to worry about dealing with either.


never heard of Rusty's
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post #18 of 26 Old 09-05-2014, 12:42 PM
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Rusty's Off Road Products are great!
You should be ok with using any of the brands 2" spacer lift, we install about 3 sets a week on JK's!
you will not need any steering items, will not need new shocks either! We refer to it as a budget boost, installed out the door we charge $257. A kit should cost you around $100 depending on the brand....
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post #19 of 26 Old 09-05-2014, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Oconee.

I have an old 87 GMC 1/2 4x4 that will get most of my love. My daughter also has to have a car in about 15 months.... That scares me.
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Glad to help!
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Look at the Rough Country Series 2 budget boost. It'll do all you need for under $200. I've been running mine with 33s for over 3 years, no problems.

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Been running the Teraflex leveling kit with 33x12.5x15 Duratracs for about a year on my JKU. Has 2" coil spring spacers in front, 1" in back and longer sway bar links. Leveled everything out nicely, until I added rock sliders, front bumper and winch. Weight is the JKUs enemy. While affordable, the 33x12.5s on the JKU are a bit too short and fat looking for me. Looks fine on the 2 door though. Now I'm looking at 3" lifts and moving up to 35s. Having said that, the budget boost/leveling kit is a great inexpensive first step in modding a JK.

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I'm going with 33 10.50`s. I forget the metric equivalent for 18" rims. I would love 33x9.50.... No longer made in bfg at.
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265 would be the metric for the 10.5 to get 33 tall on 18" rim I would think 265/70?
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I've looked them up in the past Wildchild and I think you are correct. For some reason my local tire stores did not show them as an option. Looking on Tirerack or some site, I found the 33 10.5's. I've still got 15k left on my current tires.... so I wait!
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