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post #1 of 7 Old 03-27-2015, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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SkyJacker 2.5 to 3.5 lift

Hey JKO!

I have been lurking on the forum for about a month now and this noooob question I have made me create an account.

I own a stock 2010 JK 2 door sport with 17 x 33 factory tires/wheels and I was looking at purchasing a SkyJacker 2.5 to 3.5 inch lift kit

(http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...view_Container)

I have read that this lift kit will give up to 4 inches on a 2 door.

My main questions is do, you consider that to be too much lift for a daily driver and infrequent off roading?

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-27-2015, 03:12 PM
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Hey JKO!

I have been lurking on the forum for about a month now and this noooob question I have made me create an account.

I own a stock 2010 JK 2 door sport with 17 x 33 factory tires/wheels and I was looking at purchasing a SkyJacker 2.5 to 3.5 inch lift kit

(http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...view_Container)

I have read that this lift kit will give up to 4 inches on a 2 door.

My main questions is do, you consider that to be too much lift for a daily driver and infrequent off roading?

Thanks for the help!
Gotta' get back to work, but I suggest:
  1. Don't buy that lift (take my word for now)
  2. Park your credit card for a moment
  3. Search JKO - tons of threads about lifts
  4. Wait for the shitstorm your post will generate
  5. Take the productive points from said shitstorm
  6. Gather information from the 3, 4, and 5 above
  7. Don't buy that lift (because you will know why)


EDIT: for starters -
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60954
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10120

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-27-2015, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick reply!
Is there a budget 2.5 kit that you would suggest?
I am also looking to install it myself if that is wise...
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-27-2015, 03:28 PM
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Search is your Friend , See MetalCloak , Rock Crawler or any other than Sky Jacker .

What works and is a Proven Product through the many headaches some here have gone through with mods. on this Platform bears witness Via the Many Threads posted on this site .

Easy Laydown lift without too many problems that will drive you bat-shit crazy IMHO is MetalCloak , Remember Young Jedi Just My Opinion .
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Hey JKO!


I own a stock 2010 JK 2 door sport with 17 x 33 factory tires/wheels and I was looking at a SkyJacker 2.5 to 3.5 inch lift kit.

I have read that this lift kit sucks, so I know I want anything but SkyJacker.

My main questions is, do you consider that to be too much lift for a daily driver and infrequent off roading?

My second question is, what's out there for around $500 bucks cause that's what the shitty SkyJacker kit costs.

Thanks for the help!

Cleaned up your post a little for ya. And welcome.

Do you have tools? Highly recommend doing the lift yourself, or with friends that know what their doing. You need to start learning your Jeep.

ExWrench gave you some reading material. Read it and come back.


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If you go 4" on a 2dr look forward to your caster being so far out of whack you'll barely be able to drive straight AND look forward to cutting part of your stock crossmember out for front driveshaft clearance.

At a minimum you'll need front lower adjustable control arms to get the caster close to being able to drive it on the road.

THEN your rear axle will be rotated so far back you may (or may not) need adjustable rear arms to keep springs from rubbing on trackbar

OH YEAH... You'll need an adjustable front trackbar to center front axle and rear bracket to center rear axle.... Both available from rock krawler

OR go to rivercityoffroad.com and talk to Marcus BEFORE you touch anything.... He WILL do you right

I have an 08 2dr and have made all the mistakes I've mentioned....

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If you absolutely must go budget, look at Rubicon Express. They are decent. No more, no less. There are much better options out there, though if you're willing to spend a little more and do it right the first time.

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