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Hello everyone Joebe from SFV here.
Bought my jeep few months ago and I luv it. I've enjoyed it stock, but now it's time I begin to work on her, and I will begin with the lift. Problem is I never took on such a big project before. The plan is to go with 33" tires. What do you all recommend for the lift. What other things should I be considering when it comes to lifting my jeep?

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Hello everyone Joebe from SFV here.
Bought my jeep few months ago and I luv it. I've enjoyed it stock, but now it's time I begin to work on her, and I will begin with the lift. Problem is I never took on such a big project before. The plan is to go with 33" tires. What do you all recommend for the lift. What other things should I be considering when it comes to lifting my jeep?

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For 33" tires, a 2.5" or 3" lift is a good place to start. I recommend Rock Krawler as you can easily keep building up the lift you want given how into it you get. Old Man Emu (OME) and Teraflex make great lifts, too.

There's nothing to be scared about. Unless you go long arm, most lifts and components are bolt on.

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First of all, welcome to JKO!

I wouldn't go 33"s. You can get a 2" spacer lift (around $150!) and then run 35"s. Now that will bring the bitchen to your rig

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I wouldn't go 33"s. You can get a 2" spacer lift (around $150!) and then run 35"s. Now that will bring the bitchen to your rig
x2.

Don't waste the money on 33's.
You don't even need a lift to run 33's anyways.


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Thanks guys. More input.
With which ever size tire I go with, will I need to change gear ratio, disk breaks, rear axle? What about power out put? Will I lose if I go say 35? I keep reading about long arm, mid arm, flex arm, what does it all mean?
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Don't waste the money on 33's.
You don't even need a lift to run 33's anyways.
I just saw a jeep unlimited with 33s. It looks nice. Parked mine next to it. Mine very stock, and with that I decided to go with 35. The flexibility that rock krawler has to adjusting the height makes me consider it, over some others. But will continue to search before I make my decision.
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35" s but now I want 37"s or a 38 lol it will never end...


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If you're really hell bent on 33's, just do some spacers and either some inexpensive shocks or shock extenders. or you can do a frankenlift with 4 door springs and a 1" front spacer.

but i agree that 33's are a waste of $. the only issue with going bigger is gears.

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With 33"s or 35"s you won't have to regear. You'll lose a bit of your power but it won't be bad. You may decide to regear later depending on how you use the rig but its something that you won't have to worry about at first. Just see what you think when you drive it. No need to spend money untill your use of the rig dictates it. Same with brakes. I didn't feel the need to upgrade them untill I went 37"s.

Oh, and you aren't gonna have to do anything to the rear axle.

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I just saw a jeep unlimited with 33s. It looks nice. Parked mine next to it. Mine very stock, and with that I decided to go with 35. The flexibility that rock krawler has to adjusting the height makes me consider it, over some others. But will continue to search before I make my decision.
35's on a JK is the way to go. Anything smaller and most guys are not happy and ends up being a waste of money.

Rock Krawler makes a great lift and the 2.5" lift is a great starting point. The height is perfect for 35's. You can adjust it and upgrade it very easy.

One thing to keep in mind though when you are looking is look at a kit that will last. A LOT of the cheaper lifts tend to sag over time and then you will be right back at looking at lifts again. So, do it right the first time and it is cheaper in the long run. Also look at lifts you can upgrade. Rock Krawler is a great lift to look at along with TeraFlex and Synergy Suspension.

Feel free to PM, email, or call us if we can help you with anything. We carry many different lifts and can help you choose the right one that will work best for you and your budget.

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35's on a JK is the way to go. Anything smaller and most guys are not happy and ends up being a waste of money.

Rock Krawler makes a great lift and the 2.5" lift is a great starting point. The height is perfect for 35's. You can adjust it and upgrade it very easy.

One thing to keep in mind though when you are looking is look at a kit that will last. A LOT of the cheaper lifts tend to sag over time and then you will be right back at looking at lifts again. So, do it right the first time and it is cheaper in the long run. Also look at lifts you can upgrade. Rock Krawler is a great lift to look at along with TeraFlex and Synergy Suspension.

Feel free to PM, email, or call us if we can help you with anything. We carry many different lifts and can help you choose the right one that will work best for you and your budget.

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Will do Jason thanks. 35's is what I will go with. Now to research lifts.


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I went with the 2.5" Stock Mod from Rock Krawler, then added lower control arms, front tie rod, etc. as my needs changed. I'm going to add rear uppers and rear track bar and move to 37" tires at the end of the year. The flex is great, and the kit allowed me to build in pieces and stages. I have lots of pics if you're interested in seeing them.


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What of a locking frontal diff? Should I be getting it now as well or wait?


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I'd say that depends on 2 things. How you are going to use the rig on the trail. And if you have $ that you really want to spend.

A Jeep with open difs can get up some hard trails. So I wouldn't worry about the locker untill you find that you are wanting to run trails that require them. If you do run the hard trails that require them, then by all means get locked asap. Lockers are amazing.

Also, I'd run the rig for a while on the 35"s and what ever lift you end up with to see if you are happy with the gearing. Because if you do in the end decide to regear that would be the perfect time to add the locker.

I'd probably go ahead and reenforce the front axle with C gussets and tube inserts. Not a lot of $ and will keep things nice and straight up front.

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