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What's your lift/suspension for 37'' tires???

I'm looking at getting the jeep lifted(looking at coil over). Want to run 37 and its a dd. Have been looking at a couple different companies (aev (premium lift), ore(coilovers longarm), rock krawler(5.5long arm)). Want to be able to do anything difficulty wise. What are you running (brand and size) and do you love it or hate it? Pic? Lets see them people!!

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For 2 years I ran Teraflex 4" spring lift. Great setup, rode great and flexed very well.



Now I don't have a 'lift', I have a suspension replacement. Its the Rock Krawler 5" longarm coilover. I LOVE IT. Crazy flex and great ride on my DD.




If you got the bucks go coilover like the RK suspension. If not the Teraflex that I had would be a great option. RK also has kits like the 4" teraflex. Both are quality brands. Polley Performance and others make great products also.

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5.5 inch is so much lift for a JK. Not to say I dont like your set up, I do, but personally, I dont see the need to go above 3.5 inches. But hey thats me! And RK all the way for sure. I dont think I could ever recommend anyone else!

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Be very thorough in your research. Each manufacturer has its advanages and disadvantages.

First make a list of properties the lift must have, marke those items, then start the research. You will be flooded with why mine is better then theirs. Take what you have leared and place them against what you originally wanted.

It's a long journey sit back. The JK market is flooded with lots of inventive manufactures.

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i have a 3.5" standard RE lift with 37's as my dd..... wish i did more research and went long armor and that is in the future but it drives nice and i have 42k on it in 20 months!


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5.5 inch is so much lift for a JK. Not to say I dont like your set up, I do, but personally, I dont see the need to go above 3.5 inches. But hey thats me! And RK all the way for sure. I dont think I could ever recommend anyone else!
I ran a 3.5 with 37's and dragged the belly of my Jk over everything, swapped out to Rk 5.5 and wheelin is much better
So it depends what you do with you rig for what height to run

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I have a bunch of different brands. Rear I kept my bb spacers and stock springs. I did this because I don't run a spare or heavy back bumper.

Front I run Clayton 3.5" lift springs and RC 2.2 shocks with built in bumps. Drives great and sits level.

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Running the RK 2.5 stock mod, once I got my new tires and the alignment its a dream to drive. Flex for days, I have to get longer brake lines for it. All of their stuff I have seen is extremely stout, got a lot of comments on how heavy duty their trackbar is.

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Thanks everyone for the post and keep them coming!!! Been doing a ton of research but once I get down to the lift I want something happens and i have to think of a different route to go. So I just wanted to have some different options and see some different looks. For anyone running RK5.5 I heard that it is a very squeeky. What is your opnions since your running it and driving?

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Be very thorough in your research. Each manufacturer has its advanages and disadvantages.

First make a list of properties the lift must have, marke those items, then start the research. You will be flooded with why mine is better then theirs. Take what you have leared and place them against what you originally wanted.

It's a long journey sit back. The JK market is flooded with lots of inventive manufactures.
^^^Best advice you can get right there^^

As for me, after researching for a LONG time, I am running a Rock Krawler 2.5" Pro Long Arm with 37s:
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It all depends on your enviroment, wheeling style, etc as to what lift height will serve you best. For 37's we typically like 3.5" of lift and flat fenders, but if your wheeling is done in boulder fields etc, then a taller lift might suit you better!

If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a shout and simply talk Jeep!

Good Luck with your build.

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Would you possible have picture of the differencies in height for the 3.5 to the 5.5? I'm wheeling moslty in Colorado and Utah once shes built up more. Want to get the best now so I dont regret something in the future and have to buy what I should have bought from the begining. Have you heard alot of problems with the squeeky noises this guy was talking about at this shop up here?

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don't know how to post pics, but if you want the best coilover, go with KING, adjustable ride, you can click your desired firmness, for different terrains, i have them on mine, (anodized black) they work awesome, never had an issue, and Long arm is the way to go too!, i have RE 4.5" great setup, flexes like crazy, the only difference i run 35"s, never had an issue. well made, and it has seen it's share of drunken wheeling.

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Thanks everyone for the post and keep them coming!!! Been doing a ton of research but once I get down to the lift I want something happens and i have to think of a different route to go. So I just wanted to have some different options and see some different looks. For anyone running RK5.5 I heard that it is a very squeeky. What is your opnions since your running it and driving?
We have not heard that they are very squeeky, but in the middle of last year we transitioned to our new sealed Krawler Joints which we proved after a few years of racing. They have a grease groove in them to draw lubrication. They are nice and quiet as well as smooth! They can be serviced and rebuilt as well. Each and every year we are making some sort of improvement someplace! If our stuff was squeeky we would have hoped to address that by now!

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Thanks for info. Thats what I was thinking on the squeeky issue. Keep the posts coming.

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  • 2 Inches of lift to give me a nice on road handling jeep.
  • complimented with some bigger tires.
  • 95% on road and about 5% off road.










  • And when I do need her for off roading.
  • she gets the job done with comfort.




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our 2011 4 door runs a 4" teraflex long arm with 37s








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