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Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

I just ordered a 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock. I am planning out my lift, wheels and tires. I believe i want a 2.5' lift from what i have seen so far. I like the AEV or Old Man EMU so far. I just want to make sure i do it right the first time. I am planning on using MHT Fuel Coupler 18x9 wheels, Toyo Open Country R/T 285/75/R18 tires (24.8/11.21R18). Any advice would be great. This will be my wifes daily driver and little weekend fun here n there. I am on a budget but i can adjust my build plans if i have to. I do also plan on using Warn bumpers in the near future. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Pictures will follow in a couple months.

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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

Personally I wouldn't go with the AEV lift because Bilstein shocks are not coated or treated so they'll look horrible in a matter of months if you live in the Midwest. I've read good things about OME and I know they use high end Monroe shocks that are painted/coated so they'll look and perform well for years.

Another option is the Mopar Stage 2 lift with Fox shocks.
This would be my personal choice since ive read and heard good things from many current JKU owners.
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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

The Mopar Stage 2 lift isn't current... there's kits still out there in inventory but have been superceded with the new Mopar 2.5" - which is a better lift IMO.

The new kits come with the front drive shaft to clear the exhaust loop on droop and don't use limiting straps - but you'll still need to acquire a HD Track Bar and obtain JKS or RE front control arm geometry brackets to finish the job right.

Another good offering for the JK is the Rubicon Express 2.5" Superflex kit...

RE and OME have the best springs IMO - if you're into the traditional linear rate springs..

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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

I'm aware of the new version of the kit but have heard conflicting stories on if the geometry Kit or LCA's are needed with a 2.5" lift.

I know rubicon express makes the larger lift for Mopar but haven't read many reviews.

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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

Thank you! I am just worried that it ends up being a buy this kit plus 9 other things to correct wht the kit doesnt kinda of deal. Mopars kit is seems good but i have zero know how on this.
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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

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Thank you! I am just worried that it ends up being a buy this kit plus 9 other things to correct wht the kit doesnt kinda of deal. Mopars kit is seems good but i have zero know how on this.
I went with this and have no problems at all

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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

What about zane? That is what my local shop is pushing. Everybody seems to love their terefkex too.
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Typo. Zone lifts
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I went with this and have no problems at all

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/52f1...82512953c53945

At 2 times the cost of the other kits mentioned I would hope not.
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I'm aware of the new version of the kit but have heard conflicting stories on if the geometry Kit or LCA's are needed with a 2.5" lift.

I know rubicon express makes the larger lift for Mopar but haven't read many reviews.
I thought I posted a response to this yesterday... I'll try again.

The new Mopar 2.5" kit nets about 3" lift in the front.. it comes with cam bolts to adjust caster which isn't the best solution. I really like the design of JKS drop brackets because they are boxed. Its my understanding the factory control arms are fine with this kit.

The Mopar 4" kit ... there's been problems with the brackets bending. As a result, the kits were pulled back to redesign the brackets.

Let's see if this one sticks.

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^ Thanks ...very helpful.

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Re: Trying to choose a lift. Need advice pls

I have talked to a few installers and owners today. Tgey all say the mopar is blah. I have be steered towards zone or rubicon express by most. The kits look goid but need a few extras in order to a "perfect" lift for tge long hual. Thank you for the advice so far!! Most kits just seem to be missing a piece or two to be complete. Do you guys know about the exhuast spacers for 12 and newer? What does it move around or push from norm?
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