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I put the MOPAR lift onto my 2023 JLR. I regret it. I thought I might need it for the 35's and to just make a little more ground clearance, but I should have kept the $$ and used it on other mods. I'd post photos, but the tires/rims haven't come in yet (F-U "roadrunner trucking") so it looks like it skipped leg day...
 

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Stock Rubicon with 0.75" spacer (front only for winch) with mopar 1/4" extended arms on with black wheels.

Both have the exact same set of 35" Geolander MT's on them

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What brand rims are in the first pic?
 
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I put the MOPAR lift onto my 2023 JLR. I regret it. I thought I might need it for the 35's and to just make a little more ground clearance, but I should have kept the $$ and used it on other mods. I'd post photos, but the tires/rims haven't come in yet (F-U "roadrunner trucking") so it looks like it skipped leg day...
Why exactly do you regret it? I ask because I am pretty well set on going with 35s and a 1.5in Clayton Overland suspension system.

They state. "Expect to gain around 1.5 - 2" of lift total, and slightly more for a 2 door model depending on the build."
 

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I’ll chime in! Metalcloak Gamechanger 2.5”…. I would not call this one mild, but I love the way it looks. Tires are XR take-off KO2’s (315/70/17) on Method 704’s (0 offset).

I feel like 2.5” is a pretty generic lift height, but wouldn’t run anything smaller than a 35” tire with it.

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My daily has been my 18 WK2 Trailhawk. Phenomenal ride. Like, truly remarkably comfortable. Getting into the JL with springs vs. airbags, the ride is odd and twitchy feeling. Is that the lift? Partially, IMO, due to the geometry changes in the steering and suspension.

The 2 Door is already "tall looking" and the JL arches have plenty of room for the 35's. I was going to go to 37's but I was VERY worried about the 7/8 highway shifting due to the poor torque from the 3.6L. So I stuck with the 35's. Again, they aren't there to fill out the wheelwells yet, but I know I could have EASILY put the 35's with no lift and been happy with the capability, etc.

This is all very "me" and shouldn't affect most everyone else's desires or opinions.
 
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I’ll chime in! Metalcloak Gamechanger 2.5”…. I would not call this one mild, but I love the way it looks. Tires are XR take-off KO2’s (315/70/17) on Method 704’s (0 offset).

I feel like 2.5” is a pretty generic lift height, but wouldn’t run anything smaller than a 35” tire with it.

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Thanks for posting Philly... nice looking rig. Just a bit too high of stance for my personal taste and it helps cement my Clayton 1.5in lift (2in or so actual).
 

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Thanks for posting Philly... nice looking rig. Just a bit too high of stance for my personal taste and it helps cement my Clayton 1.5in lift (2in or so actual).
Happy to help! I got 3 inches up front (likely compensating from the 3/4” sag I got after I installed my winch) and 2.75” in the rear.

My Jeep is also pretty light with OEM bumpers and rock rails. A heavier build may have sat a little closer to advertised height.
 
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Happy to help! I got 3 inches up front (likely compensating from the 3/4” sag I got after I installed my winch) and 2.75” in the rear.

My Jeep is also pretty light with OEM bumpers and rock rails. A heavier build may have sat a little closer to advertised height.
I really appreciate your input! I purposely am going light as my JLR is also a toad behind my little Class C RV. I’m pretty much at max combined weight for the RV. My aftermarket bumper is aluminum at a premium for that reason. Wheels/tires upgrade is also biased toward weight increase.

My guess is I will sit an inch or so lower than yours. We shall see!
 

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I’ll chime in! Metalcloak Gamechanger 2.5”…. I would not call this one mild, but I love the way it looks. Tires are XR take-off KO2’s (315/70/17) on Method 704’s (0 offset).

I feel like 2.5” is a pretty generic lift height, but wouldn’t run anything smaller than a 35” tire with it.

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The MC lifts are awesome. Here is my Rubicon with aluminum bumpers on the 2.5 inch lift
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Damn… that looks good too!
Thanks! It’s on Black Rhino wheels, 35’s, rock hard 4x4 bumpers, and re geared to 4.56. I wanted the aluminum bumpers to cut down on weight. I also installed the MC heavy duty steering kit.
 

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I'm going with the 2" Daystar. Same as I had on my Sahara. This is just a spacer (aka budget) lift. The kind that mounts on top of the springs, not the ones that preload the spring. I don't do any extreme off-roading so I don't need to replace the factory springs/shocks since they're fine for what I'll ever need.
I'm still up in the air on whether to install the extended length control arms that come with the kit, or to install control arm drop brackets. I've got both coming so I'll have them when I do the install if I decide to go that route.
 

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