Best 1-1.5” Lift?

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I’ve decided to go 35s with a 1-1.5” lift on my JLUR. I basically want to upgrade the shocks and springs while adding a bit more clearance for the 35s. Also, I’d like to level out the front end as I lost about an inch by adding a winch to the factory steel bumper.

Anyone have a rec for the best 1-1.5” kit? Quality over cost. I plan to get my money’s worth :) Thanks!





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I don't have a recommendation other than you may want to consider what else you will eventually add to your vehicle. Also, consider what gear/payload you'll typically have onboard for treks. For example, a full set of Metalcloak skidplates has considerable weight as does the extra weight of a larger spare tire/wheel, heavy duty spare mount, HiLift jack, roof rack, lights, recovery gear kit, water, fuel, camp gear, passengers, etc..
 

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In that height range you will mostly find spacer lifts.

Skyjacker does have a 1.5 spring lift.

Remember most spring lifts provide more lift than advertised. The only way to get close to an exact amount of lift would be a spacer.
 
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I’m in the same boat with my 2 dr rubicon, I’m aware of the skyjacker lift, but, I’m waiting for other manufacturers to bring 1.5” springs to market. I think for suspension manufacturers there is a legitimate market need/want for quality 1.5” lift kits for rubicon owners wishing to stick to 35’s or possibly 37’s with flat fenders.

In the interim I have a teraflex st1 spacer kit and a set of Falcon 3.3 shocks I’ll be installing this weekend.
 

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Dynatrac 2" lift with Fox shocks is a good option for running 35's
 
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I’m in the same boat with my 2 dr rubicon, I’m aware of the skyjacker lift, but, I’m waiting for other manufacturers to bring 1.5” springs to market. I think for suspension manufacturers there is a legitimate market need/want for quality 1.5” lift kits for rubicon owners wishing to stick to 35’s or possibly 37’s with flat fenders.

In the interim I have a teraflex st1 spacer kit and a set of Falcon 3.3 shocks I’ll be installing this weekend.
Totally agree. There’s definitely a market.

I’m leaning towards the TeraFlex spacers and bump stops with Fox shocks. Please post here how you like your setup after install!
 

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Why so? Do you have it?
Yes, I have the Dynatrac 2" lift with KO2 in 315C. Stock my rig was wandering badly, lift helped a lot. I also added Rancho Drop LCA brackets which allowed me to get to caster of 6. I'd say at this point it's pretty awesome. Stock Rubicons look terrible so a lift is mandatory for me but you might want to hold on a lift until Jeep figures out the JL steering issues.
 

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I would not do a 1 1/2" lift if you plan on adding a winch and front bumper cuz you're going to lose 1/2" of your lift.
 

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There is a Mopar factory 2” lift kit with Fox shocks. If it’s anything like the version for the JK then I think it is worth it. Cones with everything’s no to make installation painless. I installed the JK kit on my Jeep and was impressed by the ride quality. It felt a bit soft with my General’s but I was upgrading the BFG KO2 35s and this added a bit of stiffness which got rid of the soft feel. Granted now I need to upgrade my steering stabilizer as the more aggressive tread pattern of the BFGs is causing a shimmy in the steering when I hit bumps and also get a slight speed wobble.
 

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I spoke with my Jeep guy about what my options were in regards to a 1.5" suspension lift for my Rubi JLU (can't go any higher or else I won't fit through the garage at work) and what he recommended was getting a 2.5" suspension lift for a 2-door JL; supposedly the extra weight of a JLU will cause things to drop an inch. Has anyone else been aware of this option?
 
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I haven’t heard of that option. I got creative and ordered all the Mopar kit pieces separately except the springs and shocks. Then, I ordered SkyJacker 1-1.5” dual rate springs and Fox 2.0 shocks. I haven’t installed them yet as I’m waiting on the shocks but I _think_ it’s going to work great. I’ll post my results when installed.
 

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