Hey Mark,Looking for some input before I pull the trigger.
I have a JLUR diesel with stock tires (33”ko). I’m keeping them until I wear them out and then Maybe run 35s.
Due to winch, bumpers and gear I’m sniffing the curb up front. I’m planning on a 2.5” overland kit.
my question is - is there a downside to going higher? Would there be a performance difference if I only go with the 1.5” kit vs the 2.5”?
Thanks in advance.
You don't need a new front driveshaft due to the front axle disconnect on these vehicles, but it is recommended if you plan on wheeling the vehicle often and flexing it out a good amount, as this is what wears out the factory unit.If you go with the 3.5 kit do you need new drive shafts? Also do these springs bow? Just curious if spring correction pads are needed?
The 3.5" kit would work best for 38's, however, if you are primarily using the vehicle for on-road use you will be fine, as the rubbing would occur on the fenders when during flex. Just make sure you are running 4.75 backspacing for no rubbing on the control arms!
Thanks James - good info. Its still a toss up for me, but common sense is telling me the 1.5" lift. That'll give me 2.5" total, which is what I run on my TJ. It's never been a problem or limited where I travel.You don't need a new front driveshaft due to the front axle disconnect on these vehicles, but it is recommended if you plan on wheeling the vehicle often and flexing it out a good amount, as this is what wears out the factory unit.
All springs will bow a little just due to being tall and lanky, however, our springs tend to have much less bow to them than some others due to the slightly higher spring rate that we utilize. Spring bow also helps determine if your axles are properly centered, but if you're looking for perfectly straight coils correction pads won't hurt anything!
You shouldn't have a problem with stock tires, our control arms are thicker than stock, however, we keep the same bends in the arms as the stock arms for clearance purposes!On the ride right 1.5” can I use stock wheels with stock 33” KO2’s without rubbing on 2023 JLUR?
Here it is a pic of the Overland Plus 2.5 with 38s. You can wheel with the right bumpstops. I ultimately went to 3.5 inch springs.