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Need info on what 3in bracket lift to get for my 2012 wrangler sport

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Silver4x4, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Sep 22, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    Silver4x4

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    Just got my first jeep looking to throw 35s on in. So in order to do that I need to get atleast a 3inch lift. Was looking at bracket lift and was wondering if anyone had any info on which one to get OR if I should go with a different type of 3in lift kit, which one should I look at. Would appreciate it. It's a 2012 wrangler sport (2 door)
     
  2. Sep 22, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    Hello and welcome to the site. I run 35's with a 2.5" lift on a 2012. Question: by "bracket lift" do you mean a puck lift? These are sometimes called a Budget Boost lift too. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. Sep 22, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    I wrote this for another member. He was debating a BB vs a spring lift as well. He was looking at a slightly smaller lift though but the basics of what I posted are the same. I hope it helps....

    His question was:
    "Is there a reason to go with a spring/suspension lift over a BB lift for a daily driver that is only offroaded occasionally?"

    My answer was as follows:

    Short answer: Basically, it is all about ride quality.

    Not so short answer: I just depends on what you are looking for. A BB leaves pretty much everything just as it is except height. It does not make your ride better or worse, you just sit a tad higher. With a Spring lift (even of the exact same height) you can, if you choose well, gain a smoother ride or better handling. Of course, you may also choose a stiffer spring which while offering a rougher ride on pavement, might be better for higher speeds on rough trails.

    If you are happy with your current suspension then the BB is less expensive and easier to install. If you would like to tune your suspension (so to speak) a bit more to your needs, then a spring lift may be more appropriate.

    I ran AEV's 2" BB for about 8 months while AEV was finalizing their 2.5" spring lift package. The 2" lift allowed me to run 33" tires with no other modifications. When the AEV 2.5" Dual Sport spring lift became available I switched to that and 35" tires.

    To put it in terms I think many will understand: We have a dirt road up to a recreation area in the forest that is travels quite heavily. I judge the differences on a spot on this road. On one sharp corner with a decent uphill grade and a nasty washboard, I make my comparison. The Wrangler suspension is really quite good off the showroom floor and the BB and I would do better on this section than my friends in TJs and YJs but, I still had to slow down a great deal and would be vibrated all over the road in this section, you just could not go slow enough to avoid this. We have all been on such washboards. However, when I switched to my particular 2.5" spring lift, I was able to travel this section of road with more comfort and far less bouncing all over the road. Even when I was going faster. (NOTE: I also changed shocks with the spring lift so some of the improvement can be attributed to them.)

    A nice thing about BB lifts is they are cheap enough that you don't need to feel bad if you decide to step up to something bigger later.

    You just have to decide what YOU want out of the project.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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    So this would be something to look at..? Or am I completely off? Sorry but I'm completely new to all of this.

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  5. Sep 23, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    OR if you could suggest a 2.5" or 3" BB lift for me to get, since you have more experience in this.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2016 at 9:42 AM
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    There are plenty of choices but when it comes to these budget lifts, as long as you get one with the shock adapters you are good.

    That rough country kit looks just fine for a budget lift. (nothing wrong with it at all.)

    Looks like a good deal to me.

    Good luck with the project. Let us know how it works out. Folks like before and after pics.... :)
     
  7. Sep 24, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    Ended up ordering this. Thanks for the help!

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  8. Sep 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    I think you will be pleased with this choice over a BB. :)
     
  9. Oct 2, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    Screenshot_20161002-193457.jpg Screenshot_20161002-193329.jpg Hello im new to this thread but wanted to respond to this thread. I am a rep from TopGunCustomz.com in Alcoa Tn . We have an amazing kits that can be drop shipped to your door. Theres a 2.5 that uses your factory shocks or a 3.5 kit that comes with all you need . The ride is amazing . Call me and i can have it shipped to your front door. I will have you in the high life soon enough. 423-470-2332. Allow me to build your dream jeep...
     
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  10. Oct 3, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    She's already done. Ended up going with the 3.25 suspension lift + shocks by Rough Country. Thanks for the info tho

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  11. Oct 3, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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    If you need any thing bunpers or what ever let me know. Have a great line of jeep accessories... have a great one
     
  12. Oct 3, 2016 at 11:18 AM
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    Looks good! Glad it wall worked out for you!! :yes:
     
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    You can run 35s with a fender delete kit, but to stay legal you should get High flares. A 3 in lift will let you run 37s.
     
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    Update Post: have you had any issues with your rough country lift so far? looking to get the same one for mine. Also what kind of tires/wheels do you have?
     
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