Re: Which Lift Kit for 2008 Rubicon Unlimited?
I was trying to put all of your request together. Teraflex coil lift is great.
Here is the thing to go from a budget boost (meaning a small spacer lift) to an all out coil over 6" lift is a series of minor steps.
I had the same problem when I wanted to buy a cheap 1/2 ton truck I would go to the ford site and build one. I keep thinking for just a little extra money I can get this heavy duty option and more power....in a little while I was back to a 1 ton 4x4 diesel. When I looked at the base cost of a 1/2 ton regular cab 4x4 to a 1 ton crewcab it was a lot of difference in money but look at what you get for the money. It is a very slippery slope my friend.
If all you want is ride height go for a BB lift. Stay below 3" and don't worry about drive shafts. Stay with 33s or smaller tires and don't worry about gears, gussets on your front end, and wheel spacers or rims.
That said if you know you are the type to find your self on the slippery slope. Currie is a great lift I would give them a serious look in hindsight. I run a Rubicon Express superflex which is a good middle of the road quality wise.
Look at teraflex, RE, Currie, Old Man Emu
Here is the slippery slope:
1. budget boost
2. small coil lift (no control arms)
3. small coil lift + adjustable control arms
4. bigger coil lift + control arms + drive shaft(s)
5. bigger coil lift + control arms + drive shaf(s) + bigger tires + rims + gears + gussets + tire carrier
6. All of 5 but replace springs and shocks with coil overs.
7. Replace axles with Dana 60s + new drive shafts.
8. Cut up body and make a juggy.
The warranty issue is a whole topic in itself. The best thing to do if you are worried about it is talk to the dealer YOU will be taking it to and see if they are mod friendly or not. No they can not legally deny your warranty but they will (can) and you have no recourse. The worst cases I have heard of are when a dealership sells you a modified jeep (that they modified) and then refuses your warranty. The best case is the dealer will warranty every thing except the aftermarket parts.
If you try to take a dispute to chrysler you will be dealing with pencil neck geeks that do not know a lift from a hole in the ground. The blanket policy is to back the dealer and deny everything.
08 2 dr rubi 6spd
35" KM2, 3.5" RE SF, 1" BL, & other stuff